Islamorada Restaurants

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    Islamorada Restaurant and Bakery: Best Place for Breakfast

    by TRimer Written Aug 21, 2005

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    Joe tries out the breakfast

    This is the local place for breakfast and lunch (as evidenced by the number of pick-up trucks in the parking lot). There is usually a wait for a table but it moves pretty fast.

    Favorite Dish: You get your standards here. Eggs, toast, pancakes. Plus southern favorites - biscuits and grits. The coffee is not great. They are known for their sticky cinnamon buns.

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    Atlantic Edge: Atlantic Edge Cheeca Lodge

    by goingsolo Updated Apr 6, 2005

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    Islamorada

    Cheeca Lodge has one of the best restaurants in Florida. The food here is not only delicious, but healthy as well. The seafood and fish is extremely fresh and was likely swimming in the ocean that morning. The resort grows its own vegetables which are used in salads and side dishes. The steaks are fantastic as well, and the desserts are to die for.

    The extravagance is not without a price though. But if you feel like a splurge, this is one of your best bets.

    Favorite Dish: Surf and turf. Talk about the best of both worlds. Great steak and fresh lobster. Can't go wrong with that.

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    Mile Marker 88: Mile Marker 88

    by goingsolo Updated Feb 26, 2005

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    This is one of the nicest restaurants in the Keys. Although there are lots of great places to enjoy fresh seafood in the area, Mile Marker 88 is one of the few which qualifies as fine dining.

    Once again, you can't go wrong with the catch of the day. But here you will also find Florida lobster and stone crabs, when in season (September-April). If you plan on splurging on a restaurant while in the Keys, this would be the place to do it.

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    Lorelei: Lorelei

    by goingsolo Updated Feb 26, 2005

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    The Lorelei is a popular restaurant which is easy to spot by the giant mermaid out front. Seafood and steaks are the specialties here and the coconut shrimp is out of this world. There are a couple of more exotic offerings (for the Keys, anyway) such as gator bites and escargot, but if you stick to the catch of the day, you will not leave disappointed. And don't forget to try the Key Lime Pie.

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    Garden Cafe: Rain Barrel - Garden Cafe - All Natural (Sort of)

    by MatthewMetcalfe Written Feb 14, 2005

    The Rain Barrel is a Art Village on Plantation Key. The specialize in crafts and natural artwork.

    The Garden Cafe is an extension of this and focuses on healthy food in.an arty environment. They also offer packaged health food as well. There is a nice area right outside the cafe with tables that you can sit and enjoy your meal. There is no seating inside. It's shady as well so you can avoid some of the south Florida heat.

    Favorite Dish: All natural food is not my fare. You should have seen the look I got when I asked for a Coke to drink. It's water or Fruit Smoothies for the most part. Oddly they sell espresso's. Not sure if they are caffeine free or not.

    They do make a great Cuban sandwich served on a bed of greens. Everyone who ate there liked it though. The only complaint was with the tiny pickles in the salad. Evidently they taste really, really bad.

    If you are tired of Fried Seafood it's a definately healthy alternative.

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    Robbies - Hungry Tarpon Restaurant: Good Breakfast Spot

    by MatthewMetcalfe Written Feb 9, 2005

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    Hey, this isn't waffle house!

    Robbie's is a Marina in Islamorada. You can rent a boat, rent a guide, or feed the tarpon. In addition to the Marina, there's a restaurant right off the road call the Hungry Tarpon. It looks like a local spot to gather before a fishing trip. They serve a fantastic breakfast.

    The entire place is plastered with fishing photos, obnoxious bumper stickers, and the elusive Florida Key's Jackelope. ;)

    I actually thought the place was also called Robbies until I visited their website to refresh my memory.

    Head out the back of the restaurant to the Marina and you can feed the Giant Tarpon at the edge of the dock. Sure, it's touristy but that doesn't mean it's not fun!

    Favorite Dish: They serve a hearty breakfast that will stick with you throughout the day. Fried Eggs, Bacon, Hashbrowns, Omlettes. It's all good stuff and it's served in a place with Atmosphere.

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    Lazy Days Restaurant: Lazy Days with Great Food and Views

    by MatthewMetcalfe Written Feb 2, 2005

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    Lazy Days is an Islamorada Restaurant located right on the water. The Building is on Pylons so you are actually on the second floor when Dining.

    You can either eat inside or choose to eat outside overlooking the water. There's a small beach and the views are terrific.

    Favorite Dish: The Blackened Mahi sandwich was excellent. They also served an excellent Alligator in a butter sauce of sorts.

    Stone Crabs were in Season when we visited and they are served either hot or cold. I prefer them hot and they were excellent as well.

    The restaurant has a full bar to offer in addition to the great food.

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    Lor.e.lei: The Cabana Bar

    by BradPeterson Updated Dec 12, 2004

    There are two good eating spots close to the resort on the right side of the road heading south no more than four blocks away. About two blocks down is a place called Mangrove Mike’s, which serves a decent breakfast for a reasonable price. Another two blocks is a favorite local’s spot called the Lor.e.lei. The Lor.e.lei restaurant has very comfortable inside seating or a great water side Cabana Bar that serves food and while I was there had live music each evening. It would be easy for one to imagine Ernest Hemingway ending a day of fishing here at the Lor.e.lei. For children there is a Burger King a short way down the street for those needed burgers and fries.

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    Holiday Isle: Don't miss the fresh seafood!

    by Dutchnatasja Written Oct 28, 2004

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    Islamorada, Holiday Isle

    This is our regularly stop when we ride to Key West. You have several restaurants you can choose from. We always have lunch at Raws Bar. They are serving seafood. The food is good. We were seated at a picnic-style table a few feet from the water with a view on the ocean. There is also a Tikibar. It can be crowdie on the weekends.

    Favorite Dish: The fresh fish is great. There are several things on the menu that I like, but you've try it yourself.

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  • Lazy Days: The best fresh fish preparations in the keys

    by thedanger Written Jun 4, 2004

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    "Come for the view, stay for the food" is what the locals have to say about this unpretentious restaurant at MM 80 oceanside. (Every place is usually referred to by its mile marker #) A remarkable, panoramic view of the ocean is available from nearly every seat in the restaurant. All fresh local seafood, homemade soups, sauces, and baked goods. Extensive, yet affordable wine list. My recommendation is to pace yourself, and plan to be there long enough to try an appetizer, entree, and dessert. For appetizers, the crabcakes, lazy clams (variation of casino), or coconut shrimp (w/ great mango chutney) are a good bet. For dinner, focus on the specials page in the front. The first night in the keys, you should choose several (or as many as you wish) of the fish preparations on the menu, and have your server bring them out "family style", so everyone at the table can try some of each. Lazy Days will also prepared fish that we caught, the same way. Save room for the obligatory key lime pie, or for the homemade apple pie a la mode, then crawl home fat and happy. Portions are huge, and prices are very reasonable, especially in the keys. Have fun!

    Favorite Dish: Get whatever the fresh catch is prepared any of the following ways

    Lazy Days - Japanese bread crumbs, sauteed, fresh tomatoes, scallions, parmesan cheese, and key lime butter

    Senator - cant remember all, but has mushrooms, shrimp, scallops, artichokes, tomatoes, scallions, garlic, etc. sauteed yum!

    Matecumbe -
    Crab Stuffed & Blackened

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    Our favorite place for...

    by richiecdisc Written Sep 11, 2002

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    Our favorite place for breakfast was my brother's backyard. Another great place for breakfast was Mangrove Mikes at MM (mile marker) 82.2 on the Bayside of the road.
    The backyard had a serene feeling especially in the morning, swaying palm trees, a hammock, and a great view of the Atlantic Ocean

    Favorite Dish: Bagels were standard fare in the backyard for breakfast while Mangrove Mike had a great Popeye omelette with spinach and feta cheese for $5. We bought fresh tuna to grill in the backyard at Islamorada Fish Co. at MM 81.5 on the Bayside.

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    whale harbor seafood buffet: seafood

    by doug48 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    whale harbor seafood buffet

    the whale harbor seafood buffet is located at the whale harbor marina across the bridge from holiday isle. this all you can eat buffet is priced at $ 28. a great place for those with big appetites.

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    sport fish grill: american

    by doug48 Written Nov 1, 2008

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    sport fish grill

    the sport fish grill serves seafood as well as typical american fare. they are also open for breakfast. a good place to eat if you are staying at holiday isle. moderately priced.

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    islamorada fish co.: seafood

    by doug48 Written Nov 1, 2008

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    islamorada fish co.

    the islamorada fish co. is a chain seafood restaurant that originated in islamorada. they offer local seafood as well as steaks and chicken. good food moderately priced.

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    Great seafood.

    by euzkadi Written Apr 24, 2008
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    I ate in three or four outdoor restaurants during my visit, and the food (specially fish) was really great.

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