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Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille

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97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
+1 305-852-0822
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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St. Petersburg, FL
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food that we had was amazing! The BBQ shrimp app was outstanding as was the bread with pepper sauce. Both dinners were great as well. I had the Chicken strip sandwich and my girlfriend had the Cajun pasta. The only complaint I have was the service which I think was lacking. We had no defined waitress which may be... More 

Thank Douglas H
weir, United States
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ballyhoos has a really good seafood menu. Real close to the Hilton at Mile Marker 98. Little higher end food but worth the price.

Thank Keith R
Windhoek, Namibia
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238 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was visiting a friend and we traveled down to Key Largo for a dive trip. This restaurant had been recommended by a colleague in Orlando. Great service and decent appetizers. I ordered what I thought was going to be fried fish but it was a "whole deep fried fish" When it came my friend said, "I hope that's not mine."... More 

Thank B G
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommend the minipan mahi ($18 for the small, which was ample) - mahi in a flavorful cream sauce with shrimp, tomatoes and lots of garlic - this was delicious and I would order it again if I ever went back. My husband got a tuna steak ($27) and was disappointed, feeling it was previously frozen and tough. We had... More 

Thank edyer94
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tried Ballyhoo's for the first time on Valentine's evening, 2017, and have been back every weekend since for the best seafood dishes we've found in Key Largo (and we've tried a large majority of KL restaurants over the years). I love the fact that they make their own ketchup (no high fructose corn syrup!) and are extremely sensitive to... More 

Thank Travlprincess
Key Largo, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the Cast Iron Mahi,it was fresh and just melt in your mouth delicious... The staff was all wonderful and full of good Spirits,everyone was helping each other.Run like a family business.And the Key Lime pie was out of this World.

Thank barrios967
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The seafood primavera is top notch, but their pistachio encrusted hogfish is the best hogfish I've had any where. Also, I got it with the black beans and rice and it was super delicious. The homemade Key Lime Pie is a must eat after a great meal or if you just happen to want awesome Key Lime Pie. The meringue... More 

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely a place locals go. No one looked like tourists. The fried tomatoes and shrimp was great. Husband had mAhi mAhi. Daughter had blackened shrimp which was a bit too blackened. Service was good. Pricey in our opinion, but a very good meal.

Thank baltimorefamily4
Boca Raton, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent Florida keys atmosphere and great food. Try the Hemingway (parmesan crust) yellow tail or the coconut hogfish. All the sides seasonings are home made and especially good. There's a Japanese pitch apple tree outside, also known as autograph tree and scotch attorney, if you care. Terrific and friendly service. You wouldn't expect it to be cheap and it's not.

Thank CperiodLperiod
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Working in the restaurant business growing up every thing eventually tastes the same. Rarely do you come across food that tastes just absolutely exquisite. This place wowed me. They make everything from scratch from their lemonade to their ketchup.

Thank Bryan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
  • Phone Number: +1 305-852-0822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?