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Hello.

I lived in Miami many years ago and spent most weekends in the Keys.

I'll be staying in Islamorada and Key West for a few nights and would likea place in Key Largo before I drive back to Sarasota.

I've looked at the reviews for hotels but would like an opinion from the locals.

What would you suggest for a middle of the road (not high end) place to stay?

Also, a fun place for dinner?

Thanks.

~SRQgirl (anyone remember 7 Mile Bridge when it was 2 lanes???? I do. )

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1. Re: motel

We've been recommending the Hampton to friends who visit. Ditto Bayside Resort.

Fun place for food and drinks in KL I guess is Big Chill. It gets both a big locals crowd as well as a Miami tourist one on weekends. Gilbert's is a popular weekend afternoon scene with their live music, but, not for food. Pilot house is also trending with locals and would be my pick. Good food on the water & live music every night, too.

Ummm... The 7 Mile Bridge is still 2 lanes...

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2. Re: motel

Thanks for the info..

Sorry, I meant the old 7 Mile Bridge pre- 1978. You needed a drink before you crossed it..so narrow.

Many people were afraid to drive it so there were fewer tourists in KW...no cruise ships either.

The good old days..

~SRQgirl

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3. Re: motel

My dad used to love to run over fishing poles extending onto the lanes of the old 7 Mile Bridge. He would have an evil laugh when he got one!

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4. Re: motel

LOL...yep..now you're talking..I like your Dad already.

All kinds of things went on back in the day... ;-)

Wet T Shirt contests at the Bull and Whistle...Ziggy's, Coral Grill, madness at Holiday Isle..

sigh...

~SRQgirl

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