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lunch options - help

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lunch options - help

Taking a "top down" drive to Key Largo (from Marco Island) and want to have lunch before we head back. From comments and reviews I have three possible restaurants. We definitely want a nice water view (outside seating - but not in the sun; we don't want an "entree" type lunch but would definitely like fresh local seafood - perhaps a sandwich.

Your suggestions as to the "best" for lunch would be really appreciated.

Buzzards Roast

Pilot House


Thank you.

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1. Re: lunch options - help

My pick would be Gilbert's.

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We stopped at Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill (about MM104 oceanside) and had outside seating right on the water with an umbrella. Had a great hogfish sandwich that was delicious. Seems to fit all your criteria. I recall the sandwich was a bit pricey, but a very large portion served with sweet potato fries. Next trip down, we'll probably stop again just for that sandwich!

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Keys fisheries would be a good casual Keysy lunch option. Seafood is definitely fresh !

They're on the same marina as pilot house. Nothing wrong with pilot house either.

I wouldn't recommend Sundowners, although it has the nicest view of the places you mentioned.

Smappers at MM94.5 has a great view also, and you can sit out or the sun. I'm not personally crazy about the food, but it is a popular spot and sometimes I seem to be alone in not loving their food.

Island grill at Mandalay, mm98 might be worth a look also. Great view, but I've not eaten there to recommend it food wise.

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Not going to get the great keys views if you are only going to go as far as Key Largo, do lunch and head back. May find a nice view from a restaurant, but from US1, will be just homes and businesses, not much water views. The ride and views will be nicer taking 41 across the state instead of the interstate.

Maybe Alabama Jacks for lunch off Card Sound Road.

Indian Casino at 41 & 997- aka Krome Ave., which you can take from 41 south into Homestead/Key Largo.

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Pilot House to be on the water looking at boats, Buzzards Roost has a great lunch menu and both of these places have a full bar.

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