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“Good but over-rated”

Key Largo Fisheries Backyard
Ranked #5 of 134 Restaurants in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Cafe is a reflection of a laid back keysie style restaurant with outdoor seating on a covered deck. We offer a diversified and delicious menu. We have quality seafood at affordable prices. You can come dine on our deck or take your fresh catches home to enjoy with the family. We also have a seafood market that houses a variety of Fresh from Florida seafood. From Florida Lobster, Stonecrabs, Yellowtail Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Grouper and Hogfish to freshly made salads like Smoked Fish Dip, Conch Salad and Ceviche. We have it all!!! We also provide free tours!!! Call ahead to schedule your free tour of a local, working fishery. We are a family owned and operated business that has been in business since 1972. Come see everything from how we fillet the fish to packing ballyhoo to watching the fishermen unload their fresh catches.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good but over-rated”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We dined at 3 highly rated establishments in Key Largo, the other two rated lower than this. We were happy to have had the opportunity to eat here, but this place ranks 3rd on our list. The seafood is very good and prepared in original ways, but we've had better in this town.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank UglyBuffalo
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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood!!!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

While driving from Marathon after a 10 day stay, we were headed to Ft Lauderdale to stay our last 2 nights before heading home to Greenville SC. It was lunch time, so we pulled up the trusted trip Advisor to find some Seafood for lunch...we were driving through Key Largo and we searched and found Key Largo Fisheries!!! Wow...what a find! The owner, Mr. Tom Hill and his Staff, are very friendly and most accommodating to their customers. The food was gracious Plenty and damn good!!!! My husband and I are driving away right now with very satisfying FULL bellies! It was very nice meeting and speaking to you Mr Hill...Keep up the Fantastic Quality and Quantity of food as well as your great Customer Service!!!

Thank HeidiTho
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“what a find”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I finished my week here at the Backyard Café. This is my new lunch spot. Everything was great .I had the Lobster BLT.MMMMMM that's good stuff. My son had fish n chips they were cooked perfect. My wife had conch salad very fresh and flavorfull.The staff were friendly attentive and knowledgeable about the fish and waterfront. Excellent atmosphere and value. This is old world keys at its finest. Keep up the great work .See you soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank 875seank
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great seating area”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

The food was good, service amazing and friendly, and the outside eating area was so nice. The coconut shrimp was yummy.

Thank jbzielinski
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Tucson, Arizona
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303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Good Value in the Keys. Very Casual.”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Best casual place to eat in Key Largo. This is a true locals spot that has yet to be discovered by the hoards of tourists. It is off the beaten path at a marina and it is associated with the actual fish house where they process fresh seafood at the docks. Not at all fancy. You order at a small window and they call your name a few minutes later. There are a few tables on the wooden deck and some picnic tables near the water’s edge and gravel parking lot. All are covered with a large shade tarp. Everything is served on paper plates. You go to the condiments table to get your own plastic wear and condiments that are kept on ice inside a cooler. Serve yourself. Great prices. Fresh seafood. Homemade desserts. Great fish, or shrimp, baskets with hot crisp fries or sweet potatoe fries, and slaw. There is a myriad of seafood selections. Great dockside casual fun. You can go straight from the beach or dive boat in your swimwear. They also have a fresh seafood market on site that is interesting to walk in and look. All kinds of fresh seafood on ice. Hurry before all the other tourists find out.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank pirateparrot
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