Thursday, July 14, 2011


MM 83, Bayside
(305) 743-5516
Open Daily  5:30 –9 p.m.
Lunch Mon. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday Brunch

Annette is famous for her award-winning desserts but she's also getting big raves for her new casual menu which includes standouts like the Lobster Burger, Ahi Tuna Tacos, Lobster Mac N' Cheese, Macadamia Fried Grouper  and Grilled Rib Eye Steak. Great $5 lunch specials and Hot and Cold Buffet Mon. - Fri.  Great Sunday Brunch.  Full bar. Major credit  cards.  $

MM 47.5, Oceanside
1200 Oceanview Ave. off 15th St.
Open Daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

This laid back Chiki Tiki bar and grille overlooks Boot Key Harbor Waterway and is famous for its casual Keys fare. Two fisted burgers and the Big Biker Sausage are local favorites but serious foodies will appreciate the free roaming 100%  natural chicken dishes, organic spring mix salads and delicious fresh fish like the Grilled Sesame Tuna Steak glazed with orange teriyaki sauce. Beer and wine.

MM 53.5 Oceanside
End of East Ocean Drive
Key Colony Beach/Marathon
(305) 743-4849
Open Daily 11 a.m. –11 p.m.

You just can't beat the breathtaking oceanfront setting, fun-filled tiki bar and casual Keys fare.  The Tuna Tataki, Coconut Fried Shrimp and Hummus Plate are especially good here.  Enjoy dining on the outdoor patio, in the air conditioned dining room or at the lively Tiki Bar, which is home to top live entertainment and serves up the best Margaritas around.  Big local crowd. Full bar.  Major credit cards.  $

MM 52, Bayside
Town Square Mall
(305) 289-7772
Open Mon. – Sat. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Lunch Mon. – Fri. – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chef/owner, Frank Farello's highly acclaimed menu embraces his old world Italian family recipes but is also a top choice for excellent American and classic fare.  Every dish is handcrafted and signature favorites include the Snapper Francaise, Veal Chop Milanese, Chicken Picatta, Steak Roma and over a dozen interesting pasta dishes.  Wine and beer.  Major credit cards. $$
MM 54, Oceanside on West Ocean Drive
Key Colony Beach/Marathon
(305) 743-0100
Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The big "Cheers" type bar here, with its old time country club atmosphere, is a favorite hangout for both locals and visitors.  Chef/Owner Sergei Proudnik's diverse menu includes 75 Italian, fresh seafood and continental specialties.  The weekend Prime Rib Special always draws a big crowd. A popular spot for weddings and special events.  Great Sunday Brunch in season. Full  bar with daily Happy Hour and live entertainment.  Major credit cards. $$
MM 47.3, Oceanside,  at 725 11th St.
(305) 289-0839
Open Daily 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Fri & Sat. ‘Till 10 p.m.

Like its award-winning sister restaurant in Islamorada, this is also a place where you can take in a spectacular oceanfront setting and casually dine on terrific, reasonably-priced Keys-style dishes by Chef/Owner Lupe Ledesma and his talented culinary team whose homemade soups, locally caught seafood, hand-cut steaks and house specialties consistently win rave reviews.  Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. with 3 for $1.00 appetizers at the bar.  Full bar.  Major credit cards.  $$
MM 28.5, Bayside  at 183 Barry Ave.
Little Torch Key, FL 33042
(305) 872-9989
Open Daily 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

“Birthplace of Big Pecker Wines”  and the only waterfront front dining between Marathon and Key West where you can park your boat at the 300' dock and eat right on the beach or dine inside with gorgeous open water views. Owner Keb Leeman's diverse menu focuses on great appetizers, salads, sandwiches on fresh baked breads, Angus Select Burgers and seriously good dinner entrees.  Package store on site.  Full Bar.  Daily Happy Hour.  Major credit cards. $$
MM 47.5, Bayside
Open Daily 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Original old Florida Keys charm, an open air waterfront setting and real honest-to-good barbeque served with fresh corn muffins and two sides of your choice have made Porky’s a local legend. Daily half-priced Happy Hour with $5 “Happytizers from 4 – 7 p.m. Live music nightly. Beer and wine. Major credit cards. $
MM 53.5, Oceanside on the
Sadowski Causeway,
Key Colony Beach/Marathon,
(305) 289-7445
Open Daily 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fresh-off-the-boat fish and generous cocktails rule the day at Matt and Carolyn Anthony's friendly, neighborhood dockside hangout. Homemade soups, crisp salads, yummy apps, big boy sandwiches and seriously good entrees draw a loyal crowd. Nightly specials with Prime Rib every Thurs. Daily Happy Hour features 25¢ Wings & Shrimp. Live entertainment every Weds. - Sat.  Full bar.  Major credit cards. $
MM 49, Bayside
Open Daily 5 a.m. – 2 p.m.;
Sun. 6 a.m. - Noon

This small, bustling roadside cafe is a local institution and a big hit with visitors, as well. Big, homemade breakfast and lunch specialties are the trademark here with house favorites like Biscuits and Gravy; Lobster, Crab and Seafood Benedicts; Texas French Toast; Chip Beef; Seafood Combos; BBQ Pork Sandwiches; “Hog ”Burgers; Conch and Lobster Fritters; Crab Cakes and a host of daily specials including “Meatloaf Tuesday” which always packs the house. Eat inside or outside under the garden Tiki Hut. Open daily 5 a.m. – 2 p.m. Beer and wine. No credit cards.$

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