What I ate {and drank} in Key Largo

I’ve mentioned before that I feel that vacations are all about the food. My husband and I had a disappointing food experience at our honeymoon (Dominican Republic) and after that I vowed that I would never do the all inclusive thing again! It’s just not my thing. I’m not a “quantity over quality” type of person when it comes to my food.

The food in the Keys did NOT disappoint!  Omg, fresh seafood and delicious key lime pie. Not to mention the drinks. I know you’re just dying to find out what I ate. I endured being “that person” taking pictures of every meal and drink for this so enjoy!

I think the first night there I had my best meal at Snappers. The whole time on the plane I was craving a margarita so that’s what my first drink was! It was fine but pricey for how small it was! My meal made up for it though.

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It was the restaurant’s special- Hogfish (I’d never heard of it before) with a conch (pronounced CONK) crust and a key lime sauce. OMG! It was supposed to be over mashed potatoes but I subbed sweet potato fries because duh.
I obviously had to end my meal with key lime pie.

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The next morning we hit up a restaurant for breakfast that had great reviews on Yelp (Made to Order Cafe). It also had some of the best food we ate there. We ended up going twice! The first day I had the “Country Eggs Benedict” which was eggs Benedict with BBQ pulled pork underneath. I had to have grits on the side since I was in the south! The grits were probably just boxed and not really worth it but the eggs Benedict was out of this world.

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That afternoon while laying on the beach I had to indulge in this:

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Because why not?

In Key West we went to another recommended restaurant called Pepe’s cafe, which looked like nothing from the outside.

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But it was amazing!! I started the party with the drink special which was a strawberry blueberry screwdriver. Had a couple of those, one accidentally ended up on my (and my husband’s) lap.

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For breakfast I went with the special which was another version of eggs benedict. It had scrambled eggs on the bottom, hogfish with hollandaise sauce and spinach and tomato. On the side was a scallion potato pancake.

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That night at dinner in Key West was pretty good. Another yelp recommendation- Southernmost Point Cafe. The view was excellent. I got pork tacos with corn on the cob. I don’t know why I didn’t stick with the seafood theme!

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We also got some great key lime pie in key west at Kermit’s Key Lime but I was too busy shoving it in my face to take a picture. It was the best key lime pie I had there (or ever).

And I guess I didn’t take any pictures of my food the third day! We ended up back at the same breakfast place since it was so hard to decide the first time we were there. And I think I was too cold at dinner to worry about taking a picture! The view was nice but the wind was cold!

I love doing these recaps because it makes me realize how much fun I had! And how much food I ate and drank!

Do you splurge on food and drink while on vacation?
What are some good places you’ve been in the keys?

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5 thoughts on “What I ate {and drank} in Key Largo

  1. Giselle

    Yum! Again, brings back memories! You can’t visit the keys without having Key Lime Pie! I remember going to a little hole in the wall place called Herbies when we lived there. It was a dive but hd the BEST food on the island! Also remember eating lots of conch and even trying to pull our own out of the conch shells which was horrible! And came to find out after, very illegal. Ooops!
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  2. Lindsay @ The Functional Foodie

    Can I have 20 of those strawberry blueberry screwdrivers? I’ve never seen an alcohol breakfast drink look that good. I’m used to the basic mimosa. I clearly need to hop on over to Key Largo and enjoy some of those. It looks like you had a great time though, and I’m totally jealous of that beach action ๐Ÿ™
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  3. Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    This all looks delicious! I went on a cruise with a stop in Key West and while I’m not typically a key lime pie kinda gal, I had a frozen chocolate dipped piece there and it was one of the best desserts I have ever had ๐Ÿ™‚
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