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Hobo's Cafe

Mile Marker 101- Oceanside, Key Largo, FL 33037
+1 305-451-5888
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Ranked #4 of 111 restaurants in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Serving fresh seafood to the locals of the Florida Keys since 1991. Patio dining available!
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English first
Miami, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We actually thought EVERYTHING was outstanding. From Shrimp Hobo, to Macadamia encrusted Hogfish with a mixed Berry sauce...MMMMMM! All were cooked to perfection.we shared rum cake and a slice of Key Lime Pie. Perfect! The new owner Ron was very attentive to the clients and went to every table to see how the entrees were. The waitress was great, she... More

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Florida Keys, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Our kind of place! We ordered the happy hour steamed shrimp and clams on the half shell for appetizers. They were so good, we ordered another round with sides as our dinner. The food was delicious, the service fast and friendly, and the price was definitely right! We're planning on lunch there tomorrow so we can order the appetizer sampler... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We went twice during our stay on Islamorada. Our second night was even better than our first because the service (by Cory) was great. Very reasonable prices and plenty of tasty seafood. Onion loaf was huge! Very casual, friendly environment. Especially recommend for families.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This place came highly rated but we were very disappointed. Food was good but not great as we were anticipating from the locals. Did not care for the slaw, black beans and rice, and the waffle fries were out of a bag frozen. I have a problem with being charged $2.75 for each kids soft drink, after being charged $6.95... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

What a fannnntastic dinner. food was fresh service was great. thanks guys. I will be back. We had the seafood sampler for an appetizer, just enogh for 3 people. Conch fritters were fresh and some of the best I have had. Fish dip was first rate. I had the Louisiana seafood platter. Fresh and not overpriced or over seasoned. My... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped in Hobo's cafe after reading the reviews on trip advisor and our expectations were met and then exceeded! Our waitress, Chrissy, was sweet welcoming and very helpful when choosing our meal. All of which were inexpensive! The food was amazing and the portions are huge for the small prices. We both loved our meal and... More

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Germantown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I returned to Key Largo for two weeks in March 2014. Our son was also with us for the first week as well. We discovered Hobo's last year and were extremely impressed (see my Feb 2013 review). We ate dinner there every night during our stay this year. While the restaurant is under new ownership, the quality... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a large group of two families(11 people) we were seated right away. The wait staff was great and very friendly. Food was quick and good. Conch fritters are excellent. I don't think anyone in our group had a bad meal. My only caution- ask the price of the up charge on the premium fish of the day. We... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed our meals here, they were very tasty. However, the reason for three starts was the service. Our waitress didn't come to our table except for our drink order, food order and to deliver the food and check. No drink refills and never checked on us. She just didn't seem very personable or very interested in providing good service.... More

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Burlington, Kentucky
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130 reviews 130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had grilled Mahi Mahi Quesadilla, garlic BBQ wings and Hobos Fish sandwich made with blackened Mahi. Food was good. Atmosphere was relaxed. Nice interior. Chrissy our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Repeat visitors for years. Even with new change in ownership food is delicious. Cost for all this with lemonade and ice teas was $52. Great happy hour... More

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