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Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille

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97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
305-852-0822
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 21
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great, low-key, fun atmosphere

Very nautical, traditional interior. Very "Keys" - informal, fun, relaxed. Good variety on menu, with seafood and land-fare, very good to excellent food. Large selection of craft brews, full bar. Friendly staff. I think patrons say a lot about any place... While we were there a couple came... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Richard-in-FL
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Amelia Island, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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499 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Ballyhoo's for their all-you-can-eat lobster. Their advertisement and reviews didn't do them justice. They came through with different lobster options for the all-you-can-eat offer and service. We never had to look for our server for more beers or lobsters, she was checking on us very often as if we were the only people in the restaurant. Her slogan... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Very nautical, traditional interior. Very "Keys" - informal, fun, relaxed. Good variety on menu, with seafood and land-fare, very good to excellent food. Large selection of craft brews, full bar. Friendly staff. I think patrons say a lot about any place... While we were there a couple came in for dinner who had just flown in from out of the... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The sea food was well presented and delicious. The view from the restaurant and the environment was was enjoyable. The price was reasonable.

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KdeCastro, General Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived with a party of 8 and were told no tables available for thirty minutes. Then we offered to slit up the group and they said it would still be thirty minutes. Despite there being empty tables they still did not care to sit us. We will not be back.

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KdeCastro, General Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I, again, apologize for the wait. More 

Waskish, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

All good, food was great, servers cracked me up. Grilled Oysters are a must and a great beer selection.

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KdeCastro, General Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the "show". :-) More 

Miami, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What an awesome stop this is in the middle keys with great food, drinks and service ! We had the charbroiled oysters and grilled avocado appetizers. They were both fantastic! Cannot wait to return for the all you can eat on several types of crab. They also had a great value menu that brought 10 different items each for $10.... More 

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KdeCastro, General Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Inverness, Illinois
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169 reviews 169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We were seated quickly and left to sit for almost 15 minutes. Servers attended to tables around us and seemed to deliberately try not to make eye contact with us. About the time we were going to leave some young guy comes up to us and asks if anyone has helped us. We told him no. He then sent someone... More 

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KdeCastro, General Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry we missed the spot with your visit. Please call me at the restaurant. 305-852-0822 Karen More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A terrific friendly staff with average food not bad but certainly not memorable! This is one of four properties in key largo created by the same owner.

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KdeCastro, General Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. :-) More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The food here was marvelous!! Crab legs, rice and beans and key lime pie. The atmosphere was beautifully beachy and the staff was very friendly!!! I highly recommend that if you are in the keys, stop here for a bite!!!

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Thank you for your review. :-) More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in at the spur of the moment to get a slice of key lime pie to-go. For $8.60/slice is definitely wasn't worth it for me! Not tangy/limey enough.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
  • Phone Number: 305-852-0822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?