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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 294
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  • 192
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 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
Pleasant Dining

We enjoyed our meals. The bread basket with pepper jelly was fun. Had a nice grilled avocado as an appetizer. We will go again next time we are in the Keys!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Apopka, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing vegan and gluten free options! We were so happy to find this gem of a restaurant. They had so many options for different diets and all the food was amazing!

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

server was excellent! friendly & extremely prompt! we had a large group & everyone's meal was simply amazing! i opted to start my meal off experimenting with a spinach, goat cheese, nut salad. probably THE best salad i've ever had in my life! first time i tried Mahi Mahi (got the sandwich.) probably one of the best fish dinners i've... More 

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Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a 5 star rating. We truly appreciate your kind words about the Pecans & Goat Cheese Salad and Jerked Mahi & Fried Pink Tomato Sandwich. We will make sure our cooks and servers read this review to hear about the great food and service they provided. It’s great to hear... More 

New Smyrna Beach, FL
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Inside is not nearly as nice as the patio which is very pleasant with an interesting Chinese Pinch Apple tree. The food and service is good, but it is a place to eat and leave, not dine and linger.

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

Floridays711, thank you for leaving such an honest review. We hope that in the future, you will join us again and we will have a spot on the patio open for you. More 

Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Have eaten there twice and have enjoyed our meals each time. Very generous slices of pie. Peanut butter was the best! you can get take out as well.

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

KMB419007, thank you for joining us both times. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pie! We hope to see you the next time you are in the area. More 

Mackay, Australia
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74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were just wandering looking for a 'feed', when we noticed people wandering away into the night. Intrigued us so we followed them around the side to a beautiful romantic courtyard el fresco arena. Both of us wanted to stay, it was so nicely set out. We had a lovely meal, the service was wonderful and the atmosphere was divine.

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

Hi Trish, Thanks for reviewing your first visit to Ballyhoo’s! Though you may have stumbled upon us, it’s fantastic to know you had such a memorable evening. We hope to see you both again soon! More 

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We arrived late to our condo in Tavernier and went out searching for a place for dinner. We found Ballyhoo's and it was getting late as they stop serving at 10 pm. We got there about 9:45 pm but we were not turned away or made to feel bad we got there late. We highly recommend the whole fried yellowtail... More 

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Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Magmom23, thank you for taking the time to write two great reviews. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed both meals. Please visit another one of our locations the next time in the Keys. More 

Cordele
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed our meals. The bread basket with pepper jelly was fun. Had a nice grilled avocado as an appetizer. We will go again next time we are in the Keys!

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Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your meals at Ballyhoos. Thank you for your loyalty to return, we look forward to your next visit! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent meal with very friendly staff. Food is a step up from local fare for nearly the same price - and much better tasting!

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Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your many kind words, Erik! We will make sure our entire staff reads this review to hear about the great service they provided. More 

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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent food. I had a Florida lobster tail because I was lucky enough yo be there when in season. It was delicious. The sangria was very good. My husband had a wedge salad which looked like an entire head of lettuce. Delicious Gorgonzola dressing. The also had biscuits with homemade jalapeño jelly which was very good. I had never had... More 

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Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Diane, thank you for sharing the details of your experience! We are happy to hear that you and your husband could try some seasonal menu items while you were here. We look forward to your next visit and please save room for the pie. More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Food was yummy, my local fish special had a sauce on it that was good, I am just not a saucy person, I should have gotten it on the side. overall it was delicious

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Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Dznynutt, we are happy to hear that a non-saucy person could enjoy our saucy fish special. The next time we will be happy to put it on the side for you! More 

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?