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Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

We just returned from an 18 day diving trip to the Mayan Riviera and Cozumel and my boyfriend fell in love with the whole fried snappers that are so common there.

I don't recall seeing that on our last trip to KW, does anyone know a restaurant that serves up whole FRIED fish???

After thought: What did we all do before Trip Advisor??

Marathon, Florida
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for Marathon, Islamorada
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1. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

Are you going to be in the Keys outside of KW? There are a couple of places in the middle Keys. And, I love whole fried snapper too!

key west
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2. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

915 does it superbly.

Los Angeles
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3. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

it's a pretty common dish. Most anyplace that has a deep fryer can do it, though some of the better places will pan fry it.

Usually a whole fried yellowtail snapper.

Just a quick browse through The Menu magazine shows snapper on almost all of the seafood sections on the menus, but it is mostly a filet, often sauteed. Colombian Grace specializes in that.

I'd want it as fresh as possible.

Hogfish Bar and Grill had one on Wednesdays that looked great.

Chesapeake, Virginia
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323 posts
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4. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

No, we are flying into Key West directly. Don't want to rent a car.

Just planning on being lounge lizards for 9 days and hope to find some crispy fried whole fish. Actually in Cozumel we had hogfish and grouper that was fried whole too. Yum! Thanks everyone for the tips

Key West
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for Key West
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5. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

915 would get my vote as well. If you want to try other fresh preparations, try 7 fish, or Blackfin Bistro.

Chesapeake, Virginia
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15 reviews
6. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

Thanks for all the suggestions. To date the best we have ever had was at Chamico's Beach near Tulum. The guy there cooks over an open wood fire in this huge cast iron pan. The fish come out so crispy you can eat everything and the meat stays moist and juicy. Hope we can find something similar in KW.

Ironton, Ohio
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7. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

Sarabeth's does it wonderfully!

Central PA
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8. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

Bagatelle, excellent!

Wisconsin
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for Milwaukee
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9. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

Wow

if we can find food as good as Chamico's Beach I will be in heaven. Loved it there last March when we visited, I am so ready for this trip.

New Jersey
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for Key West
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10. Re: Whole Fried Snapper in KW?

Columbian Grace on Petronia, just past Blue Heaven...

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Served with plantains.

Pjk

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