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New Town Restaurants

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Fort Gratiot
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New Town Restaurants

For the first time in 15 years we will be driving to Key West for our two week visit(we've always flown). So with a car available, what new town restaurants might we want to explore. Donna?

Frozen North
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1. Re: New Town Restaurants

You could try, the La Trot Oceanside

Talk of the Town

Stoneded Crab,

Go out to stock Island for great Mexican at Chico's

Rusty Anchor

Hurricane Hole as an awesome Happy Hour

Geiger Key Marina & Smokehouse, 10 miles out

Marathon, Florida
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for Marathon, Islamorada
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2. Re: New Town Restaurants

We recently had a great meal at La trattoria next to Benihana.

And the Enchilada Suizas at Chico's - oh I crave them!

Edited: 6:30 pm, November 21, 2012
In the Country, NY
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for Surf City
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3. Re: New Town Restaurants

Hey my name is Donna! Here's a few of what we like.

La Trattoria, over by the airport. Dinner

Salute on Higgs beach. Lunch

Take a drive up to Sugarloaf, Zaza Pizzeria-great pie and Italian dishes.

Conch Flyer-yea it's at the airport, but good breakfast!

More great places on Stock Island and beyond!!

In the Country, NY
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4. Re: New Town Restaurants

Oh Benihana...good food there also, but probably not what you are looking for, my nieces favorite..a local, a true born and raised conch.

key west
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5. Re: New Town Restaurants

Its tavern and town at the Marriott beachside, very good and great happy hour. And ill second la trot oceanside.

Key West
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6. Re: New Town Restaurants

Roostica for pizza, and the Hog Fish for seafood, both on Stock Island.

Key West, Florida
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7. Re: New Town Restaurants

Hiya Banyan! Many of my faves have been listed, but I'll provide some links:

La Trattoria Oceanside


Tavern N Town in the Marriott Beachside property has both wonderful dinners AND tapas (Tues & Thurs nights, tapas are on special). My most recent visit will be blogged next week.

Roostica, Stock Island


Hogfish Bar & Grill, Stock Island (owned by Bobby Mongelli, who owns both Geiger Key and Roostica)


Rusty Anchor, Stock Island


PS--If you like art, Rusty Anchor is filled with local artist Andy Thurber's amazing work

Chico's Cantina, Stock Island


For a real, not-at-all fancy, down with the locals kinda place where you could be the only one speaking English...

El Mocho, Stock Island (Cuban)

*If* you feel like driving up US-1 a little more, the original Bobalu's in Big Coppitt is still a popular local's place reminiscent of 1950's Florida.

If you feel like traveling further up the road, Kaya Island Eats


Just a tad further, Zaza Pizzeria Napoletana


A little further still, at MM22.5 The Square Grouper


IF you have a desire for a really nice experience, opening that wallet a little further and only a couple miles more of a drive,

Little Palm Island for brunch (Sat & Sun)


I have been to every one of these places and will do so again in a heartbeat. Very cool that you're going to venture out :)

Key West
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8. Re: New Town Restaurants

My only addition is Goldmans Deli in the Win Dixie shopping center. Can't beat the $3.99 breakfast special or deli sandwiches for lunch.

Also another shout out for The Rusty Anchor. Reasonable prices and delicious pan sautéed yellowtail.

Fort Gratiot
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9. Re: New Town Restaurants

Thanks guys(and gals) for all the great suggestions. Some I was aware of, but there are some very interesting ones that I would never have known about. Is Dion's chicken worth trying? I've never gotten around to getting over there?

Orlando, Florida
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10. Re: New Town Restaurants

Dion's chicken is good. I'd heard so much about it though, that I think I was slightly disappointed that fireworks didn't go off when I ate it. lol Not sure what I was thinking, but I guess my expectations were too high. It's convenient and good picnic food.