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“Great stop when heading up or down the Keys” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sparky's Landing Fish and Cocktails

Sparky's Landing Fish and Cocktails
400 Sadowski Causeway, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 (Formerly Sparky's Landing )
+1 305-289-7445
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Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Florida Keys, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great stop when heading up or down the Keys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We always enjoy stopping at Sparky's whenever we are heading to Key West, but more recently the service had not been great (getting our order wrong and forgetting things, generally slow and dis-interested service). We called in yesterday and by chance caught happy hour. Unusually, happy hour is available at tables, whereas nearly everywhere else says "happy hour only at the bar" in the small print, so we saved a few $ on our drinks. There is also a food special each day of the week, and peel'n'eat shrimp plus other snacks available for happy hour.
We are English, and often our accent means servers assume they won't be getting a tip (such is the Brits' reputation) and treat us accordingly from the start.
However, our server (Samantha) was friendly, polite and efficient, remembered everything we ordered and the food came up 100% correct. She kept an eye on us and got us what we needed without hassling us - just the right balance.
The food was good, as it usually is, and the prices reasonable. We try to eat fairly healthily and it's nice to have choices like Rice and beans or Pasta salad as side orders, instead of the normal fries with everything. Our health drive went out the window though, and the key lime pie was rich, creamy, big and awesome ! Many Key Lime pies down here are light, fluffy and more like a mouse than how a pie should be.
Hopefully the improved service will continue. We'll be back for sure.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Still good food and better service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Enjoyed a very good lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Service has improved since our last visit but it wasn't busy and slow season. Our server was cheerful and attentive. Even though we never received the appetizer we had ordered, our entrees were very good as well as the portions. We highly recommend the fish tacos. Overall the food, service, prices and location make it worth a try.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marathon, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Try the happy hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The shrimp and wings happy hour is the best in the area. Their fish tacos are also really good- enough for two to share. Nice staff and great live music in the evenings. Definitely worth a try!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Food, Reasonble Prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Ate here several times while visiting. Food was excellent and service great, with reasonable prices and specials (especially considering you are in the Key's). The wait staff was helpful, attentive and accommodating!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good food, wonderful atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We have come to Key Colony before, but somehow did not eat here. This time, we were tired and it was nearby - we also wanted to eat somewhere with a deck as we had someone with us who had not been to the Keys before and we wanted to give her a true Keys experience. Arrived and were seated on the deck overlooking the canal --- it was a lovely evening. Had a celebratory drink and then ordered --- conch fritters, and shrimp all around. Coconut shrimp for three of us and peel and eat for my husband (his favorite! ) The shrimp were really nice and big and sweet --- the peel and eat ones were huge and flavorful. Had key lime pie for dessert --- not the best I have had, but really good! We came back the nite before we left to go home had had another lovely dinner --- the STAND-OUT that time was dessert! I wanted something sweet, but not pie---- the waiter told us they had coconut ice cream --- I said, "Coconut flavored? He said no, the real stuff!" It was divine! Coconut flavored with coconut swirled thru with toasted coconut on top! Made my DAY! Just the best! Good service, good food and great atmosphere!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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