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.
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