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“Amazing find-highly recommend to anyone who like great food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hobo's Cafe

Hobo's Cafe
Mile Marker 101- Oceanside, Key Largo, FL 33037
+1 305-451-5888
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Ranked #5 of 110 Restaurants in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Serving fresh seafood to the locals of the Florida Keys since 1991. Patio dining available!
Key Largo, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing find-highly recommend to anyone who like great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If it were not for the recommendations of fellow travelers, I would never have tried this place. As building exterior is not that appealing. But, don't let that fool you. The food was absolutely first rate. We had the macadamia nut crusted hog fish. It was probably the best fish dish I have ever tasted. My husband loved the blackened peppercorn steak. And, our very picky 9 year old son loved the chicken tenders so much, he ordered seconds.. (The children's menu was more than enough for a child. But he loved the so much he wanted more). Our 20 year old son said the chicken wings, ever! And he is a real chicken wing connoisseur. The key lime pie should not be missed. It was so good we got a piece to take fishing the next day. This is a MUST stop if you are in Key Largo!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cary, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong if you go here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We ate here twice on a recent trip to key largo. The food is good and the prices are reasonable, there is nothing worse than trying a place on vacation and walking out after a crummy dinner feeling ripped off. This will not happen to you here. Good food and good price.I would eat here again...and I did.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Great choice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Stopped by for dinner after reading several reviews and was pleasantly surprised. We started with the Award winning wings and they certainly lived up to the name! Followed with Steak Churrasco and Godfathers which were delicious as well. Our waitress Chrissy was very friendly and recommended the Key Lime Pie for dessert. We are so glad she did!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brunswick, Maine
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We found this cafe was very close to where we staying in Key Largo and gave it a try based on some very positive Trip Advisor reviews. It did not disappoint. The cafe was clean, roomy, conservatively but tastefully decorated, had solid service, and served both of us excellent fish entrees.

We noted a few days later as the weekend approached that even getting a parking spot was a problem, as the locals must like it as well.

The cafe is a roadside establishment, so if you are looking for a view of the water, this is not the place. If you are looking for very good food, it is highly recommended.

My only criticism would be parking, but we found this to be a problem at a number of establishments along the Keys.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Food - Fun Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was our first trip to Key Largo and my wife and I wanted to find a good place to eat for our first meal there. Both the woman at the Tourist Bureau and the clerk at our hotel recommended Hobo's. Because it was within walking distance of our hotel we decided to give it a try.
We are very glad that we did. The food was great (I had the blackened Mahi-Mahi sandwich and my wife had the MM 101 sandwich). Both were excellent. For dessert we had the Key Lime Pie. I'm not a big KLP fan but this was delicious.
The owner, Ron, came up and introduced himself. He told us that he has only owned the restaurant since December. We were there mid-afternoon and there was a constant stream of people coming in to eat.
With great food and atmosphere I believe that he has a winning combination on his hands.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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