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“Local dockside hangout” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hogfish Bar & Grill

Hogfish Bar & Grill
6810 Front Street, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040-6054
(305) 293-4041
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Ranked #59 of 381 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Cocoa, Florida
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“Local dockside hangout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

I have been in key west for a week now eating out every night, and so far this is the best I've had. It is not a fancy place by a long shot,I think shirt and shoes are optional! If you want a great taste of local fare, this place is a must!! All food ordered by our party was delicious. I will definitely be back before I leave next week!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“What's a Hogfish?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Off the beaten path, great local seafood fresh off the boat, I had Hogfish with Blackened Scallops, it was about $23.00, portions are large, came on a bed of rice with fresh veggies, plenty to share, service was very good, everyone friendly, Hogfish is a tasty white fish that I guess has to be shot in the head to catch, small bodies with only about two filets per fish, so it's a bit pricey, but good.

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Ashland, Virginia
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“fun food with character(s)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Reasonably priced, excellent service and relaxed, old Key West feel. Enjoyed getting away from the hype and high prices of Key West to the laid back, real working marina atmosphere of this Stock Island eatery. Very popular with locals, and food delicious with outside tables next to working harbor. Eclectic decoration from all over country.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Redington Shores, Florida
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“Best Food in Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you can find it...you will love it! We had the Grouper fingers with key lime tarter sauce along with Lobster Bisque...THE BEST WE'VE EVER HAD!! When you drive down the neighborhood you will want to turn around, but keep going...it's well worth it!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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“Nice local people and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Hogfish grill was recommended to us by some of the locals in Key West, and definitely lived up to its name.
First off, when you drive to Hogfish and turn left onto the road its on, you will pass through a trailer park that seems a little strange at first - you are going the right way! Just keep going!
Hogfish is open air and seating is both bar and restaurant on either side of the large bar.
There are plenty seats with a water (marina) view which make for a nice evening meal.
It is decorated with some fun in mind, and if you look around you will see some items on the wall that are sure to make you laugh!

Remember when in Rome... have the Hogfish sandwich. This is the star attraction to the menu. Don't be scared of a fish you have most likely never heard of - this fish is a treat. Buttery almost scallop like flavor (without the scallop texture, for non scallop lovers). The sandwich is huge and is piled high with onion, mushroom, cheese and a great portion of fish.

Another great item Hogfish does very well is Key West Pink Shrimp. Get some grilled, they use an amazing seasoning on theirs and in fact these were the best prepared Pinks we had in Key West, even beating out Alonzo's.

All in all, the place is different but welcoming. You will eat with locals as the majority of people that visit will be locals.
This is more a bar environment, then a restaurant so while kids are welcome - remember its very casual so don't be alarmed if you catch an ear full of fun bar talk.

Great place to visit and if you have time, you must stop in here and grab a Hogfish sandwich!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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