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Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille

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97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love eating here every time we visit the keys. The food is spectacular and the service is great. Billy was our server this week and he was so helpful, very informative and knowledgeable. I know we will be back and hope you will give them a try, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Kelnel01
Estero, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After sunset we didn't want to drive anywhere so we crossed the street to go to Ballyhoo's. We like the menu offering some different combinations and/or food items. I had the fried pink tomatoes and shrimp along with black beans and rice. It was really good. The place isn't very big inside but also has outdoor seating as well. The... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a smaller family restaurant which has never failed to provide a perfectly cooked fish or seafood dinner. This year I had one of their nightly specials; a fried tomato and shrimp plate which was both unique and delicious. Their menu is a little smaller and their prices a little higher but the service and food are excellent.

1 Thank Audrey M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was across the street from our hotel so we decided to try it. It was incredible! The people were super friendly and knowledgeable (Thanks Billy!). The food was to die for. First, they bring pretzel bread and house made jalepeno jelly. We ended up buying a jar because it was so good. Then, my daughter ordered mac and... More 

1 Thank Cheryl517
United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ballyhoos gets 5 stars because they're one of the better all-can-eat stone crab locations we have have found so far. There are other places offering all-you-can-eat, but the claws are usually small and/or flavorless. We enjoy coming here during the stone crab season! Pro-tip: choose an outside table and you will enjoy cozy bistro lighting and the low-key Keys atmosphere.... More 

1 Thank EAaroundtheWorld
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The selection on the menu was not overwhelming but had something for everyone. It was complemented nicely by the specials of the day which included some freshly caught tuna and hogfish when we were there. They also have all you can eat snow crab (although not local). The service was attentive and friendly. We felt as though we could relax... More 

2 Thank KenLis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fish specials and was not dissapointed. Portions are good, service great, and unfortunately did not have room for key lime pie. Would return again to try different items..

2 Thank chris p
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I came here for dinner. We arrived about 20 minutes before closing. Our waiter was Derrick. Never did he rush us. He was very attentive and polite. He constantly spoke to our children and joked around. Even drew them a picture of Snoopy on the receipt. The food was delicious. My children and I started off with... More 

3 Thank Lat_Jack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited after a long day of riding on our bikes. Our waitress was very helpful with suggestions for new and different things for us to try. We enjoyed the awesome food. They were even accommodating their menu to my picky request. Will defiantly come again.

2 Thank Charlene G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband was in the mood for crab legs so we found this place. I only gave it 1 star less because for people who like "all you can eat crab legs" most prefer self service and not have to place an order for each plate. Other than that no complaints. Great food they even made up a special combo... More 

2 Thank Jennifer G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
  • Phone Number: 305-852-0822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?