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Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille

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97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
305-852-0822
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best all you can eat crab legs! Great service and very friendly waitstaff. This was our first meal on our trip to Key Largo and was by far the best.

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Thank lauraInColorado
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Laura, Thanks for joining us for the all you can eat crab legs! We are so glad we were able to make you first meal in Key Largo your best one! Thanks for the five stars. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed the food here, which is really hard to do. They have something for everyone. vegans, seafood lovers, salad people and burgers lovers all can find something. They are not on the water so probably don't get the traffic they deserve. We tried it by chance and loved it.

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Thank Betty D
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Betty, Thank you so much for leaving us a five star review! We are so glad to hear that we were able to make everyone happy with their meal since we do have something for everyone! More 

McDonough, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is not on the water, so they can't rely on the views to attract and retain customers. They have to rely on the food and service. The food here is top-notch. Probably the best we had during our 5 days in Key Largo. It is not cheap, especially the drinks (beers in particular are very expensive), but was... More 

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Thank Edwin E
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Edwin, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review about your dining experience with us! We are honored to be named top restaurant by your family and we are so glad that everyone enjoyed it! We hope that your trip to the Keys was just as great! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Healthy portions. Staff CONTROLS all you can eat snow crabs. Stalling tactics used to discourage ENJOYING all you can eat crab legs.

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Thank nemo1222
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest review about joining us for the all you can eat snow crab. We are sorry that you do not feel you were able to fully enjoy the experience and your review has been brought to the attention of management. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for dinner on a day trip to Key Largo. Best oysters we've had in Florida! Outstanding crab legs, fried chicken dinner and Ito skillet mahi-magi! Coleslaw rated 5 heads on coleslawjunkies.com! Outstanding service and our server, Laronda, was like meeting up with family! Sweet tea in Large mason jars! A great low key, fun and delicious end to our... More 

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Thank Kate K
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Kate, We are so glad that we were able to help you end you day trip to the Keys with a great meal! Thanks for leaving us a five star review about your experience dining with us and we always love hearing that our staff is doing a great job! Hope to see you all again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've experienced most of the restaurants in Key Largo. Even spent New Years Eve 2015 there for dinner. Tonight's experience wasn't the best, but the food has been consistently well prepared. The scallops were a little soaked in butter, but the sauce is so good. The Creme Brulle was cold. The waitress was apathetic and rambled on senselessly. There are... More 

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Thank Jeff K
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Jeff, We truly appreciate your continued patronage and honest feedback. Thank you for sharing your most recent experience. We extend our sincerest apology for the average service you encountered along with the cold Crème Brule. We are happy to hear you enjoy the scallops and all you can eat Stone crab, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed dinner here as a family with two boys. My husband and I had local fish and it was tasty. The boys had pricey children's meals, but enjoyed them. Their fish was a bit overdone. Nice wine list and lots of choices. The waitress was fantastic and the ambiance was very welcoming and fun.

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Thank VanessaW
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Vanessa, Thanks bringing your family to dine with us. We are happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed our local fish while your sons enjoyed our children’s meals. We appreciate your compliments on our service and ambiance, thank you for sharing! More 

Winter Haven, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of all the places in the Keys, Ballyhoo's has the best key lime pie. Seriously, it is heaven! It's so good that we ordered PIES to go.

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Thank Miacasti
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

It means so much to us to hear that you feel our Key lime pie is the best out of all the places in The Keys! Thanks for the five star rating! More 

Cooper City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Keys many times, but this is our first time at Ballyhoos. The food was amazing. Lobster tail grilled and Hemingway Snapper. Rare tuna appetizer was incredible. Wow! Can't wit to go back.

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Thank Anthony S
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Anthony, We are so happy you decided to give Ballyhoos a try! Thanks for sharing your awesome feedback. We truly look forward to serving you again! More 

Layton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant serving sweet tea in quart jars. This is across the street from our hotel, Rock Reef Resort. Extremely polite server and excellent food. This restaurant had the BEST key lime pie we had in our ten day trip.

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Thank Lisa M
Carrie M, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Lisa, Thank you for leaving us a five star review! We are so pleased that we were able to serve you a great meal so close to your hotel. And we truly appreciate the compliment on our key lime pie! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
  • Phone Number: 305-852-0822

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