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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Landmark Bar and Restaurant located on Lake Largo in the heart of downtown Key Largo Florida, just minutes from the best diving and fishing hotspots in the world. A local hangout since 1950 where you can get a good meal, friendly service and relax to live music three nights a week! It’s where the locals go to eat in Key Largo! We have something for everyone: *Open Wed to Sun 11:30am-9:00pm* *Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm* *Prime Rib Dinner Thursdays after 4:00pm* *Sunday Brunch 11:30am-2:00pm* *Live Music Wed/Fri/Sat* *NFL Sunday Ticket* *12 beers on tap* *Wine selection* *Wed is locals day!* Stop in and see why we’re the best locals bar in Key Largo! Pilot House, a Florida Keys Favorite since 1950!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Sports bars
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was not very flavorful. Calamari fries tasted like fish sticks. Shrimp pesto pasta was very bland. The worst was the lack of service. Our server never came back to our table to ask if we wanted more drinks, check on our food, nothing. Also,...there was a fan blowing partially towards us, but when a 15 top sat near by our server directed the fan only to them. Not taking us into consideration even though we were the ones directly in the Sun. Probably because he assumed he’d get more tip from the bigger table? I don’t know. Either way, wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday. They weren’t busy and we got seated right of way. The staff was friendly and service was great. My wife and I enjoyed the food we ordered. I had the fried grouper sandwich and it was delicious....They sit right on the water in the marina so the view is great. We even got to see a manatee while eating lunch. E we would definitely stop here again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

Great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. Nice end to the day as we enjoyed our dinner at Pilot House after a long day in the water, heat, and sun.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

The food is mediocre - the vibes are great and the staff is very friendly. One of the better restaurants in Key Largo. Nice and friendly folks.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

The indoor restaurant is closed DTC. HOWEVER, the waterside is plenty open and shady and not too crowded. Great view from here of the boats along the canal. We had the catch of the day, Mahi w/ mango chutney and rice and steamed veggies and...it was perfect. Wait staff very pleasant, Emmanuel was a delight! Just the right amount of attention, no mistakes. Becoming our fav for diner in Key Largo.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

Food was great, mahi-mahi and the atmosphere was perfect, our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely eat here again and again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

Great value and experience at Key Largo authentic keys spot. Live music, reasonable prices. Very relaxed. Real Keys vibe to help unwind.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022

We stopped here for lunch one day. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess even as we walked up. the food was delicious, and the view over the marina is very nice. The place is a little tricky to find, but well worth going...here.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 2, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful casual place on the water. There really isn't a bad table. Service was decent but food was amazing. We had the mahi and wahoo and they did not disappoint. Locals eating there were super friendly.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 26, 2022

As always, Pilot House served us up a wonderful meal. Tuna Nachos were delicious, and the steak and pasta special was fabulous. Our waiter was on it and hustled the entire time we were there! :)

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022

My husband and I found this place by chance while honeymooning in Key Largo. It was a beautiful spot overlooking the marina and we were able to watch a beautiful sunset during our meal. Our server Emmanuel was very attentive. Our food was delicious! Don't...miss a chance to visit!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed January 9, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch after arriving in Key Largo. Sat outside at a bar table overlooking the water. Skylar, our server was very pleasant and made excellent recommendations. My husband had the pan seared Mahi (catch of the day), and I had the...scallops with risotto. The scallops were outstanding. 10/10 would recommend. Views were beautiful, pelicans hanging out were cute, and drinks were strong, but not overwhelming. Definitely give this place a try!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 17, 2021 via mobile

This is a great place with a great vibe! D.J, our bartender was amazing! I highly recommend the cajun Harvey’s fish sandwich. We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2021

We had been here on a previous trip and were looking forward to the return . We were disappointed to find the glass floors had been a victim of a hurricane, but everything else was excellent. Beautiful location. Very friendly staff, good food, reasonable prices....Quite a few vegetarian options, which was good. Best place we visited during our trip.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2021 via mobile

Nice location right on the water but the food was just average. Staff were great though and were very attentive and personable.

Date of visit: September 2021
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314CindyC
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Response from Karen T | Property representative |
Sorry the glass panels can not be put back as so much damage was done by Hurricane Irma that we had to go with traditional decking to ensure the structural integrity of the deck.
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314CindyC
March 20, 2019|
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Response from Kmama60 | Reviewed this property |
Was there a few weeks ago and it was only a tiny section by the bar that was glass.
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Response from Live-in-Key-Largo | Property representative |
Please just e-mail or call the restaurant and they will be happy to help you. Thanks!
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Yes, Pilot House Marina and Restaurant offers takeout services.

Pilot House Marina and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4