Stopped in here to feed the tarpon - one of the most memorable experiences of our trip to the Keys more than 20 years ago. We had told the kids about feeding the tarpon, so they were excited to get to see what we were talking about. The kids loved getting the chance to feed the tarpon and even more the opportunity to feed and touch a wild manatee who stopped in to visit! This was better than any aquarium we've ever visited.
After feeding the tarpon, the boys were hungry also, so we headed over to the restaurant. Had a great view of the water and were able to relax and enjoy the boats coming and going. The conch fritters started us off - our trip in the keys was all about conch fritters and key lime pie. The conch fritters were comparable to other places - and everywhere we visited they were all good. My husband raved about his grilled grouper sandwich. The kids enjoyed their cheeseburgers. The key lime pie was the absolute best in the Keys. The creaminess of the pie had the perfect amount of tanginess from the key limes. Adding a touch of raspberry sauce created the perfect melt in your mouth dessert.
We were there over spring break, which means that there were crowds of people everywhere we went. This may be one reason for the somewhat slow service - but we weren't in a hurry to get anywhere and it was nice to sit and relax and look at the turquoise blue water and watch the birds swooping around.
After eating, we had to go over and feed the tarpon again. The boys were fascinated by these huge fish who act almost like pets.
If you're in a hurry or looking for something fancy, this is not the place to visit - which is probably something to say about anywhere in the Florida Keys. It is a place to stop, feed the tarpon, relax and enjoy the view, and feed your family a darn good meal.