Tourist trap. There is no ocean view. There's no boat unloading the day's catch. The kitchen is too small for the number of entrees. The price is too high for what you can get from a similar well-known establishment. But hey, I went. Now I regret it.
Lessons learned in South Florida:
1. There are a lot of tourist-trap restaurants in Florida.
2. Few restaurants have a patissier. So, in South Florida, interpret "Great Key Lime Pie" as hype, or a first?time, key- lime, pie eater because in almost every case, it's bought from one of several large food companies. You are better off getting it frozen at your favorite grocer or a Costco-like retailer.
3. Few restaurants make their own soup. So, lobster bisque at a seafood restaurant in Florida is a common item which if raved about probably means it was bought frozen rather than canned. If you really want great bisque go to a French restaurant in New York, Chicago or North California.
4. Good seafood is possible in Florida. It's not easy to get. Go to a chain or plan to pay.
Caught but not fresh. Stay away is my advice. The restaurant claims fresh caught. The fish may have been caught, but it was not fresh. The rolls were the typical grocery French rolls. Overall, considering, the restaurant specializes in fish and is in the Florida Keys, it's not worth the time and money.
Great Seafood. I visited Key Largo to Scuba Dive. The weather turned out to be terrible. Instead of diving our next best choice of things to do was to have a few drinks and dinner. We visited a local bar where one of the locals recommended that we try The Fish House Restaurant. This was the highlight of our vacation. This restaurant was great. The service was great. The Lobster Bisque was creamy and very tasty. We ordered Yellowtail Snapper the first night. It was perfectly cooked with a blue cheese and cajun seasoning that was great. There were several selections on how to have the fresh catches of the day prepared. They all looked delicious. The second night we tried some appetizers and the lobster/crab casserole. It was to die for. I would highly recommend, if you are visiting the keys, Key Largo in particular, try this restaurant. You will not be sorry. It is Great!!
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