Where to Cook Your Catch in the Keys

If you’re in the Florida Keys, most likely you’ve been fishing, and shipping your fish back home might not be a good idea. So, the only other option is to eat it. The good news is that you can eat your catch right in the Keys. Here is a list of four places in the Florida Keys that will cook your catch for you.

The Buzzards Roost Grill and Pub, Key Largo      


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Now that you have your catch, head down to The Buzzards Roost Grill and Pub to get it cooked. You can have it fried, grilled, blackened, and jerked. Or have it prepared in one of their classic style piccata, or almondine. All the entrees come with either soup or salad, and a choice of one side. Be aware though that all catches must be cleaned and filleted and of legal size and in-season.

Dine at this waterfront location and enjoy a full menu Tiki bar and live music. When you’re done enjoying your meal, head over to Hammock Botanical State Park and enjoy the trails. Walk off your meal and see the various plant and animal species including wild cotton and American crocodiles.

Lazy Lobster, Key Largo

Take your catch to Chef Lupe where he’ll prepare your catch for you. Have your catch blackened, fried, grilled, or broiled. Also, at an additional cost, he’ll prepare it other ways. To accompany your catch, you have the choice of a potato or french fries, soup or salad, and rice or vegetable of the day. Also, enjoy the fresh dinner rolls and some homemade tropical bread. All catches must be filleted and deboned.

After your catch has settled, take a four-minute walk over to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and experience an underwater playground. Go on a snorkel boat tour, glass bottom boat tour, or take a scuba diving tour. Don’t worry about where you’ll lay your head. Use Hotel Planner to book a hotel in Key Largo today.   

Sparky’s Landing, Key Colony Beach

This beach bar is tucked away in a city known as the gem of the Florida Keys. Here, you can have your catch cooked or enjoy it raw. Creativity is a specialty, and the chefs can do things like sashimi for in-season catches. Pull your boat up right alongside the restaurant. Take your catch and don’t forget the kiddos. This restaurant has a great atmosphere for families with children.

Take the kids on over to the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters where you can snorkel along the coral reef, interact with stingrays, and get acquainted with a pool of friendly sharks.

Hogfish Bar and Grill, Stock Island

Cook your catch while you enjoy a panoramic waterfront view. Famous for their Baja-style tacos, they’ll gladly cook your catch for you. Served with rice or fries and veggies, you can have your catch fried, blackened, or grilled.

After your food has settled, walk 30 feet over to Try Scuba Diving and explore the deep waters of the Key West.

The next time you’re in the Keys, cook your catch and then go and enjoy the nearby attractions.

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