The Square Grouper, Cudjoe Key, FL

For several years people have been telling me how good The Square Grouper is, but I have yet to make it there. Why? Well, generally speaking, once I am in Key West I see no good reason to drive another 22 miles north for a meal. I would stop on a drive south, but they . . . → Read More: The Square Grouper, Cudjoe Key, FL

Creature of Habit

It is hard to believe that anyone could resist these delicious brownies!

Each one of us is, to a degree, a creature of habit. We order the same thing again and again at our favorite restaurants, we go to the same places for gas and groceries. It is comforting. This past weekend, I realized . . . → Read More: Creature of Habit

Village Gourmet, Islamorada

I have been to the Village Gourmet a bunch of times, usually just for a quick coffee and maybe a pastry for the road. Last week we had the opportunity for an actual meal there.

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Bob’s Bunz, Islamorada

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Florida Keys Girl’s Insider’s Guide to the Keys

I was recently approached by the folks at to answer a few questions about the Florida Keys and Key West for their Insider’s Guide to the Keys. Naturally, since I can’t shut up about how great Key West, and all of the Keys are, I answered. At length. Great restaurants? Check. Fun things to . . . → Read More: Florida Keys Girl’s Insider’s Guide to the Keys

Shula Burger, Islamorada

The catchphrase is “If you love our steaks you’ll flip for our burgers” and the first location (although several more are planned, along with franchises) is in the Florida Keys, at the Postcard Inn at Holidays Isle.They have billboards with big, juicy burgers tempting all driving by.

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Sparky’s Landing, Key Colony Beach

I had the rare opportunity to be traveling early in the day last week, which left me hungry and needing lunch on the drive from the mainland to Key West. But where to go? It had to be someplace with outdoor seating that allows dogs. Plus, I wanted somewhere with table service. I was not . . . → Read More: Sparky’s Landing, Key Colony Beach

Little Palm Island

Little Palm Island is the place people dream of when they picture the idyllic Florida Keys. Secluded and three miles off the coast, Little Palm Island is only accessible by boat. We arrived at the ferry parking lot and were greeted warmly by the attendant. After about three minutes we were escorted to the boat . . . → Read More: Little Palm Island

Geiger Key Marina & Restaurant

The view from our table… not too shabby.

Last week, to kick of Eating Key West weekend (which, much to my dismay, was not a universally celebrated event), we stopped at Geiger Key Marina & Smokehouse for lunch. While we missed the Sunday B-B-Q day, we did enjoy a wonderful lunch there.

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Pilot House, Key Largo

Worth the effort to find.

So there I was, driving northbound along the Overseas Highway when we decided to stop for lunch. Having done some research (OK, I Googled “Dog friendly restaurants in Key Largo” while my mom was driving) we settled on lunch at Snappers. Turns out, they only . . . → Read More: Pilot House, Key Largo

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