Along the harbor in Key West lie several eateries and bars. For whatever reason, I have never eaten at the Schooner Wharf. Last weekend, I was inspired to do just that. After a morning of tennis, we hopped on our bikes and headed to harbor. Schooner Wharf is ubiquitously Key West. There is a surly guy playing guitar and singing (he is quite good). There is no flooring, practically the whole place is outside. Service is laid back and friendly. I asked for a refill of iced tea, as my 8 ounce cup would not last more than two minutes, and was brought a whole pitcher, which even I could not finish.
We had a red snapper melt – like a tuna melt, but on crack. Fresh fish slathered in onions, mushrooms and cheese served with fries (well, you could have cole slaw, but really, why?) It is a big sandwich, akin to the Hogfish Bar and Grill Killer Hogfish sandwich. Different fish, different bread, same tastiness. It is good to have choices in life that all end in a good meal. We also had a fish taco, made with fresh mahi-mahi. Wrapped burrito style, more than taco style, it was easy to eat (read: no mess) and delicious. In lieu of fries, FKGuy got the very responsible side salad. A large, fresh salad, it is easy to see why we have friends that come here just for the salads.