Good Ole Southern Cuisine and Craft Beer at Ballyhoo’s Restaurant in Key Largo, Florida

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida

This week my lil family took a mini “End-of-Summer” vacay getaway to the Florida Keys to shake off the “End-of-Summer” blues. We had a glorious time swimming, sunning and eating while we were there. We also celebrated the cowboy’s¬†“last year of your 30’s” birthday. He wanted all-you-can-eat crab legs and his wish was granted.

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida All You Can Eat Snow Crab Legs

I had Yelped restaurants before we headed down to the keys (just a 4.5 hour drive from our home in Central Florida) and found Ballyhoo’s. It had stellar reviews and a fantastic star rating. It also had an amazing craft beer menu and all-you-care-to-eat crab legs so we headed on over.

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida

Ballyhoo’s is located near Mile Marker 100 on US1 and is housed in a historic Conch House from the 1930’s. There’s a charming little patio area you can dine in al fresco when the weather is right. It was about 90 degrees with 100% humidity so we opted to have our dinner inside the cottage.

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida

The inside of Ballyhoo’s was small but welcoming with a mix of table and booth seating as well as a bar with a handful of bar stools.

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida

We opted for a booth and I opted for a Bell’s Two Hearted Ale because when in the Florida Keys, drink beer with a fish on it right?

CRAFT BEER

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida Craft Beer

There were several other craft beer selections I would have loved to sip if we had had more time and I had had another liver, like Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Hope Head Red Indian Pale Ale and my beloved Swamp Ape.

BREAD SERVICE

While we were making our dinner selections our server brought over a fresh basket of bread. Cornmeal biscuits with house-made jalapeno jam and salty pretzel rolls.

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida Bread ServiceI loved the jalapeno jelly. Just the right amount of kick but not so much as to overwhelm your palate.

After we had polished off the bread, the fun started. The husband’s snow crab clusters made their initial appearance before performing encore after encore.

ENTREES

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida Snow Crab Legs

Snow Crab ($35 All-You-Can-Eat) Steamed and served with drawn butter on the side. Also comes with a side of your choosing. The husband opted to get the House Cut French Fries with Bacon Salt.

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida Seafood Marinara

Seafood Marinara Special ($25) Scallops, shrimp and fish in a tangy marinara sauce over thin spaghetti.

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Pimento Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup ($10) Homemade beer bread and house made pimento cheese, grilled until gooey and crispy and served with a cup of tomato soup on the side.

Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille Key Largo Florida Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie ($8) Graham cracker crust with toasted meringue topping. No Florida Keys dinner is complete without this classic and local island dessert.

Ballyhoo’s has perfected the art of Southern Cuisine. They have a great selection of Southern classics as well as an extensive seafood menu and a lengthy list of craft beers and wines by the glass. It’s a nice dose of Southern hospitality near the Southernmost point in the Continental US.

Ballyhoo’s Seafood Grille
97860 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-852-0822
BallyhoosRestaurant.com