When heading to the Florida Keys, be sure to slow down and turn LEFT at Mile Marker 100 off of US1 and visit the Key Largo Conch House. This restaurant has caught the attention of the locals, semi-locals in Miami and nationally through their various TV appearances, including Man v. Food on the Food Network for a conch fritter eating contest! My most recent family dining experience at the Key Largo Conch House was for brunch. It was outstanding.
Beautiful Drive from Miami
Living or visiting Miami and you’re in a tropical paradise. There are plenty of beautiful beaches, great restaurants and cultural attractions. But we often forget that within an hour’s drive the opportunities expand, plus the drive getting there is phenomenal – an attraction in itself. Key Largo is a great day-trip from Miami, taking just over an hour when heading from South Beach. The Key Largo Conch House is a great place to get away from the big city and get the Keys vibe while enjoying a superb cuisine.
Perfectly Serviced ala Keys-Style
The restaurant is owned by Laura Dreaver and her husband Ted. They have put their heart and soul into the eatery, and it shows. The service is outstanding and the food fantastic. I can personally testify that after enjoying more than one meal here I look forward to my next. Remember my review of the outstanding fish tacos I had there a few years back? Well, this more recent visit was during Sunday brunch and it most certainly lived up to that midday meal. I’m thinking that I now need to make the time to try their dinner.
You’re in the Florida Keys. There is bound to be a hint of local fish at breakfast. I had it big time. I enjoyed devoured their Lobster Eggs Benedict, which is only available during Florida Lobster Season (August – Mid-March.) It was outstanding.
The breakfast menu has the standard dishes, like eggs, pancakes and sandwiches. But the Key Largo Conch House takes it a step further – making it a real Florida Keys eatery. There is fresh, local fish incorporated in many of their breakfast meals, including: conch omelet, shrimp benedict and crab cake benedict. Tom had the Southwest Benedict that serves the poached eggs atop cornbread. He raved about the dish. A Healthy Lite Bites menu items for those health-conscious brunch diners. Prices for different breakfast platters range from $6.95 for a standard omelet to $19.95 for that unbelievable Lobster Benedict. A number of side items, most under $5, are available.
Family Friendly Brunch Menu
The Children’s Menu stems from their love of their own grandchildren. They know what kids like, what parents like and keep it within at very reasonable price, especially at breakfast. My 6 year old enjoyed the Chocolate Chip Pancake & Bacon. It was an appropriate size for a 6 year old – just one large pancake and 2 slices of crispy bacon. She ate every last bite. Other items on the breakfast menu include, scrambled eggs, french toast, bagel, fruit and yogurt. Prices range from $2.95 to $4.95.
The breakfast menus are available until 11 AM on weekdays and noon on weekends.
Locals and visitors should get ready to enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Key Largo Conch House. Diners will receive great service and a scrumptious meal! The Key Largo Conch House is on MM 100 on the lefthand-side of US1 when heading SOUTH.
Key Largo Conch House
100211 Overseas Highway
Caroline Murphy is a South Florida mom of 2 who enjoys travel, great food and smart product. She shares her been there, done that experiences at SmartyPantsMama.com and the Smarty Pants Mama Media network (Youtube,LinkedIn,Instagram.com, Pinterest)