Lazy Days: "The best fresh fish preparations in the keys" Islamorada Restaurant Tip by thedanger

Islamorada Restaurants: 31 reviews and 33 photos

"Come for the view, stay for the food" is what the locals have to say about this unpretentious restaurant at MM 80 oceanside. (Every place is usually referred to by its mile marker #) A remarkable, panoramic view of the ocean is available from nearly every seat in the restaurant. All fresh local seafood, homemade soups, sauces, and baked goods. Extensive, yet affordable wine list. My recommendation is to pace yourself, and plan to be there long enough to try an appetizer, entree, and dessert. For appetizers, the crabcakes, lazy clams (variation of casino), or coconut shrimp (w/ great mango chutney) are a good bet. For dinner, focus on the specials page in the front. The first night in the keys, you should choose several (or as many as you wish) of the fish preparations on the menu, and have your server bring them out "family style", so everyone at the table can try some of each. Lazy Days will also prepared fish that we caught, the same way. Save room for the obligatory key lime pie, or for the homemade apple pie a la mode, then crawl home fat and happy. Portions are huge, and prices are very reasonable, especially in the keys. Have fun!

Favorite Dish: Get whatever the fresh catch is prepared any of the following ways

Lazy Days - Japanese bread crumbs, sauteed, fresh tomatoes, scallions, parmesan cheese, and key lime butter

Senator - cant remember all, but has mushrooms, shrimp, scallops, artichokes, tomatoes, scallions, garlic, etc. sauteed yum!

Matecumbe -
Crab Stuffed & Blackened

Address: Mile Marker 80, Oceanside
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Just south of the Outback steakhouse on the oceanside - if you hit the end of upper matecumbe, you went too far
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Seafood

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 4, 2004
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