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Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille

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97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
+1 305-852-0822
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Columbus, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff and the food at this small resturant is awesome. We ate here everynight for the 3 days we were in key largo. We had something different every night and never had a bad meal.

Thank winkleramy40
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The homemade pepper jalapeño jelly that came with the bread was a great start. My conch chowder was however what I expected. I was after the 'New England' style creamy clam chowder and was disappointed with what was served. The charbroiled oysters were - however- creamy & succulent and utterly fulfilling. Mushrooms came generously stuffed with the crab meat &... More 

Thank tara1709
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Ballyhoo's for the most incredible vegan grilled cheese of my life! Everything is made at the restaurant, including the ketchup! Finding a restaurant that has anything vegan, let alone a seperate menu with many choices, is rare. Thank you so much for considering vegans and vegetarians AND for making us the best meal of our trip. The black... More 

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate dinner here and it was great. I had yellowfin snapper Hemingway style with mac and cheese. My husband had steak and son had crab legs. Food was flavorful.

Thank felishar
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like them, splurge on the all you can eat deal.. they keep coming until you stop eating. Fresh, sweet and cold. Not that much work to do since they are mostly cracked open. Attentive staff and nice menu. Will be back. Not the crazy bar scene as other places.

Thank meltze
Miami, Florida
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love stone crabs this a great spot to get your fill! .. just make stone crabs are in season .. frozen stone crabs are not as good as fresh!

1 Thank Suncatcher21
North Vernon
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a large vegetarian and vegan menu. We had the Joe vs the Volcano (also available with shrimp) and the sweet potato burger with a side of sautéed green beans that were nice fresh green beans and oh so yummy. There is outside seating, but it is near the highway. We sat indoors. The service is awesome and... More 

2 Thank mommacatt
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hemingway Snapper was a really good choice and so was the hogfish dinner. I was surprised by the conch chowder; it reminded me of veggie soup. I was expecting a cream sauce. It was pretty good! The sweet potato side with pecans and marshmallows were tasty! The portions were way too much for me to finish.

3 Thank Kimberly S
Arlington, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with high expectations. Our waitress seemed clueless. She could not answer many questions and gave lots of incorrect info. My food was ok. I had the scallops - quite tasty, however, by the end, I felt I had eaten way too much grease. One of our party had the hogfish. It's smelled and tasted awful and was... More 

2 Thank Colin R
Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third year at Ballyhoos. The food and service are always top notch. The menu has a good amount of variety and it is one of the few places in the Keys that are good for vegans and vegetarians.

4 Thank Allison S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
  • Phone Number: +1 305-852-0822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?