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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Brossard, Canada
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the captain's plate and the portion is generous but it was 40$. It was good but not Very good so 3 stars in my opinion

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Thank Pierre L
LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the outside it doesn't look like anything special - sandwiched right between the highway coming from both directions - parking lot on the middle. However, really great food! It was very busy when we go there - casual atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating. Seafood is the focus... The King Crab was outstanding!

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Thank BeachMax
Hollywood, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, in the Keys the best food is not found with an ocean view. If you want great food in the keys most places are away from the water. This is one of those places. The fish is super fresh and the deserts are made daily. The Hemingway is my favorite item on the menu so far. A little pricey... More 

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Minneapolis
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent meal. We tried key lime pie a bunch of places; Ballyhoo's had our favorite. The main dishes we ordered were also terrific. We considered the all-you-can-eat stone crab claws but decided against it and had them as an appetizer instead; I'm glad we did, as I didn't particularly care for them.

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Thank NMpls
St. Petersburg, FL
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food that we had was amazing! The BBQ shrimp app was outstanding as was the bread with pepper sauce. Both dinners were great as well. I had the Chicken strip sandwich and my girlfriend had the Cajun pasta. The only complaint I have was the service which I think was lacking. We had no defined waitress which may be... More 

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Thank Douglas H
weir, United States
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ballyhoos has a really good seafood menu. Real close to the Hilton at Mile Marker 98. Little higher end food but worth the price.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was visiting a friend and we traveled down to Key Largo for a dive trip. This restaurant had been recommended by a colleague in Orlando. Great service and decent appetizers. I ordered what I thought was going to be fried fish but it was a "whole deep fried fish" When it came my friend said, "I hope that's not mine."... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highly recommend the minipan mahi ($18 for the small, which was ample) - mahi in a flavorful cream sauce with shrimp, tomatoes and lots of garlic - this was delicious and I would order it again if I ever went back. My husband got a tuna steak ($27) and was disappointed, feeling it was previously frozen and tough. We had... More 

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Tulsa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tried Ballyhoo's for the first time on Valentine's evening, 2017, and have been back every weekend since for the best seafood dishes we've found in Key Largo (and we've tried a large majority of KL restaurants over the years). I love the fact that they make their own ketchup (no high fructose corn syrup!) and are extremely sensitive to... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Cast Iron Mahi,it was fresh and just melt in your mouth delicious... The staff was all wonderful and full of good Spirits,everyone was helping each other.Run like a family business.And the Key Lime pie was out of this World.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?