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Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


USD 8 - USD 105
American, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Conch Fritters
Served with curry sauce and cocktail sauce
Conch Meuniere
Lightly breaded Bahamian conch topped with garlic butter, Key Lime and Worcestershire
Dozen Raw Oysters on the Half Shell $19.0
Charbroiled Oysters
½ dozen fresh oysters topped with garlic butter, wine, and Parmesan, then grilled
Cup $6.0
Bowl $8.0
Conch Chowder
Ground conch, fresh potatoes, tomatoes & spices
Cracked Conch
Marinated conch, lightly battered and fried. Served with cocktail sauce
Fried Pink Tomatoes
Topped with goat cheese, balsamic reduction, and fresh basil ribbons
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Jumbo "peel & eat" Key West Pink Shrimp tossed Cajun spices and a hint of heavy cream
Cup $6.0
Bowl $8.0
Housemade Tomato Soup
Cup $7.0
Bowl $9.0
Sausage & chicken gumbo. From our cookbook!
Cup $6.0
Bowl $8.0
Black Bean Soup
Small $4.0
Large $8.0
Farmers Salad
Mixed greens, fresh vegetables, vineripened tomatoes, chopped egg and housemade garlic croutons. Enough to share
Wedge Salad
Iceberg, grilled corn, tomatoes, housemade bacon, and grilled onion Gorgonzola dressing
Southern Cobb
Fried buttermilk chicken tenders, Cheddar, hard boiled egg, bell peppers, baby greens, avocado, & fresh veggies. | May substitute grilled or blackened chicken
Joe Vs the Volcano
Grilled Key West Pink Shrimp, spinach, noodles, grilled mango, avocado, tomato, cilantro, mint and roasted peanuts. Tossed with our Chili Lime dressing
Small $6.0
Large $12.0
Pecans & Goat Cheese
Fresh baby spinach, candied pecans, goat cheese, pickled red onions, dried cranberries and raspberry vinaigrette. Enough to share
Classic Caesar Salad
Hearts of romaine, tossed with our housemade Caesar dressing. Topped with Parmesan and housemade garlic croutons
Churrasco Salad
Grilled marinated skirt steak, grilled corn, diced tomatoes, black beans, cilantro, shredded cabbage, shredded romaine, and house Italian
Please ask your server about our daily specials!
Small $18.0
Large $26.0
Cast Iron Mahi
Fresh mahi mahi, lightly blackened and topped with smoked shrimp, diced tomato, garlic, shallots, and Creole cream
Whole Fried Snapper
Marinated in homemade mojo, dusted with fried chicken flour and fried. Drizzled with garlic butter
Captain's Platter
Florida lobster tail, fresh mahi, jumbo shrimp and scallops; broiled
Bayou Pasta
Grilled chicken breast over pasta with Cajun Alfredo sauce
Market Price
Florida Stone Crab
Available during season: October 15th thru May 15th
Twin Tails $45.0
Butter Poached Grilled Lobster
Florida lobster grilled with herbed key lime butter and served with extra on the side
Shrimp & Tomatoes
Fried pink tomatoes topped with Key West Pink Shrimp in a light basil cream sauce
Chicken Française
Two 6-oz. chicken breasts, egg washed with lemon butter white wine sauce
Market Price
King Crab
Full pound dinner served with drawn butter on the side. Add ½ pound to any entree
Churrasco Steak
Marinated skirt steak grilled and served with fresh, housemade chimichurri sauce on the side
A "Steak" fish. Choose blackened or grilled
A light, flaky snapper. Never grilled!
A white, mild fish
Jumbo, white shrimp
Plump, juicy sea scallops
Add $3.0
Sautéed with white wine, key lime butter, garlic and Worcestershire sauce,
Add $4.0
Sautéed with garlic butter and capers
Add $2.0
Coated with blackening spices and seared in an iron skillet
Add $6.0
Parmesan crusted, sautéed, and finished with crab meat and key lime butter
Add $6.0
Egg washed, sautéed, topped with a crab cake and finished with bernaise
Sweet Potato Burger
Mashed sweet potatoes, white beans, tahini and a hint of spice. Grilled and served on a kaiser with jalapeño jelly on the side
Ballyhoo's Fish & Fried Tomato Sandwich
Fresh mahi (choose grilled, blackened, jerked or fried) topped with a fried pink tomato, baby lettuces, and a side of remoulade sauce
Pimento Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Homemade beer bread and housemade pimento cheese. Grilled until gooey and crispy and served with a cup of tomato soup on the side
Betty's Chicken Sandwich
Fried buttermilk chicken tenders, pickled onions, & housemade slaw. Also available, chicken tender platter or grilled chicken breast plate
Shrimp & Oyster Po' Boy
Lightly breaded and fried. Served on a Cuban roll with shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, and Tabasco mayo
Crab Cake Sandwich
Served on a kaiser with mustard sauce on the side
House Ground Burger
½ pound of fresh (ground daily) ground chuck grilled to perfection and topped with cheese and bacon
French Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Black Beans & Rice
Sliced Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows & Pecans
Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon Salt
Black Eyed Peas
Tossed To Order
Cole Slaw
Sauteed Spinach
Add scoop to any dessert - $3
Whole Pie To Go $28.0
Key Lime Pie
Voted Best in Key Largo
Fresh Strawberry Sorbet
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Mile High Peanut Butter Pie
Lava Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake
Made in house
Deep Fried Oreos
Scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Swamp Ape, Double India Pale Ale 10% (USA-Florida)
West Coast IPA Indian Pale Ale 7.3% (USA- California)
Blue Moon, Belgian White Wheat 5.4% (USA-Colorado)
Modelo Negra, Premium Lager 5.4% (Mexico)
Stella Artois, European Pale Ale 5.2% (Belgium)
Channel Marker, Indian Pale Ale 5.18% (USA-Florida)
Key West Sunset Ale, Amber Ale 5% (USA-Florida)
Budweiser, Lager 5% (USA-Missouri)
Heineken, Lager 5% (Holland)
Sam Adams, Ager 4.75% (USA-Boston)
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited Ballyhho's twice during a brief stay in KL, and the seafood was excellent on both visits (and we live in a seafood area on the coast in NC so are used to getting good seafood).

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MichiganTresco
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the reveiew, We are glad you got to dine with us at Sal's ballyhoos and enjoyed both visits. We hope you stop by again on your next visit to the keys

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best sangria I have ever had! The food was amazing as well. We cleaned our plates. Our server was Ronald for the meal and he was amazing. He was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and dishes.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 1allisonc
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review, we are glad you enjoyed the food and your sangria. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the Keys.

Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped in after not being down the keys for a while Had the mahi mahi in cast iron pan in a creme sause ,was one the best fish every . I would eat there any time ,I am down that way

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dan g
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Dan for the review, we are glad you stopped by and enjoyed the cast iron Mahi, we hope to see you on your next visit

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Bay Harbor Lodge, Ballyhoos was the only place within walking distance. Doesn't look much from the outside - but few restaurants/cafes do. Shared a lobster platter which was okay. Probably a tad overpriced for the venue. Good seating area outside.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Fleetsfox
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review.Hope to serve you next time your in town.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have never been here and this is one of 4 restaurants we visited during the Key Largo and Islamorada Food and Wine Festival. There is not much in the way of ambiance; no view of the water or music. The website and menu said...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Another P
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your meal.

Reviewed 16 January 2019

I was impressed by the outdoor, relaxed environment. Felt very comfortable/casual but they had GREAT food! Fresh Sangria's were Amazing! Stone Cold Crab amazingly yummy but you would need quite a few to fill you up so I ordered the Captains Platter and 1/2# of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SoloAdventuresSW
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, We're glad you enjoyed your meal and our outside patio. Hope to serve you again soon

Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

If you should find yourself in the Florida keys area and Key Largo in particular, healthy meal stop at Ballyhoos around mile marker 97.8. Such a pleasure to find they have a separate vegan / vegetarian menu and all those we went to dinner with,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you for the review.we are happy to hear you and your party enjoyed the meals.Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 29 December 2018

Visited Ballyhoo's for the first time tonight, for dinner. I was wanting stone crab, while it is in season. They have a pretty varied menu, making it good for our party of four, including one who has Celiac's and has to be gluten free. Due...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 771daniellel
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Thank you for the review. We are glad we could accommodate everyone with our other menu items and hope we get the chance to serve you again

Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch here before going to Theatre of Sea. Food quality much higher and fun to watch the boats. Had best blackened grouper sandwich (they will custom make) plus vegetarian wife had amazing salad. Kids happy with Parmesan fries and big hot dogs. Staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We were in town for a couple of says and booked a table for six. We were greeted warmly upon arrival and given the back room. The service was phenomenal. The food was amazing, fresh and tasty. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and we even...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank X460LOandrewc
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, we are glad we could accommodate you and the rest of the group, we hope to serve you all on your next visit

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7 December 2018|
Response from april40371 | Property representative |
Please if your still in town come in and speak with April on this matter that is not our price for an add on. We are not in the market to make any customer feel this way and Please let me know who was your server so I can... More
6 November 2018|
Response from april40371 | Property representative |
Right now the king is at $110.00 per person, snow crab is $55.00 per person and the stone crab is $30.00 for 4 claw appetizer with $3.99 per claw after
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