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Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS
$15.0
Conch Fritters
Served with curry sauce and cocktail sauce
$16.0
Conch Meuniere
Lightly breaded Bahamian conch topped with garlic butter, Key Lime and Worcestershire
$13.0
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
$15.0
Cracked Conch
Marinated conch, lightly battered and fried. Served with cocktail sauce
$10.0
Fried Pink Tomatoes
Topped with goat cheese, balsamic reduction, and fresh basil ribbons
$17.0
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
Gumbo
Sausage & chicken gumbo. From our cookbook!
Cup $6.0
Bowl $8.0
Black Bean Soup
SALADS
Small $4.0
Large $8.0
Farmers Salad
Mixed greens, fresh vegetables, vineripened tomatoes, chopped egg and housemade garlic croutons. Enough to share
$9.0
Wedge Salad
Iceberg, grilled corn, tomatoes, housemade bacon, and grilled onion Gorgonzola dressing
$14.0
Southern Cobb
Fried buttermilk chicken tenders, Cheddar, hard boiled egg, bell peppers, baby greens, avocado, & fresh veggies. | May substitute grilled or blackened chicken
$19.0
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
$10.0
Classic Caesar Salad
Hearts of romaine, tossed with our housemade Caesar dressing. Topped with Parmesan and housemade garlic croutons
$19.0
Churrasco Salad
Grilled marinated skirt steak, grilled corn, diced tomatoes, black beans, cilantro, shredded cabbage, shredded romaine, and house Italian
SALADS - ADD-ONS
$4.0
Chicken
$5.0
Mahi
$7.0
Yellowtails
$8.0
Steak
$10.0
Shrimp
ENTREES
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
$26.0
Whole Fried Snapper
Marinated in homemade mojo, dusted with fried chicken flour and fried. Drizzled with garlic butter
$40.0
Captain's Platter
Florida lobster tail, fresh mahi, jumbo shrimp and scallops; broiled
$21.0
Bayou Pasta
Grilled chicken breast over pasta with Cajun Alfredo sauce
Market Price
Florida Stone Crab
Available during season: October 15th thru May 15th
$28.0
Twin Tails $45.0
Butter Poached Grilled Lobster
Florida lobster grilled with herbed key lime butter and served with extra on the side
$25.0
Shrimp & Tomatoes
Fried pink tomatoes topped with Key West Pink Shrimp in a light basil cream sauce
$21.0
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
$22.0
Churrasco Steak
Marinated skirt steak grilled and served with fresh, housemade chimichurri sauce on the side
FRESH FOOD
$27.0
Tuna
A "Steak" fish. Choose blackened or grilled
$25.0
Yellowtail
A light, flaky snapper. Never grilled!
$22.0
Mahi
A white, mild fish
$20.0
Shrimp
Jumbo, white shrimp
$32.0
Scallops
Plump, juicy sea scallops
SPECIALTY SEAFOOD PREPARATIONS
Add $3.0
Meuniére
Sautéed with white wine, key lime butter, garlic and Worcestershire sauce,
Add $4.0
Picatta
Sautéed with garlic butter and capers
Add $2.0
Blackened
Coated with blackening spices and seared in an iron skillet
Add $6.0
Hemingway
Parmesan crusted, sautéed, and finished with crab meat and key lime butter
Add $6.0
Lorenzo
Egg washed, sautéed, topped with a crab cake and finished with bernaise
CASUAL FARE
$12.0
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
$14.0
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
$11.0
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
$12.0
Betty's Chicken Sandwich
Fried buttermilk chicken tenders, pickled onions, & housemade slaw. Also available, chicken tender platter or grilled chicken breast plate
$16.0
Shrimp & Oyster Po' Boy
Lightly breaded and fried. Served on a Cuban roll with shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, and Tabasco mayo
$15.0
Crab Cake Sandwich
Served on a kaiser with mustard sauce on the side
$12.0
House Ground Burger
½ pound of fresh (ground daily) ground chuck grilled to perfection and topped with cheese and bacon
SIDES
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
HOUSEMADE DESSERTS
Add scoop to any dessert - $3
$8.0
Whole Pie To Go $28.0
Key Lime Pie
Voted Best in Key Largo
$8.0
Fresh Strawberry Sorbet
$8.0
Chocolate Pecan Pie
$8.0
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
$8.0
Mile High Peanut Butter Pie
$9.0
Lava Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
$9.0
Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake
Made in house
$6.0
Deep Fried Oreos
Scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
BEERS
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)
PRICE RANGE
USD 8 - USD 105
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Since this place was super close to where we were staying went there for lunch. We were sitter quickly. We had conch fritters which was good. My son had hamburger with Mac and cheese since he does not like seafood. He liked his food. Actually...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mjczoey
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is small and not much to look at, but looks can be deceiving. They had the absolute best food we had in Key Largo. The waitress Gail was amazing!!!! I highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kmama60
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again on your next visit

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask for the separate vegetarian/vegan menu - there are SO MANY options that we ate dinner here two nights in a row! We had friendly casual service both nights. Trent was a pleasure. The beer and wine selection could be improved. Very reasonable prices for...More

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

Thank you for the review,we are pleased to hear that Trent is doing a great job and we love hearing that our customers enjoyed their meals. We hope to serve you again on your next visit to the keys

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were so many great tasting and fresh options, I enjoyed everything. Went on 3 separate occasions. Gayle is a rockstar. She treated us very well. Highly recommend it. Note: beer and wine only; no spirits.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Trix1111
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, We are happy for the feed back fro all our customers and hope to serve you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was across the street from our resort. We had the cast iron skillet mahi mahi and fried avocado, plus key lime pie for dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant. No water views.

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

Thank you for the review, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our cast iron mahi. And hope to serve you on your next visit to the keys

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read the great reviews but some might be put off by the roadside location..don’t be! This was our best meal while in Key Largo. Fabulous gumbo, chicken shrimp curry and cast iron fish dish and the key lime pie was amazing. Loved the...More

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

Thank you for the review. We are always glad to hear back from all our customers. We're glad you stopped in and gave us a chance to have you enjoy our menu

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of meeting Ronnie , who took such care to ensure our dining experience was exemplary! The stone crab was perfect , the New England Clam Chowder as authentic as is found in Judith Point in Rhode Island . Truly a unique...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cas3135
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad you stopped in and enjoyed our menu, We will also let Ronnie know how great his service is.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much more to say about this place than the title - we were not shown a table at check-in although there were many available, the staff ran back and forth without actually doing anything but giving people concerned looks, there was hecticness,...More

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

Thank you for bringing this problem to our attention we are sorry for the inconvenience of you not getting to enjoy our amazing food.we would like for you to contact the manager to speak about this matter and get it corrected and I do apologize...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

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Sawmilltimber
7 December 2018|
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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
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misslala1018
6 November 2018|
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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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