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Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Menu

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 1 week ago

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
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april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for an easy place to stop for a local, seafood meal? Look no further. Reasonably priced food and good drinks. We’ll be back! Try the conch chowder and the mahi...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChrisMygatt
april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad you stopped by and enjoyed our conch chowder and mahi. We will be hapy to serve you again.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

I had the Joe the Volcano salad and my husband had a steak. Both were excellently prepared. Good meal

Date of visit: December 2018
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april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thank you for the review. We're glad you and your husband enjoyed the meals. Hope to serve you again

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We followed a recommendation on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. The tuna starter was the best tuna I have ever tasted, anywhere in the world. What a fantastic surprise. Really friendly, excellent service in a relaxed diner style atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
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april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed our service and your meal and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 5 December 2018

Great selections and servers - whole fried yellowtail was the best. Great service from Ronnie, even though he doesn't like fish. The daily specials are good, but the go-to has to be the whole fried yellowtail - which I never had before. Some of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you for the review,we're always happy to hear feedback from our guest.We will let Ronnie know he does a great job.We hope to serve you again.

Reviewed 5 December 2018

WOW,, eating yellowtail for the first time was really good, never considered myself a fish person but between the mahi and yellowtail and shrimp, I am. Sit outside and enjoy the cool breeze and have a few cocktails or try local key west beer. Yellow...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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april40371, Manager at Ballyhoo's Historic Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you for the review< we're happy you got to enjoy your meal and the nice breeze we had this week.Hope to see you again soon.

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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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