DPChallenge~Local Flavor~Key West~ HogFish Bar and Grill


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I had the opportunity this past weekend to take Out of Towner’s to a fairly hard to find eatery. The island has been my home for over 20 years so I do know where the best spots are Smile

The Hogfish Bar and Grill is in Stock Island, just a five-minute drive from Key West.

NOTE: Listen to the “Stock Island Song” from the link above.

They serve the freshest fish anywhere in Key West, Florida.

The problem is finding it.

The address is 6810 Front Street, Safe Harbor~Stock Island, Florida

Phone # 305-293-4041

THE NEXT ISLAND OVER

The real Key West? It’s not even on Key West proper anymore, but just over the Cow Key Channel Bridge, on the even tinier Stock Island.

Source: NY Times

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Directions from Key West:

Take US1 North out of Key West and across the Cow Key Channel Bridge. At the third stoplight, bear to the right and on to MacDonald Avenue. Follow this for approximately 1 mile and make a right on 4th Avenue (across from Boyd’s Campground). Take your next left on Front Street and drive almost to the end—you’ll see the Hogfish Bar and Grill on the right.

Years ago it was called “No Name Bar” A rowdy little spot back then…the drinks flowed and many fisherman in their white boots made a bar stool their home till closing time.

Further up the Keys is another hidden spot called “No Name Pub” This bar is in Big Pine Key.

The Hogfish Bar is a little piece of old Key West. Scrumptious lobster bisque soup, killer Hogfish sandwiches with chips and slaw on the side, to die for Key West Pinks (Shrimp) snuggled next to a yellowtail snapper, a mound of stone crab claws and fresh slabs of grouper. My mouth is watering.

I was married to a fisherman and my fridge was always packed full of seafood.

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Live Music and the drinks still flow fast and furious Smile

Plenty of cats roam in between your feet. A bowl of water is always a welcome treat from the gracious servers.

The following pictures were taken of the local color.

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The Colors of Key West

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Huge Fried Shrimp Basket

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Fried Yellowtail Basket

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Baja Taco’s with Blackened Yellowtail

Bon Appétit

HOGFISH Bar and Grill

Come on down !

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Magical Marvin Key


Last night mama came to see me in my dreams and gave me a handful of beautiful wildflowers.

I’ve been thinking. Someone told me once I was desperate and pathetic. Move on. Now that I think about that again it is the exact thing my EX used to say too me when I questioned him about HIS other women. He always replied they were desperate and pathetic and needed to move on. That they were only trying to break us up.
I ask how does someone move on when said person is always calling, coming over and saying how much he loves and wants me back ?

Phone goes unanswered, door goes unopened~ that’s HOW ???

Yesterday, the forecast called for scattered showers and heavy rain. It looked dismal but we took a chance. It turned out to be a beautiful day. We went further this time, past Snipes and on to Marvin Key. I like it even better then Snipes if that is possible. It seemed surreal, the small lagoons and the mangroves with the two paths reminded me of “The Road Not Taken”  a poem by Robert Frost.