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
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
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.
Live Music and the drinks still flow fast and furious
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.
The Colors of Key West
Huge Fried Shrimp Basket
Fried Yellowtail Basket
Baja Taco’s with Blackened Yellowtail
Come on down !