Built in the 1930s as a conch house, Ballyhoo's is open today as a tropical roadhouse... with a very gourmet flair. Famous for stone crab, oysters and fresh fish caught locally, the restaurant is one of those places that should go to the top of the list for any road trip on the Overseas Highway. I started with the Conch Meuniere, chosen because in all my visits to the Keys and the Bahamas, I'd never had conch prepared this way... and it was great!
Pictured is the Cast Iron Mahi, a smoky, creamy seafood mix that blew my mind. There are also daily specials that are worth checking out, so don't forget to ask.
Open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Ballyhoo's is a Florida Keys institution that you really must hit either on the way in or out.