Nothing tops a massive plate of nachos with plenty of tortilla chips

Florida Keys Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe
The ladies of Marathon swear by salad topped with blackened fish and loaded with fresh greens. go

Casually Cool Tiki Bar
A true winner is a must do Florida Keys restaurant. go

Marathon Bar Stool Winners
Welcome to Island Fish Tiki Bar in Marathon which is a locals favorite. go

Home of the Florida Lobster Sandwich
It's great to get French fries so you can dip them in the sauces. go

Seven Mile Bar
There is a swimming pool on the water to enjoy before dinner. go

Eating on the Waterfront
There is a large selection to choose from, and the banana bread offered before your meal is prime. go

Slow Smoked Barbecue
Call in for pick-up-orders and everything is dine-in or take-out. go

Tarpon Creek Marina Tiki Bar
The restaurant is set up to be all tropically tiki style, which really goes nice for a waterfront restaurant. go


Eating is Great

Boater Friendly
This is the perfect mid value place for those coming down to fish with their boat. go

Boat Dock Hotel in Marathon
Everywhere you go you're gonna want to get out into the water. go

Middle Keys Fishing Center
From the docks it takes only five or ten minutes to boat out to Pigeon Key Park. go

Daytrips to Key West are a Breeze
We prefer the backcountry flats fishing, since there is more to see. go

We got lucky and stayed in Key Colony Beach
Yes, we would go with the events. go

35th Street Fish Market
My pick is the lobster roll, french fries, and iced tea! go

Travel by Air up in the Keys
You and a friend can fly up in the air and experience the Florida Keys like no one else. go

Really Tasty Egg Rolls

I made another batch of no-oil veggie filled Egg Rolls based on the china express recipe. Oh my goodness, it is a now forever product that will be made on a weekly basis or twice a week. This time the key was to get them even more golden brown and I cooked them up to 405 degrees. They are so good, just pick your dipping sauce. Soy sauce with spicy mustard mixed together is really tasty with egg rolls. A good fire hot sauce is a winner when mixed in with fat free blue cheese dressing. It is an egg roll palace down at the Southernmost Point!

Rory F.

Tip Life in the Southernmost Island

Even the restaurant industry on the islands has down sizing in the summer. I am getting more hints that I am going to be let go. The shock of the situation has worn off so now I'm better able to just smile and do my work. During the summer the wait staff gets cut. I don't know if I'm going to be able to get a new job before I get let go but I will find something. I can do temp work until I find something. I have money set aside for a layoff and I don't have many bills either. I am going to have to work on this every weekend now until I get something. I cannot slack off.

Jerome G.