Eating at Key Largo Original Music Festival

Staff Writer
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The place to celebrate is the annual Key Largo Original Music Festival, a four-day celebration held every May.

This year’s festival runs from Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 15.

Over 30 songwriters and musicians from all over the United States, including Nashville, and overseas will rock out on four stages across all four days.

The stages will be set up at these Key Largo waterfront locations: Snappers Waterfront Restaurant and Raw Bar at mile marker 94.5; Sundowners Key Largo at mile marker 104; Señor Frijoles at mile marker 104 and Cactus Jack's at mile marker 104.

New for 2016: New performers, bands and individual singer songwriters in addition to popular performers from years past. Previous performers have included Davin McCoy; Atkins and Davidson; Dianna Corcoan; and Key Largo’s own Devinshire.

“You’ll experience a wide variety of musical styles, from performers who are among an elite group of musicians helping shape the music industry today and who will serve up a foot tappin’, knee slappin’ mix of music that includes country, pop, rock, blues and jazz all for your enjoyment,” says Sue Finney, Event and Marketing Coordinator for the festival.

So what’s on the menu while you’re grooving to the sounds at Key Largo’s Original Music Festival?  Great drinks from cold beers to frozen cocktails to amazing appetizers like nachos, pizza, crab cakes, and cracked conch. Gear up for satisfying meals too like burgers, enchiladas and tacos, as well as steaks and sandwiches.

Read on for a delicious look at what’s cookin’ at each of the participating restaurants for the upcoming music festival.

Snappers Waterfront Restaurant and Raw Bar

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Snapper’s Key Largo / Facebook

The host venue for Key Largo’s Original Music Festival, Snappers Waterfront Restaurant and Raw Bar at mile marker 94.5, has an extensive menu featuring appetizers like cracked conch, crab cakes, and gator bites. Choose entrees like shrimp tacos, burgers, seafood enchiladas, and lobster tails.

The drink list is incredible too. There are eight types of margaritas and other frozen drinks like coladas, daiquiris and mudslides. They have other tropical drinks like bloody Mary’s, mojitos, mai tais and sangrias.

Sundowners Key Largo

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Sundowners – Key Largo / Facebook

Bring your appetite to Sundowners at mile marker 104. You’ll be dancing anyway! This yummy spot features lots of good eats including tuna pizza, crab cake, seafood paella, baby back ribs, filet mignon, and Cuban sandwiches.

Sip on tasty drinks too like a frozen mango daiquiri, piña coladas, key lime martinis and mango coconut mojitos, as well as over a dozen beers that include IPAs and local beers like Key West Sunset Ale and Islamorada Sandbar Sunday American Wheat Ale.

Señor Frijoles

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Sundowners – Key Largo / Facebook

Indulge in a Mexican fiesta at Señor Frijoles at mile marker 104. This restaurant is serving up tacos, enchiladas and fajitas, as well as Florida seafood favorites including hot drunken mussels, Dox XX lobster tacos and mahi poblano.

The drink menu is impressive: Beers from Mexico, the U.S., and around the world; a large variety of tequilas and mezcals; and over 10 kinds of margaritas.

So go ahead — order up fresh, tableside-made guacamole and chips, grab a margarita, and prepare to have a good time!

Cactus Jack's

The menu at Cactus Jacks, located at mile marker 104 in Key Largo, is amped and ready for fun! As you’re enjoying the live music, munch on hot wings, sliders, chicken sandwiches, and burgers. Savor chipotle shrimp and bacon-wrapped jalapeños too. Wash down the yummy food with cocktails and cold beers.

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