Seafood Shacks in the Florida Keys

When you’re craving great fish, the seafood lunch or dinner doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated

This is some of the best seafood you can find.

It just has to be fresh, and that’s where seafood shacks really shine.

You don’t have to dress up for a fish shack, either. Come as you are in your flip-flops, tank tops or t-shirts, shorts, and sunglasses. The look and feel of a seafood shack is fun, easygoing and very often, kitschy, especially in the Florida Keys. This is the place for tiki bars, bright colors, lively music, and lots of laughter. You’re here for a good meal and a good time!

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Fish shacks are comfy places to grab a beer and settle in for an indulgent and tasty meal. These seafood shacks will have a tropical drink waiting for you – with a colorful drink umbrella too.

Some shacks are just that – walk-up counters where you can order your dinner on the spot. Others have tiki bars or sit down service. No matter which shack you choose, there’s one thing in common: Amazing fish feasts!

Don’t count calories now. These casual eateries are notorious for fried foods like conch fritters, calamari, onion rings, and fish & chips. Try starters like conch chowder or tuna nachos; move on to seafood platters of lobster, shrimp and scallops for the main entrée or savor the local favorite: Hog fish. You can even spice things up with flavorful jambalaya, gator bites and jerk flavored wings.

Dessert is a must too. Key lime pie is essential during your Florida Keys road trip! Where should you stop along the way? We’ve got the delicious drive all mapped out.


The first stop? Key Largo.