Best Conch Fritters - 2009
Monty's Raw Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Axiom No. 1: If it's delicious, it's ten times more delicious rolled in breading and deep-fried.
Axiom No. 2: If it's seafood, it's ten times better when you're sitting on the waterfront.
Conclusion: Conch fritters at Monty's are 100 times better than any other kind of conch anywhere else.
Don't believe in science? Just add it up yourself. There aren't too many joints left in South Florida with Monty's vibe — a thatched roof covering a huge outdoor deck, right on the yacht-choked Coconut Grove dockside, with front-row seats for the evening light fading over Key Biscayne and a regatta of sailboats. You literally cannot get your food any closer to the ocean unless you're on D-Wade's yacht. Throw in some of the freshest conch in the metro area deep-fried into a crunchy, greasy golden nugget. Just for good measure, add in a liberal happy hour and a live reggae band in the evenings.
Fact: You're going to enjoy it.