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100 Favorite Dishes: Fried Fish Sandwich at Alabama Jack's

100 Favorite Dishes: Fried Fish Sandwich at Alabama Jack's
Jacob Katel

As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is

serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations

to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.


40. Fried Fish Sandwich at Alabama Jack's

Pretend you're going to the Keys, but instead of taking "the stretch," cut that last ditch left onto Card Sound Road and follow the winding asphalt two-lane through the mangrove swamp until you're almost in Monroe County, about 13 minutes if you're going the speed limit. Stop before the tollbooth, look to you're right and you'll be at Alabama Jack's, a real South Florida fish shack, honky tonk, bar, and eatery. This ceilinged, outdoor joint on the water is perfect for a smoke, serves up Florida Keys microbrews, and has great, fresh and simply prepared local seafood. The fried fish sandwich is crunchy outside, tender inside, tastes great with lime and comes in a big soft bread with lettuce, tomato, and pickle for $6.95. By the way, don't let the signs or anything else you read fool you, Alabama Jack's is actually in Miami-Dade, it just looks like the Keys.

Alabama Jack's
58000 Card Sound Road, Key Largo 
305-248-8741

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

100. Warm Buffala Mozzarella With Clay-Baked Roma Tomatoes and Eggplant at Timo
99. Butter Sweet Potato Pecan Cheesecake at the Mahogany Grille

98. Jerk Penne Pasta at Ortanique on the Mile

97. Herb-Basted Chicken Potpie at Gables Diner

96. Calzone Brooklynese at Pizza Volante

95. Deep-Fried Frogs' Legs at Coopertown Airboats in the Florida Everglades

94. Caramelized Onion Quiche at La Provence

93. Huevo Frito con Patatas, Jamón y Setas at Solea

92. Side of Bone Marrow Served With Steak at BLT Steak in the Betsy Hotel, South Beach

91. Swordfish at the Oceanaire Seafood Room

90. Twice-baked upside-down Gruyère cheese soufflé at Pascal's On Ponce

89. BBQ Shrimp at Red Light Little River

88. Thai Spring Rolls at the Asian Cultural Festival at Fruit and Spice Park

87. Sunday Fish Fry at the Shantel Lounge

86. Old Dirty Dawg at gastroPod Miami

85. Vegan Ding Dong at Lido at the Standard

84. Mahi-Mahi Tacos at Fish Shack & Market

83. Moroccan Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Elie's Café

82. Spicy Tuna Rock at Asia Bay

81. Lechón Asado at El Palacio de los Jugos

80. Grilled Octopus at Mandolin Aegean Bistro

79. Blue Cheese and Jamon Croquetas at Michy's

78. A Frita, Cuban Hamburger at El Mago de las Fritas

77. Strawberry Shake and Cinnamon Bun at Knaus Berry Farm

76. Chocolate Soup at Charlotte Bistro

75. Corn on the Cob at Shorty's

74. Dim Sum Barbecue Platter at Hakkasan

73. Quadretti con Portobello Olio Tartufato at Spiga

72. Homemade Pasta at Joey's Italian Cafe in Wynwood

71. Tuna Ceviche at OLA

70. Bento Box at NAOE

69. Churros at Sra. Martinez

68. Organic Microgreen Salad at Paradise Farms

67. Warbat from Middle East Best Food

66. Fried Chicken at Magnum Lounge

65. Goat Cheese Burger at Oneburger

64. Chicken Spinach Panini at Lemoni Cafe

63. Spaghetti at Scarpetta

62. Praline Bread Pudding at Morgans

61. Almond Croissant at Buena Vista Deli

60. Steak Empanada at La Estancia Argentina

59. Bacon Guacamole at El Scorpion

58. Omakase, Chef's Choice at Sushi Deli

57. Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup at Lost & Found Saloon

56. Chicken Paillard at Quattro

55. Heirloom Tomato alá Liquid Nitrogen at Dilido Beach Club

54. Pork Buns at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

53. The Memphis Piggie at Bar-B-Que Beach

52. Chopped Salad at The Forge 

51. Pan Con Bistec at Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

50. Lobster Ravioli at Calamari

49. Passion Fruit Panna Cotta at Bourbon Steak
48. Spicy Tuna Roll at Shoji Sushi

47. Bang Bang Shrimp at A Fish Called Avalon
46. Meatballs at Macaluso's
45. Goat Cheese Salad at Books & Books
44. Tacos al Carnitas Michoacan at Con Sabor a Mexico
43. Pan-Seared Sheepshead Fish Over Farro at Altamare
42. Deep-Fried Biscuit at the Pit Bar-B-Que
41. Joe's Stone Crab Claws

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Alabama Jack's

58000 Card Sound Road
Key Largo, FL 33037

305-248-8741

www.alabamajacks.com


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