Key Largo Conch House, Sugarloaf Food Company Are Keys Food Musts
Cracked Conch Benedict at The Key Largo Conch House
The Key Largo Conch House
Located just an hour from Miami, the Key Largo Conch House affords a scenic drive and a delicious, reasonable brunch. This quaint Victorian home, nestled back off the road amid a yard of trees, has indoor and outdoor seating (on the porch) and a half-dozen signature Benedict dishes.
I ordered the cracked conch Benedict. Three poached eggs are presented on an English muffin with a slice of tomato and just the right serving of holandaise sauce. A lobster conch ceviche, which could just as easily stand on its own as a worthy menu item, tops the Benedict. And a crisp strip of fried conch lies across the side of the plate, ready to be cut and smeared in the egg and holandaise. A portion of home fries also accompanies this dish. The key lime mimosa is a refreshingly sweet splash that offsets the savory cracked conch Benedict.
100211 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo
The Sugarloaf Food Company's owner, Anne Rodamer
The Sugarloaf Food Company
Alongside Overseas Highway on Summerland Key stands the Sugarloaf Food Company. With a striped awning and porch wrapped with white railing, the exterior is a homey indication of the treasures on the inside. The quaint eatery serves homemade delectables such as sandwiches, salads, breakfast items, gelato, and a case of baked goods too good to pass up. The coconut key lime bar has just the right amount of key lime tartness in a creamy mixture spread atop a thick graham-cracker crust and dusted in toasted coconut. There's even a freezer stacked with premade entrées.
24171 Overseas Hwy. (Mile Marker 24), Summerland Key
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