Skippers Dockside, A Little Piece Of Paradise In Key Largo


We needed a break from the Miami buzz and hubbub, so we headed to Key Largo with my brother and discovered that tranquility is not so far away. A little over an hour away. Once a small piece of paradise is found, we do have to eat to keep our bellies happy and contented, so we paid a visit to Skippers Dockside.

pelican at Skippers

Before I talk about the food, I have to say that this restaurant was remarkably charming. The decoration was faux-old style. The tiki hut, enormous with a full-size bar facing the marina.



bar 2


We started with the Crab & Lobster Cake – Chipotle Aioli covered with Grilled Corn Salsa. This was my brother’s dish. I just got a bite, and it was ridiculously satisfying.

Crab & Lobster Cake
Crab & Lobster Cake

The Ceviche of The Day (shrimp) was served in a dried coconut husk. It was a typical Keys ceviche made with Florida Citrus, Red Onion, Tomato, Cilantro and decorated with crisp slices of fried plantain.

Ceviche of The Day

The Crispy Calamari were different– Sweet Chili, Cilantro, Line, Sriracha Aioli. Sweet and mildly spicy and very pleasant.

 Crispy Calamari
Crispy Calamari

My brother ordered the Smoked Turkey & Avocado Club made with Swiss Cheese, Applewood Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Roasted Garlic Aioli; Toasted Wheat Berry Bread served with a crunchy pickle and Old Bay Fries.

Smoked Turkey & Avocado Club
Smoked Turkey & Avocado Club
Old Bay Fries
Old Bay Fries

I shared the Fish & Chips with my little one – Bear Battered, Key Lime Tartar, Old Bay Fries, Mango Slaw. I was really delighted. The fish was firm with a” chickeny” texture, such an enjoyable mouth-feel. The batter was light as a tropical breeze and the mango slaw? All I tasted was mango with the crunch of cabbage. The very best coleslaw I have ever had. Seriously.

fish & chips 2
Fish & Chips & Mango Slaw

fish & chips


I only had one bite of each of the desserts – Homemade Key Lime Pie and Warm Coconut Bread Pudding served with rum and raisin ice cream. Fantastic!


coke and condiments

doing her thing
Always in “selfie mode”


issa in the hood

old gas

Skippers Dockside

528 Caribbean Drive

Key Largo, FL — 33037

305 453-9794

*Cover Photo by Skipper’s Dockside*


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