In the article “22 Favorite Seafood Dives” by Steve Millburg, the first listed in the state of FLA–Hogfish Bar & Grill, of course!!!
“You’ll probably get lost trying to find it. But once you finally reach this open-to-the-breeze locals’ hideaway on Stock Island (the next island up from Key West), you’ll want to hang out all day–and night. You eat at picnic tables in the middle of working docks. Expect to spill half the contents of your gigantic sandwich (made with fresh Cuban bread), but also expect to compulsively corral and consume every tasty bite. The house specialty is, of course, the “killer” hogfish sandwich (with Swiss cheese, onions, and mushrooms; despite the name, hogfish has a delicate flavor that’s reminiscent of the crustaceans it consumes). The menu also wanders everywhere everywhere from lobster rolls to seafood tacos to panko-crusted hogfish and shrimp ceviche. Musicians entertain on weekends. Even in the laid-back Keys, it doesn’t get more casual, welcoming, or delicious; 305-293-4041 or hogfishbar.com.”
In addition to the Coastal Living article, I’ll add some of my own images from our last visit to Hogfish:
The usual suspect:
Fried Shrimp Tacos with rice & beans.
One of the specials that day was:
As much as I’ll kick myself for saying this when it’s season again…there is SO much more to The Keys than Duval Street, more than Old Town. Hogfish is worth the trip to Stock Island. Congrats, Hogfish!