Florida Keys

A Review of Lazy Days Restaurant – Islamorada, FL

GRADING Overall Score: C Service: C Food: C Atmosphere: B Vegetarian options?: C Recommended?: No (not for a fancy dinner) Lazy Days Restaurant is located on the Overseas Highway in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys.  We chose to dine here mostly because it was within walking distance of our hotel, the Amara Cay Resort. This restaurant boasts several different atmospheres to drink or dine in: inside; inside at the bar; inside on a porch overlooking the ocean; on the beach; or outside on the patio. It is a large establishment in an older building, but it has a great location…

History of Diving Museum – A Review

History of Diving Museum – Islamorada, Florida GRADING Overall Score: B Cost: B ($12 adult/ $6 kids 5-11/ under 5 free) Fun Potential: C Recommended?: Yes Along the Overseas Highway in Islamorada is a painted warehouse-like building, covered in colorful images of undersea life. This building, the History of Diving Museum, is a delightful museum for anyone curious about the history of underwater diving. As a child, I was terribly afraid of these deep sea diver suits. They were on display at the entrance of a restaurant my family frequented. They seemed so huge and intimidating. As an…

Midway Cafe – Islamorada, Florida

GRADING Overall Score: B Service: B Food: B Atmosphere: B Vegetarian options?: A Recommended?: Yes The Midway Cafe is located near mile marker 80 in Islamorada, sandwiched between the Overseas Highway and Old State Highway 4A.  A popular establishment for breakfast and lunch, the Midway Cafe also serves speciality hot and cold coffee drinks, smoothies, and famous Key Lime pie. We stopped by the Midway Cafe later on a Saturday morning and found it quite busy. The building seems like a series of trailer homes fitted end to end and space was limited inside.  After we learned that this is…

Saving the Sea Turtles! Visiting the Turtle Hospital – Marathon, FL

GRADING Overall Score: A Cost: B ($22 per adult, $11 kids 4-12, kids under 4 are free) Fun Potential: B Recommended?: Yes Along the Overseas Highway in Marathon, Florida is a bright green old motel that is home to endangered sea turtles. This old motel is the Turtle Hospital, a veterinary hospital for sick and injured sea turtles found in the Florida Keys. Their mission here is to rescue the sick or injured turtles, treat them, and eventually release them if their injury or condition permits…