79867 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, Florida 33036
There is a Lazy Days restaurant in Marathon and one in Islamorada. I visited the one in Islamorada.
It is on the ocean side of US-1 and has a view of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a great place in the Middle Keys for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can eat downstairs in the dining room, or upstairs in the bar. There is also a large covered outside dining deck with a great view, and you can also sit on the beach. The whole place is lit outside at night by tiki torches.
The food is excellent, and they usually start you off with banana bread. What a way to go! The seafood here is usually fresh; you can even bring in your own catch and they will prepare it and cook it for you. They will prepare it any way you like including coconut encrusted, pepper encrusted, macadamia nut encrusted. blackened or fried.
Some popular menu items include clams, shrimp and chicken prepared in a variety of ways. They have conch, either fried as "cracked conch" or enjoyed in a chowder or as a fritter. The landlubber is not forgotten, either, with New York Strip and Filet Mignon on the menu.
Pasta is also featured prominently, with the centerpiece being their famous Grouchy's Linguine, a delicious mixture of sauteed chopped clams, mushrooms, scallions and garlic sauce. You can get oysters prepared many different ways, and if you must....they even have gator on the menu.
All of this wonderful food is enhanced by a full service bar, and quite often they have live music to entertain you while you dine and drink.
Lazy Days is open 7 days/week. Sunday through Thursday, 11am to 930pm. Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm.