Snapper's Waterfront Restaurant
139 Seaside Avenue
Key Largo, FL 33037
Hours: 11:00 AM to Close
Location: On the water
Drink: Dark and Stormy
Eat: Delicious but lighter menu at the Turtle Club tiki bar
Music: Live bands every night and twice on weekends
Parking: Own parking lot
Boat Access: GPS N-25 02.424 / W-080.29.567
Unique Feature: Top Florida Beach Bar award winner 2011
Everyone knows it as Snapper's, but the tiki bar portion of this restaurant is known as The Turtle Club. Are you a turtle? Eat at Snapper's Restaurant if you want a full menu. It is wonderful. Or wander across the dock to The Turtle Club. The menu at the Turtle Club is limited but, you will find something delicious and unique on this menu. Try the Shrimp Fritters. Turtles is where the bands play and the people let loose. Located at Mile Marker 94.5, Snappers has the food, atmosphere, and entertainment to make it a Top 10 Florida Beach Bar for 2011.
Snapper's is located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Keys with plenty of boat dockage. Snapper's opened in 1989 and has been a local favorite ever since. There are rumors about the history of the building that in which Snapper's is located. Although, some of these things happened prior to 1989, of course. Nothing like a great Florida beach bar with some interesting history. It all adds to its unique character.
Have you met Howard Kolbenheyer, the owner of Snappers? Howard is a transplant from the Hamptons in New York. He has adapted well to the lifestyle in the Keys. Oh, and did you know, Snappers can cater a wedding too and the wedding party can stay at the Dove Creek Hotel located next door.
Also, adding to The Turtle Club's character are the bar stools which are old white captain's chairs from boats. They are comfy, and they recline just a tad. The band's stage is designed to look like an old fishing cabin with its own dock. The band plays on the dock of the cabin. This Florida beach bar has a lot of charm.
Every Thursday night you can catch Howard and Michael doing a live radio broadcast on the Turtle Club stage. Then the live music begins.
Dwayne McGregor was playing the night Snappers was awarded their Top 10 Best Florida Beach Bar award. He is terrific. Dwayne plays there often so check him out.
Snappers is another great Florida beach bar and it is rated a Top 10 Florida Beach Bar, too. Be sure to add it to your list of bars to visit when in the Keys.