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Lazy Days Restaurant


Name: Lisa Bradeen

Occupation: Wedding Officiant

Lives In: Islamorada

Restaurant Pick: Lazy Days

Reviewed Lazy Days: 11/15/12 at 12:00 PM

I entered Lazy Days at the height of lunch rush. Very busy but I was able to secure a table on the porch outside facing the ocean. Our server “Jill” approached quickly and took our drink order. Not long after she brought the drinks, she took our food order. The wait was nominal before the food arrived. It was excellent. Fresh hog fish with capers, tomatoes, black olives, anchovy and lemon butter sauce. Jill continued to refill our ice teas after eating – the bus boy removed our plates and other drinks on the table. Then plates, silverwares, s + p, sugar, condiments were full and clean – not greasy.

The atmosphere of Lazy Days is pure keys – relaxed, bright, laid back. All the patron seemed happy to be there. The food is exceptional in quality and places are competitive. The menu is extensive and caters mostly to fresh fish and other local favorites.

The parking lot is ample and crowded. A constant slow of customers was apparent while I was there… this ocean establishment is a sure warmer and highly recommended by this diner!!

Name: Christine Porcher

Occupation: Fresh Cut Flower Importer

Lives In: Miami

Restaurant Pick: Chef Adrienne’s

Reviewed Lazy Days: 11/11/12 at 5PM

My family and I drove down to Lazy Days on a Sunday afternoon, it was an hour drive from our home in South Dade, but we stopped along the way to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful weather that November day. I made a reservation for 5PM so that we could catch the sun setting from our table. We arrived at 5 and the view from the small pier they have was amazing. We were seated immediately and everyone in the restaurant appeared to be having a good time, the bar was already full of people. Our server was excellent, he was very knowledgeable about the food items and everything he suggested was delicious. It was myself and my husband along with my daughter and son that night and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I felt like I was on vacation. We started out with 2 appetizers; crab cake and coconut shrimp. My husband orders crab cake at every restaurant we go to; he is a crab cake connoisseur, and he said this was the best crab cake he ever had. My kids practically ate his whole appetizer, their coconut shrimp was good, but couldn’t compete with the crab cake. For entrees we all had seafood, and each way of preparation was delicious. My husband had blackened Mahi-Mahi, my daughter has shrimp scampi, and my son had a broiled seafood platter which contained lobster, shrimp, scallops and Mahi. I order the Key lime shrimp and scallops; every dish was delicious. My family also believes that they are french-fries connoisseurs and they said these were some of the best fries they had ever had. The portion size on all entrees was huge and we each took home half of our meal. For desert our waiter recommended the Xango with ice-cream and key lime pie. My kids attacked that Xango like wild animals! It was a puff pastry with a banana cream filling surrounded by vanilla ice cream. The key lime pie was also one of the best I have had.

All in all this was a great dining experience, and we will definitely be going back to lazy days – often!

Name: Jacques Rozek

Occupation: Police Officer

Lives In: Florida Keys

Restaurant Pick: Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen

Reviewed Lazy Days: 11/13/12 at 1:30 pm

When you first look at the restaurant you think you are going to eat at someone’s house because that is what it appears to be. Once upstairs and you look out at the ocean: the outside world is forgotten. I would recommend this restaurant to others for the consistency of the food and Chef Lupe’s well known reputation. Turning off of US – 1 and into a gravel parking lot laced with palm tree’s gives you the feeling you’re going over to a family member’s house for lunch and dinner. Once outside of your car you get a fresh ocean breeze which is located about 50 feet away from your parked car. While walking up the front stairs there was a local fish supplier dropping off the fresh catch. Once through the door you’re greeted by the host and seated promptly. Portions and the price equally match with a little leftover to take home.

Restaurant Information

Location: 79867 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Fl 33036
Parking: yes
Phone: 305-664-5256
Restaurant Owners: Lupe and Michelle Ledesma
Executive Chef: Lupe Ledesma
Pastry Chef: Chela Ledesma

Type of Cuisine: American Seafood
Signature Dishes: Lazy Days Catch, Pasta, your catch cooked 
Vegetarian Options: pasta primavera, seasonal salads 
Alcohol Served: yes 
Corkage Fee: $10 
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours:
Monday – 11:00 am – 9:30 pm 
Tuesday – 11:00 am – 9:30 pm 
Wednesday – 11:00 am – 9:30 pm 
Thursday – 11:00 am – 9:30 pm 
Friday – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm 
Saturday – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm 
Sunday – 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

Meals Served: N/A
Prix Fix Menu: no
Take-Out: yes
Delivery: no 
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $24 to $64
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $16
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? Yes. Visa, Master, Amex , Discover
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: yes 
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: 1to 2 days

Accommodations for Children: yes
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 200 seats 
Accommodate Groups: yes
Private Dining Room: semi
Tables with Scenic Views: yes
Outdoor Dining: yes
Entertainment: weekends