Old Key Lime House
Lantana, FL 33462
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
This pastel-hued waterfront structure was built in 1889; the restaurant didn't come around till a century later. Old Key Lime House is a huge draw for tourists and locals who frequent the Chickee-hut bar on the water and come for its seafood by car and boat. The island-themed eatery is known for its Caribbean flair with foods -- shrimp gazpacho and coconut fish fingers are typical starters, but clams, fish dip, and peel-and-eat shrimp make for a bar menu or small meals. Think mergarita chicken with a Key lime beurre blanc, island-style mahi, and coconut shrimp. Expect Florida -- not Maine -- lobster tail served with a mango butter. The place rocks on weekends, with boaters and beachgoers coming in for drinks and apps and staying till the wee hours to hear the band. Expect a wait for dining tables indoors on weekends in season. And don't ask for separate checks -- they don't do them -- and don't tip if you're more than a party of six -- it's included. But save room for the signature Key lime pie.
Tips from foursquare
This waterfront spot boasts a huge outside bar, a rooftop deck, regular live music, and the best spot in central PBC to watch the sun set. If you're lucky, you may see manatees from your seat. -WV
One of the great local spots if you are traveling by boat. Pull up to the docks, order your favorite drink and try the Mahi sandwich.
One of our favorite haunts. There's a bar and a restaurant, you can dock here, and the drinks are great. Try the bang bang shrimp and the calamari!
Florida football, in every form, rules here.
Michelle rocks! So do the rum runners!
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