Details for Alabama Jacks

Alabama Jacks

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Average rating 3.9 stars from 11 reviews

Address 58000 Card Sound Road
Key Largo, FL 33037


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Restaurant with boat access. No overnight dockage, 11 am -7 pm.

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Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Located about 1/2 mile up the canal running parallel to the south side of the highway.





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Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

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Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - YES
Other - YES

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Pets welcomeNo

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Reviews for Alabama Jacks
Great stop, 2017-03-20
Captain: , Camden, Maine (110)

We stopped here to take a break on the trip from Ft. Laud to Key Largo. It is a great road side dive bar with live music sometimes and a fun FL keys atmosphere. Its not fancy, but its not supposed to be. Servie and food were both good.

Come for the atmosphere, not for the food, 2015-05-04
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (1332)

Alabama Jacks (AKA AJ's) is Florida Keys icon and it just barely--well even, really--in the Florida Keys because it's on the mainland, but that doesn't stop it from having a true Keys atmosphere with friendly help, a big crowd of friendly (and hungry) people, and lots of smiles all around.

For our lunchtime visit, we drove our little boat (3.5 foot draft) up the long canal paralleling the Card Sound Bridge and saw 5+ feet, often more, all the way to AJ's pier. The alongside pier just W of the restaurant can accommodate perhaps 130 feet worth of boats, so you may be out of luck if you arrive at a busy time. Don't expect help docking.

Our canal-side high table was so close to the water we could literally feed the fish. The conch salad was good, but the conch fritters were mostly breading so we fed a lot of that to the fish--swarms of mangrove snapper who were much happier with the fritters than we were.

Our extremely pleasant server made sure our iced tea was topped off regularly, hustled our order to the kitchen and got us our food quickly, was most pleasant--like everyone else working there,.

Out front there was a mess of Harleys but most of the people riding them seemed likc doctors, lawyers and other professionals.

This is definitely the kind of place you come for the experience. Glad we came and I'm betting we'll be back!

Nice Owner, friendly place- NO DOGS, 2015-02-08
Captain: , Maine (84)

The have had two suits for dog bites, one VERY weak according to bar staff. So, digs in carriers only. Music on Sat ends at 5pm. 7pm on Sun. Missed the tunes today, 2/6/15, but food was good and people - super. Anchored in 5'6" (we draw 4'6") and took short dingy ride in. Will stop again. It's a dive, not for everyone.

laid back atmosphere, 2014-04-07
Captain: , Miami (260)

GGreat food great music and great crowd

local hangout for great food and drink, 2014-03-08
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (375)

Just below the Cardsound bridge. Local foods include Gator, Stone Crabs, various fish...

Its not about the food, 2014-02-25
Captain: , Philadelphia (331)

More fritter than conch, that was like rubber. U have to wonder what Some people think is good - McDs.
Old bikers w/big hogs, lots of saddlebags and big chested women to help them pick up the chopper when they fall over trying to park. If you have the time its not to out of the way on the way down. They sell a lot of tee shirts.

Great Discovery and great FOOD!, 2014-01-04
Captain: , Lizella GA (1826)

Try the conch fritters...This seems to be one of the most popular seafood eateries in the area. They are only open during the day; 11am until 6:30pm. This place is what the Keys hangouts used to like; laid back with live music and serving great seafood along with conch fritters and conch salads. What started as a biker bar is now kid and family friendly. It is always crowded but I was able to raft up my 26 ft sailboat with 3 other boats at the alongside dock. Dignys can get here from nearby anchorages. I will stop again when in the area.

A lot of character, 2012-05-13
Captain: , Apponaug R.I. (908)

Good food, live music & a lot of bikers. Reasonable prices. Did I say good food?

Very cool place, 2011-05-10
Captain: , Islamorada, Florida Keys (319)

Went there unfortunately by car. Little hole on the side of the water kind of place, with good food, live music, beer, and a great atmosphere.

Will definitley stop again, by dink, when I move the mothership further South.

Qite an expirence, 2011-02-14
Captain: , Key Largo (80)

I went there by boat and it pretty easy to get to.
I had a fried dolfin sandwich and it was great. Not the
most beautiful place but good food. A lot of bikers.

REAL keysey, 2010-01-12
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

beer and whine, fried food, not reall a marina. but dinghy or small boat accesable. 3 ft. water at the dock. Anchor off and go in by dink

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