Friday, March 9, 2012

A taste of the Keys in North Miami: Blue Marlin Fish House Restaurant

Just about a mile away from work, right on the Oleta River one block east of US1 and 163 Street sits a little unassuming gem. If you like fresh smoked fish, and enjoy the breeze off the water this is the place to visit. Story to follow:

Followup: If you are not looking for  Blue Marlin Fish House as you drive east on 163rd St. be prepared to pass it on your way to the beach. If you do though, you have missed out on a taste of the keys right in your backyard. I have eaten here a few times, and it never dissapoints. The food is easy; fried, grilled, or smoked served in a plastic basket and is filling and inexpensive.

My recommendations are to start with the conch fritters, they are nothing too special, except to me all conch fritters are special. The smoked fish sandwich, or the fish tacos would be my follow up. The fish taco filling are mayonnaise biased, but not overpowering, or extra heavy. They have a good beer menu, mostly small batch breweries, but the cold, yellow, and cheap find a home on the board too.

It is hard to get out of here, not because of traffic or congestion, but because as soon as you sit down you forget where you are and have no desire to leave. Whether you are sitting on the patio under cover, or out on the dock looking at the boats pass by, and the fish jumping it feels like you are doing the same thing in Tavernier, or Largo




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