QUESTION: We are looking for suggestions for lunch and dinner in Marathon. Where is a nice place to eat on the waterfront? ANSWER: One thing about the big island above the Seven Mile Bridge is you get lots of excellent options for waterfront dining. A secret location to many is off Sadowski Causeway in Key Colony Beach, on the top side of Marathon. Yes, Sparky's Waterfront Bar! It is a big winner for seafood, Live Music, and daily drink specials. Come by boat or auto.
I was very impressed with the Conch Fritters recipe, as Sparky's seems to have it down pat. What an easy recipe you would think as they have the key west conch, Peppers, red onions, spices, fried golden brown, with lemon, and you need both cocktail sauce and key lime mustard for dipping them in!
Getting to the restaurant by boat is pretty easy, but you better look it up on the map before you venture. We got lost and went right through the Vaca Cut. But it is on the oceanside, but we found it. Great spot, with room for about ten boats at a time.
I just want to take a moment to rave over the Shrimp and Bacon Pizza. Oh so good, fresh made with all the home made spices. The recipe uses: bacon, shrimp, basil, garlic, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, black pepper, and baked on a thin crust pizza pie. Just outstanding!
Just an FYI, Sparky's Landing has 25 cent wings and shrimp everyday from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. And they have Live Music Wed, Thu, Fri, and Saturday evenings. This is a very good restaurant, top of list in Marathon Florida Keys.