“Love this place! A real taste of the old Key West flavor, locally owned and it shows. Best fish tacos around good strong drinks and an on the water work boat setting”
“Outstanding bar food and of course the signature sandwich is fantastic. Outdoor seating. Sitting on the water is excellent. Ask for ‘Asia’ as she brings some South Carolina charm and great service.”
This is one of those local gems that I try never to miss when I’m traveling. The atmosphere is very Keysie; very laid back and friendly. We got to hang out with Chiwi, a friendly dog with hogfish-ish teeth owned by a local artist regular.
The Hog Fish Tacos were excellent – blackened. Adding Cholula Hot Sauce to the sour cream kicked it up a few notches. My wife had Fried Hogfish Sandwich which was good but the breading had no seasoning. Hogfish is a good eating, flaky white fish but it isn’t a snapper or sea bass. On tap favorites were Fat Tire, Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen ( a German wheat ale), Yeungling, Bud Light, PBR, and Guinness.
There is a Happy Hour from 4-6 pm on beer and a special Happy Hour menu but you WILL have to ask for it. We were there from 4-5 pm and we didn’t get any discount on drinks.
Our server was very pleasant as was the rest of the staff. And Chiwi.
All in all Hog Fish Grill is a must stop when you go down to Key West. Just don’t believe what they say about it being located in “downtown Stock Island” unless you want to trick the wives into thinking they could do some shopping here. …
“The only reason I gave this place a 5 is because they won’t let me give them a “10”. Great key west atmosphere. Even better food. Try the Grouper cheeks!”
I love Hogfish. The greater Key West area (which includes Stock Island) has a number of good, sometimes great, restaurants, and I keep coming back here. And I’m going to say a few things that are just my opinion, so take it for what it’s worth-
First, if you haven’t been here before, you have to try their Hogfish sandwich, or at least the Hogfish tacos. Yes, I know people have their preferences for other fish, but there’s a reason that fish is in the name of the restaurant. Just trust me on this one.
Second, if you’re burnt out on seafood, try their Cuban Mix. Almost every place in Key West advertises having the “best” or “first” or “tastiest” Cuban Mix sandwich. Hogfish doesn’t advertise their Cuban Mix. But it ranks right up there with some of the best ones I have had in Key West (assuming you like Cuban Mix).
Third, try their Key Lime Pie. Places like Kermit’s get all the publicity, but their Key Lime pie is usually mediocre. Some places do amazing things to their Key Lime pie, like Blue Heaven with the sky-high meringue, but that’s not for everyone. But I’ve never brought someone here who didn’t love the Key Lime pie. It is simple and perfect.
Fourth, everyone likes their conch fritters with key lime dipping sauce.
Finally, this is what the dining experience in Key West should be. Open air, by boats, off the beaten path. And fresh seafood.
I’ve never had a bad meal here, which is why I keep coming back.