Because of its location where the fast ferry docks, Conch Republic does a brisk business. It's huge, open-air, and on the water, so the place is hard to miss. The menu is ambitious, offering more than just standard seafood fare. The baked oysters callaloo (a spinachlike green), for instance, are a Caribbean-style twist on oysters Rockefeller. The grilled or fried shrimp basket comes with a trio of sauces, including the house mixture. Paella, plantain-crusted mahi, seafood
stir-fry, and steaks are some other options. Live music adds to the decibel level.