KEY WEST/ MARATHON BLD suggestions

Mar 20th, 2006, 03:48 PM
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KEY WEST/ MARATHON BLD suggestions

Family of 5 (children 18,17 and 14)will be in Key West for two days in April and Marathon for 1 week. Any breakfast, lunch and/or dinner suggestions??
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Mar 20th, 2006, 03:55 PM
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I also want to add that if you have any ideas on good activities to do in these places, please let me know (remembering the ages of the kids).
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Mar 20th, 2006, 04:35 PM
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While in Marathon, visit the Dolphin Research Center at Grassy Key; snorkel at Looe Key in the morning/spend the afternoon at Bahia Honda; go to Robbies (mm 77) and feed the wild tarpon. You could also rent kayaks there. Have a great time!
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Mar 21st, 2006, 12:12 AM
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It's too bad your time allocation isn't reversed. There's plenty to do in Key West for a week, but not a lot in Marathon.

The latter does have Sombrero Beach, an oft-overlooked park (except by the locals, of course,) that I think is a little Keys jewel.
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Mar 21st, 2006, 01:44 AM
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We have a condo for a week in Marathon, that's why we will be there for a week. We have a car though, so I'm sure we will be moving around. Thanks for the info!
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Mar 21st, 2006, 09:18 AM
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Any good restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Coffe shops with pastry or bagels?
Best super market?
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Mar 21st, 2006, 09:32 AM
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There is a nice coffee shop in Marathon called Mrs. Macs or something like that (my mind just went blank). It's easy to find because it has a big coffee cup as its sign and it is in a key west-style house with a porch. Fresh baked pastries, nice lunches. I've had dinner at the tiki bar and it was not bad. Lunch at the cracked conch, while it has no real atmosphere, was a good fish sandwich. I think my pregnancy is taking over my brain, but I ate twice at a small local placed called something fisheries that locals recommended and it was good. People are very friendly down there - ask and they are more than willing to tell you where the places are good and the fish is fresh. I was doing some work down there so I didn't have time for any activities. I would imagine that your children would like a charter fishing trip of which there are many outfitters in Marathon, one well-known one right next to the fisheries restaurant.
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Mar 21st, 2006, 09:55 AM
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Thanks amcc...can't wait for the coffee and pastry shop! Too bad I'm not a fish eater..talk about a fish out of water! Not worried about it though.
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Mar 21st, 2006, 11:00 AM
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Try the STUFFED PIG, MM 48 3520 Overseas Highway in Marathon. It's a little hole in the wall place with a lot of local color - wonderful for breakfast.

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Blue Heaven in Key West for breakfast!!!
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