At Porky’s Bayside BBQ in Marathon Florida live entertainment, the fresh ocean breeze, shorts, t-shirts, and a rustic, casual decor makes for the perfect backdrop for an evening of outdoor barbecue good eats.
On our recent trip to the Keys of Florida, we stayed at Hawks Cay Resort for the weekend and were in need of some good local food in town.
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Eating at one of the many restaurants at the resort is convenient and easily accessible but being the foodies that we are, our taste buds needed to explore outside of the resort and head to town.
But where to go for food in a new city? Now, that’s a problem!
Whenever I’m travelling anywhere in the USA, and my belly is hungry, I take to Google with the search term [INSERT CITY] barbecue.
Porky’s Bayside BBQ in Marathon Florida about 20-minutes drive from the resort South on Highway 1.
Look for the pig on the sign.
Patio chairs, wooden tables, tiki hut roof, and casual eating at its best.
Here’s what we ate at Porky’s Bayside BBQ
Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich $10.99
– served on a toasted kaiser roll with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, dill pickle spear, and house made old bay potato chips
– the potato chips were tasty, crispy, and well seasoned, and the pulled pork had a nice saucy kick to it
Beef Brisket Sandwich $12.99
– served on a toasted kaiser roll with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, dill pickle spear, and french fries
– the brisket was tender and yummy
When in the Keys…
Whenever you are in the Florida Keys, you have to eat key lime pie at least once!
Our server told us that the key lime pie ($4.50) was their speciality and incidentally the only house-made dessert on the menu. It wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but I’ve had worst. I found it to be a bit soupy and wet. It might have been a bad batch though so I would give it a try if you stop by the restaurant.
If you are continuing your drive south to Key West or planning a local all day fishing excursion, Porky’s Bayside BBQ offers box lunches for $9.95 to take away – make sure you order ahead.
Porky’s Bayside BBQ — A great casual, relaxed, affordable dinner spot.
Porky’s Bayside BBQ
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