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Friday, June 6, 2014

Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill

     Man plans and God laughs. That was the theme for my Memorial Day Sunday. John and I set out to spend the day at Bill Baggs State Park under the shadow of our favorite lighthouse. When we got there, we found the park full, and we were sent away. So we went to Plan B- Crandon Park. That was crowded too, but it served the purpose- a day of sunny skies, tropical breezes and warm ocean water.
     We intended to end the day at the Lighthouse Cafe at Bill Baggs, but since we didn't gain access, we pulled Plan B again. We decided to try Whiskey Joe's.
 
     You can choose your view between a shimmering Biscayne Bay framed by the Miami skyline, or the sight of super-sized forklifts moving charter boats to and from gigantic shelves as they squeeze through the narrow alley between the marina and the tiki bar deck. A singer played a repertoire of standard tropical bar fare (Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, Zach Brown) on his acoustic guitar, but he wasn't terribly engaging.
     John ordered the Angus sliders but he didn't like the grilled onions. He can't quite figure out the difference between sauteed and grilled. Based on several experiences, his conclusion is that 'grilled' means limp and greasy.

     I ordered the fish and chips. It was a generous portion and the fries ('chips') were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The fish wasn't bad except one piece tasted a little gamy. That was disconcerting.
     We accomplished our goal- we had dinner in our bathing suits looking out into the bay, although John was quite intrigued by the sight of the forklifts putting boats on shelves as if they were toys. Whiskey Joe's, however, will not be on our "keeper list".

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10 comments:

  1. I remember this bar from when I was it Miami! It was very lovely! I wish I could be back there now sipping a drink and enjoy the amazing view

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    1. Miami is an attractive city, no doubt about it. Thanks for reading, Adrianna.

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  2. Miami is great! I love the different restaurants and going to South Beach, especially walking along the pier and riverwalk.

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    1. Lots of fabulous places to eat in South Beach. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Well that's disappointing to hear one of your fish pieces tasted gamey. But I love restaurants with a view...and those where you can eat in your bathing suit. I may have to give this place a shot when I go to Miami in July!

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    1. By all means, and check other posts on my blog. You'll find lots of great places you may want to try. Thanks for visiting, Karyl.

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  4. What a fun grill place. The foods look really nice. xx

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  5. Well it looked like it was good. Although I'm with you on the gamy fish. If it tasted like that I'm not sure there would be a repeat at that place.

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    1. My sentiments exactly, David. Thanks for stopping by.

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