On Sept. 19, 1992, Blue Heaven Restaurant cooked and served black beans, rice and fish to its first lunch customers on painted picnic tables under a ... More
On Sept. 19, 1992, Blue Heaven Restaurant cooked and served black beans, rice and fish to its first lunch customers on painted picnic tables under a tropical almond tree in its outdoor dining area in Florida. The outdoor courtyard is paved with the slate pool table tops from the days the downstairs of the building operated as a billiard hall and ice cream parlor. A dance hall, a bordello and a playhouse have occupied the second floor of the restaurant s location. Breakfast items include pancakes, seafood and lobster benedict, granola, omelettes, fruit cups and a la carte items. Lunch items include soups, salads, sandwiches, fish, tortillas, vegetable plates, cheese steak and desserts. Dinner items include a variety of appetizers, shrimp, chicken dinners, pork tenderloin, New York strip steak, tuna, dolphin, beef tenderloin and desserts. The restaurant also has catering and banquet menus available. Blue Heaven Restaurant is located in Key West, Fla.
I think I should start this review by saying that my wife and I probably did not approach this place in the right way. We drove (thereby it took forerver to park), we came in during lunch after an already busy day (thereby expecting quick service and really friendly staff to ease us into the experience), and we wanted good food that would be lunch-priced (not understanding, since it was out first full day on the island, that pricing for lunch is abit different at KW).
The meal turned out fine, just more expensive than planned. The key lime pie my wife had was perfect! The seafood dish I had was wonderful, fresh! The surroundings took a bit to get used too, especially the overly-rustic-cuban rooster-infested feel. Waitress we had was slow to respond and seemed like she was some moderate form of ecstasy.
You need to have a certain mind-set to enjoy this without reservation....