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Tie Up and Chow Down - Dockside Dining - Part 3
Tie Up and Chow Down
Part 3: East Coast, Great Lakes

By M.B. Roberts — October 2001
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• Part 1: Gulf Coast, East Coast
• Part 2: East Coast
• Part 3: East Coast, Great Lakes
• Part 4: West Coast

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EAST COAST continued

Scotty’s Landing
Mile Marker 1095 on the ICW, 3381 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 854-2626
Lunch: $6; dinner: $9

This Coconut Grove dining spot is just one block from Miami City Hall, hence the frequent sightings of city officials. The glorious Biscayne Bay views also beckon visiting boaters and laid-back locals.

Claim to Fame: watching city business being hashed out over cold beer and crispy cracked conch.

By Sea: Mile Marker 1157 on the ICW, By Land: Mile Marker 82 on I-95, 93 Madeira Street, Islamorada, FL
Phone: (305) 664-4656
Note: maximum 4 1/2-foot depth. Dock accommodates boats to 52 feet LOA.
Breakfast: $4; lunch: $6; dinner: $14

This classic, with a giant green mermaid on its sign, is a favorite gathering spot for local fishing guides and tourists alike. Celebs (George Bush, Clarence Clemmons, Kelly McGillis) blend in, sipping frozen tropical concoctions.

Claim to Fame: daily sunset celebration, live tunes.

Captain Runaground Harvey’s Floating Pub & Grub
Key West Municipal Marina at Garrison Bight, 1801 N. Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL
Phone: (305) 296-9907
Breakfast: $5; lunch: $7; dinner: $16

This two-story floating restaurant is very quirky and very laid back. In other words, it’s very Key West. “The Last Bastion of the Overqualified.” Locals provide “entertainment.”
Claim to Fame: Captain Harvey cooks to order, including (if you like) your own catch.


Corner of W. First and Seneca Street, Oswego, NY
Phone: (315) 343-1433
Lunch: $7; dinner: $10

Boaters looking for blarney should check out this Irish pub with its own dock in this historical Lake Ontario shipbuilding town.

Claim to Fame: everything Irish, especially shepherd’s pie with a pint of Guinness.

Horn’s Gaslight Bar (seasonal)
Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI
Phone: (906) 847-6154
Lunch: $7; dinner: $9

Horn’s is a blast from the past on this no-cars island. What would you expect from a 1920s pool hall/snack shop turned post-Prohibition bar? Good sandwiches and Mexican food are a short stroll from Mackinac Island Marina.

Claim to Fame: island nightspot. (Patrons actually enter on the dance floor.)

Shipwrecked Restaurant, Brewery, and Inn
7791 Egg Harbor Road, Egg Harbor, WI
Phone: (888) 868-2767
Lunch: $7; Dinner: $15

Tie up at Egg Harbor Municipal Marina (outside wall), then head to this ex-Al Capone hideout overlooking the harbor named for an 1825 egg fight between boat crews. This lively spot features eclectic fare, including the Shipwrecked Wrap (turkey and sun-dried tomatoes) and Door County Cherry Pie.

Claim to Fame: six home-brewed beers, including: “not-so-hoppy” Bayside Blonde and the “coffee overtoned” Peninsula Porter.

Next page > Dockside Dining - West Coast > Page 1, 2, 3, 4

This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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