You know you’re in a good place when you have trouble deciding where to have lunch because you have multiple favorites. Well, that decision just became more difficult because we had lunch the other day at Category 3 Bar & Grill at MM 99.2, Bayside, in Key Largo. We had heard it was worth a visit and the recommendations were correct.
They are also open for dinner and unless you are craving waterfront dining or need a full bar, I can join in recommending them providing you’re hungry. Well, I suppose you could have just an appetizer if you want something light. The decor is a lot of fun with the hurricane theme self-explanatory. They have a nice array of beer on tap, to include Cat 3 IPA, and other brands in bottles. The staff was friendly and knows the menu well. The menu covers all the basics and they have some intriguing twists such as their stuffed jalapeno appetizer. Theirs is stuffed with chili instead of cream or cheddar cheese. And speaking of stuffed, their burgers are indeed excellant with an interesting variety to choose from. The blackened hogfish was defintely equal to my spicy burger and the fries were seasoned the way we like them.
I don’t know Bill and Lorraine’s background or what motivated them to open the restaurant, but I do hope they are successful.