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Alabama Jack's Restaurant Review: A stop at Alabama Jack's en route to the Keys is a swampy good time. Part of the fun is that it's out of the way and can only be accessed by boat or via Card Sound Road, a desolate back route from mainland Florida to Key Largo and the Overseas Highway. Completely open-air, the restaurant is basically a platform on the water with an uninterrupted view and wildlife (including mosquitoes) up close. Bikers, fisherman and families flock here on weekends for ice-cold beer, Southern-style “sweet tea” and conch fritters as big and crunchy as funnel cakes. Forget the diet, dip the sweet potato fries in homemade, creamy ranch dressing, and chomp into the burgers or fish sandwiches. The only drawback to the location is that the restaurant closes at sunset when the mosquitoes start to misbehave, so come early, bring bug repellent (or borrow some from the bar), and enjoy this off-the-beaten path travel gem.