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No Name Pub

30813 Watson Blvd. (1.5 miles north of U.S. 1) Send to Phone
Character and history make up for everything else at this hard-to-find dive bar in the middle of nowhere.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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No Name Pub Restaurant Review

: Strictly for those thrilled by the “off the beaten path” find, No Name Pub is one more to check off your list. Set back in the part of Big Pine Key not serviced by electricity and abundant in the only somewhat-wild Key deer (they’re actually almost like pets to the locals, who are used to deer munching their landscaping), this place opened in 1931 as a general store and bait shop, and in the 1950s settled into its present identity as a pub and restaurant. With a décor described as “early and late American clutter,” which includes walls plastered with dollar bills, it is a favorite destination for bikers, wanderers and collectors of Americana. In addition to what you expect and deserve in a place like this (Buffalo wings, nachos, chili cheese fries), certain menu items do pay particular tribute to this area (and you won’t find them at your dive bar back home), like the spicy Pub Fritters made with conch and the quite decent smoked fish dip. The pizza is not as good as it purports to be, but the overall experience may well be even better.


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