Serves meat, vegan options available. Nestled in a 1930s conch house, a seafood restaurant but with a separate vegan menu. Sample items like the sweet potato burger, vegan cheddar cheese, black bean burger, and vegan desserts. Food is made in-house, including the ketchup. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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80 Reviews

First Review by luvbuniz


Points +127

30 Oct 2023

Great Vegan Menu

They have a great separate vegan and vegetarian menu, nice staff, good prices, delicious homemade vegan cheese (we paid $ 25 for a burger with fries and a vegan grilled cheese with bean soup)



Points +604

13 Sep 2023

Haven’t forgotten this place

I came here a few years ago when visiting Key Largo. Salad isn’t usually my go to but the Joe vs the Volcano salad was soo good. I enjoyed the vegan grilled cheese as well. If I’m ever in the area again, I’m definitely stopping back


Points +1177

23 Aug 2023

At least they are trying!

The Mac and cheese was just truly “ok” and the black bean tacos need spice! The sweet potato burger was the best thing. We appreciate they have a separate menu for vegetarians/vegans.

Pros: Service

Cons: Only beer/wine, Typical local bar


Points +273

16 Jun 2023

Vegan Menu and Dessert

Laid back Keys atmosphere was great. Loved the separate vegan menu and had tons of options. The grilled cheese and black bean soup was so good! I also enjoyed the vegan coconut cake immensely! My non vegan partner also enjoyed his meal.

Pros: Vegan Menu, Tasty food, Excellent service


Points +66

07 Jun 2023

Affordable food

Large vegan options. Taste could be more intense.


Points +655

22 May 2023

Ask for the Vegan Menu

Lots of options. We had the veggie burger and fries, and the grilled cheese w/black bean soup and sweet potato fries. We also had giant iced teas and coconut cake. Our favs were the black bean soup and sweet potato fries. Excellent service!


Points +917

30 Apr 2023

A few great items

This was my second visit to this spot since they have a separate vegan menu in an area with few options. The fried tomatoes are delicious but over priced. The pasta is amazing. Tried the vegan grilled cheese and it is not anything like a grilled cheese unfortunately. I do not suggest. The coconut cake is a very dry cake but the frosting was so good.


Points +32

10 Apr 2023

Always stop here on my way to The Keys

Good food. Fun vibe. My favorite way to start my Keys vacation/road trip.

Pros: Separate vegan/vegetarian menu, Reasonably priced, Delicious


Points +139

12 Mar 2023

Decent options

I appreciated the veg/vegan menu that gave a number of options and ate here twice during a stay in key largo (as it was convenient). Service was quick. Black bean tacos were good. Fries and green beans also! I’d avoid the the coconut cake. Ours was very dry.


Points +27

29 Dec 2022


Great times…

Kekd #Veganuary

Pros: Tons of vegan, Full local bar

Cons: Needs a bigger road sign


Points +42

11 Nov 2022

Vegan, everything hone made

Received a warm welcome, great vegan choices. Had the black bean burger it was delicious. The bread was so soft and the fries were the best I’ve had in ages.

Pros: Home made bread, Great fries, Everything fresh and tasty


Points +615

08 Aug 2022

Clear vegan options.

One of the few places with multiple clearly marked vegan options in the area. I really enjoyed the vegan grilled cheese and will definitely be going back.


Points +17

31 Jul 2022

Dedicated vegetarian menu, good selection and great atmosphere!

Classic laid-back Keys establishment with excellent vegetarian options (a dedicated menu!).

Pros: Atmosphere, Indoor and Outdoor seating, Dedicated vegetarian menu


Points +16

20 Jul 2022

Great options!

The black bean tacos are really good. They also have vegan cake

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +16

26 Jun 2022

Should be a 5!!!

Thus restaurant has a wonderful vegan menu with many choices. We have had the tacos, blackbean burger, sautéed mushrooms, greenbeans, grilled cheese and blackbean soup, and stir fry!!!! All was amazing!

Pros: Great vegan menu, Wonderful atmosphere , Food was served quickly

Cons: More vegan desserts. I don't like coconut.


Points +100

12 Jun 2022

Great options

Had a great lunch here before snorkeling. Separate vegan menu, lots of great options. Had the vegan grilled cheese with black bean soup and a side of sautéed spinach.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good variety of options, Decent prices


Points +85

30 May 2022

Nice midway stop in the Keys

My family stopped at Ballyhoo's on our way home after we saw they had a separate Vegan/Vegetarian menu. We sat outside with our dog. The server was very friendly but the service was a little slow. Took a while for the food to make it to the table. We weren't in hurry though. Otherwise we were all happy with the portions. The black bean burger was huge. And the fries, as one of the many side choices were great, not your typical frozen spuds. The black bean tacos were also good. And the grilled cheese with black beam soup was also filling. The cheese for the grilled cheese was a different take on vegan cheese. Not your normal smooth consistency, but we cleaned our plates. We took a piece of their coconut cake home with us and enjoyed it together.

Pros: Decent choices for vegan/veg, Friendly staff, Clean

Cons: Entrees a little pricey.


Points +28

27 Apr 2022

Delicious vegan options!

I only wish I had realized they had a separate vegan menu before I ordered. I got the sweet potato burger which was good but would have been better with a sauce I’d some sort. I got the roasted mushrooms as a side and they were amazing! I put some on my burger and it was good that way too. I wouldn’t leave without getting a piece of vegan coconut cake to go. I ate it later after slightly warming it and it was really good!

Pros: Separate vegan menu., Several yummy options to choose from., Vegan dessert, need I say more?


Points +19

Mostly Veg
20 Mar 2022

Awesome vegan options. I suggest the grilled cheese and soup it’s excellent

Great food good staff. Thanks happy cow for this find

Pros: Lots of options, Delicious, Good staff

Cons: None


Points +50

16 Mar 2022

Splendid Find!

We found this small, quaint restaurant on the way from the Keys to Miami. They had a full vegan/vegetarian menu for us to order and were more than helpful with veganizing some of their regular menu items as well! Service was great, and the food was delicious! And their homemade ketchup was out of this world!!! A must-stop gem!


Points +70

28 Feb 2022

Good food at Sal's Ballyhoo's

Very good vegan menu. Lots of options. I had the vegan grilled cheese with blackbean soup. The soup was very good. The homemade beer bread was really special. The coconut milk cheddar was good but not really special. I would get it again but then I would also like to try their other offerings.


Points +26

13 Feb 2022

Very good

Separate vegan/vegetarian menu. Had the black bean burger with their homemade vegan Mac & cheese. Everything was delicious! Vegan dessert options were also available.

Pros: Good vegan options, Affordable for the Keys

Cons: None


Points +2803

21 Jan 2022


this is the PERFECT spot for vegans AND omnis!!! an entire double sided separate vegan and veg menu with so many options. sides, desserts, house made vegan cheese, i was so overwhelmed in the best way. i got the vegan grilled cheese and was just so happy to be able to order something like that from a seafood restaurant. i wish i could try everything


Points +42

14 Jan 2022

Worst service imaginable

Was excited to try this spot. Was seated , waited 30 minutes and couldn’t even get a glass of water. Left, won’t be back. #Veganuary

Pros: None

Cons: Complete lack of service


Points +730

10 Jan 2022

Has its own veg menu

Ask for the separate vegan menu. There are several choices, and they all look good. The vegan grilled cheese was interesting. I liked it but didn’t love it. They make their cheese fresh in-house and it comes out a little globby and strange tasting. I kind of wish they’d just use Follow Your Heart but I’m just grateful they have it! The black bean soup was good too.

Pros: Separate menu for us, Good food, Friendly service

Cons: Outdoor seating is just off the busy road


Points +65

05 Jul 2021

Many vegan options

This place has a separate vegan/vegetarian menu with good options. I ate here 2 nights in a row. The vegetable curry was amazing- a little pricey but worth it! I also had the black bean burger and that was very tasty, too. The vegan coconut cake was a little heavy but ok. It's nice to have a dessert option.
My only complaint is that the complimentary soft pretzels and biscuits they bring out first are not vegan.


Points +62

21 Apr 2021

Great black bean burger!

We got takeout - my kids devoured their rice and beans, and my black bean burger was incredible! Huge portions - loved it. Food was ready fast. Reasonable prices.

Pros: Great veg options, Excellent service

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