Harbor Hillbillies

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Harbor Hillbillies Dinghy Up Breakfast & Lunch: Cruising through Boot Key Harbor? Be sure to stop at the newest breakfast place for a great dinghy-up/carry-out breakfast!

Boot Key Harbor in Marathon has a new restaurant — Harbor Hillbillies. A young couple originally from Missouri, Joel and Kassidy operate a a dinghy drive-up for carry out breakfasts. They live in the harbor aboard their boat, Enchantment.

Harbor Hillbillies Dinghy Up Breakfast & Lunch: Cruising through Boot Key Harbor? Be sure to stop at the newest breakfast place for a great dinghy-up/carry-out breakfast!

Harbor Hillbillies is located just west of the city marina at the west end of the dinghy channel to the marina. The building is actually a boat that Joel built specifically to house the kitchen. You dinghy up, place your order, get your food, pay and either go back to your boat, go ashore or eat in the dinghy. You can pay by cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard). They’re pitching it as an affordable and convenient alternative to other breakfast restaurants.

They’ve been open just over a week now and are still tweaking things. For example, I know from Facebook posts that they are planning to change the coffee — they admit that what they’re using is pretty bland.

You can get eggs (scrambled only), bacon, French toast, pancakes, biscuits, grits, potatoes, sausage, muffins and probably some other things I’m forgetting.

Harbor Hillbillies Dinghy Up Breakfast & Lunch: Cruising through Boot Key Harbor? Be sure to stop at the newest breakfast place for a great dinghy-up/carry-out breakfast!

As you can see, we had a great breakfast from there yesterday — $7 for the eggs, bacon, home fries and toast. Definitely a good breakfast and a good price for the Keys. We even got jelly and silverware!

While we took our breakfast back to Barefoot Gal to eat, our trip to Harbor Hillbillies was still a social event, as we chatted with other cruisers also getting their breakfasts. A lot of fun and good food, too.

A friend may have come up with the best description of Harbor Hillbillies: a floating food truck. If you hit Boot Key Harbor, be sure to dinghy on over.

Hours? 9-ish to noon-ish.

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Comments

  1. What a great idea for restaurant

  2. Looks interesting!

  3. what a brilliant idea!

  4. We have had breakfast there several times. Great food and friendly service.

  5. Tom Geren says:

    I’m wondering how long it will take the local revenuers to shut it down, or tax it … and permits! What about dem permits? I can see the sanitary inspectors grinding their teeth already.

  6. I’ve been following the soft openings on the FB group and cannot wait to try them out when we get back down there! It’s the one thing I miss cruising, to be able to run to Dunkin Donuts for a cup of coffee in 5 minutes or less. We will become repeat customers I’m sure!

  7. This couldn’t be any more timely!!! We just arrived at the mooring field here an hour ago. We love breakfast ‘out’ and will for sure be visiting this place. What a great idea!! Thanks for the info.

  8. LaDonna Thomas says:

    On St Thomas there is something similar. Pizza Pi, they cook pizza on their boat…..great pizza!,,

  9. Like a food truck on the water!

  10. Look Mark Tipton Long. We better take the kayaks when we go.

  11. The container looks like a styrofoam clamshell. If you bring your own plates do you suppose Harbor Hillbillies would serve on them?

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