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 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.
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.