During our trip to Key West back in May, we took a stroll around the town exploring what the island had to offer. On that super hot day, we were wondering around really close to the US Naval Station and before you know it with all that walking it was giving us a real appetite!
Luckily on the corner of Thomas Street and Petronia Street, there lies Ricky’s Blue Heaven, it was very tucked away under big luscious trees providing the shade and shelter from the blistering sun.
It is an outdoors restaurant comprised of an eclectic collection of colorful wood and rod iron furniture with a charm of your childhood tree house. Not to mention you are sharing your experience with the neighborhood roosters and chickens.
This was the special of the day, I think it was locally caught shrimp lightly sauteed served with brown rice and black beans with a side of fresh vegetables. In addition to that, I got a very large slice freshly baked cornbread. The meal was very light in flavor, so nothing on my plate was overwhelming. The cornbread was freshly made but it was not the best I have ever had. The cornbread was very dry and brittle and in my opinion, it did not compliment the meal very well. It was just too much starch for my pallet.
Their Caesar Salad is a traditional Caesar, Romaine lettuce, Romano cheese and Caesar dressing but the real treat was in their homemade croutons and their Jerk Shrimps. it was interesting that they added a slice of lemon and a couple of slices of red peppers to the salad. I guess it to add some color to the salad.
Though the experience at Blue Heaven was delightful, the food did not leave a huge impression on me. Locals say that they have the best breakfast but unfortunately with our travel plans we did not get a chance challenge Blue Heaven of their title of having the best breakfast in town.
On the Mega Yummo Scale, I give it a Mega YummO-O-O-! only 3 Os out of 5.
The chickens may feel differently…