Try the Conch Fritters at Alabama Jack’s

Getting to Key West from Miami is easy – it’s a straight shot down US Highway 1.

Try the Conch Fritters at Alabama Jack’s
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 But for those in the know, the best way to get there is via a detour down the lonely, remote Card Sound Road. That’s because this rambling route to the Florida Keys allows them to stop at Alabama Jacks, a southern Florida institution. The conch fritters here are renowned as being some of the best in the USA, but the real draw is the local, downhome Florida atmosphere.

This ramshackle open-air bar was built on two floating barges in the middle of a mangrove forest where you’ll spot the occasional alligator. There is no way you’ll miss Alabama Jack’s as it’s basically the only thing on Card Sound Road. Plus, it’s bound to have at least a dozen Harley Davidson motorcycles parked out front. While many people refer to Alabama Jack’s as a biker bar, it welcomes locals, tourists, families, retirees, and bikers alike.

To really experience this Southern Florida institution at its finest, stop by between 2 pm and 5 pm on Saturdays to see the house band, “The Card Sound Machine”, play their weekly set. This same band has been playing at Alabama Jack’s for the last 30 years.