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Lorelei Florida Keys is a coastal restaurant in Florida operating with a passion for serving high-quality American seafood and other great cuisines to its valued customers. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sunset celebrations in one of the best and brightest spots in Florida.

With a combined experience of over 30 years, our team of experts in the food and restaurant industry produced a reputation as the perfect place to relax, enjoy your meal and drink, and have fun. If you want to have a great time while you enjoy delicious seafood in Florida, visit our place and have a Lorelei Florida Keys experience!

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Don’t be fooled by the smiles; some of our restaurants are still on the edge

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of dining at one of the coastal restaurant, a (very) tiny spot in Fenwick Island known for exceptional food and service. Though I was ecstatic with the quality of our dishes and the service, I was saddened by the very few people that owners Carlie and Scott Carey were “allowed” to seat. I was even more saddened by the number of potential guests – and income for their little family – they turned away at the door because of indiscriminately imposed limits on seating. With a polite nod to the old saying, it was almost like “the harder they worked, the behinder they got.” Delaware Restaurant Association President Carrie Leishman will appear on my radio show this Saturday and Sunday. When I asked her what she wanted to talk about, she said she wanted to emphasize that the great majority of our small, local eateries are putting on brave, smiling faces, but are still suffering financial and emotional loss every day. Last Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of “just two weeks to flatten the curve.” Local restaurants did their best to pitch in – blissfully unaware that they’d be even more crippled 50 weeks later. During that time, I interviewed One Coastal’s owner Carlie Carey. She and her husband were scrambling to keep their dream alive. During our on-air exchange, her eyes teared up as she revealed her true feelings. I was so moved that I transcribed it and printed it word-for-word on this page. That was then. This is now. In an attempt to point up the one-year anniversary of increasingly capricious rules, lockdowns and “mandates,” I’m reprinting a portion of Carlie’s soliloquy. Who knows … perhaps it will add a personal perspective to remind fellow restaurant lovers that some of our favorite spots – many of which are owned by friends and neighbors – might not be around when (and if) this ever comes to an end. Take it, Carlie: “Our team is like our family.  And I mean that in every sense of the word. Something we’ve really tried to concentrate on in the restaurant, with it being this small, is that we expect a lot from our team. And we try our best to give it back to them as well. They’re more than just employees to us. We know them as a mom, or an aunt, or a […]

5 Ways to Dine the Coastal Way

Dining while on vacation should be relaxing, stress-free, fun, and—perhaps most importantly—delicious! Follow these tips and you should be guaranteed all of the above. Large Groups If you’re dining with a large group, there are many restaurants that can accommodate your party, like Lambert’s Café in Foley serving up delicious Southern cuisine at its finest. All our restaurants love the crowds, but save yourself the aggravation by calling ahead to ask about large seating requirements. Go for Reservations The variety of restaurants on the Gulf Coast is the stuff culinary dreams are made of. We’ve got plenty of flip-flop casual and fine dining options, plus everything in between. Whether you’re looking for white table cloths or paper towels for napkins, here are some of the places that accept reservations*. Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina Villaggio Grille at The Wharf Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar Voyager’s at Perdido Beach Resort Ginny Lane Bar and Grill Big Fish Restaurant The Diner Aji Sai Tuscany Pizza and Grill Sassy Bass Beachside Grille Bubba’s Seafood House Online Check-in The Ruby Slipper Cafe and Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s are two restaurants that let you beat the wait before you ever arrive! Unlike reservations which require you to plan what time you’ll dine in advance, some restaurants have a web-based system that allows you to get on the restaurant’s waitlist before you even arrive!  Look for this service coming to more and more favorite food stops. Watch People, Not the Clock It’s island time when you’re at the beach so watch people not the clock. Another way to minimize wait time at your favorite restaurant is to watch when people start leaving the beach. The trick is to either leave before the crowds do, or better yet, stay on the beach for that gorgeous sunset and take in a late dinner. Order In or Opt for Take-Out For some, it’s all about spending as much time on the beach as possible.  If you want to stay close to the beach and not leave your rental house or condo, we definitely don’t blame you! There are a few secrets to dining deliciously without ever sitting down inside a restaurant. Order In National delivery services are now offered locally, so you can have dishes from the best restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach delivered right to your door. Get meals from restaurants including. Delivery fees are typically reasonable. Take Out Don’t […]

What You Need to Know to Organize a Coastal Cleanup

If you’re thinking about organizing a cleanup of a local beach, dive site, river or other coastal environment, here’s what you need to know to get started. And keep in mind, Earth Day is a great day to hold your event, but so does any day of the year! Remember, when planning an underwater clean up, also make sure to report that data to Project AWAREs Marine Debris Program and contact NOAA to ensure any and all permits are met. Choose Your Target First, decide if you’re going to focus on cleaning the beach, or an underwater environment. This will determine which type of permit is required. In the United States, an underwater cleanup requires a call to NOAA. A beach cleanup starts with the local government. Jack Fishman, Community Conservation Officer for Project Aware®, and previous instructor at Rainbow Reef Dive Center in Key Largo, Florida, has organized dozens of cleanups, and says, “Start by walking into the local government’s offices that house the police headquarters and typically parks and recreation. Whoever is directing the parks and recreation department will tell you what you need.” Photo: Jack Fishman   Schedule Removal for the Trash If you’ve done your job, you and your crew are likely going to haul out anywhere between 50 to 300lbs (22 -136kg) or more of garbage. You’ll need a plan for what to do with that garbage. A minimum of three weeks before your cleanup, call the local waste disposal authority to ask that a dumpster be deposited at your site. Fishman adds, “They are going to drop this unit off at your request, but the call needs to be made at least three weeks, if not a month in advance. You never know if the units are relied on by other projects and not available. Also, keep in mind that they will pick up the unit at their convenience.” Photo: Jack Fishman   Make it Fun Now that the logistics are squared away, it’s time to think about how you will get the community involved. How can you make this fun? One idea that’s worked well for Fishman is what’s called a Keg-and-Clean. He says, “If it’s a beach cleanup and there is no diving and your volunteers are adults, ask a local brewery to get involved. One idea is to advertise that participants get a free beer if they collect 5lbs (2kg) of trash.” Clean-ups work much better […]