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Mrs. Mac's Kitchen Opens Second Eatery in Key Largo


Mrs. Mac's Kitchen Opens Second Eatery in Key Largo

February 15th, 2012
image-world famous key lime pie
Mrs. Mac's 2 Opens in Key Largo 
Photo by Claudia Miller
Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen, the Key Largoeatery known for its license plate walls and scrumptious Key lime pie, opened a second location this week on U.S. Highway 1 at mile marker 99 -- a half a mile down from the original restaurant. The new Mrs. Mac is larger with twice as much space and has comfy brown booths, a shell-inlaid full bar and an outdoor pet-friendly butterfly garden. Owner Angie Wittke gave me a pre-opening tour, and I was enchanted by the whimsical Keysey interior created by local artist and sculptor, Kim Brandell. Organic sea-themed murals cover the floors, and a tall metal palm tree stands amidst the four-tops. An octopus chandelier lights the hostess desk and its gold treasure sculpture.
In a nod to the dĂ©cor of the original Mrs. Mac’s, lamps made from license plates hang over the booths. Highlighting Florida Keys history, the tabletops are shadowboxes filled with old postcards, photographs and maps. The original menu of comfort-food classics regulars love was expanded to include new upscale dishes like Americana Fresh Snapper, a pan-seared snapper topped with champagne lobster cream sauce, and the Fish of the Day in a Blanket, a prosciutto-wrapped fish topped with a citrus hollandaise. The coral exterior of Mrs. Mac’s 2 makes it easy to spot the restaruant set in the median. Look for the logo, “Eat Well, Laugh Often, Live Long,” along the top of the building. Open for lunch and dinner. 305-451-6227.

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