Perdido Key Journals

Trip to Perdido

A September 2007 trip to Perdido Key by GEORGIAGIRL1

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Trip to Perdido

Overview

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I love Perdido Key because it's family friendly, it's not like Panama City beach at all. I would consider buying a condo there especially at today's real estate prices. I talked to a real estate agent and she said to keep waiting as she anticipated pricing dropping lower before hitting bottom.Quick Tips: Watch out for tourist trap restaurants. I went to at least one while there. Ask locals where they eat if they live around. Best Way To Get Around: Everything is on the strip. Keeping driving down the strip and go to Orange Beach and Gulf shores. Same beach- only crosses Ala state line. Pretty scary bridges! Visit the Warf- take the Foley express and look for signs. It is a ...Read More

Palacio

Hotel

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This was a very nice condo. It was one of the newest ones on Perdido Key. It had very large sliding glass doors overlooking the beach and was on a very spacious end of the beach next to Johnson State Park. The pool was great...but yuck on the hottub. The rooms were nicely sized- I could have fit my whole family in the master shower... the only improvement in the condo would have been if the guest room also had a beachfront view.There was no signage in the building as to how to get to the beach and my husband looked for the beach exit in the building for a while!However, next time I think I will try either the Indigo or Beach Colony Resort bldg 3. The pools at beach colony lo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 20, 2007

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I tend not to give restaurants negative reviews if I have not eaten there but this will be an exception. One evening while in Perdido Key, we questioned our condo staff regarding a local great place to get seafood that was not fishsticks posing as local seafood. (Yes, that does exist.) I was enthusiastically pointed toward Perdido Key oyster bar. Upon arrival, you can see that It is located above a marina but the inside of the restaurant is very nice and overlooks a bay. That is where the nice visit ended for myself and my family.When we entered the door, the hostess was so rude that my entire family was shocked. She seemed to be mad that we decided to even show up there that evening a...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on September 20, 2007

Perdido Key Oyster Bar
13700 River Road
Pensacola, Florida 32507
(850) 492-5600

Mikeys Restaurant

Restaurant

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Great seafood restaurant in Orange Beach. Very friendly staff- great crab claws and shrimp! Also-reasonably priced! I did not eat at a better restaurant on the beach while I was there.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 20, 2007

Crab Trap

Restaurant

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Everything about this restaurant was average- I had crab cakes- pretty gross actually.
I am glad I got lunch prices and didn't have a long wait as you do on the weekend and some evenings. It would have diminished my recommendation. My lunch bill was $50 for a family of 4 + baby. (It should be called the "tourist trap" instead) LOL.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 20, 2007

Crab Trap
16495 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, Florida 32507
(850) 492-8888

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We arrived at Perdido at 9 in the evening and found a brochure in our condo with a Lillians ad that Lillians was open until 10. We promptly drove there only to find they were closed, which was very sad since the smell lingering in the parking lot was fabulous. We did eventually eat there before we left P.K., when we were all seafooded out, and I was extremely glad we did.


Great antipasta salad (good for lo carbers), great pizza (thin crust), but only okay service. If their service had been better I would have gone for very highly recommended. That being said, the mediocre service only slightly diminished the great food. Would eat there again and again and again.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 20, 2007

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GEORGIAGIRL1

GEORGIAGIRL1
PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia