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phatphil

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Conch Fritters Sat, 09/17/11 8:30 PM (permalink)
anyone know where in southeast florida i can get conch fritters that actually have conch in them? tried 4 or 5 places lately and it was like eating seasoned hush puppies
 
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    MiamiDon

    Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 10:29 AM (permalink)
    JUMBOS                                                                   7501 NW 7th Avenue                              
    SNAPPER’S FISH AND CHICKEN                                8995 NW 7th Avenue                              
    SHAKER’S CONCH HOUSE                                        10149 NW 22nd Avenue
    GOLDIE’S CONCH HOUSE                                        11275 NW 27th   Ave                      
    CONCH TOWN USA                                                  3637 NW 17th Avenue
    THE BAHAMIAN POT                                                 1413 NW 54th Street                        
    Bring your Glock.
    <message edited by MiamiDon on Sun, 09/18/11 10:33 AM>
     
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      Twinwillow

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      Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 10:42 AM (permalink)
      In reference to what phatphil was asking, my biggest problem with conch fritter's is, there always seems to be a lot more fritter than conch.
      I prefer conch salad just for that reason.
       
      #3
        MiamiDon

        Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 10:50 AM (permalink)
        Also try Chef Creole.  He was born in the Bahamas to Haitian parents, and has a little of both in his cooking.  For instance, the conch fritters are served with a little container of pikliz (VERY hot Haitian slaw with habenero peppers).  All the locations are pretty "divey."  I think the one on NW 2nd Ave (US441) at 203 st has closed.  I've been to the one on 54th St and the one on West Dixie Highway.  Service is SLOOOOOWWWW, so you might want to call ahead.  The one on West Dixie has a counter with a few stools.  The one on 54th St has outdoor picnic-table seating under cover.  It also has a drive-through window.
         
        Google shows some other locations:
         
        1392 NW 119th Street
        Phone: 305.769.9446
         
        7957 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami -
        (305) 754-2298
         
        I've seen the 119th St location in the past year.
         
        #4
          MiamiDon

          Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 10:59 AM (permalink)
          Currently, we've been getting our conch fritter fix from a booth at the Overtown Folk Life Fridays on the first friday of every month.  Here's a video
           

           
          There are a few vendors selling conch fritters.  The one we prefer is a woman who is selliing several kinds of cakes, AND is selling conch fritters.  We has some nice coconut cake from her this month.
          <message edited by MiamiDon on Sun, 09/18/11 11:25 AM>
           
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            MiamiDon

            Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 11:11 AM (permalink)
            Here's a photo of the Chef Creole conch fritters and conch salad and pikliz:
             

             
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              wanderingjew

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              Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 11:19 AM (permalink)
              MiamiDon


              Here's a photo of the Chef Creole conch fritters and conch salad and pikliz:



               
              Looks like a place I might be interested in trying! 
               
              #7
                MiamiDon

                Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 11:54 AM (permalink)
                This is the 200 NW 54th Street, Miami location:
                 

                 
                 
                 
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                  phatphil

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                  Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 12:11 PM (permalink)
                  well it certainly looks like a trip down to miami is in order, thanks don
                   
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                    Twinwillow

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                    Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 4:13 PM (permalink)
                    MiamiDon


                    Here's a photo of the Chef Creole conch fritters and conch salad and pikliz:



                     
                    Mmm, that all looks soooooooo good! Please save me a seat at the table.
                     
                    #10
                      plb

                      Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 09/18/11 4:35 PM (permalink)
                      There is a character in a Dave Berry novel, Tricky Business, who gets rich from opening a chain of conch-fritter fast food restaurants. “The secret was that the fritters contained absolutely no conch. Kemp had figured out that not only did conch cost money, but also that the chewy, funky little pieces of meat were the least appealing element of the fritter.”
                       
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                        AndreaB

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                        Re:Conch Fritters Wed, 09/28/11 11:25 AM (permalink)
                        I love conch in all forms - cracked conch, conch salad, and conch fritters.  I can order it from a seafood shop in LEX, but it is expensive!  The "Atomic Cafe" in LEX has pretty good conch fritters, but they're not like the ones you get in the Bahamas!
                        <message edited by AndreaB on Wed, 09/28/11 11:27 AM>
                         
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                          Foodbme

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                          Re:Conch Fritters Thu, 09/29/11 2:51 AM (permalink)
                          Eating Conch is like eating an old shoe. Never could understand why people like it.
                           
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                            Benzee

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                            Re:Conch Fritters Thu, 09/29/11 9:08 AM (permalink)
                            Hello all ,
                            I always loved having conch fritters when in Florida .Enjoy
                            Benzee
                             
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                              FriedClamFanatic

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                              Re:Conch Fritters Sat, 10/8/11 1:07 AM (permalink)
                              If you go........waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay far south and somewhat east, the Best Conch Fritters I think I ever had in 3 yrs in Fl was at the airport in Key West.They were so good I almost missed my wife and kids getting off the plane to meet me! Served with a wide array of hot sauces too.........not to mention the healthy pour drinks!  Was able to collect the family..but had to leave one fritter behind!...Alas!
                               
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                                chewingthefat

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                                Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 10/16/11 5:20 PM (permalink)
                                Foodbme


                                Eating Conch is like eating an old shoe. Never could understand why people like it.

                                Not true, but it is like eating rubberbands!

                                 
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                                  DawnT

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                                  Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 10/16/11 5:35 PM (permalink)
                                  I guess neither of you had conch that was lovingly massaged with a coke bottle prior to preparation.
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                  chewingthefat


                                  Foodbme


                                  Eating Conch is like eating an old shoe. Never could understand why people like it.

                                  Not true, but it is like eating rubberbands!


                                   
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                                    Midnights

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                                    Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 11/3/13 3:28 PM (permalink)
                                    The best conch fritters I've had were in Key West, at B.O.'s Fish Wagon.
                                    <message edited by Midnights on Sun, 11/3/13 3:40 PM>
                                     
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                                      Pancho

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                                      Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 11/3/13 3:57 PM (permalink)
                                      Midnights


                                      The best conch fritters I've had were in Key West, at B.O.'s Fish Wagon.
                                      I used to live in Key West and agree to a degree....this place up near Key Largo is right in the same league. If made properly they are tender, flavorful and delectable.
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWXN4aKQehI
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skuj2iXmHtc
                                      <message edited by Pancho on Sun, 11/3/13 4:03 PM>
                                       
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                                        Twinwillow

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                                        Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 11/3/13 6:26 PM (permalink)
                                        Midnights


                                        The best conch fritters I've had were in Key West, at B.O.'s Fish Wagon.

                                         
                                        The best conch fritters I've ever had were at a little shack run by a Bahamian woman under the bridge that connects the city of Nassau with Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahama. A taxi driver told us about it. He was absolutely right! More conch than fritter!
                                         
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                                          EdSails

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                                          Re:Conch Fritters Sun, 11/3/13 7:10 PM (permalink)
                                          I loved the conch fritters that I had at Mamma  Marley's (Bob Marley's bother's restaurant) in Ocho Rios.
                                           
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