ChikiTiki Bar & Grille
This restaurant at Burdines Waterfront is known for its burgers, fried fish, fried key lime pie, as well as its views of the sea, boats, and Boot Key’s mangroves. The Chiki Tiki consists of an upstairs hut with a thatch roof, surrounded by a dining deck the color of tropical shallows. Inside are more tables, a bar, and license plates on the walls. The menu includes such options as green chile cheeseburgers, a shrimp basket with hush puppies and slaw, and fried, grilled, and blackened fish sandwiches. Guests can bring their own caught-and-cleaned fish to the Chiki Tiki chefs for cooking.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.