My friend Mary Mantey has taken me on some pretty incredible adventures that have led us down the rum-soaked streets of Key West to the dirt-dusted tailgate area of Coral Sky Amphitheatre. Most recently, she joined me on an impromptu trip to a Boca Raton beach. There’s something so rejuvenating about a day spent by the seashore.

We had an amazing time soaking up the sun with my 10 month old son, Pat, playing in the sand. We have since nicknamed him the “Sandman.” Afterwards, we wanted to grab a bite to eat, but still wanted to stay in the beachy state of mind. Mary suggested we head to Luff’s Fish House. Located at  390 East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton, Luff’s Fish House delivers the ambiance of Key West without the hassle of the long drive.

Decorated with a classy and airy nautical theme, Luff’s Fish House is perfect for a date night or a nice lunch out. If any friends or family visit from out of town, you must take them here as this restaurant truly captures the essence of Florida dining at its finest.

I was delighted to sample a tequila cocktail aptly named “Sunshine State of Mind.” This signature drink blends tequila, mango, orange and lime for a truly Florida take on a classic margarita.

For my entree, I enjoyed the Mahi-Mahi sandwich “a la plancha.” However, we could not come to Luff’s without experiencing the Key Lime Pie, which was highly recommended to me by Celine Gonzalez.

Growing up in Florida and also living in Boca Raton for most of my life, I have become a bit of a Key lime pie snob. It’s often too sweet or too creamy or too tart or too fake tasting. This whipped wonder is just right. The #35 Key Lime Pie is prepared fresh daily by a local bakery and does not disappoint. Topped with marshmallow meringue, it’s a fluffy porthole to heaven here on earth. Do not forget to order this for dessert when you visit this delightful eatery.

The atmosphere is also family friendly. Pat certainly enjoyed his time there with us too. We sat at the bar and had the most wonderful service from the bartender there. We honestly cannot get enough of Luff’s! It’s a five star, must try! Visit for more information.

Author: Joanie Cox-Henry

I am a professional writer and journalist with more than 14 years of industry experience. I am a mama, a fashion-lover, a beauty product fanatic and a caffeine queen. I want to put a dent in the universe, but I'll start with that crumb cake.

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