We stopped here for cocktails and to watch the sunset recently. Right on the water (bay side), this restaurant/bar enjoys a great location. Be aware that there is not enough parking in their small lot to accomodate their seating capacity, so when the place is busy, you have to park along Overseas Highway. On the evening we were there, the bartender working the outside bar was disorganized and didn't seem prepared to work her shift. I also got the impression that the bar wasn't properly setup or stocked. For some reason, our drinks during Happy Hour cost more than the exact same drinks once Happy Hour ended! Considering the obvious problems they seemed to be experiencing, I didn't mention this confusing price change. Other customers were getting rather upset over having to wait longer than necessary for their orders. I should mention that while we were there, this outside bar was never completely full.
We considered ordering apps at the bar and staying longer, but just didn't get a good feeling due to the overall disorganization at this restaurant. It wasn't just at the outside bar, the entire staff seemed to be confused and unfocused. However...we checked out the menu and it did appear to have some interesting dishes.
The outside area at Sundowners is very relaxing and has that great water view. There was a very good singer/guitar player performing on the small outdoor stage. We did stay longer than we originally intended due to his musical talent and ability to engage the customers. I don't know if the difficulties that evening were due to inexperienced or untrained staff, unexpected customer volume, or maybe this is the way they always conduct business. We'll try Sundowners again because the place seems to have the potential to be a very nice place to relax in Key Largo. For their sake, I hope the problems we observed that evening were an exception, not the rule.
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