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- $12 for $20 worth of lunch, valid Monday through Friday, or Sunday brunch, held between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- $22 for $40 worth of dinner for two or more
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Conch Republic Rocketts
Cuisine Type: Seafood, island- and cajun-inspired dishes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Crab Cake Key West
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout available
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Located directly on the James River. Call ahead.
Conch Republic Rocketts blends the laid-back, parrot-head feel of Key West with the charm of Rocketts Landing. Poised at a bend in the James River, the restaurant looks out onto the marina with unobstructed views of bald eagles and sunsets, all against the backdrop of the Richmond skyline. Inside, an open-air tiki bar and an expansive patio make the 6,000-square-foot restaurant feel more like a party than a dining destination.
But the menu proves itself worthy upon first bite. Homemade key lime pie and an extensive island drink menu conjures the bright flavors of the Southernmost City. Its entrees cast a wider cultural net, however. Cajun specialties such as peel-and-eat shrimp, red beans and rice, and gator chili filled with red beans and tender alligator tail meat transport palates to the bayou. That said, the smoked baby-back ribs smothered in guava barbecue and the mac 'n' cheese baked with cold-water lobster and gruyere puts folks in mind of good ol' Anywhere, USA.