It’s impossible for me to dine at Caribbean-inspired restaurants without evoking my very personal, very vivid island memories. The moment I catch a whiff of anything jerk, I immediately recall the warm Caribbean sun holding me in its tiny sun arms, saying, “Shh, everything is gonna be all right. You’re with me, the sun, now. I’m big and hot and I’m going to hug and pet you until you get really sweaty. Then I’ll dab you with a towel until you become less slippery. Take off my sunglasses, which are my regular glasses. Do not confuse them with my sun-sunglasses, which are what you would call regular sunglasses. Look into my eyes. (Evil sun laughing.) You fool. I’m the sun. I will blind you. (High-pitched evil laughing). Now hug me tighter.”
If you want to create your own island memories, keep reading about today’s great deal at Keys Grille, a mouthwatering Caribbean-inspired restaurant.
With today’s Groupon, $15 gets you $35 worth of food and drink to Keys Grille, located at 585 Chickering Rd. in North Andover (just 25 minutes north of Boston proper, on Route 125). The restaurant’s façade is unassuming, but Keys’ interior and array of extraordinary culinary options won’t disappoint.
Keys Grille serves tasty, homemade Caribbean-inspired fare, including the pan-blackened shrimp (quick seared with lime juice, a special Cajun spice mix, and a Creole mustard sauce), coconut chicken (deep-fried tenders with toasted coconut breading), and sweet-potato-crusted salmon (coated with a shredded sweet-potato mixture, pan seared, then finished in a wood oven).
Sometimes the best places to eat are those off the beaten path, where the locals flock and everyone feels comfortable enough to eat shirtless. Keys Grille is that place. Four childhood friends started the restaurant with a simple premise: provide the full Caribbean dining experience. Here, Bostonians get amazing island flavors served by a supremely friendly staff.
Don’t miss out on today’s Groupon for an inexpensive tropical vacation—in your mouth.
Wicked Local North Andover said Keys Grille “just may serve the best salmon folks have ever tasted.” Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 out of five stars. Though the reviews are few, they’re enthusiastic:
- “The decor is cozy and the food is fabulous! A little pricey but not too bad at all. The best part was the customer service I received. Between the two owners who greeted us personally and asked us how our meal was, to our great bubbly & kind waitress, the place was a delight to dine at. Everyone was beyond kind and the food was on point. Will definitely be going there again! – Kate D.
- “The food was great, the margaritas were super, the waitress could not have been nicer and one of the owners asked how are [sic] meal was as we prepared to leave. We are going back tonight!” – Dave C.
A family who paid Keys Grille an unexpected visit wrote this on TripAdvisor: “Everything we ordered was delightful. We started with chips and salsa. The salsa is their own, made with watermelon, corn and black beans, as well as peppers etc. It is fantastic! The sweet potato fries were made in house, and were great. Coconut shrimp also obviously made in house, were perfect! There were a lot of locals filling up the place by the time we left; obviously they are big fans.”
585 Chickering Rd
North Andover, Massachusetts 01845Get Directions