Zane Grey Long Key Lounge is located on the second floor of World Wide Sportsman in Islamorada. In 1997, Zane Grey Lounge and World Wide Sportsman opened bringing fishermen the Total Package in Angling, Dining, and Entertaining. The Lounge, itself, is a tribute to the Long Key Fishing Club, which the legendary Zane Grey founded in 1917 near Layton, Florida, in the Florida Keys. The Rod and Gun ambiance of Zane Grey Lounge has catered to legendary Sportsmen and Entertainers such as Curt Gowdy, Clarence Clemons, Stu Apte, Ted Williams, and many more.
An original oil painting over the antique fireplace mantle is a color replication of a photo taken from a Zane Grey limited edition publication. It commemorates the largest marlin taken on rod and reel by Zane Grey, himself, in the Vairao, Tahiti. Next to the fireplace, an original cabinet that Dr. Zane Grey used to house his dental instruments in New York City now displays photographs, gaffs, rods and books. All are original artifacts purchased from the Zane Grey Foundation and were used by the writer himself. The antique cigar humidor, to the right of the classic marble bar, was acquired from a dealer in Atlanta and restored in Springfield, Missouri. The back bar dates from the late 1800s and is Brunswick mahogany. Vintage taxidermy adorns the interior of the Lounge, as well.
Zane Grey’s dining veranda overlooks the Bayside Marina and provides unparalleled views of Florida Bay sunsets . The attentive staff will provide guide service through our menu and wide selection of spirits, beer and wine. Come and relax with an island libation from our Signature drink selection, enjoy a cigar on the veranda, and get swept away to a time when the Florida Keys was the final frontier of sport fishing.