Orlando based Restaurant Parnters, Inc. has announced it will open a Daytona Beach version of iconic Key West hangout Sloppy Joe’s. The restaurant and bar, which will be in the Ocean Walk Shoppes, is scheduled to open Feb. 4.
The kitchen, under the direction of chef Erik Walter, will turn out a full menu of seafood, steaks and burgers (and, one assumes, a Sloppy Joe sandwich). The 9,600 square-foot restaurant will employ a staff of 100.
The original Sloppy Joe’s, of course, is renowned as a hangout of Ernest Hemingway, whose image adorns the restaurant’s logo (Papa would be so proud). Popular Key West events, such as the annual Hemingway look-alike contest, will be imported to the Daytona Beach location, and televisions will feature live streaming images from the Key West restaurant (Islands in the Streaming?). One thing the Daytona Beach Sloppy’s will have that the original doesn’t is a view of the Atlantic — can’t see that from Duval Street.
Sloppy Joe’s – Daytona Beach will be open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. For updates and more information visit Sloppy Joe’s Web site.