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In a city of fly-by-nighters, it's refreshing to visit a place that your parents once frequented, your buddies probably drank together at, and you have returned to time and again. Though Banana Boat has been operated by the same folks since 1978, a massive renovation in 2005 freshened it up for at least another generation or two to enjoy. You'll still get the same nautical theme, just with more polish. Yeah, a competitor opened up directly across the water a while back, but that didn't stop this spot from drawing in the crowds and cranking out great items like spinach-artichoke cheese dip, crab-encrusted snapper with lemon beurre blanc, and a Key lime pie that holds its own. Sit outside with 149 others and take in those great views of the Intracoastal -- a moment that can be especially enjoyable with a mojito in hand and reggae in the background. Pull up your boat -- up to 100-footers are permitted -- and dock, but get there early on the weekends to snag some frontage.Dock your boat for the afternoon, and enjoy some drinks. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday features live music. Catamaran cruises set sail in the summertime from Banana Boat, with a live band on the boat. Tickets can be purchased or won. Theme nights include tiki torch nights with special drinks, such as the Torched Lemonade or Cherry Cola.