TASTE OF THE TREASURE COAST
Krystal Queen, a long-time member of the Conchy Joe’s family, serves up a
Drunken Monkey and a Bacardi and Coke.
nights a week; Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday
from 8 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Band member Jimmy Graham also plays solo on the steel
drums Monday nights from 5 to 8 p.m.
“It’s sort of like Las Vegas in that we continue to have
the same act and get away with it,” Fritz said with a laugh.
“Although we sometimes bring in new acts to add a little
variety, our guests have created a solid following of the
band and these guys have become just like any other staff
Growing up, Fritz always wanted to follow in his father’s
footsteps and knew that he would return home to Conchy’s
after moving to Deland, Florida, to further his education.
Fred was toying with the idea of retiring right when Fritz
graduated from Stetson University, and in 2013, Fritz officially
took over as president. His sister Carly Ayres Frohlich,
who attended school for graphic design, handles all the
design work, marketing and social media for the restaurant.
In February 2016, Fred passed away after nearly three years
of watching his children carry on the Conchy’s tradition.
The Ayreses also own the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House,
just down the road from Conchy’s. Previously known as the
Outrigger Restaurant and Resort, the restaurant was built by
actress Frances Langford as an ode to her love of the Polynesian
Islands where she frequented during WWII to entertain
members of the armed forces. Among them was Cpt. Frederic
M. Ayres Jr., Fred’s father who was instantly charmed by the
actress. Fred acquired the property in 1998, and today you
can dine while learning about the history of Jensen Beach,
Langford and much more, as the establishment is loaded
with memorabilia from that era.
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