Looking for the best restaurants in the Florida Keys? Well, you’ve come to the right place! The Florida Keys & Key West are a top Florida destination for great food and award-winning restaurants. From cozy, neighborhood bistros, waterfront seafood joints and prime steak houses to ultra cool sushi bars and unique ethnic eateries, here are some of our favorite places to eat.
Atlantic Edge Restaurant
At Cheeca Lodge MM 82, Oceanside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-4651
cheeca.com Open Daily 7 am – 10 pm
Gourmet Food & Island Romance
With stunning views of the Atlantic and both indoor and outdoor seating, this gracious landmark is renowned for its artfully prepared fresh local seafood, prime steaks, locally grown organic produce, tantalizing array of house-made desserts and over 200 hand-picked select wines. Cited as one of “Florida’s 500 Best Places to Dine” and honored with Wine Spectator’s Award Of Excellence.
MM 82.1, Oceanside At The Islander Resort Islamorada, FL 33060 305-664-2031
Open M-Su 7 -11 am
Great Place To Catch Breakfast
This extensive daily breakfast buffet at the renowned Islander Resort in Islamorada has over 20 hot and cold items to graze on including Smoked Salmon, Fresh Baked Breads, Jumbo Country Sage Sausage, Double Cut Apple-Smoked Bacon, Specialty Pancakes and French Toast, as well as fresh-made Eggs and Omelets cooked to order.Full Breakfast Buffet $13.95 ($6.95 for kids12 and under) Continental Buffet just $6.95.
MM 106.5, Oceanside Just Off U.S. 1 at Card Sound Rd. Key Largo, FL 33037 305-453-3746
Open M-Su 11 am – 9 pm
Terrific Waterfront Hideaway
Discover some of the best food around at this intimate Keys hideaway overlooking Garden Cove Marina. The fresh sauteed Lobster Rueben and Corny Blue Crab Cakes are truly Blue Ribbon worthy and you just can’t go wrong with any of the fresh seafood selections or Prime steaks. FYI: The Champagne Sunday Brunch is also outstanding. Full bar. Major credit cards. Catering available.
Ciao Hound Italian Kitchen & Bar
MM 84.5 Oceanside Postcard Inn @ Holiday Isle, Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-2321
ciaohound84.com Open Daily for Lunch 11 am – 4 pm Dinner 4 – 10 pm;
Say Ciao to Classic “Keys Fresh” Italian
This new Italian kitchen pairs authentic Tuscan flavors with fresh Keys-sourced ingredients and Rat Pack-era tunes. Especially good is the Sweet Pan-Seared Florida Shrimp with creamy polenta, as well as the Grilled Mahi-Mahi Puttanesca and Garlic-Rosemary Basted Tuscan Sirloin Steak. You’ll also find a full bar that serves wines by the glass and bottle, local and imported beers and nearly a dozen Italian-inspired cocktails including a “Limocello Sunrise” and Sangria of the Day. FYI: The Loaded Bloody Mary is an absolute knockout!
Fish House & Seafood Market
MM 102.4, Oceanside Key Largo, FL 33037 305-451-4665
fishhouse.com Open M-Su 11:30 am – 10 pm
Featured On The Food Network
Heralded by Fodor’s, Zagat, Southern Living and Travel & Leisure, this local landmark is famous for its “Conch-style” cooking and casual, “Old Keys” vibe. Fresh fish is the trademark here, brought in the back door daily by local fishermen and filleted on premises. FYI: The Baked Stuffed Catch with homemade blue crab stuffing is excellent and the Key Lime Pie is as good as it gets. Full bar. Major credit cards.
Fish House Encore
MM 102.4, Oceanside Key Largo, FL 33037 305-451-0650
fishhouse.com Open Nightly 5 – 10 pm
Highly Acclaimed Steak, Seafood & Sushi
Sister to the famous Fish House, Encore offers up a completely different dining experience. Fresh fish is still the trademark here but you’ll also find a wonderful selection of meat dishes as well as a full sushi menu which you can enjoy in the lively piano bar, beautiful outdoor tropical garden or intimate indoor dining room where reservations are gladly accepted. Live entertainment Th – Su. Major credit cards.
Green Turtle Inn
MM 81.2, Oceanside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-2006
greenturtleinn.com Open Tu- Sun 7 am – Close
The Turtle Rests On Mon.
Islamorada’s Iconic Restaurant & Bar This Islamorada icon is one of the Keys’ most popular places to hang out. Locals flock here for the fabulous breakfast (served until 3 pm) as well as the inventive lunch and dinner fare which includes fresh seafood, chops, steaks and more. Daily Specials, Happy Hour & an extensive wine list. Full service catering and event planning. “Girls Night Out” radio show on Tu from 6-7 pm.
Guy’s Beachside Bar & Grill
Islander Resort MM 82.1, Oceanside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-2031
guyharveyoutpostislamorada.com Open Daily 11 am – 10 pm
Outstanding Beachfront Eatery
Internationally acclaimed Top Chef, Andy Niedenthal, takes casual beachside dining to a whole new level. His inventive island fare combines all time favorites like the big, juicy Angus Burger, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich & Lobster Corn Tacos with outstanding dishes like the Shaved Conch Salad, Rum-Glazed Duck, Jumbo Head-On Prawn Curry and Grilled Black Angus Ribeye.
Island Grill At Mandalay
MM 97.5, Oceanside 80 East 2nd St. Key Largo, FL 33037 305-852-0595
keysislandgrill.com Open Daily 11 am – 9 pm; Sa. & Su ‘till 10 pm
Big Flavors & Amazing Views
This hidden Key Largo landmark, which serves up the same big flavors that its sister restaurant in Islamorada is so renowned for, is a casual, fun joint with an intimate bar area and an outdoor covered dining deck overlooking the ocean. There’s great live music here every night, as well as during the day on weekends. Top hits: the Original Tuna Nachos, BBQ Shrimp and Spicy Tuna Roll. Come by car or by boat.
MM 85, Oceanside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-8400
keysislandgrill.com Open Daily 7 am – 10 pm Sa. & Su ‘till 11 pm
Home Of The Original Tuna Nachos
You can’t beat this cool waterfront restaurant & beach bar for great island-style food and a fun Chiki-tiki atmosphere. The big, diverse menu includes stand-outs like the award-winning Tuna Nachos, Guava Ribs, Lobster Roll, Wasabi- Encrusted Catch & Seafood Pasta. Weddings and private events are a specialty here and you can feast on everything from a Caribbean- style Pig Roast to a Parisian Seafood Buffet.
Jersey Boardwalk Pizza
MM 88.8, Bayside 20 High Point Rd. Islamorada, FL 33036 352-853-3800
jerseyboardwalkpizza.com Su-Th 11 am – 9 pm; F & Sa ’till 10 pm Happy Hour 4 – 6 pm
Authentic Italian Food From Jersey
Everything is made-to-order with really fresh ingredients and the hand-tossed pizza pies, which are available with a huge choice of traditional toppings, are some of the best you’ll ever eat. Over-stuffed hot & cold subs, savory calzones and classic pasta dishes are also excellent but our real weakness is the Philly Cheesesteak, piled high on a fresh Amoroso roll with grilled onions and Provolone. Magnifico!
Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill
MM 104, Bayside Key Largo, FL 33037 305-453-9066
jjsbigchill.com Open M-Su 11:30 am – 10 pm; F & Sa 11:30 am – ‘till?
The Key’s Hottest Place To Chill
This waterfront restaurant & entertainment complex truly has it all – award-winning waterfront dining, full raw bar, martini bar, two happening Tiki Bars, a unique Sports Bar with 30 flat screens, a big beautiful Pool & Cabana Club, top-notch live entertainment every day and a nightly sunset celebration where you can have your pix taken with “The Captain.” What a place!
Kaiyo Grill & Sushi
MM 81.7, Oceanside Old Highway Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-5556
kaiyokeys.com Open M – Sa 5 – Close
Hip Dining Jewel
The land meets the sea at this popular Keys’ landmark heralded for it’s fresh sushi, inventive wood-fire grilled specialties & connoisseur’s wine list. The menu here is a notable collaboration by Kaiyo’s celebrated chefs who have a special knack for creating rich, deeply flavored dishes with an Asian-Island twist. This is one indulgent respite you don’t want to miss. Full-service catering & event planning.
Key Largo Fisheries
1313 Ocean Bay Dr. Key Largo,FL 33037 305-451-3782
keylargofisheries.com Cafe Open M-Sa 10 am – 8 pm Market Open 7 am -5:30 pm; F & Sa ‘till 7 pm
Best Lobster BLT
Regarded as one of the Key’s top wholesale seafood companies, this family-run Fishery also houses a renowned Retail Seafood Market that sells fresh seafood right off the docks, as well as a delightful outdoor “Backyard Cafe” where you can get terrific house-made specialties like Conch Salad, Caesar Seafood Wraps and Fish Baskets. But it’s the chart-topping Lobster BLT & Lobster BLT Soup that will totally flip your flops!
MM 79.9, Oceanside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-5256
lazydaysrestaurant.com Open M-Su 11am – 9:30pm; F & Sa. ‘till 10pm
Here’s a place where you can enjoy award-winning Keys-style dishes in a spectacular oceanfront setting. Boat-to-table seafood, certified Black Angus steaks, innovative pasta and chicken dishes, along with some terrific house specialties headline a large menu that consistently wins rave reviews. Lots of seating options, including an outside waterfront patio, covered seaside porch, cozy indoor dining room or beachside bistro with tables nestled in the sand. FYI: The fish sandwich here is an absolute “Must!” Happy Hour from 4 – 6 p.m. with 3 for $1.00 appetizers at the bar.
MM 102, Bayside Key Largo, FL 33037 305-451-0565
lazylobsterinthekeys.com Open Daily for lunch & Dinner
Wonderful Little Gem
Award-winning Chef, Lupe Ledesma of Lazy Days acclaim has brought his magical touch to this casual family-friendly eatery in Key Largo. And true to form, he and his team have another winner on their hands. The deep fried lobster sandwich with jalapeno bread crust is just amazing. Other favorites: Wasabi-encrusted tuna, Shrimp Diablo and Conch Ceviche – all are out of this world. Lazy Days signature banana bread is also a staple here – yum!
Limoncello at Cheeca Lodge & Spa
MM 82, Oceanside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-4651
cheeca.com Open Nightly 6 – 10 pm
Outstanding Tuscan-Inspired Cuisine
Cheeca’s authentic, casually rustic restaurant serves up an outstanding selection of fresh, house-made pastas, hand-rolled pizzas and modern interpretations of classic Italian favorites. The Mussels with tomatoes and white wine garlic broth and the Veal Ragu with fresh peas, basil and San Marzano marinara sauce are especially good here, as is everything else that comes out of this family-friendly kitchen.
MM 82, Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-2692
loreleifloridakeys.com Open M-Su 8 am – 11 pm
Best Keys Sunset Celebration
Home to the world famous Lor-e-lei Back Country Fishing Guides, this casual family- friendly waterfront restaurant & Cabana Bar has one of the best sunset views in the Keys and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week with nightly specials, fresh local seafood and a variety of other delicious dishes. Live entertainment by local bands. Happy Hour specials from 4-6 pm Major credit cards.
Morada Bay Beach Cafe & Bar
MM 81.6, Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-3225;
moradabay.com Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner
Innovative, Eclectic American/Caribbean
Super fresh, local seafood and produce are the stars of the show at this laid-back, outdoor Mediterranean bistro cafe which sits directly on a glorious, palm-lined beach. The food is innovative and eclectic but also includes a hearty selection of American favorites.
Nikai At Cheeca Lodge
MM 82, Oceanside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-4651
cheeca.com Open Nightly 6 – 10 pm
Intimate Sushi Restaurant
This ultra cool Sushi Bar serves exceptional fresh sushi and Asian-inspired fare along with a unique selection of over 35 hot and cold Sakes, boutique wines and tropical cocktails. “Must Haves:” The “Big Kahuna Roll” — tuna and avocado topped with lobster salad, macadamia nuts and pineapple-ginger glaze; and the “Dagwood Roll” — tempura shrimp and avocado topped with blue crab, tuna, sweet soy and sesame seeds.
80001 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-0073
amaracayresort.com Open Daily for Breakfast & Dinner
This Islamorada newcomer is already creating quite a stir with an exciting menu that shines with originality and showcases beautifully prepared Italian cuisine crafted with farm-fresh ingredients and fresh-off-the boat seafood. You’ll find lots of great small plates here along with intoxicating pasta dishes and savory main courses with a strong emphasis on fresh local seafood. Full bar & excellent wine list.
MM 81.6 Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-3225
moradabay.com Open Nightly for Dinner
Eclectic, Haute Cuisine
Nestled on the second floor of a magnificent plantation-style house this “Islamorada Stunner” is renowned for its world-influenced, French fusion cuisine. Everything on the menu is beautifully prepared and served in a romantic, candlelit, 19th century “Indian arcade” which is walled with extraordinary artifacts from Morocco, India and Africa. You can also enjoy eating downstairs in the Green Flash lounge or outside on the beautiful wrap-around veranda overlooking the bay.
Snook’s Bayside Grand Tiki
MM 99.9, Bayside Key Largo, FL 33037 305-453-5004
snooks.com Open M-Su 11 am – 10 pm
Daily Sunset Celebration/Happy Hour
One Of The Keys Top Picks If there’s anywhere that can convince you to hang your flip flops in the Florida Keys, it’s this hidden waterfront hot spot where spectacular sunsets create perfect “ah-ha” moments and mint-garnished mojitos blow you away. Winning rave reviews on South Florida’s popular TV show, “Check Please,” the chandliered grand Tiki with its expansive 5,000 square foot lounging deck is also home to island luaus and and incredible nightly sunset celebrations.
Ziggie & Mad Dog’s
MM 83, Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 305-664-3391
ziggieandmaddogs.com Open nightly 5 – 10 pm Fr & Sa ‘till 11 pm
Best Porterhouse Steak
Revived in 2005 by former Miami Dolphins’ tight end and sports broadcaster, Jim ”Mad Dog” Mandich and longtime business partner Randy Kassewitz, the legendary Ziggie’s Crab Shack is now sleek and sophisticated steak, chops and seafood restaurant that feels more like Tommy Bahama than Ernest Hemingway. The current, and now famous incarnation is better than ever and has become THE place for fine dining in the Keys. Orchid garnished cocktails, international wines, an outstanding a-la-carte menu and nightly specials make it one of the Keys’ top dining spots which always draws a colorful celebrity clientele.
MIDDLE & LOWER KEYS
Boot Key Bar + Grill Skipjack Resort & Marina
19 Sombrero Blvd Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-7662 Daily 11am –
Great, Casual All-Day Eats
A welcome new addition to the Marathon dining scene, this hip poolside bar and grill at the new Skipjack Resort & Marina (formerly Sombrero Resort) has a great all-day menu and laid back vibe. Lots of interesting apps, fresh salads and light bites kick off a lineup of tacos, burgers, sandwiches and beer-battered seafood baskets. The pizzas here are absolutely terrific and are all made with hand-stretched, house-made dough and San Marzano tomatoes. Our favorites: the Rappini & Italian Sausage and the basil-parmesan Meatballs & Ricotta. Delish!
MM 52, Gulfside Town Square Mall Marathon, Fl 33050 305-289-7772
Lunch M-Fr 10 am – 3 pm Dinner M – Sa 5 – 9 pm.
Highly Acclaimed Old-World Italian
Frank Farello’s highly acclaimed trattoria embraces his family’s Old World Italian recipes but is also highly regarded for the excellent American and Classic preparations. You’ll find over a dozen handcrafted pasta dishes, along with some great signature favorites including Snapper Francaise, Veal Piccata, Chicken Marsala, Steak Roma and Shrimp Scampi. Beer and wine.
Key Colony Inn
MM 53.5 700 West Ocean Dr. Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 305-743-0100
kcinn.com Open Daily for lunch & dinner
Award-Winning Local Favorite
The big “Cheers” type bar, with its old time country club atmosphere, is a favorite locals’ hangout. Chef/Owner Sergei Proudnik’s diverse menu includes 75 Italian, fresh seafood and Continental specialties. The weekend Prime Rib Special always draws a big crowd. A popular spot for weddings and special events. Full bar. Daily Happy Hour. Live entertainment. Exceptional Sunday Brunch in-season.
Lazy Days South
MM 47.3 725 11th St. Marathon, FL 33051 305-289-0839
new.lazydayssouth.com Open Daily Lunch: 11am – 4pm Dinner: Su -Th 4 – 930pm; F & Sa 4 – 10pm
Award-Winning Keys-Style Cuisine
Like its highly acclaimed sister restaurant in Islamorada, this is also a place where you can take in a spectacular oceanfront setting and casually dine on terrific Keys-style dishes by Chef/Owner Lupe and his team of outstanding chefs whose locally caught seafood, hand-cut steaks and house specialties consistently win rave reviews. Happy Hour from 4-6 pm with 3 for $1.00 appetizers at the bar.
Lighthouse Grill Faro Blanco Hyatt Resort
1996 Overseas Hyw, Marathon, FL 33050 305-743-9018
faroblancoresort.com Open M-Th 10 am – 11 pm; Su 11 am – 11 pm; F & Sa 11 – 1 am
Outstanding Food & Views
Breathtaking views, gorgeous sunsets & an eclectic menu of fresh seafood, local favorites and inspired daily specials, make this unique waterfront restaurant and tranquil veranda bar a great respite for a casual lunch, generous cocktails or romantic dinner. Located at Marathon’s newly revitalized landmark, the Faro Blanco Resort, the Lighthouse Grill raises the bar for great dining in the Middle Keys.
My New Joint At The Square Grouper
MM 22.5 Oceanside Cudjoe Key 33042 305-745-8880
mynewjoint420lounge.com M-Sa 4:20 – Midnight Happy Hour 4:20 – 6:30 pm offering $6 cocktails
Because Two Joints Are Better Than One!
Located upstairs from the Square Grouper, this swanky bar and lounge is a hip spot to kick back with your favorite libation and indulge in an innovative tapas menu, fabulous raw bar, cheese and chocolate fondues and yummy desserts. You’ll also find one of the best specialty hand-crafted cocktail menus in the Keys, along with a unique tap system with 15 different draft beers plus a whopping 150 canned and bottled beers. Lots of interesting wines, too, and all of them are available by the glass or by the bottle. A great place to bring your buds!
MM 50 (next to Marathon Theater) Marathon, Fl 33050 305-743-7874;
plazagrillflkeys.com Open M – Sa 5:30 – 9pm
Marathon’s “No-To-Be-Missed” Restaurant
The spotlight is on big flavor at this cozy neighborhood hang that’s a local favorite in the Middle Keys. Artfully prepared food, steak and chops, seafood and traditional Italian specialties, along with inspired ethnic specialties— all at surprisingly reasonable prices— round out a diverse menu that’s complimented by an expansive wine list and inventive martinis.
MM 47.5, Gulfside Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-2065
porkysbaysidebbq.com Open M-Su 7 am – 10 pm Daily Happy Hour 3 – 6 pm
Real Deal BBQ
On The Waterfront An old Keys lsland vibe, “real deal” house-smoked BBQ & fresh local seafood are the hallmark of this funky open-air waterfront hangout that always draws a big local crowd. There are terrific nightly specials along with homemade desserts, a great daily Happy Hour & live entertainment. You can even rent a jet-ski or book an eco tour here. Pet friendly, too!
Seven Mile Grill
MM 47.5, Gulfside Marathon, FL 33050 305-743-4481 7milegrill.com Open M-Su 7 am – 9 pm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Award-Winning Home Cooking This historic landmark restaurant is now home to long-time restaurateurs, Pete & Lisa Chekimoglou who serve up really great local seafood along with home-made American and Mediterranean dishes. The Gyros, Spinach Pie & Greek Burger are absolutely amazing here and all desserts are baked on premises from scratch. The Key Lime Pie & NY-Style Cheesecake are worth every calorie!
MM 53.5, Oceanside Sadowski Causeway Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 305-289-7445 sparkyslanding.com Open Daily 11 am – 10 pm Voted Best Happy Hour Fresh-off-the-boat fish and generous cocktails rule the day at Matt and Carolyn Anthony’s friendly, neighborhood dockside hangout. Homemade soups, crisp salads, yummy apps, big boy sandwiches and seriously good entrees draw a loyal crowd. Nightly specials with Prime Rib every Thurs. Daily Happy Hour features 30ç Wings & Shrimp. Live entertainment every Tues. – Sat. Full bar. Major credit cards.
Square Grouper Bar & Grill
MM 22.5, Oceanside Cudjoe Key, FL 33042 305-745-8880
squaregrouperbarandgrill.com Open M-Su through April Lunch 11 am – 2:30 pm; Dinner 5 – 10 pm Cocktail Lounge 4:20 – Midnight
A Keys Top Pick
A well executed, inventive menu makes this unassuming roadside spot one of the Keys’ top picks. Two cozy dining rooms, deliciously splashed with apple green and mandarin orange walls, set the stage for wonderful dishes like the Yellowfin Tuna and Avocado Eggrolls, Flash Fried Conch, Seafood Pasta with key lime butter sauce and other heavenly delights. New upstairs cocktail lounge, tapas and raw bar open ‘tll midnight.
MM 53.5 At The Holiday Inn Express Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-1332
Best Wood-Fired Pizza
This beautiful waterfront Tiki-style restaurant serves up classic and contemporary southern comfort fare reminiscent of rustic Gulf Coast cuisine but with a touch of Caribbean and Latin spice. A big bar and open-air dining area overlooking the marina makes it a perfect spot to kick back and enjoy casual eats and Marathon’s only wood-fired pizza, as well as fresh, local seafood and hearty flame-grilled steaks and chicken.
Abbondanza Italian Restaurant
1208 Simonton St. Key West, FL 33040 305-292-1199 Open M – Su 5 – 11 pm Now That’s Italian Extra large portions of traditional Italian fare, family-friendly prices and a relaxed, casual atmosphere, have made this a favorite Key West dining destination and winner of the People’s Choice Award for “Best Italian Restaurant.” You’ll find all your favorites, along with a delicious selection of seafood items and nightly specials. Large parties welcome. Full bar. Major credit cards.
1401 Simonton St. Key West, FL 33040 305-293-0304 ambrosiasushi.com Dinner M – Su 6 -10 pm; Lunch M – Sa 11:30 am – 2 pm Key West’s Best Sushi A dramatic sculptured waterfall and ultra cool sake bar provide a stunning backdrop for this island hot spot where authentic, artfully-crafted plates take center stage. Chef/Owner Masa rocks the house with his premium blue fin tuna creations, signature rolls, sushi and sashimi while the kitchen serves up excellent Japanese specialties. Top it off with an eclectic selection of artisan sake and imaginative “sake-tinis.”
Bistro 245 Margaritaville Resort & Marina
245 Front St. Key West, FL 33040 305-294-4000 margaritavillekeywestresort.com Open M-Su 7 am-10 pm Best Sunday Brunch Bistro 245’s top culinary team creates exceptional Caribbean cuisine on Key West’s scenic harbor front. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner comfortably indoors or dine casually outside Margaritaville’s Sunset Pier which comes alive each evening with entertainment by the famous sunset performers. Award- winning Sunday Brunch from 10 am – 2 pm Full bar. Major credit cards.
Blind Pig At The Gates Hotel
3824 N Roosevelt Blvd Key West, FL 33040 305-320-0930 gateshotelkeywest.com Open Daily 7am – 10pm Keep On Truck’n! The Gates Hotel’s onsite signature food truck serves up a tasty tapas-style selection of regional Cuban, Bahamian, Caribbean and Floridian Flavors cuisine with local ingredients. Stand-outs include the Shrimp Tacos, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Nachos and Parmesan Fries.
Boat House Bar & Grill
700 Front St. Key West, FL 33040 305-294-9191 Open M-Su 10 am -10 pm Happy Hour 4 – 6 pm Best Happy Hour With its nautical flags and rope-wrapped bar, this bustling dockside hot-spot captures all the charm of Key West’s Historic Seaport and serves up an excellent, and very affordable, menu of salads, sandwiches, seafood and steaks. FYI: Don’t miss Happy Hour from 4 – 6 pm where you can get great drinks and terrific appetizers like Baby Lamb Chops, Tempura Lobster Tail, Honey BBQ Wings and Boat House Bread for 50% off.
1029 Southard St. Key West 305-294-0230 cafesole.com Open Nightly 5-10 pm Innovative, Award-Winning Menu You’ll think you’ve stumbled off the sidewalk and into Provence when you step inside Cafe Sole and catch the scents of fresh herbs and sauteing garlic. Chef/Owner, John Correa is a master of seafood & French sauces and his food is a whoop of earthy, sun-drenched flavor. Must-Trys: the Conch Carpaccio and Hog Fish Snapper. Groups and wedding parties welcome. Wine and beer. Chug Cantina At 24 North Hotel 3820 N Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 305-320-0940 gateshotelkeywest.com Open Daily 8am – 8pm Lively Poolside Bar & Cafe Unwind with some tacos and beer at this casual, convivial bar and cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the gorgeous pool at the hip 24 North Hotel. FYI: The Ropa Vieja is especially good here.
Commodore Waterfront Restaurant
700 Front St. Key West, FL 33040 305-294-9191 commodorekeywest.com Open nightly 5:30 – 11 pm Highly Acclaimed Steak & Seafood Overlooking a fleet of luxury yachts in Key West’s Historic Seaport, this highly-acclaimed steak and seafood restaurant boasts one of the most beautiful dining rooms in Key West and makes a perfect perch for breathtaking sunsets. A variety of choice cut meats, fresh, local fish and an international wine list are all first rate. Private outdoor dining balcony. Full bar. Free parking. Major credit cards.
Duffy’s Steak & Lobster House
1007 Simonton St. Key West, FL 33040 305-296-4900 Open Daily Noon – 11 pm Casual Dining At Affordable Prices This is the place to go for excellent, affordable and casual family dining in the heart of paradise. Renowned for their fresh Florida lobster and delicious steaks, Surf and Turf, famous Key West Conch Fritters, and without a doubt, one of the best Prime Ribs in town. Be sure to get there early because this popular spot fills up fast. Full bar with great tropical drinks. Major credit cards.
The Grill At Hilton Garden Inn
3850 N Roosevelt Blvd Key West, FL 33040 305-320-0920 Breakfast: M – F 6am – 10am Sa & Su 7am – 11am Bar: 4pm – 12am Dinner: 5pm – 10pm Casual American Fare Located in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn, this casual eatery boasts a big breakfast buffet plus several a la carte specialty items, as well as casual dinner fare with a good selection of beef, fish and chicken dishes. Full bar.
Latitudes At Sunset Key
245 Front St. Key West, FL 33040 305-292-5394 sunsetkeycottages.com Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Stunning Beachfront Restaurant Within minutes, the free boat launch at The Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina transports you to this spectacular restaurant on the island of Sunset Key. Enjoy outstanding island cuisine in the ultra luxe indoor dining room overlooking the Gulf of Mexico or outside in the sand surrounded by flickering tiki torches. Reservations required. Major credit cards. Present ticket while dining for free parking.
Mangia Mangia Pasta Cafe
900 Southard St. Key West, FL 33040 305-294-2469 mangia-mangia.com Open Daily 5:30 – 10 pm Good Friends. Good Food. Good Wine. Renowned for impeccable, fresh homemade pasta & made-from-scratch, herb-spiked sauces, this cozy trattoria is one of the Keys’ best values and serves up simple, full flavors that are intoxicatingly good. Lots of grilled specialties, too, along with beef, seafood, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Excellent gluten/egg-free pasta options including “Zucchini Zoodle Noodles.” Seductive wine list features vintages dating back to the 1950’s.
Rum Row Bar At The Gates Hotel
3824 N Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 305-320-0930 gateshotelkeywest.com Daily 11am – 10pm Channel the Days of Prohibition Inspired by the Prohibition era, this contemporary rum bar and small plates cafe serves specialty rum craft cocktails from First Legal Rum Distillery and tapas-style entrees. If you want to experience a taste of Cuban-Key West head up to the Cigar Lounge and savor a Rodriguez Cigar.
Schooner Wharf Bar
200R Williams St. Key West, FL 33040 305-292-3773 schoonerwharf.com Open M – Su 8 – 4 am Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner A Last Remnant Of Old Key West This funky, open air waterfront bar sits right on the docks overlooking the marina. The food and mood are definitely Key West casual and the menu here has all your island favorites including wings, nachos, burgers, fish tacos, seafood platters, conch fritters, crab cakes and more. Great live music and two daily Happy Hours from 7 am – noon and then again from 5 – 7 pm Full bar. Major credit cards.
Starbucks At 24 North Hotel
3820 N Roosevelt Blvd Key West, FL 33040 305-320-0940; 24northhotel.com M – F 6:30am – 8pm S & Su 7am – 7pm Fuel Your Day Amazing coffee from around the world, a huge selection of handcrafted beverages and high quality lite bites make this perennial favorite a top destination for Joe lovers. An inviting space, comfy chairs and free wi-fi also make it a perfect place to chill.
Tavern N’ Town
Marriott Key West Beachside Resort 3811 No. Roosevelt Ave. Key West, FL 33041 305-296-8100 tavernntown.com Open M – Su 5 – 10 pm World-Class Dining & Entertainment One of Key West’s most beautiful dining rooms where the restaurant’s large open theater kitchen takes center stage and Key West notables dine on a fusion of globally-inspired tapas (small plates), designer pizzas, grilled meats, plancha seared fish and nightly specials. Daily 2-4-1 Happy Hour and special Tapas Nights every Tues & Thurs from 5 – 7 pm Nightly entertainment. Major credit cards.