Restaurants That are a “MUST TRY” While Visiting Key West…
One of the MANY attractions Key West is known for would be THE FOOD! Some of the most delicious Cuisines can be found here on the island.
There are some restaurants that have been here for many, many years and are definitely worth dining at. I like to think of these places as exclusive to the island as they can only be found here. These places are truly one of a kind. Although there are dozens of options, we have a few here to assist in narrowing down the choices.
Pepe’s Café opened its doors in 1909. They are known for their signature breakfasts and Surf n’ turf. Breakfast can be anything from traditional bacon and eggs to build your own omelet, fresh squeezed O.J. and homemade granola with low-fat yogurt and fresh fruit.
You can also dine for lunch and dinner. If you are a fan of steak, the NY Strips are cut special to order. Fresh fish is prepared every evening 5 different ways. The desserts are homemade as well! Enjoy Key Lime Pie, Apple Crisp, Chocolate Brownie pie and more. A great relaxed environment for a nice family meal.
Next on the list is El Siboney. Since 1984 this has been one of the top restaurants to dine for exquisite, authentic Cuban cuisine here on the island. As soon as you walk through the doors, the feeling of family hits your heart. This is a family owned and operated business. The food is to absolutely die for. You get such a great quantity for a reasonable price. Some of the top favorites are The Roast Pork, Siboney Steak, The Grilled Mahi-Mahi meal and Cuban Mix Sandwich. If Cuban food is one of your favorites, or you want to try for the first time, this is the place to go!
Half Shell Raw Bar is the last but certainly not least on our list. Beginning in 1972 Half Shell has been serving Key West awesome seafood. The only seafood restaurant on the island with its very own Fish Market. Located right on the marina, you’re able to enjoy the beautiful view of the Historic Seaport, listen to live music and have the best meal ever! Fish is caught daily cooked and served, how fresher can you get than that!? Your taste buds WILL NOT be disappointed. Choose from Oysters, Shrimp, Conch Fritters, Local Fish and Lobster. There are also traditional options such as burgers, chicken etc. Don’t take our word for it, go try it for yourself!!!