Key West is known for its diverse and high-quality dining scene and nightlife. Whether you're looking for a quick bite, a sweet treat, or a fine dining experience, you'll find something spectacular on the island.
The following are places the folks of At Home Key West like to patronize, listed in no particular order. Keep in mind casual dress is island dress even at our fine dining restaurants for tourists and locals alike. Reservations are suggested at fine dining establishments, especially during the season.
13 Best Restaurants in Key West
Hogfish Bar and Grill
Hogfish Bar and Grill is situated on one of the last working waterfronts on Stock Island. Politicians, shrimpers, locals, and guests to the island all sit elbow to elbow at the bar. You must try the Hogfish which is a light fish with a delicate taste - served sautéed or fried. This is an open-air dining experience. Rain or Shine!
- 6810 Front Street, Stock Island
Santiago's Bodega is tucked away in Bahama Village offering tapas style dining along with a great selection of wine. Try the beef tenderloin topped with blue cheese and the flaming saganaki cheese. Santiago's is a welcoming, neighborhood restaurant that is in a creative and comfortable space.
- 207 Petronia Street
Enjoy an evening out at Antonia's. The fresh daily handmade pasta is always delicious. Antonia's serves classic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy space. Don’t miss out on the goat cheese soufflé or escargots and, of course, the award-winning wine list. Take a stroll down Duval Street after dinner.
- 615 Duval St.
SALUTE! On The Beach
Salute is a funky beachside café with a European feel and a full bar. The seafood is fresh and the Snapper salad is always a favorite. There is plenty of parking nearby and it's an easy bike ride to Higgs Beach. Salute! is the sister-restaurant to Blue Heaven, a local favorite.
- 1000 Atlantic Blvd.
Off the beaten path on Catherine Street, you’ll find El Siboney, a casual family atmosphere with authentic Cuban food. Sample their Cuban Mix sandwich, Siboney steak or roast pork. Order like a local and have the yellow rice and black beans with your meal. This spot is moderately priced, loud, and tons of fun. There is also a location on Stock Island.
- 900 Catherine Street
B.O.’s Fish Wagon
B.O.'s Fish Wagon is one of the quirkiest open-air restaurants in Key West. You can’t leave the island without trying one of their world famous fish sandwiches or the cracked conch. Wear your tee shirt or tuxedo. It’s conveniently located near the harbor in the corner of a parking lot. That’s correct – the corner of the parking lot. This spot is cash only.
- 801 Caroline St.
Blue Heaven is open seven days a week but Sunday brunch is an all-around favorite. This spot serves pancakes, Benedict, shrimp and grits, omelets and homemade granola – yummy. You may notice a cat sleeping in a chair or a chicken perched on the fence, making the experience even more unique. Keep in mind parking can be tough. Walk or bike if you can.
- 729 Thomas St.
Better Than Sex
After dinner, enjoy a nice cabernet served in a glass rimmed in dark chocolate at Better Than Sex. Or maybe you'd prefer an apple spiced ale rimmed in caramel. Still not convinced? Try the award-winning Danish brie cheese and dark Belgian chocolate on grilled buttered bread sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with a shot of strawberry champagne soup. Yep, that’s right, Champagne soup! Reservations are suggested.
- 926 Simonton St.
Louie's Backyard is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Key West, serving up traditional Caribbean-American cuisine. This lovely Victorian house is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to Louie’s for more than 40 years. Arrive early and indulge in a martini prior to dinner on the afterdeck. If the weather is nice, be sure to sit on the porch for dinner so that you can view the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the breezes.
- 700 Waddell Ave.
Bien serves authentic Caribbean and Latino food in a small space with outdoor seating and take-out service. You’re going to love the fire roasted corn and the roast pork dripping in Bien marinade. Open air dining only but comfortable on hot days because of the misters. Ignore the roosters that strut by your table… they’re just jealous.
- 1000 Eaton St.
5 Brothers Grocery and Sandwich Shop
Walk or bike to 5 Brothers for your morning café con leche, cheese toast, and local gossip. Hint: order a large con leche with two sugars then dip your toast into your con leche. Neighbors, tradesmen, retirees, and locals take the time to hang out and chat for a few minutes.
- 930 Southard St.
Ambrosia Japanese Restaurant
Ambrosia offers a retro classic atmosphere with an interior waterfall and is located at upper the end of Simonton Street near the Atlantic Ocean. This spot is known to serve some of the best sushi on the island along with a large selection of sake.
- 1401 Simonton St.
Michael's is a favorite of locals and guests alike situated on the corner of Margaret and Southard Streets in Old Town. Treat yourself to a luscious martini with your prime steak or seafood. But don’t forget to order the chocolate lava cake prior to placing your dinner order. Michael's has been rated among the best restaurants in Florida.
- 532 Margaret St.
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Key West is home to a robust dining scene, and we're sure you'll find a great spot to dine. If you're planning a Key West vacation, consider At Home Key West for your accommodations. Our Key West vacation rentals are located in the island's best locations so you have access to the area's most iconic attractions and things to do. Start planning today.