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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 season:

Hogfish Bar and Grill – 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!

Santiago's Bodega – Tucked away in Bahama Village. Tapas style dining along with a great selection of wine. Try the beef tenderloin topped with blue cheese and the flaming saganaki cheese.” A welcoming neighborhood restaurant where you can enjoy great food with family and friends who turn into family”.

Antonio's – Enjoy an evening out. The fresh daily handmade pasta is always delicious. 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.

Salute – A beachside café with a European feel and a full bar. The seafood is fresh and the Snapper salad is always a favorite. Plenty of parking or an easy bike ride to Higgs Beach. 

El Siboney – Off the beaten path on Catherine Street you’ll find 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. Moderately priced, loud and fun.

Bo’s fish Wagon – 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 at 801 Caroline Street in the corner of a parking lot. That’s correct – the corner of the parking lot.

Blue Heaven – Open 7 days a week but Sunday brunch is an all-around favorite. 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 but the food and the open air dining experience is worth your time. Located at 729 Thomas Street, which is a neighborhood of close homes. Parking is very tight and limited. 

Better Than Sex – After dinner enjoy a nice cabernet served in a glass rimmed in dark chocolate or apple spiced ale rimmed in caramel or maybe, the award winning Danish brie cheese & dark Belgian chocolate on grilled buttered bread sprinkled with cinnamon sugar served with shot of strawberry champagne soup. Yep, that’s right, Champagne soup!

Louie's Backyard – fine dining Key West Style. This lovely Victorian house is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to Louie’s for over 40 years. Arrive early and indulge in a martini prior to dinner on the “Afterdeck”. If the weather is nice ask to be seated on the porch for dinner so that you can view the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the breezes.

Bien Caribbean – authentic Caribbean and Latino food situated in a small space at 1000 Eaton Street. 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 “mist-ers”. Ignore the roosters that strut by your table… they’re just jealous.

5 Brother's Grocery and Sandwich Shop - Walk or bike to 5 Brother’s (Fleming Street) 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.

Ambrosia Japanese Restaurant – This retro classic atmosphere with an interior waterfall is located at “upper the end” of Simonton Street (meaning by the Atlantic Ocean).They are known for some of the best sushi on the island along with a large selection of sake for your enjoyment.

Michael's - 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.