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 dress code in Key West is island casual, so wearing flip flops to dinner is common. Keep in mind that reservations are recommended for most restaurants while some may not take reservations at all. Some popular local dishes to try are conch fritters, conch chowder, Key West pink shrimp, spiny Florida lobster, and everyone's favorite, Key Lime Pie.
Restaurants in Key West
Little Pearl (featured in photo)
Nestled in the heart of Old Town, and away from bustling downtown Duval Street is a wonderful spot for fresh local seafood and innovative cuisine. This neighborhood bistro and wine bar is the perfect choice for an intimate dining experience or special occasion. The executive chef has been a part of the Key West restaurant scene for over 20 years. Enjoy their four course tasting menu for a delicious culinary treat! Reservations recommended.
- 632 Olivia Street, Key West, FL
Off the Hook
Casual Full Bar Restaurant with Happy Hour 4pm-6pm everyday! Featuring fresh seafood, gourmet pizzas, burgers and more! Off the hook has two bars, outdoor seating, restaurant seating and sports pub seating. They have MLB extra innings, NFL Ticket, Soccer Games, Center Ice, etc. In the pub they have board games available to take to your table. The Chef is one of the owners and truly makes each dish with love. Try the ceviche of the day and the raw oyster shooters!
- 920 Caroline Street, Key West, FL
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, FL
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, Key West, FL
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 Street, Key West, FL
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, Key West, FL
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, Key West, FL
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 Street, Key West, FL
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 Street, Key West, FL
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 Street, Key West, FL
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. Reservations strongly reccomended for lunch and required for dinner.
- 700 Waddell Avenue, Key West, FL
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 Street, Key West, FL
Spend an evening here for a taste of France in Key West! Café Sole has been voted best food in the Florida Keys by Zagat Magazine and you’ll see why when you try the Mutton Snapper in pesto and champagne, Yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or Lobster Bouillabaisse. Plenty of options for the vegan in your group and enjoy the extensive wine list.
- 532 Margaret Street, Key West, FL
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