Restaurants in Florida Keys
The funky shack gets its charm from a mishmash of ripped fishing nets, no sniveling signs, and a rusted truck. And yes, the fritters are superb.
This globally inspired French restaurant opened in 1999 at Moorings Village, a 20-acre, palm-lined property about midway through the Florida Keys.
Mangoes is famous for its Mango Coladas and prime destination on a corner of Duval Street.
Duck into this gourmet grocery for poached salmon salad or Evil Garlic Pickles.
The restaurant has a screened-in dock porch overlooking the water and will prep your fresh-caught fish to order (save room for the doughnut-like honey buns).
This restaurant at Burdines Waterfront is known for its burgers, fried fish, fried key lime pie, as well as its views of the sea, boats, and Boot Key’s mangroves. The Chiki Tiki consists of an upstairs hut with a thatch roof, surrounded by a dining deck the color of tropical shallows.
Hidden behind an unassuming white-stuccoed exterior, this intimate dinner spot is the most secluded restaurant in town. Reservations are essential, but those without one can sit at the bar and sample the seafood-based dishes, such as shrimp scampi.
With its old-school fishing shacks and shrimp boats, Stock Island harks back to Key West circa the 1970's. Dine at tables overlooking a dock crowded with shrimp boats at this funky dive that has live music on weekends.
In Old Town, nurse a $7 frozen Rum Runner as the live music plays throughout the day.
A neighborhood staple since 1989, this oceanside seafood joint combines Caribbean cuisine with a Florida vibe. A three-part endeavor, Waterfront is a restaurant, tiki bar, and outdoor deck, also known as The Turtle Club.
Housed in an oceanfront Victorian house, this Caribbean-American restaurant has been a local favorite for more than three decades.
Located inside the Marriott Beachside Hotel, Tavern N Town chefs craft seasonal breakfast and dinner cuisine behind the Tapas Theater Kitchen, an open-air kitchen surrounded by mosaic stone-colored tile, which takes center stage along one entire wall.
Overlooking Florida Bay, Keys Fisheries is a combination seafood market and restaurant located directly on the water. Picnic tables are set up beneath a metal awning decorated with fishing equipment, and additional seating is available upstairs at the open-air bar.
Try the mango salsa–drenched fish tacos at this low-lit couple-owned spot.