Restaurants in Florida Keys
The restaurants in the Florida Keys are both diverse and delectable. One thing is for certain you won’t run out of options for freshly caught seafood: stone crab, Florida Lobster, conch and of course the seasonal catch of the day. (If you’re visiting the Islamorada part of the Keys, some restaurants will even cook what you caught that day!)
Fish House, with its seafood-themed décor, is one of the best restaurants in the Keys. Fish House, as its name suggests serves up some delightful fresh fish including black grouper, cobia, and conch. Their specialty is matecumbe a fish dish baked with olive oil, basil, capers and tomatoes. And of course when visiting this Florida Keys restaurant, try the key lime pie for desert.
No Name Pub, despite its unassuming name, is a famous pub and restaurant in the Florida Keys. Grab a homemade pizza and a nice cold beer and listen to some Jimmy Buffet on the jukebox for an evening of fun. Discover more below about Florida Keys restaurants.
Order the key lime pie; it has meringue and crust that oozes buttery lime juice.
When the crowds on Duval get too rowdy, step off the street into this whitewashed Victorian tapas and wine bar. Pair one of the specials—Black Angus filet and a cone of crispy French fries—with one of more than 20 wines by the glass.
Originating as a casual lunch café in 1992, Blue Heaven is now a full-service restaurant that draws huge crowds all day. The restaurant is located in a small, century-old building that once housed a pool hall, an ice cream shop, and a bar where Ernest Hemingway refereed boxing matches.
Sandy’s Café never closes so visitors can stop in for Cuban and Mexican cuisine anytime.
This open-air, French-inspired nook is no secret, so arrive for breakfast before 9:30 a.m. The crêpes come in both savory and sweet varieties. Try the most popular, filled with a creamy mushroom sauce—it's called La Super.
This globally inspired French restaurant opened in 1999 at Moorings Village, a 20-acre, palm-lined property about midway through the Florida Keys.
Duck into this gourmet grocery for poached salmon salad or Evil Garlic Pickles.
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.
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.
Try the mango salsa–drenched fish tacos at this low-lit couple-owned spot.
Don't assume that the smaller shops selling Key lime pie are the most authentic. The yellow factory on Simonton, which smells of graham crackers (an ingredient in the crust), is the real deal. Order it topped with meringue.
Kitschy old license plates and the bartender’s amiable bulldog mix welcome you to this honky-tonk pub, where the food looks as rugged as the bikers at neighboring tables. Equally addictive: the free-form fritters and the Southern sweet tea.
Marrying Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, this restaurant has been serving everything homemade for more than 30 years. Each morning, handmade pasta can be seen hanging out the window, until it's used in chef Christopher Round’s three-course tasting menu during the week.
The name alone gives a good indication of the fun-hearted, "he's not here" vibe at this famous pub, eatery, and tourist spot.