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.
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.
The restaurant—renowned for its cheap eats from the sea and honey biscuits—has a fun, junk-shop-style interior.
The owners of Eaton Street Seafood Market opened the place to help fight what they saw as an import trend.
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).
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.
Housed in an oceanfront Victorian house, this Caribbean-American restaurant has been a local favorite for more than three decades.
Hole up at a table by the jetty and dine on killer burritos. open for breakfast and lunch only