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.
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.
Hole up at a table by the jetty and dine on killer burritos. open for breakfast and lunch only
This intimate, 50-seat restaurant is located in the Marquesa Hotel, a collection of 19th-century conch houses in historic Old Town.
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.
Michaels, a casual fine dining steakhouse, is located on a back street in Old Town. The small wood bar and large wine display rack create a homey feel in a quiet restaurant, complete with covered patio seating and a fountain surrounded by greenery.
Order the key lime pie; it has meringue and crust that oozes buttery lime juice.
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.
Situated on a small private island, this oceanfront resort restaurant was chosen by Travel + Leisure as one of the nation’s most romantic dining destinations.
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.
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 tony restaurant, with its private booths, is ideal for a low-lit romantic dinner of Florida lobster.
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.