Restaurants in Key West
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.
This restaurant’s menu is a marriage between Caribbean and Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. The oceanfront seating overlooks Higgs Beach, while the inside is designed like a funky beach shack with hanging white lights, mural-painted walls, and a dog-friendly policy.
Sandy’s Café never closes so visitors can stop in for Cuban and Mexican cuisine anytime.
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.
The owners of Eaton Street Seafood Market opened the place to help fight what they saw as an import trend.
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.
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.
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.
Housed in an oceanfront Victorian house, this Caribbean-American restaurant has been a local favorite for more than three decades.
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.
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.
Try the mango salsa–drenched fish tacos at this low-lit couple-owned spot.
This intimate, 50-seat restaurant is located in the Marquesa Hotel, a collection of 19th-century conch houses in historic Old Town.