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This list of favorite Key West restaurants comes straight from our Owner to you! Whether you’re looking for an upscale night out, the best local seafood, or a romantic beachfront dinner, our staff of locals can help you find the perfect Key West dining to fit your needs.
Check out the following list of restaurants in Key West to find your perfect fit. Or, stop by and talk to the friendly Concierge at The Inn at Key West for more information. We look forward to perfecting your Key West dining experience!
Key West’s Favorite Foods Featured on Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s Hit TV Show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!”
Congratulations to D.J.’s Clam Shack, Garbo’s Grill, and Bad Boy Burrito restaurants in Key West, Florida. These locals’ favorites will be featured on an upcoming episode of Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network!
Driven by Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri, the Camaro travels the country highlighting casual, off-the-beaten-path eateries for “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.” The car and its famous driver spent the first part of January in Key West, where Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri discovered what Key Westers have celebrated for years – the food at D.J.’s Clam Shack, Garbo’s Grill, and Bad Boy Burrito. Be sure to check them out on your next visit to Key West!
Key West Breakfast Places:
Hammock’s Cafe ($$)
3420 N. Roosevelt Blvd
Located onsite at The Inn at Key West, Hammock’s Cafe is a delightful poolside tropical escape that serves breakfast daily. This Island café offers delicious favorites in an elegantly casual al fresco locale. Enjoy the tropical surroundings of flourishing gardens and a sparkling swimming pool as you dine in our lovely little café for breakfast.
Harpoon Harry’s ($)
832 Caroline Street
Harpoon Harry’s is located on Caroline Street and is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. It’s a small breakfast-lunch diner, where the walls are glass doors that open onto the street. Service begins at 6:30 a.m., serving everything from café-con-leche and cuban egg sandwiches to the more traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, grits, pancakes, and waffles.
Pepe’s Café ($$)
806 Caroline Street
Established in 1909, Pepe’s is the oldest restaurant in Key West, having recently celebrated their 100th anniversary. They are open every day from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and are located on the old commercial waterfront of Caroline Street. At breakfast time, they serve everything from traditional breakfast to build your own omelets to pancakes and creamed chipped beef. They use real butter, jumbo eggs, and Hormel bacon and are known for their homemade fries and grits! Pepe’s Cafe in Key West also serves homemade granola, lots of fresh fruit, and homemade sweet breads. Sip fresh-squeezed orange juice, a cup of Chock Ful O’Nuts Coffee, or even a screwdriver.
Key West Lunch & Dinner Restaurants :
Hammock’s Cafe ($$)
3420 N. Roosevelt Blvd
Located onsite at The Inn at Key West, Hammock’s Cafe is a delightful poolside tropical escape that serves breakfast and lunch daily. This Island café offers delicious favorites in an elegantly casual al fresco locale. Enjoy the tropical surroundings of flourishing gardens and a sparkling swimming pool as you dine in our lovely little café for breakfast or lunch. We also serve lunch and afternoon meals poolside.
A&B Lobster House ($$$)
700 Front Street
This is a great place for exceptional seafood in Key West. Located in the historic seaport, guests can choose between indoor and outdoor dining both with beautiful views of the marina. With their sophisticated menu and a great wine selection you are sure to be impressed with this Key West restaurant.
1208 Simonton Street
Abbondonza in Italian means “abundance,” and that’s just what you’ll get! If you’re craving excellent Italian food with great portions, then Abbondonza will not disappoint. With its quaint setting and a wonderful selection of wine to complement your meal, it’s a great choice for a romantic night out or a large group dinner.
AZUR Restaurant ($$$)
425 Grinnell Street
AZUR Restaurant is a unique dining experience featuring Mediterranean specialties. Whether you choose their shaded terrace or the comfort of the cool blue dining room, they feature a hearty breakfast featuring a few new twists, an al fresco lunch by the waterfall, or an intimate dinner with offerings including old favorites and new creations. For a completely different dining experience in Old Town, AZUR is a must on your list of innovative-chef restaurants in Key West.
Bad Boy Burger ($$)
1220 Simonton Street
From its crisp tacos to savory juice bar, this Key West restaurant strives to bring guests the freshest ingredients, as local and organic as possible. If it’s not fresh, they don‘t have it! Enjoy their Cayo Hueso Fish Tacos with local fish, hand-made corn tortillas, shaved cabbage, pico de gallo, verde sauce, and sour cream. Featured on Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s hit TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network!
B.O.’s Fish Wagon ($)
801 Caroline Street
For the perfect fish sandwich, head to B.O.’s Fish Wagon, a hopping little open-air shack that turns out fresh food with zero fuss, as well as great live music on Friday nights.
Blue Heaven ($$)
729 Thomas Street
Whether you eat here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will come out raving about how incredible the food is. This Key West restaurant is a unique experience with great island flare located in “Bahama Village”. You can dine inside, enjoy the full bar, or join the famous Key West chickens for outdoor dining.
DJ’s Clam Shack ($$)
629 Duval Street
This seafood restaurant in Key West is where northern and southern food meet. It offers fresh seafood on Duval St – that’s easily accessible and tastes great! Their Lobster Roll, Conch Fritters, and Roast Beef Sandwich are amazing. Featured on Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s hit TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network!
Duffy’s Steak & Lobster ($$)
1007 Simonton Street
Of all the seafood available at Key West restaurants, Duffy’s is one of the few whose menu features dolphin—but don’t worry, we aren’t talking about actual dolphins, rather the breed of delicious fish! Duffy’s has wonderful selections of steak and seafood and a little something for everyone.
El Siboney ($$)
900 Catherine Street
Local’s love the great Cuban food at El Siboney! This is the place to go for classic Cuban dishes and sandwiches. Savor the unique flavors and wash down your delicious meal with a glass of homemade sangria.
Garbos’ Grill ($$)
603 Greene Street
Garbos’ Grill in Key West was created by two people who love to cook. They offer great food – made with love and at a good price. From seafood, burgers, and hot dogs, their Key West dining menu will tantalize the taste-buds. Featured on Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s hit TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network!
Half Shell Raw Bar ($$)
231 Margaret Street
Lobster po-boys, raw oysters, and strong drinks are just a few staples from the Half Shall Raw Bar! This Key West seafood restaurant specializes in oysters, clams, shrimp, and other seafood dishes that are delicious raw or cooked. It’s a low key restaurant for a fun and casual lunch or dinner.
Hogfish Bar & Grill ($$)
6810 Front Street
Eat where the locals eat! Our in-house Concierge, Millie, highly recommends Hogfish Bar & Grill – it is on the commercial harbor on Stock Island and the seafood comes straight off the boat to the restaurant! 80% of the people you see there are locals and they love it. Stop by Millie’s desk and she can give you a 10% discount card.
Hot Tin Roof ($$$)
0 Duval Street
This Key West restaurant arguably has one of the best views of the islands. The menu is set up in a way that you can have an entree or easily share a number of small dishes, so it’s a great place to go with friends or a date. Don’t miss an unforgettable meal while also enjoying one of our famous Key West sunsets. See Millie at the Concierge desk for a coupon for a free famous Hot Tin Tini with your dinner.
La Trattoria ($$$)
524 Duval Street
After a long day of swimming, shopping, and general Key West activities, this is the perfect meal. An Italian favorite with a nice atmosphere located right on Duval, La Trattoria is authentic Italian cuisine whose menu boasts a great selection of pasta, seafood, and steaks.
245 Front Street
Latitudes is the perfect Key West restaurant for a relaxing, romantic dinner on the beach. Start your special evening with the short boat ride over to your own little island paradise and enjoy an elegant atmosphere and an exquisite meal.
Louie’s Backyard ($$$$)
700 Waddell Street
The “upstairs” at Louie’s Backyard has a deft hand at creating the most inspiring, creative, delicious, and memorable meals you will encounter. Although this restaurant in Key West is on the nicer side, it’s still Key West casual, offering indoor and outdoor seating and a great little cocktail bar for having a drink and relaxing by their small beach. A breath-taking Atlantic Ocean setting provides for a very romantic special occasion.
Mangia Mangia ($$)
900 Southard Street
With both indoor and outdoor seating available for your comfort, Mangia Mangia has good food for a good value. The pasta is made from scratch, the seafood is fresh, and the atmosphere is inviting.
700 Duval St Key West
Located at 700 Duval Street, Mangoes restaurant in Key West proudly serves a fun and delicious selection of Floribbean and American foods. As the original developers of Caribbean Cowboy Cuisine, they have worked for 25 years at combining island friendliness with a desire to entertain their guests. Savor locally-caught finfish, shellfish, and American corn-fed beef, accompanied with delicious, imaginative, and tropical preparations.
500 Duval Street
Ready to waste away in Margaritaville? From the enchantingly tasty drinks, fantastic food, and the ongoing dance party, you might want to spend your whole trip here! Jimmy Buffet fans will enjoy the stories from the bartenders, while lovers of the island lifestyle will enjoy the laid-back island feel of the restaurant. This is a great place to eat as well as chill out with a large margarita and enjoy the ocean breeze.
Martin’s On Duval ($$$)
917 Duval St Key West
Martin’s surprises Key West guests with its classic and tropical mix. As soon as one arrives, diners are surrounded by European sophistication with a touch of the playfulness of the tropics – just like their menu. Located on the main walking street in the city of Key West, Martin’s stands unique with inviting open lounge space and enclosed, air-conditioned dining room. With the bar/kitchen area located in the center, patrons at any of the three spaces, the dining room, lounge or garden have equal distance to their servers. Stop by and see Millie at the Concierge desk to get a coupon for a free glass of champagne with dinner.
532 Margaret Street
Enjoy great drinks, delicious food, and amazing atmosphere in the heart of Old Town. This place is away from all the hustle and bustle of Duval Street and is known for its savory filets, meatloaf, and veal. Local fresh seafood is delivered daily and the servers are some of the most friendly and knowledgeable in Key West!
Rusty Anchor ($$)
5510 5th Avenue
This seafood restaurant is off the beaten path, but is well worth the voyage! A local favorite, this restaurant is known for its fresh catch of the day. If they aren’t serving it, they didn’t catch it that morning! Located in Stock Island just outside of Key West, it’s just a five minute drive from The Inn at Key West!
Salute! On The Beach ($$)
1000 Atlantic Blvd
Salute! On The Beach is a Key West treasure. Combining the dining excellence of well-loved sister-restaurant Blue Heaven, with the atmosphere of a lovely beach-side cafe, Salute! is Italian prepared with our island lifestyle in mind. Featuring lighter, Caribbean-influenced takes on Italian classics—with fresh breads, vegetables and local seafood—Salute! On The Beach is a Key West tradition for locals and visitors alike.
Seven Fish ($$$)
632 Olivia Street
Escape the Duval Street partying in this classy, quiet setting. Seven Fish creates excellent local seafood dishes that are thoughtfully prepared, wonderfully presented, and of course… delicious! This quaint little restaurant has limited seating available, so book in advance.
The Commodore ($$$)
700 Front Street
Fine dining at its BEST – this Key West restaurant features fantastic food, great presentation, impeccable service, and a classic dining atmosphere. Located in the historic seaport with great views and wonderful menu selection, this restaurant is sure to make your evening extra special.
The Conch Republic ($$)
631 Green Street
Enjoy fresh local seafood as you watch the boats come and go at this open-air restaurant located in the historic seaport area. Each dish contains flavors that complement each other and will please your palate. Come listen to the live music and enjoy its festive atmosphere! Island food, music and experiences overlooking the Historic Seaport.
Turtle Kraals ($$)
231 Margaret Street
If you’re looking for an outstanding happy hour special and the best wings in Key West, Turtle Kraals is the restaurant for you! Their “Southern Pride” smoker oven and an open flame mesquite grill serves the freshest seafood and wings in town.
Key West Desserts:
Better Than Sex ($$)
926 Simonton Street
Not many restaurants could make such a bold claim, but this restaurant lives up to their name by offering drinks and desserts with a sexy twist! From the Cookie Nookie Pie to the Michelle’s Multiple Entry, these desserts have personality and flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
Key West Bars Near Duval Street:
Hog’s Breath Saloon ($$)
400 Front St Key West
Visit World Famous Hog’s Breath Saloon in beautiful Key West, Florida. For nearly 25 years, Hog’s Breath Saloon has been a popular “Key West Watering Hole” for locals and visitors. Enjoy a cold drink, dine in an outdoor tropical setting, or choose the comfort of our air-conditioned inside dining and bar area. The Hog’s Breath features daily live entertainment with favorite local and national bands.
Irish Kevin’s ($)
211 Duval St Key West
Opening as an Irish Bar, Irish Kevin’s is the place to enjoy live entertainment, great food, catch up with old friends, and meet some new ones. Irish Kevin’s continues to serve as a second home for countless patrons, thanks to the exceptional standard of hospitality established by its staff and owners. Warning: you may find yourself on stage with a mouthful of tequila or Guinness at any moment!
Sloppy Joes ($$)
201 Duval St Key West
Sloppy Joe’s has been a Key West tradition since 1933. Visitors from around the world come to see the bar that was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite. Live entertainment begins at noon and lunch continues with a menu offering quality food and satisfying, large drinks.
The Ocean Key House’s Tiki Bar ($$$)
0 Duval Street
One of the best spots to watch the sunset in Key West. Order from the bar menu on the long pier facing the harbor or dine in their waterfront restaurant (The Hot Tin Roof) and enjoy a full dinner menu or tapas while enjoying the sunset. After the sun sets, sit on the pier and enjoy the soft ocean breezes while waiting for any number of wildlife to pass by in the harbor. There are lights in the water under the dock and they attract all kinds of visitors–even dolphins. You never know what might swim by.
524 Duval Street
For over ten years Virgilios’s Martini Bar has been a locals favorite, attracting locals and tourists alike for classic cocktails, live music, and late night dancing in our inviting garden bar setting.