Your 80 Favorite Key West Restaurants!

Well we need to let the writers at Zagat know they were wrong… they posted an article a while ago and listed the “8 Hottest Restaurants in Key West“.  We shared it with all of you and, guess what?  You responded, overwhelming, that they were …. wrong.  So, we let you, the Fun In Key Westers, tell us your favorites.  What’s so cool about Key West, is the different places you can eat… from a food truck to a expensive sit down restaurant, they all made the list.  Without further adieu, here is your list.

favorite key west restaurants

Top 14:

Blue Heaven 

This was everyone’s favorite place for breakfast. (729 Thomas Street)

Garbo’s Grill

Eli and Kenna serve an eclectic and inventive take on tacos, burritos and burgers (409 Caroline Street)

favorite key west restaurants

El Siboney

Everyone’s choice for Cuban food.  Must, must try the pork! (900 Catherine Street)

Cuban Coffee Queen

The hot item here is the Key Wester sandwich.  (284 Margaret Street and 5 Key Lime Square)


Classic Old Town ambiance.  (806 Caroline Street)

B.O.’s Fish Wagon

Funky atmosphere serving fried fish and conch fritters.  Everyone raved about the fish tacos! (801 Caroline Street)

Santiago’s Bodega

Inspired by Hemingway’s character, Santiago, the restaurant serves a variety of hot and cold tapas. (207 Petronia Street)

Banana Cafe

The crepes and Eggs Benedict are amazing! (1215 Duval Street)

Hogfish Bar & Grill

Great spot for lunch and don’t forget to order a bowl of the Conch Chowder. (6810 Front Street, Stock Island)

Glazed Donuts

Fresh donuts daily and the home of Red Buoy Coffee! (420 Eaton Street)

El Mason De Pepe’s

A favorite  stop after Sunset Celebration. (410 Wall Street)

DJ’s Clam Shack

Best Lobster Roll in town. (629 Duval Street)

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SALUTE! on the beach

Beachside dining serving lunch and dinner. (1000 Atlantic Blvd)

Conch Republic Seafood Company

Fresh fish and a great Happy Hour. (631 Greene Street)

favorite key west restaurants

Honorable Mentions:


Everyone loves the Volcano Nachos and, of course, the margaritas! (500 Duval Street)

Hot Tin Roof

The place for brunch. (Zero Duval Street)

Camille’s Restaurant

Try the Conch Fritters. (1202 Simonton Street)

favorite key west restaurants

Seven Fish

Fresh fish served off the beaten path. (921 Truman Avenue)


Classic menu with an Island twist. (532 Margaret Street)


Everyone loved Happy Hour here and the Key Lime Pie Margaritas. (301 Whitehead Street)

Louie’s Backyard

Great location. (700 Waddell Avenue)

favorite key west restaurants

New York Pasta Garden

A local’s favorite. (1075 Duval Street)

Half Shell Raw Bar

Fresh fish served waterfront. (231 Margaret Street)

favorite key west restaurants

Turtle Kraals

Order the Bucket of Bones and the Ceviche. (231 Margaret Street)

favorite key west restaurants


Upscale dining on Sunset Key. (Sunset Key)

Jack Flats

A favorite is the wasabi crusted tuna. (509 Duval Street)

favorite key west restaurants

Deuces “Off the Hook” Grill

One of Key West’s best kept secrets.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. (728 Simonton Street)

Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe

Stop by for a frozen slice of key lime pie dipped in chocolate! (200 Elizabeth Street and 802 Duval Street)

5 Brothers Grocery and Sandwich Shop

Stop by for a freshly made sandwich and Cuban coffee. (930 Southard Street)

Key West Cakes

Yummy cupcakes! (1014 White Street)

Sandy’s Cafe

Serving Cuban sandwiches and coffee. (1026 White Street)

The Commodore’s Boathouse

Everyone loves to stop by for Happy Hour and appetizers.  (lower level 700 Front Street)

Onlywood Pizzeria

Great pizza and Italian food. (613 1/2 Duval Street)

Two Friends Patio

A lot of outdoor dining and live karaoke.  Try anything that has Key West pink shrimp. (512 Front Street)

Ambrosia Sushi

Some of the best sushi and Japanese food on the Island. (1401 Simonton Street)

La Trattoria

Serving authentic Italian food in an upscale atmosphere.  (524 Duval Street and 3591 S Roosevelt Blvd.)

Smokin’ Tuna

Serving fresh seafood.  A local favorite is the spicy tuna dip. (4 Charles Street)

Duffy’s Steak & Lobster House

Casual dining at affordable prices. (1007 Simonton Street)

Alonzo’s Oyster Bar

Best Happy Hour in town, offering both food and drink specials. (700 Front Street)


Serving American fare in a casual atmosphere. (227 Duval Street)

La Te Da

Everyone raved about dinner. (1125 Duval Street)

The Cafe

Great food served in gallery atmosphere.  (509 Southard Street)

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Steak and seafood served in a funky tropical spot. (1100 Packer Street)


Cuban and Caribbean fare. Everyone raves about the chicken thighs. (1000 Eaton Street)

The Waterfront Brewery

Great spot for lunch. (201 William Street)

favorite key west restaurants

Little Jazz Club

Great sangria and little plates.  (821 Duval Street)

Harpoon Harry’s

Great breakfast! (832 Caroline Street)

favorite key west restaurants

Gas Monkey

Everyone raved about the burgers. (217 Duval Street)

Croissants de France

French food with a Caribbean touch and homemade croissants. (816 Duval Street)

Southernmost Beach Cafe

Beachfront… what else is there to say? (1405 Duval Street)

Thirsty Mermaid

Serving locally sourced food. (521 Fleming Street)

Nine One Five

American fare and a late night wine bar. (915 Duval Street)


This place for late night pizza.  (202 Duval Street)

White Tarpon Deli

Everyone raved about the raw oysters and the free drink wheel. (700 Front Street)

Blackfin Bistro

Classic bistro menu with a Key West flair. (918 Duval Street)

Papa Ricco’s

Food truck located at Smather’s Beach.


Serving Mediterranean food with a Key West spin. (425 Grinnell Street)

Geiger Key Marina

Great food at a responsible price with an Old Key West atmosphere. (5 Geiger Road)

Ana’s Cuban Cafe

Everyone raves about the Cuban coffee and Cuban Sandwich. (567 South Street)


Everyone raved about the mussels.  (712 Duval Street)

Munch Box

Great coffee, soups, salads and sandwiches. (500 Truman Avenue)


Local favorite for wood fired Neapolitan pizza. (5620 MacDonald Avenue)

Red Fish Blue Fish

Serving seafood centrally located next to Mallory Square. (407 Front Street)


A must try on the menu is the Conch Sampler. (700 Duval Street)

Kojin Noodle Bar

The Pho is a must try. (601 Duval Street)


Stop by for the ice cream and fudge. (505 Duval Street)

Flamingo Crossing

Offering ice cream with liquor. (1105 Duval Street)

Prime Steakhouse

Old School Steakhouse in Key West. (951 Caroline Street)

Pier House Beach Bar

Serving great bar food beach side. (One Duval Street)

Mangia Mangia Pasta Cafe

Serving homemade pasta in a great location. (900 Southard Street)

La Creperie

Serving fresh French food with natural and organic ingredients. (300 Petronia Street)

favorite key west restaurants

Tavern N’ Town

Serving tapas and Key West inspired cuisine. (3841 N Roosevelt Blvd)

The Salty Angler

Serving seafood and barbecue. (1114 Duval Street)

Key Lime Pie Company

Stop by for a slice, or two. (511 Greene Street)

Old Town Bakery

Fresh made bread and treats. (930 Eaton Street)


A favorite spot for dinner. (115 Duval Street)

Caroline’s Cafe

Everyone raves about the blackened chicken pasta. (310 Duval Street)


Stop by for the white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. (419 Duval Street)

Bad Boy Burritos

Build your own burritos. (1128 Simonton Street)


Serving classic Italian cuisine. (615 Duval Street)





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