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Blue Heaven

729 Thomas St., Key West, FL - (305) 296-8666
Starting at eight o’clock every morning, when neighborhood roosters are still greeting the sun with gusto, it is a joy to sit on the outdoor terrace of this ultra casual eatery and fork into banana pancakes with maple syrup or spoon into nutty-flavored granola with fresh fruit, and drink coffee from mugs inscribed with the house motto: "Blue Heaven: you don’t have to die to get there."
93% Approval Rating (33 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Wild chickens run among streets and gardens all over Key West, but even most al fresco restaurants manage to keep them away from dining tables … with one significant exception. At Blue Heaven, chickens are welcome. In fact, they feel right at home. In this supremely ..."   [Read More]
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Randolph Becker
December 12, 2008
"Blue Heaven is about 300 feet from my front porch. It has taken me 61 years to get to this position, but the wait has been worth it! OK, why? First of all there's the ambiance: the canopy of trees, the floor of recycled pool table slates on which Hemingway ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

729 Thomas St., Key West, FL
(305) 296-8666

http://www.blueheavenkw.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Banana pancakes, pre-syrup
"Banana pancakes, pre-syrup"
Michael Stern





House-made granola, topped with bananas and blueberries: a sweet way to start the day
"House-made granola, topped with bananas and blueberries: a sweet way to start the day"
Michael Stern


One of the many
"One of the many "cheeky" signs about."
Pam Mason


Hoping for crumbs...
"Hoping for crumbs..."
Pam Mason


A delightful dish with a curried sauce that complements the pork beautifully.
"A delightful dish with a curried sauce that complements the pork beautifully."
Jeanne Smiczek


Snapper dinner with all its accutrements.
"Snapper dinner with all its accutrements."
Jeanne Smiczek


One of the nicest places to eat in Key West: the open-air dining room at Blue Heaven. This picture was taken at breakfast time.
"One of the nicest places to eat in Key West: the open-air dining room at Blue Heaven. This picture was taken at breakfast time."
Michael Stern


When you look at the walkway into the dining room at Blue Heaven, it's little wonder that natives of Key West consider their community to be paradise.
"When you look at the walkway into the dining room at Blue Heaven, it's little wonder that natives of Key West consider their community to be paradise."
Michael Stern


To the side of the dining area at Blue Heaven is this rooster cemetery, a tribute to the many brave cocks who did battle here in Key West's wilder days.
"To the side of the dining area at Blue Heaven is this rooster cemetery, a tribute to the many brave cocks who did battle here in Key West's wilder days."
Michael Stern


When you dine at Blue Heaven, your companions will include a flock of chickens, large and small. This bird was wandering a roof near our table. When she hopped to the ground, we gave her a piece of banana pancake.
"When you dine at Blue Heaven, your companions will include a flock of chickens, large and small. This bird was wandering a roof near our table. When she hopped to the ground, we gave her a piece of banana pancake."
Michael Stern


If Jimmy Buffett was a restaurant, he would be Blue Heaven. It is said this place was the inspiration for the song Blue Heaven Rendezvous.
"If Jimmy Buffett was a restaurant, he would be Blue Heaven. It is said this place was the inspiration for the song Blue Heaven Rendezvous."
Michael Stern



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