Roadfood’s Key West

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Dayboat fish, pink shrimp, stone crab claws, and conch are just the nautical highlights of a Key West eating expedition. With Cuba 90 miles away, strong coffee and plancha-pressed sandwiches are as good as they get, as are such Havana street food favorites as fritas burgers, empanadas, and sweet plantains. Of course, there is great Key lime pie, and we’ve also found spectacular donuts and world-class French pastries. Aside from their memorable Caribbean-accented food, Roadfood’s favorite Key West eateries deliver dreamy ambiance: bright waterside seating, sunset views, and colorful thatched-roof watering holes where potent tropical drinks rule.

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Hogfish Bar & Grill

Hogfish Bar & Grill offers a happy, casual, tropical-themed taste of Florida-Keys life, including superb local seafood and masterfully mixed cocktails.

2

Hurricane Hole

Utterly fresh seafood & clever cocktails served under sun by the water on a colorful marina make Hurricane Hole a dreamy destination at the edge of Key West.

3

Old Town Bakery

On a corner in Key West, Old Town Bakery is the local go-to for breads, cakes, croissants, crunchy palmiers, and even a cup of brie-tomato soup.

4

El Siboney

El Siboney is an out-of-the-way restaurant serving Cuban lunch and early dinner, mostly to locals. A Key West, Florida, hidden gem!

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Eaton Street Seafood

Fresh (fresh!) fish at its finest makes extremely casual Eaton Street Seafood an essential Key West food-lover's destination. Stone crabs in season are a must.

6

Half Shell Raw Bar

A rowdy restaurant bar on Key West's old waterfront, the Half Shell is great place to enjoy cracked conch, fresh oysters, and tropical libations.

7

Pepe’s Cafe & Steak House

Pepe's boasts it is “the eldest eating house in the Florida Keys.” Its 3-meal-a-day menu ranges from fresh bread every morning to steak & oysters at dinner.

8

Fisherman’s Cafe

At the Key West seaport, Fisherman's Cafe is a casual walk-up eatery serving Conch eats to go or to enjoy at al fresco tables. Open early for breakfast.

9

Louie’s Back Yard

A romantic Key West dining spot overlooking the Ocean, Louie's serves stylish Caribbean food in a laid-back way. Don't miss: Key lime pie on gingersnap crust.

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Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Pie Shoppe

The Key Lime Pie Nexus of the Universe, Kermit's, at the seaport, invented Frozen Key lime pie on a stick enrobed in chocolate: sweet-tooth nirvana.

11

Alonzo’s

Hugging the water, Alonzo’s is a Key West favorite known for happy hour: an opportunity to eat Gulf shrimp, mussels al diablo, & raw or baked oysters.

12

La Petite Grignote

A more secluded version of Key West's fine French bakery serves the best pastries in town. Egg breakfasts, bread, coffee & smoothies all are grand.

13

Fritas Cuban Burger Cafe

Cuban street food, traditional and wildly creative, is served in a colorful Key West shack. The Frita burger and Cuban sandwich variations are memorable.

14

Glazed Donuts

Creative, from-scratch donuts are big and intriguingly delicious at this simple Key West storefront shop. A breakfast must for sweet tooths.

15

Blue Heaven

House motto: "Blue Heaven: you don’t have to die to get there." The outdoor terrace is a magical place for breakfast (or lunch or supper) on Key West.

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FireFly

A "chef-driven restaurant" serving modern Southern cuisine, FireFly, in Key West's Bahama Village, is a source of classic dishes with inventive twists.