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.
Hogfish Bar & Grill offers a happy, casual, tropical-themed taste of Florida-Keys life, including superb local seafood and masterfully mixed cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A "chef-driven restaurant" serving modern Southern cuisine, FireFly, in Key West's Bahama Village, is a source of classic dishes with inventive twists.