Restaurants in Key West, FL

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 at Glazed Donuts and world-class French pastries at La Petite Grignote. 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.

Key West’s Most Famous Dishes

A dozen raw oysters on the half-shell

Oysters

Silk smooth, pale yellow filling sits upon a crumbly Graham cracker crust

Key Lime Pie

Slim-stemmed glass holds a pink lemon drop Martini

Cocktails

Grilled grouper steak sits atop roasted turnips in a golden pool of saffron-citrus butter

Grouper

Key West’s Best Restaurants

McDuffy’s - Shaved Ice
McDuffy’s

KEY WEST, FL

Louie’s Back Yard - Shrimp
Louie’s Back Yard

KEY WEST, FL

Old Town Bakery

KEY WEST, FL

Alonzo’s

KEY WEST, FL

FireFly

KEY WEST, FL

Pepe’s Cafe & Steak House

KEY WEST, FL

El Siboney

KEY WEST, FL

Glazed Donuts

KEY WEST, FL

Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Pie Shoppe

KEY WEST, FL

La Petite Grignote

KEY WEST, FL

Hogfish Bar & Grill | Margaritaville Seafood & Potent Cocktails

KEY WEST, FL

Fisherman’s Cafe | Best Key West Locals’ Favorite

KEY WEST, FL

Eaton Street Seafood

KEY WEST, FL

Half Shell Raw Bar

KEY WEST, FL

Hurricane Hole

KEY WEST, FL

Frita burger is crowned with shoestring potatoes ... Key West treasure
Fritas Cuban Burger Cafe

KEY WEST, FL

Garbo’s Grill

KEY WEST, FL

Blue Heaven

KEY WEST, FL

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Louie’s Back Yard - Key Lime pie

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