Where to Eat NOW in the Florida Keys



This week we ask KeysScene.com where to eat in Key West. KeysScene.com also is filled with useful links for art and culture in the Keys.

Bon Appetite!





Whether it’s fast food eating, a beach picnic, a night of bar hopping, or a fine gourmet dinner with wine, the Florida Keys offer a variety of food and drinks to rival its natural beauty.  Many facilities listed here would fit in several categories, such as a restaurant bar that also does catering.  We try to put the listings where they reflect the main focus of the establishments.  (The numbers at the end of each listing are the month/year that the listing was originally added and later updated.)

Restaurants, Cafés, & Food Carts in the Keys

Also see the Bars section below since many bars serve food too.

Key West
2¢ Restaurant & Bar – A Neighborhood restaurant and pub serving food, wine, and beers.  Located in Key West.  12/12
A&B Lobster House – Dinner restaurant and bar, operating since 1947, with a view of the Gulf of Mexico and Key West Historic Seaport at Key West Bight.  Located in Key West.  12/12
Amigos Tortilla Bar – Home of the Square Taco².  Fresh, healthy, and authentic Mexican food.  Mexican Coca-Cola, beer, wine, and margaritas too.  Located in key West.  5/12
Azur Restaurant – A unique dining experience featuring Mediterranean specialties.  Whether you choose our shaded terrace or the comfort of our cool blue dining room, please join us for a hearty breakfast featuring a few new twists, an al fresco lunch by the waterfall, or an intimate dinner with offerings including old favorites and new creations.  For a completely different dining experience in Old Town, AZUR is a must on your list of innovative-chef restaurants.  Located in Key West.  12/12
Bad Boy Burrito – Gourmet-style burritos, tacos, and smoothies, as local or organic as possible.  Located in Key West.  1/13
Blue Heaven Restaurant – Specialties are Caribbean cuisine, sea food, and vegetarian dishes, with inside and outdoors dining.  Blue Heaven also offers catering.  Located in Key West.  2/10

B.O.'s Fish Wagon in Key West - photo by Roy Rendahl

B.O.’s Fish Wagon in Key West – photo by Roy Rendahl.

B.O.’s Fish Wagon – A hopping little open-air shack that turns out fresh food with zero fuss.  Located in Key West.  10/10
The Café – “A mostly vegetarian place.”  Located in Key West.  11/10
Café Marquesa Adjoining the Marquesa Hotel – “Contemporary American Cuisine” includes grilled meats and fresh, local seafood, complemented by inventive appetizers and salads as well as fresh baked breads and desserts made daily.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Café Solé – Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European, and Caribbean to win the People’s Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic.  With his creative cuisine, a knowledgeable wait staff, and a “joie de vivre” ambiance, Café Solé is a must visit for Key West.  11/12
Camille’s Restaurant – A funky restaurant that has been around for over 20 years; inexpensive gourmet… done the right way; and with 2 non-smoking full bars.  Vegetarian friendly.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Chico’s Cantina – Offering regional, mexican specialties including fajitas, chicken, beef, shrimp, and vegetarian food since 1984.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Conch Republic Seafood Company – Open-air restaurant with daily live entertainment, offers waterfront dining overlooking the Historic Seaport and the Key West Marina.  4 spectacular 160-gallon salt-water tanks with marine life indigenous to the Florida Keys divide the bar and restaurant areas.  3/11
Conch Town Liquor & Lounge – Family owned and operated sports bar, and liquor store with drive-through and delivery service.  Located in Key West.  1/13
El Siboney – Serves authentic family-friendly Cuban cuisine.  Open for lunch and dinner.  Our full menu is available for takeout.  Come eat at the locals’ best-kept secret.  Located in Key West.  11/12
Garbo’s Grill – “An awesome food cart full of awesomeness.”  Just two people who love to cook… We bring you great food, made with love, and for a good price.  Where everyone is treated like a local.  Serving a limited menu that will tantalize the tastebuds.  Our menu changes with the seasons offering all kinds of unique flavors.  Located in Key West.  12/12
HarbourView Café at Pier House Resort & Caribbean Spa – Combines wide-open views of the Gulf of Mexico and our private beach with an extensive menu of old favorites and fresh local seafood.  We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner either on the deck or inside in the A/C.  Located near Mallory Square in key West.  4/12
Hogfish Bar & Grill – Fresh seafood, strong drinks, panoramic waterfront views, outdoor dining, and plenty of local characters.  Live music.  Tucked away in Safe Harbor, Stock Island.  4/12
Help Yourself Organic Restaurant – We have great coffees, smoothies, juices, salads, wraps, and bowls (a nourishing dish cooked in a wok).  So, come relax on our deck next to the herbs, take it away, or call for free delivery.  Located in Key West.  3/10
Hot Tin Roof Restaurant at Ocean Key Resort & Spa – Nestled between Key West Harbor and adjacent to the famed Mallory Square.  It’s the perfect perch for spectacular sunsets overlooking the Sunset Pier at the end of Mallory Square.  Located in Old Town Key West.  4/12
InKahoots Restaurant & Sports Lounge – Casual family dining offering wide selections for Cuban and American breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Located at the Lexington Hotel Key West in Key West.  1/13
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Café – Has embraced the mythical world defined by the insightful lyrics of singer / songwriter Jimmy Buffett for over three decades.  Located in Key West.  3/10
Kelly’s Caribbean Bar, Grill, & Brewery – Trees arch over diners in the Main Garden, shading our guests from the sun by day and sparkle with lights at night.  Pan American Arilines was started in 1927 in this building.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Kennedy Café of Key West – Mediterranean Turkish and Uzbek cuisine, also featuring Italian and Cuban American.  Located in Key West.  1/13
Key West Food To Go – Delivers the best of Key West’s restaurants’ food straight to your door.  Whatever your reason.  Let us do the leg work.  Just call any of the many restaurants listed on our site, place your order, and we will bring it straight to your door.  Located in Key West.  1/13
Key West Restaurant Card – Get 10% off every meal at great participating restaurants all year long.  One use per resturant per day.  Based in Key West.  1/13
Kojin Noodle Bar – Located in Key West.  12/12
La Trattoria – The true flavor of Italy.  Virgilio’s Martini Bar is right behind the Duval St restaurant.  With a 2nd restaurant location on Roosevelt Blvd in Key West.  5/12
Louie’s Backyard – Caribbean-influenced café-style restaurant with an oceanfront background setting.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Mangia Mangia Pasta Café – Famous not only for their fresh homemade pasta, but also for creating a nourishing meal that envelops you by sight, smell, and taste. Located in Key West.  11/12
nine one fiveRestaurant formerly a private Victorian house with wraparound balconies upstairs and down overlooking Duval St in Old Town.  Located in Key West.  1/13
Onlywood – Owned by Italians from Italy and the pizza is wood-fired.  Located in Key West.  12/12
Pepe’s Café – Established in 1909, is the oldest restaurant in town, on the old commercial waterfront.  Located in Key West.  3/10
The Restaurant at La Te Da – Fine dining in a casual open-air atmosphere.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Roof Top Café – Nestled among the treetops, surrounded by flowering bougainvillea and cool tropical breezes, our casual elegance has overlooked historic Mallory Square and the Sunset Celebration for over 27 years.  Located in Key West.  11/10
Sandy’s Café –  Serves fresh homemade Cuban and Mexican food and is best known for their world famous “Cuban Mix,” delicious “Café con Leche,” and their unique buchi, or espresso. Their whole breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu is available 24 hours a day every day .  Located on White St in Key West.  5/12
Santiago’s Bodega – Choose among over 30 tapas-style dishes, soups, and salads in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.  Our menu is vegetarian friendly and complimenting our savory dishes is an ever growing selection of beer, wine, sangria, ports, and sherries.  We also have non-alcoholic options including bottled teas and juices.  Located in the Bahama Village neighborhood in Key West.  12/12.
Sarabeth’s – This James Beard award winner serves fresh, updated classic American cooking along with beer and wines.  Offering indoor and outdoor patio dining at this historic 1800s clapboard landmark building.  Located in Old Town Key West.  12/12
Smokin’ Tuna Saloon – Great seafood and music venue.  Off Duval Compound with large trees and beautiful indoor/outdoor bar and dining with live singer/songwriter music.  Located in Key West.  4/12
SHOR American Seafood Grill – Features the freshest seafood possible for lunch or dinner.  Located on the Gulf of Mexico at Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa in Key West.  12/12
Six-Toed Cat – Breakfast and brunch seafood restaurant.  Located in Key West.  1/13
Southernmost Beach Café – On South Beach on the Atlantic end of Duval for oceanfront dining and cocktails.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Square One Restaurant – The ambiance suggests a comfortable party thrown by a gracious host, who has shined the silver, starched the cloths, and arranged flowers in your honor.  The lighting is low and flattering.  The staff is alert to every detail and request.  Live piano music trills like a sigh of relief, but playful tunes interspersed with romantic crooning keep the mood light.  Come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner or even a relaxing Sunday brunch.  Whatever you decide you’ll enjoy American classics gracefully arranged and in satisfying portions with full bar and wine list.  Located in Key West.  11/12.
Sugar Apple Health Food Store – Your complete source of herbs, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, literature, and hard-to-find items for a healthy lifestyle.  We also offer a juice bar with salads, sandwiches, and wraps (healthy vegetarian).  Located in Key West.  3/10

Sunset Pier in Key West - photo by Roy Rendahl

Sunset Pier in Key West – photo by Roy Rendahl.

Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort & Spa – Nestled between Key West Harbor and adjacent to the famed Mallory Square.  The best place in Key West to enjoy Gulf side waterfront dining.  Enjoy breathtaking views and indulge in Tropical and Caribbean culinary delights.  Sunset Pier also offers nightly music and dancing, with entertainers from the islands and beyond, as well as the best seat in town for Key West’s famed sunset celebrations.  Located in Old Town Key West.  4/12
Tavern N Town – Restaurant and tapas theater kitchen just off the Grand Lobby of Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, with live music every night.  Located in Key West.  12/12
Thai Island Restaurant – Newly renovated downstairs dining room/bar, also known as the “Barrelhead Bar,” or upstairs on our patio overlooking the Garrison Bight Marina.  We deliver to Key West and Stock Island.  Located in Key West.  1/13
Turtle Kraals Restaurant – Dine in their air-conditioned dining room, on their covered patio just steps away from the Gulf, or above the fray in their Tower Bar overlooking the Historic Key West Seaport.  Occasional live music.  Located in Old Town Key West.  4/12
Two Friends Patio Restaurant – Features fresh local seafood, tropical island drinks, and live entertainment with its famous Karaoke WebCam.  Located on Front Street between the Mallory Square Sunset Celebration and the Historic Seaport in Old Town Key West.  4/12
The Upper Crust Pizzeria – From our freshly rolled dough, to each one of our savory toppings and cheeses, only the best ingredients are used to create an authentic, thin crust Neapolitan style pizza.  Located in Key West.  11/12
Vitos Piazza – Delicious Old World Italian cuisine.  All of our dishes are homemade using family recipes, served with an extra kick of flavor.  Dine inside or in our courtyard.  Located in Key West.  12/12

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