Top Restaurants in the Florida Keys
A & B Lobster House, 700 Front St. Key West, FL 33040 – (305) 294-5880 – http://aandblobsterhouse.com/
The perfect place for refined palates interested in tasting the freshest seafood of the Keys. A & B Lobster House features an extensive and impressive wine list.
Square One Restaurant, 1075 Duval St. Key West, FL 33040 – (305) 296-4300 –
Square One features the most Exquisite New American/Caribbean cuisine in the Keys. Make sure that you leave some room for their scrumptious chocolate mousse and fresh strawberries.
Mangoes, 700 Duval St. Key West, FL 33040 – (305) 292-4606 – http://www.mangoeskw.com/
The perfect place to grab delicious Caribbean-style seafood, outside of course, while sipping a cold drink and watching people wander on Duval Street. This is one of the most popular lunch spots in the Key.
El Meson de Pepe, 410 Wall Street Key West, Fl 33040 – (305) 295-2620 – http://www.elmesondepepe.com
A Key West institution, El Meson de Pepe features Cuban Conch Cuisine and the most delicious cocktails and specialty drinks for locals and tourists at the outside bar.
Sloppy Joe’s, 201 Duval Street Key West, FL 33040 – (305)294-5717 – http://www.sloppyjoes.com
You cannot miss this South Florida institution. Sloppy Joe’s offers great food, live entertainment, and a bar in a sweet speakeasy ambience. Want to see what’s happening on the Sloppy Joe’s stage right now? Click this link Live Stage Cam.
BARRACUDA GRILL, MM 49.5, BS, Marathon, FL – (305)743-3314
If you pigeonhole Keys food as grilled fish, Barracuda Grill will be a revelation. The sophisticated, eclectic menu capitalizes on the local bounty — fresh fish — but is equally represented by tender, aged Angus beef; rack of lamb; and even braised pork shank. Innovation is in everything but not at the expense of good, solid cooking. Local favorites include Francesca’s voodoo stew with scallops, shrimp, and veggies in a spicy tomato-saffron stock or sashimi of yellowfin tuna with wasabi and tamari. Decadent desserts include a rich key lime cheesecake. The well-thought-out wine list is heavily Californian. AE, MC, V. Closed Sun. No lunch.
7 MILE GRILL, MM 47, BS, Marathon, FL – (305)743-4481
This nearly 50-year-old, weatherworn open-air restaurant easily could serve as a movie set for a 1950s-era black-and-white movie based in the tropics. At the Marathon end of the Seven Mile Bridge, it serves up friendly service that rivals the casual food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Favorites on the mostly seafood menu include fresh-squeezed orange juice, creamy shrimp bisque, and fresh grouper and dolphinfish grilled, broiled, or fried. Don’t pass up the authentic key lime pie, which won the local paper’s “Best in the Keys” award three years in a row. MC, V. Closed Wed., plus Thurs. mid-Apr.-mid-Nov., and at owner’s discretion Aug.-Sept.
Snappers Waterfront Saloon & Raw Bar, MM 94.5 Oceanside, Key Largo, FL 33037 – (305) 852-5956 – snapperskeylargo.com
Wonderful and, most importantly, inexpensive seafood/steakhouse where you can enjoy traditional Keys cuisine, live entertainment while watching a spectacular sunset.
Hungry Tarpon, 77522 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33037 – (305) 664-0535 – http://www.hungrytarpon.com
Located in a cozy shack, the Hungry Tarpon is the best place in the Keys to get a hearty breakfast and hang out with the locals. The Hungry Tarpon has a Great menu and great prices.
Lor-e-lei, Mile Marker 82, Islamorada, FL 33036 – (305)664-4656 – http://loreleicabanabar.com/
A fine eatery in the Keys, Lorelei is a great place for fresh seafood and steaks. A terrific place to sip a few cocktails outside overlooking the marina.
Morada Bay Beach Cafe, MM 81.6 Bayside, Islamorada, FL 33036 – (305) 852-9315 – http://www.moradabay.com/the-beach-cafe/
The Café’s menu is a blend of Caribbean and American cuisine. Showcasing the freshest in local seafood and produce, the fare is both innovative and eclectic. The Café’s bar and wine offerings are equally noteworthy. The bar is open 7 days a week, until 11:30 pm or later… The Café is open for dining 7 days a week.
Atlantic’s Edge at Cheeca Lodge, Mile Marker 82, Islamorada, FL 33036 – (305) 664-4651 – http://www.cheeca.com/dining/atlanticsedge
Atlantic’s Edge features fresh seafood caught from our saltwater pantry, including hogfish, grouper and seared triple tail. If you were lucky enough to catch a fish or two during the day, we can prepare your fish in the style of your choice. If seafood isn’t your thing, we also offer prime steaks, fresh pasta and locally-grown produce. Round out your meal with a selection from our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list and a tempting dessert such as the Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee.