10 Best Restaurants in Key West

Three things you have eat in Key West: seafood, Cuban food, and key lime pie.
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10 Best Restaurants in Key West

The boyfriend surprised me a trip to Key West for my 28th birthday last week, and we had so much fun exploring and eating our way through the island. Key West is only 4 miles by 1 mile so there’s not a ton of restaurants on the island. We dined at several restaurants during our visit and not every single restaurant is included in this guide.

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There are three things you have eat in Key West: seafood, Cuban food, and key lime pie. Here are the 10 best restaurants in Key West!

 

Cuban Coffee Queen in Key West

ICED CAFE CON LECHE AT CUBAN COFFEE QUEEN

Start the day at Cuban Coffee Queen with an iced cafe con leche and take a photo in front of the Greetings From Key West mural!

WHAT TO ORDER: iced cafe con leche or bucci

284 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040, cubancoffeequeen.com

 

Banana Cafe in Key West

BREAKFAST AT BANANA CAFE

Stop into Banana Cafe for a French breakfast and then stroll down Duval St afterward to explore all the local boutiques and shops.

1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, bananacafekw.com

 

El Siboney in Key West

CUBAN FOOD AT EL SIBONEY

Key West is only 90 miles from Cuba so you bet there’s a plethora of really good Cuban food on the island. El Siboney was recommended by a reader and I loved it too! Also enjoyed reading about the history of Cuba at the restaurant.

WHAT TO ORDER: Siboney steak, roast pork, or half roast chicken.

900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040, elsiboneyrestaurant.com

 

Hogfish Restaurant Key West

BEST SEAFOOD AT HOGFISH

Our favorite meal in Key West was hands down at Hogfish and we would have dined again at Hogfish if we had an extra day. The seafood was soo fresh and flavorful! Loved the stock island mixed grill with local fish, shrimp, scallops, calamari, and lobster served with island rice, vegetable, grilled onions, and peppers.

WHAT TO ORDER: Stock island mixed grill, fried grouper cheeks, and fried captain’s platter.

 

Garbo's in Key West

FISH TACOS AT GARBO’S

Garbo’s in Austin actually messaged me telling us to swing by her first trailer which is in Key West. Little did we know that Garbo’s in Key West serves incredible fish tacos. They’re called cayo fish tacos with mahi mahi, red cabbage, mango, jalapeno, cilantro, onion, and Caribbean sauce.

WHAT TO ORDER: Cayo fish tacos

409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040, garbosgrillkw.com

 

Pepe's in Key West

RED SNAPPER SANDWICHES AT PEPE’S

I found Pepe’s on Instagram when searching for Insta-worthy spots and saw it’s one of the oldest spots in Key West. We rented bikes and biked down to Pepe’s for a quick meal. We had the most amazing fish sandwiches at Pepe’s and didn’t even know the oysters were only 50 CENTS during happy hour. Double score!

WHAT TO ORDER: Fresh local fish sandwich (it was red snapper when we were there) and 50 cent oysters during happy hour

806 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040, pepeskeywest.com

 

Frozen Key Lime Pie

FROZEN CHOCOLATE COVERED KEY LIME PIE AT BLUE GECKO

There’s a ton of key lime pie shops in Key West that serve frozen chocolate covered key lime pie but Blue Gecko is considered the best and it was featured on Food Network.

411 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040

 

 

Pineapple Cocktail

PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL FROM SMALLEST BAR

We almost walked right past Smallest Bar when looking for it because it’s only 72 sq ft. Ask for the pineapple cocktail inside a pineapple. Key West has an open container law so you can walk around with drinks!

124 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040,

 

The Stoned Crab, Key West

STEAMERS AT THE STONED CRAB

We needed a place to hang out before our flight and The Stoned Crab was right next to the airport so came for an early dinner. The Stoned Crab was our second favorite meal in Key West. I was searching for steamed seafood everywhere on the island and nobody serves it. The Old Bay Steamer with stoned crab claws, snow crab clusters, and key west pink shrimp with extra old bay seasoning on the side was soo good.

WHAT TO ORDER: Stoned crab steamer, old bay steamer, and oysters.

3101 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040, stonedcrab.com

Flamingo's Ice Cream

ICE CREAM AT FLAMINGO CROSSING

I couldn’t leave Key West without some ice cream and Flamingo Crossing is a local favorite. They serve local fruity flavors like mamey and passion fruit.

1105 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040