10 Best Places To Eat In Key West, FL

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Key West may be best known for its beautiful views of the sunset, sandy beaches, warm weather and electric nightlife. The food, however, may be Key West’s best kept secret. A hotbed of different cultures, you’ll find dishes unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. From lobster and chicken to tacos and burritos. You’ll come for the romance, you’ll stay because of the food.

1. Bien

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Posted by Bien Key West on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Featuring Caribbean Latino dishes, Bien has a full menu of mouth-watering meals for lunch and dinner. For lunch, you can choose from a wide array of different sandwiches including the popular Caribbean Roast sandwich. For dinner you can have a grilled chicken breast served alongside sauteed prawns and seared scallops. Pair these delicious meals with a cold beer or glass of wine and enjoy the perfect meal that seems to scream Key West.


Address: 1000 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040

Price: from 6 USD

Opening Hours: 11 am to 8 pm

Contact: +1 305 517 6740

Website: Bien

2. Garbes Grill

Taco Tuesday or Burrito Boozesday!!! Garbo's has you covered for whatever day you're living in!

Posted by Garbos' Grill on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The menu at Garbes Grill is small, and that’s a good thing. Not having a long list of items means that the chefs can take their time to prepare each meal with expertise, giving you the ultimate dining experience. Open for lunch and dinner, this grill serves everything from tacos and burritos to burgers and hot dogs. If the group can’t decide what they have the taste for, then Garbes Grill will deliver the perfect meal for everybody.

Garbes Grill

Address: 409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040

Opening Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

Contact: +1 305 304 3004

Website: Garbes Grill

3. Deuce's 'Off the Hook' Grill

One of the Dinner Specials for Tonight: *Cilantro Lime seared Local YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER served over a Bed of Andouille Sausage Jambalaya RISOTTO with Heads On KEY WEST PINK SHRIMP

Posted by Deuce's "Off the Hook" Grill on Friday, 6 May 2016

One of the few places in Key West to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, Deuce’s ‘Off the Hook’ Grill is perhaps the most unique. With a long list of different pizzas to choose from, such as lobster pizza, duck BLT and Asian pizza, this place will give you a pie that any big chain pizza place will never be able to. It’s not just all pizza, though. Deuce’s has a variety of other one-of-a-kind entrees like shrimp and grits, sesame seared ahi tuna, gnocchi lobster macaroni and cheese and (the classic) steaks and burgers.

Deuce's 'Off the Hook' Grill

Address: 728 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040

Price: from 10 USD

Opening Hours: 8 am to 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: +1 305 414 8428

Website: Deuce’s ‘Off the Hook’ Grill

4. Cuban Coffee Queen

Posted by Cuban Coffee Queen on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

With two locations in Key West, this cuban inspired coffee shop serves a variety of smoothies, hot and cold beverages, and also specializes in sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re looking for a break from the seafood that every other place has, or if it’s just early in the day and you need a pick-me-up to get yourself going for an exciting day on the island, then the Cuban Coffee Queen is who you need to see.

Cuban Coffee Queen

Address: 284 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040 and 5 Key Lime Square, Key West, FL 33040

Opening Hours: 7 am to 7 pm

Contact: 305 292 4747 and 305 294 7787

Website: Cuban Coffee Queen

5. Santiego's Bodega

The main dinning room of [the original] Santiago's in Key West, FL. Nick Doll Photography

Posted by Santiago's Bodega Key West on Monday, 28 April 2014

Open 11 am to 10 pm, with a happy hour from 3 pm to 6 pm, Santiego’s Bodega offers a menu with such variety that even the pickiest of eaters is bound to find something they like. With creative salads like avocado pear, cold tapas like the beef carpaccio and yellowfin tuna ceviche, and hot tapas like the roman meatballs and beef short ribs, you’re never going to want to leave because you’ll want to try a little bit of everything.

Santiego's Bodega

Address: 207 Petronia St #101, Key West, FL 33040

Opening Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

Contact: +1 305 296 7691

Website: Santiego’s Bodega

6. Key Plaza Creperie

Happy Thursday! Todays specials:soup: -chicken mushroom, -gazpacho. Mahi-mahi or chicken salad galette. Fruitopia crepe with Irish cream sauce for dessert. Have a great day everyone!

Posted by Key Plaza Creperie on Thursday, 10 July 2014

If you’ve spent a few days in Key West already then you’re probably looking for something a little different than lobster or caribbean food for dinner tonight. Look no further than the Key Plaza Creperie. This quaint space serves European-style crepes all day long, and not just breakfast crepes either. Sure, they serve the usual Nutella strawberry banana crepe, but they also serve hot galettes, paninis and wraps. So take a break from the typical Key West restaurant and enjoy the amazing ambiance and even more amazing food that Key Plaza Creperie has to offer.

Key Plaza Creperie

Address: 1105 Key Plaza, Key West, FL 33040

Opening Hours: 7 am to 5 pm

Contact: +1 305 517 6032

Website: Key Plaza Creperie

7. Tavern N Town

Featured Special Tonight Blood Orange Glazed Tuna ~ Warm Rice Noodles salad ~ Red Curry crème

Posted by Tavern N Town on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

With luxury surroundings and a large breakfast and dinner menu, Tavern N Town offers something for everybody to enjoy. Don’t let its name fool you, Tavern N Town looks nothing like your traditional tavern as it is actually located just off the Grand Lobby of the hotel. With a large space for private parties and a separate dining space for a romantic meal with that special someone, the Tavern N Town is the perfect place to escape the heat and crowds of the island and enjoy a fantastic meal. But make sure you call ahead as it has become so popular that seating is by reservation only.

Tavern N Town

Address: Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040

Opening Hours: 7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 11 pm

Access: Inside Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

Contact: +1 305 296 8100

Website: Tavern N Town

8. Bliss

Avocado salad with shrimp.

Posted by Bliss Restaurant Key West on Saturday, 18 July 2015

One meal at Bliss and you quickly realize where it got its name from. With the unique meals of seafood and Latin fusion, this gourmet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, delicious desserts, and has a vast wine list to make the night extra special. All ingredients are purchased fresh from the island to ensure the greatest taste and healthiest meals, and anybody that has ever eaten at Bliss will tell you that it shows.


Address: 411 Petronia St, Key West, FL 33040

Opening Hours: 6 pm to 9 pm. Closed Mondays.

Contact: +1 305 240 1281

Website: Bliss

9. Munch Box

The Cave Man: Beef or turkey pastrami, bacon, spicy mustard, dill pickle, extra sharp cheddar

Posted by Munch Box Key West on Sunday, 4 October 2015

With the personality to match its name, Munch Box is the perfect place to enjoy a quick sandwich on-the-go. These sandwiches will remind you of home while you’re far away from it, with classics like the Reuben and BLT. Still, the names might be the same but they will taste better than any other you’ve ever had. So while it may be friendly and familiar, you’ll know right away that you’re on vacation… because you’ll want to bring the Munch Box back home with you.

Munch Box

Address: 500 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040

Price: from 9 USD

Opening Hours: 7 am to 5 pm

Contact: +1 305 741 7799

Facebook: Munch Box

10. New York Pasta Garden

Posted by New York Pasta Garden key west on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

No, I didn’t put a New York restaurant in this by mistake. The New York Pasta Garden is one of the only places in Key West to get pasta. Since 1989, this Italian restaurant has been serving huge portions of fresh seafood pastas, non-seafood pastas, pizza, sandwiches and tropical drinks. Over the years, the Pasta Garden has become a hot spot for nightlife as the outdoor patio makes for a great dining atmosphere. In fact, the New York Pasta Garden is so popular now that has earned numerous accolades. I think it’s time to stop in and see what the fuss is about.

New York Pasta Garden

Address: 1075 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040

Opening Hours: 4 pm to 11 pm

Contact: +1 305 292 1991

Website: New York Pasta Garden

Meals you can only find in Key West

Grilled Lobster
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Since Key West is located on the Gulf of Mexico, it’s no surprise that you can find the best seafood in the world here. Still, you can find much, much more than that. It’s also home to some of the best Caribbean and Mexican cuisine you’ll find anywhere in America. While you may be thinking about the warm weather, beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunset before you get to Key West, it’ll be the food that brings you back.

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