The best restaurants in Key West . . . include eateries, sidewalk cafes, diners, food carts, gardens, back porches and open-air restaurants on the marina. Fine dining restaurants in Key West offer lobster, steak, fresh local seafood, homestyle cooking and island-style cuisine. Locals and visitors choose their Key West favorite restaurants from more than 250 great choices. Historic Old Town Key West waterside restaurants serve everything from Steak & Seafood, Caribbean-style or Cuban – to traditional American fare. Looking for where the locals eat in Key West? We've got the locals favorite restaurants, too.
Key West's best bars . . . are open-air bars, bars with live music, oyster bars, country bars, waterfront bars, karaoke bars, tequila bars, hole-in-the-wall bars, bars where the locals go – you get the picture. Key West's best happy hour is... almost everywhere! Margaritas, rum runners, martini bars and fantastic wine bars are on Duval Street, in the Historic Seaport district, on rooftops and porches and in private courtyards. You'll hear live music as you crawl Duval, bicycle through Old Town or travel the island by pedi-cab. Enjoy live entertainment and the best bars in Key West, Old Town, Stock Island and everyplace in-between!
Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Key West...
There are nearly 350 restaurants and bars in Key West, Florida. For an island with about 25,000 year-round residents – that's A LOT!
Some bars and restaurants are waterfront where you can watch the fishing boats, snorkelers and yachts come and go. Some overlook Duval Street from porches and courtyards. Some are pet friendly (your pets are on vacation, too). Some are slightly off the beaten-track and a little tougher to find – but worth the effort. You'll find locals enjoying their favorite food and happy hour as well as visitors tasting conch fritters or key lime pie for the first time.
Find the best happy hour in Key West at a corner bar then sit back and enjoy the live entertainment or karaoke. 'Crawl' Duval (responsibly) and find the coldest beer on tap, the best Key Lime Martini or a tasty margarita. Key West has the best martini bars, wine bars, oyster bars, and tequila bars you'll find anywhere. Try Hemingway's favorite cocktail (whiskey & soda) or Jimmy Buffet's rum, coconut water and lime juice. How about a Mojito?
Sing-along with karaoke or enjoy your slightly wilder side as you're called up on stage with amazing entertainers. Dance the night away, enjoy a cigar or quietly sip a glass of wine at a jazz bar. Whatever you're looking for, you can find it in Key West.
When it's time to eat, choose a quaint garden-style restaurant, an air-conditioned dining room overlooking the sunset or a courtyard on Duval Street. Key West has excellent restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With so many choices, enjoy 3 different restaurants every day of your vacation.
In the mood for sushi, Italian, Thai, Key West's best pizza or a cheeseburger (in paradise)? You can find it all while strolling the streets, sidewalks, boardwalk, marinas and neighboring Stock Island. It's all good...it's all Key West.