The Florida Keys Restaurants

Blue Heaven

  • 729 Thomas St. Map It
  • Key West
  • Caribbean

Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's Review

The outdoor dining area here is often referred to as "the quintessential Keys experience," and it's hard to argue. There's much to like about this historic restaurant where Hemingway refereed boxing matches and customers cheered for cockfights. Although these events are no more, the free-roaming chickens and cats add that "what-a-hoot" factor. Nightly specials include black bean soup, Caribbean BBQ shrimp, bison strip steak with blackberry salad, and jerk chicken. Desserts and breads are baked on the premises. The banana bread and shrimp and grits are hits during breakfast, but the signature meal here is the lobster Benedict with key lime hollandaise. Bring patience as there is always a wait.

Restaurant Information


729 Thomas St., Key West, Florida, 33040, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed after Labor Day for 6 wks
  • Reservations not accepted

Published 09/14/2015


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