Fodor's Expert Review Blue Heaven

$$$ Old Town Caribbean

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 Caribbean-style 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 barbecue 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.

Caribbean Pet Friendly Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

729 Thomas St.
Key West, Florida  33040, USA


Known For:
  • House-made desserts and breads
  • Lobster Benedict with key lime hollandaise
  • The wait for a table
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed after Labor Day for 6 wks

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