Fodor's Expert Review Dante's Key West Restaurant and Pool Bar

$$ Old Town Seafood

With the motto "Come be an aquaholic," Dante's is as unique as Key West itself. Sun loungers, tiki bars, and tables with umbrellas and chairs surround a large free-form swimming pool. Servers bring you drinks poolside and the lunch and dinner menus offer a surprising array of fresh seafood dishes, from she-crab soup and tuna tataki (a Japanese technique of searing and marinating fish or meat) to stone crabs and lobster. Weekdays are tame, weekend pool parties are somewhat legendary. Some tables on the pool deck have a set food-and-drink minimum.

Seafood Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

951 Caroline St.
Key West, Florida  33040, USA

305-423–2001

www.danteskeywest.com

Known For:
  • Menu of typical bar food and snacks with a few entrées
  • Popular happy hour
  • Raucous weekend pool parties

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