The Florida Keys Restaurants

Seafood rules in the Keys, which is full of chef-owned restaurants with not-too-fancy food. Many restaurants serve cuisine that reflects the proximity of the Bahamas and Caribbean (you’ll see the term "Floribbean" on many menus). Tropical fruits figure prominently—especially on the beverage side of the menu. Florida spiny lobster should be local and fresh from August to March, and stone crabs from mid-October to mid-May. And don't dare leave the islands without sampling conch, be it in a fritter or in ceviche. Keep an eye out for authentic key lime pie—yellow custard in a graham-cracker crust. If it's green, just say "no." Note: Particularly in Key West and particularly during spring break, the more affordable and casual restaurants can get loud and downright rowdy, with young visitors often more interested in drinking than eating. Live music contributes to the decibel levels. If you're more of the quiet, intimate-dining type, avoid such overly exuberant scenes by eating early or choosing a restaurant where the bar isn’t the main focus.

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  • 1. Calusa

    $$$ | Caribbean

    Nestled on the third floor of the main building of Baker's Cay Resort, this waterfront spot offers panoramic views of the gulf and a creative...Read More

  • 2. Il Postino

    $$ | Italian

    A bright and airy Italian trattoria located inside the upscale Isla Bella Resort, this spot features a lovely indoor dining room, but it's the...Read More

  • 3. La Grignote

    $ | Old Town | French

    An authentic French bakery run by husband-and-wife team Joel and Babette Odou, this is the place to come for any manner of French-pastry craving...Read More

  • 4. Latitudes

    $$$ | Old Town | Eclectic

    It doesn't get more magical than this. Take the short boat ride to lovely Sunset Key for lunch or dinner on the beach where the million-dollar...Read More

  • 5. Little Palm Island Restaurant

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    The restaurant at the exclusive Little Palm Island Resort—its dining room and adjacent outdoor terrace lit by candles and warmed by live music...Read More

  • 6. Matt's Stock Island Kitchen and Bar

    $$ | Stock Island | Seafood

    This casual-yet-stylish haven of "American coastal comfort food" has garnered plenty of local and national accolades for its eclectic seafood...Read More

  • 7. Azur Restaurant

    $$$ | Old Town | Eclectic

    In a contemporary setting with indoor and outdoor seating, welcoming staff serve original, eclectic dishes that stand out from those at the...Read More

  • 8. Baby's Coffee

    $ | American

    The aroma of rich, roasting coffee beans arrests you at the door of "the Southernmost Coffee Roaster in America." Buy beans by the pound or...Read More

  • 9. 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...Read More

  • 10. Croissants de France

    $ | French

    Pop into the bakery for something sinfully sweet or spend some time people-watching at the sidewalk café next door. You can get breakfast or...Read More

  • 11. Four Marlins

    $$$ | Old Town | Seafood

    Inspired by an Ernest Hemingway photograph of a family fishing trip in Key West, this oceanfront spot pays homage to pristine seafood combined...Read More

  • 12. Geiger Key Smokehouse Bar and Grill

    $ | American

    There's a strong hint of the Old Keys at this ocean-side marina restaurant, where local fishermen stop for breakfast before heading out to catch...Read More

  • 13. Good Food Conspiracy

    $ | Vegetarian

    Like good wine, this small natural-foods eatery and market surrenders its pleasures a little at a time. Step inside to the aroma of brewing...Read More

  • 14. Green Turtle Inn

    $$ | Upper Matecumbe Key | Seafood

    This circa-1947 landmark inn and its vintage neon sign is a slice of Florida Keys history. Period photographs decorate the wood-paneled walls...Read More

  • 15. Harriette's Restaurant

    $ | American

    If you're looking for comfort food—like melt-in-your-mouth biscuits the size of a salad plate or old-fashioned hot cakes with sausage or bacon...Read More

  • 16. Hogfish Bar and Grill

    $ | Stock Island | Seafood

    It's worth a drive to Stock Island, one of Florida's last surviving working waterfronts, just outside Key West, to indulge in the freshness...Read More

  • 17. Hungry Tarpon

    $ | Lower Matecumbe Key | Seafood

    This is part of the colorful, bustling Old Florida scene at Robbie's Marina, so you know that the seafood here is fresh and top quality. The...Read More

  • 18. Island Grill

    $ | Windley Key | Seafood

    Don't be fooled by appearances; this shack on the waterfront takes island breakfast, lunch, and dinner up a notch. The eclectic menu tempts...Read More

  • 19. Key Largo Conch House

    $ | American

    This family-owned restaurant in a Victorian-style home tucked into the trees is worth seeking out. Seven varieties of Benedicts, including conch...Read More

  • 20. Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar

    $$ | Upper Matecumbe Key | American

    While local anglers gather here for breakfast, lunch and dinner bring a mix of islanders and visitors for straightforward food and front-row...Read More

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