Key West Chamber of Commerce
Dining & Entertainment
Savor our Flavors
Like most Key West residents, our chefs have no tolerance for the
Here, restaurants are galleries, showcasing such
creations as sesame-encrusted tuna over seaweed in a riot of color and
flavor. The scenery is picture-perfect, too.
Step out for a leisurely walk and you'll discover simple waterfront
restaurants, posh Duval Street bistros, neighborhood sushi bars, and
gregarious outdoor spots with people-watching perches.
Key West's culinary influences and offerings are as diverse as its
Savory picadillo and marinated pork are piled high at family-owned Cuban
restaurants, where menus are in two languages and waitresses know every
Cozy Italian bistros serve up lobster-filled ravioli and fine wines. The
Counters and outdoor tables are always filled at local sushi bars, where
diners pore over menus and pass around the sake. For those who want their
fish fresh, but not raw, most waterfront restaurants will cook your catch
after a successful day of fishing.
Caribbean seasonings add heat to the legendary jerk chicken dishes for
those in the mood for something bold. There are chopped salads topped with
shrimp for hot nights, and oysters Rockefeller heaped with spinach and
cheese. Crabmeat sits atop eggs Benedict during brunch and steak regularly
shares the plate with lobster in decadent surf and turf meals all over town.
Key West's award winning restaurants combine
casual elegance with decadent fare in settings as varied as their menus and
as tasteful as their wine lists. Come, pull up a chair.