Must see restaurants in Key West

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    Blue Heaven

    This is one of the quirkiest venues on an island of oddities – customers, together with free-ranging fowl, flock to dine in the ramshackle, tropical plant…

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    Thirsty Mermaid

    The lovely Thirsty Mermaid serves outstanding seafood in an elegant, easygoing space. The menu is a collection of sea-life culinary treasures such as an…

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    BO's Fish Wagon

    Looking like a battered old fishing boat that smashed onto the shore, BO's is awash with faded buoys, lifesavers and rusting license plates strung from…

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    Nine One Five

    Classy Nine One Five certainly stands out from the nearby Duval detritus of alcoholic aggression and tribal-band tattoos. Ignore all that and enter this…

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    The Café

    The oldest vegetarian spot in Key West is a sunny luncheonette by day that morphs into a buzzing, low-lit eating and drinking spot by night. The cooking…

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    Date & Thyme

    Equal parts market and cafe, Date & Thyme whips up deliciously guilt-free breakfast and lunch plates, plus energizing smoothies and juices. Try the açai…

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    5 Brothers Grocery & Sandwich Shop

    A Key West icon, this tiny grocery store and deli fires up some of the best Cuban-style espresso this side of Miami. Join locals over early-morning cafe…

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    Garbo's Grill

    Just off the beaten path, Garbo's whips up delicious tacos with creative toppings like mango ginger habanero-glazed shrimp, Korean barbecue, and fresh…

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    Mo's Restaurant

    The words ‘Caribbean,’ ‘home’ and ‘cooking,’ when used in conjunction, are generally always enough to impress. But it’s not just the genre of cuisine that…

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    Pierogi Polish Market

    The Keys have an enormous seasonal population of temporary workers largely drawn from Central and Eastern Europe. This is where those workers can revisit…

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    Mangia Mangia

    On a peaceful stretch of Southard St, Mangia Mangia cooks up fresh pastas, made in-house from scratch, paired with delicacies such as mixed seafood,…

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    Blue Macaw

    Blue Macaw serves nicely executed fish and chips, portabello quesadillas, rack of ribs and sesame-seared tuna, though it's the atmosphere that brings in…

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    Croissants de France

    France comes to the Caribbean at this lovely bistro, with predictably tasty results. Stop by for eggs Benedict, cinnamon brioche French toast or lovely…

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    Cafe Marquesa

    The Marquesa is as elegant as it gets in Key West, all white tablecloths, candle light and good food to boot. The mains are French-inspired with little…

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    El Siboney

    This is a rough-and-ready Cuban joint where the portions are big and there’s no messing around with high-end embellishment or bells and whistles. It's…

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    Glazed Donuts

    Doughnuts make the world go round, and you'll find some excellent varieties at this cute bakery. The flavors are as eccentric as Key West itself, and…

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    Seven Fish

    This simply designed spot on busy Truman Ave specializes in the culinary hits from the sea – delectably prepared freshly caught fish and seafood dished up…

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    Point5

    Point5 is a good deal more sophisticated than the typical Duval St drinkery. It trades in fusion-style tapas with global influence, ranging from marinated…

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    Café Solé

    Conch carpaccio with capers? Lobster bouillabaise? Yes indeed. This locally and critically acclaimed venue is known for its cozy back-porch ambience and…

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    Duetto Pizza & Gelato

    This little pizza and gelato stand is a good-value stop for a quick slice or scoop, especially compared to the greasy cardboard pie served elsewhere in…