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Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Sugarloaf Key & Boca Chica Key

My New Joint

My New Joint brings a serious dash of style to the Lower Keys. This spacious, warmly lit lounge has artfully made cocktails, excellent brews on tap (including local varieties), great tapas plates and platters of oys…
Modern American in Sugarloaf Key & Boca Chica Key

Square Grouper

One of the most talked-about restaurants in the Keys, Square Grouper hits all the right notes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, innovative recipes and great service, all dished up in one elegant but unpretent…
Cafe in Sugarloaf Key & Boca Chica Key

Baby’s Coffee

This very cool coffee counter has an on-site bean-roasting plant and sells bags of the aromatic stuff along with excellent hot and cold java brews – many locals consider this to be some of the best coffee in the isl…
Zoo in Sugarloaf Key & Boca Chica Key

Sheriff’s Animal Farm

Just before you hit Key West, you may be tempted to stop at this farm, located near the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center (seriously). This shelter for Monroe County animals that have been abandone…
Caribbean in Sugarloaf Key & Boca Chica Key

Mangrove Mama’s

This groovy roadside eatery serves Caribbean-inspired seafood – coconut shrimp, plantain-crusted hogfish, cracked conch sandwiches – best enjoyed on the backyard patio and accompanied by a little live music (daily f…
Landmark in Sugarloaf Key & Boca Chica Key

Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower

It resembles an Aztec-inspired fire lookout, but this wooden tower is actually one real-estate developer’s vision gone utterly awry. In the 1920s Richter C Perky had the bright idea to transform this area into a vac…