key west vacation planning

Key West: Lunch

A & B Lobster House
(305) 294-6871

Elegant atmosphere with views of the Key West Bight. Exceptional menu with the finest steaks and locally caught seafood. Prepared in classic and contemporary styles. Indoor and outside dining. Enjoy a cigar and drink afterwards in Berlin's Cigar Bar.

Your rating: 3 Average: 3 (1 vote)
Alonzo's Oyster Bar
(305) 294-5880

Enjoy fresh local seafood in a casual waterfront dining atmosphere overlooking the Key West Bight. Largest selection of warm & cold water oysters on the island! Don't forget to try the Key West Pinks too, Key West's native shrimp! Happy hour from 4 to 6:30pm half price drinks and a huge happy hour menu!

Your rating: 1 Average: 2 (3 votes)
Blue Heaven Restaurant
(305) 296-8666

Funky, locally owned fishhouse with a Caribbean flair. Seafood and vegetarian dishes. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Visit the art gallery upstairs too!

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Camille's Restaurant
(305) 296-4811

Funky restaurant, combo of a Soho Cafe and a "place where everyone knows your name". Family friendly, ever-changing, fresh ingredient filled menu. Favorite among locals as well as visitors! Full liquor bar. Call for reservations. Look for the flamingo pink awning!

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Conch Republic Seafood Company
(305) 294-4403

Spacious, open-air, waterfront atmosphere reminiscent of old Key West. Mouth-watering fresh local seafood. (Get the Baked Oysters Callaloo. Do it.) Great drinks and happy hour. Enjoy local musical talent as well. (And they might even drag you up on stage with them!) Overall a killer place to hang out and enjoy the laid-back feel of the keys.

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El Meson de Pepe Cuban Restaurant
(305) 295-2620

Family owned and operated Cuban Restaurant located in Mallory Square since 1984. Dedicated to preserving the Cuban-Conch heritage in Key West. Watch the perfect Key West sunset while enjoying a delicious Cuban meal while listening to classic Latin music!

Your rating: 1 Average: 1 (1 vote)
Half Shell Raw Bar
(305) 294-7496

Located right in the Historic Seaport, once a shrimp packing house, now an authentic Key West fish house! Low key, casual restaurant enjoyed by locals and visitors alike!

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Hard Rock Cafe Key West
(305) 293-0230

The Southernmost Hard Rock Cafe! Enjoy all your Hard Rock favorites! Lots of special events, priority seating on website, and all that great classic rock and pop memorabilia!

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Help Yourself Foods
(305) 296-7766

Delicious, nutritious, natural foods! Restaurant, catering, and a farmer's market! Run by a cool chick from NY in hopes of providing healthy alternatives that are tasty, satisfying, and accessible! Awesome stuff. Check em out.

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Hog's Breath Saloon
(305) 296-4222

"Hog's Breath is better than no breath at all!" Come hang at this historic bar and restaurant! Tons of great events, awesome merch, plenty of drink specials, and delicious food! If you haven't visited the Hog's Breath, you haven't visited Key West!

Your rating: 3 Average: 3 (1 vote)
(305) 923-3319

Gourmet lunch and dinner boat cruises! Enjoy an unobscured view of the famous Key West sunset. Food is prepared on the boat! Romantic couples dining. Intimate weddings and events also available!

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Kelly's Caribbean Bar, Grill & Brewery
(305) 293-8484

Located in one of Key West's most impressive historic buildings well known for being the birthplace of Pan American Airlines! Southernmost Brewery is the only brewery in the Florida Keys. Delicious local seafood selections, specialty drinks, catering, and weddings!

Your rating: 5 Average: 5 (2 votes)
Lobo's Mixed Grill
(305) 296-5303

The biggest wrap sandwiches in Key West! Affordable prices, fresh homemade burgers! Huge variety and deliver locally!

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Pepe's Cafe
(305) 294-7192

The eldest eating house in the Florida Keys! Fresh squeezed OJ mimosas, homemade sweet breads, classic lunches, and NY strips and filets! Homemade desserts as well! Indoor and  outdoor seating. A classic Keys stop not to be missed!

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Salsa Loca
(305) 292-1865

The best little Mexican restaurant in the Keys! Awesome food, great drinks and super friendly staff! The kind of place you will visit more than once during your trip! (We ended up going everyday for lunch!)

Your rating: 4 Average: 3 (2 votes)
Salute! On The Beach
(305) 292-1117

Lovely beachside cafe featuring Italian/island fusion dishes. Fresh bread, veggies and seafood make this not only a beautiful, but delicious dining experience!

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(305) 293-8181

Classic American cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner. Omelets and pancakes to sandwiches and salads to seafood and drinks! Indoor and outdoor dining in a historic 1800s clapboard house!

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Schooner Wharf Bar
(305) 292-3302

Funky open air bar and restaurant located right on the water. Friendly staff, great food & drinks, and live music all the time! Hang out at the bar for even a few minutes and you are bound to befriend a local, whether a boat captain or the local cigar roller, all are more than happy to let you in on the ins and outs of the Keys!

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Shrimp Shack Grill
(305) 294-6456

Located at Fishbusterz Fishery, pick up some fresh seafood to ship back home and stop for some seafood right from the boats! Best grouper sandwich in town! Live lobsters, shrimp, oysters, anything you could want!

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Sloppy Joe's Bar
(305) 294-5717

Internationally known since 1933! Historic Sloppy Joe's bar, the legendary Hemingway's hangout, is full of history along with plenty of delicious drinks and savory eats! Open from 9am to 4am everyday. Live music starts at noon and continues throughout the day. Cool AC as well!

Your rating: 3 Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
The Grand Cafe
(305) 292-4740

Warm and inviting family owned restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Located in a breathtaking Victorian mansion with a wraparound porch and beautiful garden. Newly renovated bar and lounge! Reservations and weddings available.

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The Lazy Gecko
(305) 292-1903

Air conditioned tropical island bar located right on Duval Street! Try one of their 12 delicious frozen daiquiris! Snack on deli-style sandwiches and fresh baked pizza. Bar is available to rent out for your very own Duval Street party!

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The Rum Barrel
(305) 292-7862

Live the pirate life at the Rum Barrel! Great grub and grog! $5 happy hour menu along with 2 for 1 drinks from 4-7 daily! Great selection of seafood as well as dishes suited to the land lubbers in your group!

Your rating: 5 Average: 5 (1 vote)
Turtle Kraals Restaurant & Bar
(305) 294-2640

Newly remodeled restaurant with Southern Pride smoker and an open flame mesquite grill. Dine in the air-conditioned dining room or the covered patio. Fabulous breakfast and delicious BBQ.

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Two Friends Patio Restaurant
(305) 296-3124

Established in 1967, one of the original restaurants of Old Town Key West. Enjoy a casual, open air dining experience, just steps away from Mallory Square. Local seafood cooked with island flair. Reasonable prices and happy hour everyday!

Your rating: 4 Average: 4 (1 vote)

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