The Key Wester | A Key West Blog

Come and get away from it all - visit Key West, Florida. Whether you are a Key Wester for the day, a week or life. Island Genn's Key West blog guides you to the best parts of our Southernmost Island city. A collection of island tips on accommodations, restaurants, lifestyle, events and activities.

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Bliss Restaurant Review

Bliss has been on my radar for awhile, and this weekend my husband and I joined another couple for dinner at this small Columbian eatery on Petronia Street. I made reservations and was very glad that I did as the place was packed. And even though the … [Read More...]

Thirsty Mermaid | Review

Walking around downtown last month I noticed a small, new restaurant on Fleming Street called the Thirsty Mermaid. This weekend we finally found the time to check it out for dinner. Right off the bat we loved the relaxed atmosphere and the coastal … [Read More...]

Ringing in the New Year in Key West! Welcome 2017!

It seems like everyone is ready for 2016 to be over! If you are ringing in the New Year in Key West, check out all of the New Year's Eve holiday happenings below. Find out where you can go to enjoy a meal with a glass of champagne or two and where to … [Read More...]

Rooftop Cafe | Review

Our friends were recently visiting from out of town and we wanted to take them to dinner someplace quiet so that we could catch up with them without having to yell above the noise that is inherent to many downtown eateries. It had been a long time … [Read More...]

Key West Restaurants

Bliss Restaurant Review

Bliss has been on my radar for awhile, and this weekend my husband and I joined another couple for … [Read More...]

Thirsty Mermaid | Review

Walking around downtown last month I noticed a small, new restaurant on Fleming Street called the … [Read More...]

Rooftop Cafe | Review

Our friends were recently visiting from out of town and we wanted to take them to dinner someplace … [Read More...]

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant | Review

I enjoy trying different places to eat, and when I heard that a new restaurant opened where … [Read More...]

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Key West History

Conch Republic

You may have heard Key West referred to as the Conch Republic. That is because in 1982, Key West … [Read More...]

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

At one time in the 1800's, more than one hundred ships per day sailed by Key West with at least one … [Read More...]

East Martello Fort & Museum

I have lived in the Keys since the 1990's, and in all if this time I had never been inside the East … [Read More...]

Key West Resident Profiles: Ernest Hemingway

Today would have been Ernest Hemingway's 115th birthday, and Key West always has a week long … [Read More...]

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