Top Ten Key West Restaurants

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Top Ten Key West Restaurants

There are so many restaurants in Key West to choose from. So below, listed in no particular order, and some of our favorites. You will find everything from high end fine dining options to our favorite casual options, all right here in this list!

Bagatelle does amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner. My favorite part about eating here, besides the delicious food and drinks, is the people watching on Duval Street.

Banana Cafe is a favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner located right on Duval Street in Key West. This little French cafe does it all very well.

Cafe Sole is my personal favorite fine dining restaurant in Key West. I love the atmosphere, the service and the food. Try the pasta with clams or any fish dish and I promise you will not be disappointed!

DJ’s Clam Shack is literally a shack on Duval Street with some of the best seafood on the island. Of course the clams are great, but I just love the shrimp and the conch fritters here.

El Meson de Pepe’s makes the list for a multitude of reasons. Not only is the Cuban food here delicious, but the location on Mallory Square is perfect and the building the houses the restaurant is not only historic but a museum for Cuban Conch (Key West) heritage. Plus, every evening just before sunset a live Salsa band plays and dancing takes over outside.

Kaya Island Eats offers some amazing island fusion cuisine and fun, tasty cocktails as well. The owner, Scott, pays attention to every detail here making for an amazing experience.

Louie’s Backyard is a foodie’s dream location. The food is sourced locally when at all possible and the views of the Atlantic are amazing!

Origami is our choice for sushi in Key West. Located in Duval Square with ample parking, this little spot has indoor and outdoor seating. And if sushi isn’t your thing, they also have tempura and salads that will satisfy.

Red Shoe Island Bistro is a favorite for seafood lovers. Everything on the menu is amazing in this casual yet sophisticated restaurant open for dinner.

Salute is a fun place to eat overlooking Higgs Beach. Fare is best described as Caribbean influenced Italian.

It would be impossible to list all of the great restaurants Key West has to offer here on this page, but all of the listed restaurants are places that I eat at myself regularly because they are my favorites. The list may change from time to time for different reasons, so check back before each trip to Key West.

If there was another Key West restaurant that you have heard of that didn’t make the list but you are curious about, be sure to read my Key West restaurant reviews; you will likely find it mentioned there!

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Island Genn – Your Key West Concierge