Things To Do In Key West

The tiny island of Key West is blessed with an amazing variety of fine international cuisine, nationally recognized music and entertainment, beautiful art galleries, creative shops and services, and historic museums, parks, and gardens. In the list that follows (in alphabetical order) we reveal to you selections from our own personal 'well worn path' from decades of living and loving in Key West, with our hope that you may discover why, through the continual changes brought with time, we continue to love this island so much. And while we think our list is an excellent representation of some of the most fabulous and remarkable locally owned and operated establishments, in no way is it meant to exclude other equally superb local businesses.

Enjoy! Carpe Diem!
Vacation Homes of Key West

southern most point



Big Kahuna Charters

477 Drost Drive, Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys, FL 33042
- 305-304-5498 - visit website
Back Country Flats Fishing. Home Base is in Cudjoe Gardens, U.S. Highway 1, mile marker 21 - but Captain Chris Robinson comes to you. Captain Chris Robinson is a world-class flats fisherman guide who has been fishing the Florida Keys for over 30 years! Captain Chris takes you into the 'back country' in the Gulf of Mexico and offers absolutely the best flats fishing experience you could dream of. Regardless of your skill level, from beginner to experienced angler Captain Chris promises and delivers a premier fishing experience you will never forget!

Breezin Sailing Charters

201 William St., E Dock, Slip 6, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-797-1561 - visit website
If you're looking for an exceptional experience on the ocean during your stay in Key West, sail aboard Breezin with the most positive and genuine captain we've ever met. Captain Dees offers tailored trips, aboard his 42' Catalina to make the trip as customized as possible. Learn the fundamentals of sailing or sit back and completely relax. Captain Dennis Krinitt is also a notary and performs weddings at sea. Refreshments are also included on your chartered cruise.

Fun In The Sun Charters

6000 Peninsular Ave., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-510-3523 - visit website
Private, high quality, charter excursions off-shore Key West in the beautiful turquoise waters. Explore areas off-the-beaten-path, plus have a boat all to yourself. Snorkeling, trips to the sandbars, fishing, dolphin watching, and lobstering are some of the favorite trips. Customize a booze cruise, or other on the water adventures you may be dreaming about. "High quality equipment, caring staff, attention to detail, safety, and customer satisfaction are at the top of our priorities." If you don't need a captain, rent a boat and explore the waters around Key West.

Garrison Bight Marina

711 Eisenhower Drive, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-3093 - visit website
Contact this marina if you are bringing a boat to Key West and need a boat slip in Old Town Key West with a full service department. They also have dry dock storage, a fuel dock, bait and tackle, ice, a ships store, and boat rentals. If you want to rent a slip or rent a boat, it is best to call well in advance.

Historic Seaport Harbor Walk

William St. to Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Stroll along the meandering wooden walkway on Key West's famous harbor that winds from above the foot of William Street to Greene Street. Enjoy a large variety of unique island shops, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind bars. Until 15 years ago, it was known as the 'Key West Bight' and was a working fishing harbor where the shrimp boats docked and fishermen brought in their catch. Today over 150 slips in the harbor provide dockage for private yachts and charter boats. Catch a sunset cruise, catamaran, dive boat, and gaze at Key West's own tall ship the "Western Union."

Key West Golf Club

6450 College Road, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5232 - visit website
A Rees Jones Designed public championship golf course. Very picturesque course with wild tropical views, lakes and opportunities to see Florida Keys wildlife including birds and gators. Well kept greens. Call for Tee Times. Full service restaurant and bar. Lessons by PGA Pros.

Key West Lighthouse And Lightkeeper's Museum

938 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-661 - visit website
Visit the lighthouse museum, learn about the history, and climb the 88 steps to the top for an incredible view of Key West. The lighthouse opened in 1848 with a woman as its Keeper; nearly unheard of during the 19th century. In 1969, the U.S. Coast Guard decommissioned the Key West Lighthouse since there was no longer a need for a full-time Keeper due to technological advancements.

Key West Seaplane Charters

3475 South Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040
- 305-293-9300 - visit website
Fly to the Dry Tortugas and Historic Fort Jefferson on a seaplane. Sightseeing along the way, you see old shipwrecks, dolphins, sea turtles, and sharks from a birds eye view. Land in the pristine turquoise waters, then walk on land to explore one of the most amazing National Parks in the U.S.A. Enjoy bird watching, pristine beaches, great snorkeling, for a morning, afternoon, or full day.

Key West Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

One Whitehead Street., Key West, FL 33040
- 786-565-7448 - visit website
The Key West Sunset Celebration is a happening every evening at historic Mallory Square behind the Waterfront Playhouse. Hundreds of people gather before sunset on the boat docks everyday. With the sun setting as a back drop, street performers thrill the crowds. You'll see the likes of tight rope walkers, fire eaters, animal trainers entertaining a delighted crowd. Local arts and crafts exhibitors, and food carts are on hand for homemade snacks. You may even find a palm reader to help determine your future. Possibly a move to Key West?

Lethal Weapon Fishing Charters

1418 Angela Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-744-8225 - visit website

The charter boat LETHAL WEAPON is an immaculate 43' Post sport-fisherman, very upscale, air-conditioned, and fully fish-rigged for all your angling needs. Captain Ted and his professional crew fish at least 325 days a year, and always know where the fish are. Being one of the top ten agents world-wide for Gray Taxiderm means they catch alot of wall hangers, increasing your odds for a trophy fish. Custom private charters and happy people are the specialty, and Lethal Weapon Charter Fishing can design a trip for any family or group.


Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

One Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4600 - visit website
When you're looking for a relaxing day of tranquility the Caribbean Spa will help rejuvenate your body and soul. Peaceful full-service spa offering a variety of restorative therapies, including massage, facials, hair and nail, make-up, and more. Restful and beautiful tropical space.

Sunset Watersports

201 William Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 855-378-6386 - visit website
Long time established full service water sports reservation service in Key West. Offering a full array of services including for Key West sailing, Key West snorkel trips, Key West parasailing, Key West sunset cruises, Key West wedding charters, and more.

Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center

5901 College Rd. Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-1520 - visit website

Located on the campus of Florida Keys Community College. Head North like you're leaving Key West and turn at the sign for the hospital. Tennessee Williams Theatre is Key West's state-of-the-art performing arts center for Key West that brings our island the best live, professional, nationally-touring shows and performers from New York and around the world. The theatre also features locally produced annual shows and touring road companies that bring to our island professional dance, opera, music, and New York Broadway style shows.


The Red Barn Theatre

319 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-9911 - visit website

Romantic intimate theatre. Over 25 years of live theatre in Key West, it consistently offers great live shows of all kinds. See drama, comedy, musicals, and cabaret featuring the most talented actors, dancers, theatres, and directors from Key West's own famous performing arts community. The theatre has comfortable seating, and a full bar.


Tropic Cinema

416 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-9493 - visit website
Here, film is celebrated as art, and the film line up is fabulous in this local's non-profit movie theater created by the community of Key West with the goal to celebrate film and identify Key West as a haven for artistic film. The theater itself is up-beat and beautiful with a deco style lobby and wonderful lounge where you can buy wine, beer, espresso, and yummy home made treats. Most of the staff members are volunteers and everyone loves the art of film. Enjoy the two screening rooms and the main theater that seats 150.

Waterfront Playhouse

310 Wall St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5015 - visit website

Located at Mallory Square, near where the Sunset Celebration is held every night. Florida's oldest continually running professional theatre group, where the "Key West Players" have been presenting the "magic of live theatre for 65 years." This theatre group prides itself on maintaining the highest professional standards and continually provides dynamic and challenging live theatre for Key West's diverse community and our tourists. The theatre has adopted Key West's official motto of 'One Human Family,' reflecting the belief of the Players that theatre has a special power to reflect and thereby illuminate the human experience by celebrating the common humanity that unites us. The Players are committed to encouraging local playwrights.


White Street Pier

Intersection of Atlantic Blvd. and White St., Key West, FL 33040

A great way to get out on the water without even getting on a boat! Undeniably the best sunrise view on the island. This is a massive concrete pedestrian pier at the foot of White Street. Sometimes called the "unfinished road to Cuba," it extends several hundred yards over the Atlantic Ocean next to Higgs Beach. Cast out a fishing line or just take the kids and dogs for a brisk morning walk.The pier juts off Higgs Beach at the bike path and the Key West Aids Memorial.Walk or ride your bike. Nice place to walk the dog.


African Slave Cemetery

1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Key West Higgs Beach burial site memorializing 295 Africans who perished on the shores of Key West after being rescued from the slave trade when U.S. Navy boats intercepted Cuban slavers enroot to Havana in 1860 and did their best to save the would be slaves. Cement pillars that are carved with symbols of West African proverbs mark the site where at least nine Africans who died are buried here.

Archeo Gallery Key West

1208 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5771 - visit website
Favorite authentic Key West art gallery and store on Upper Duval Street, brought to you with love for the simplicity of art created by tribal people from far reaching places. Original hand picked tribal art pieces and rugs that don’t come from factories. All pieces in the store are made by real people in tribes throughout the world. In the words of the gallery owners, "When you lay your hands on any piece at Archeo you feel the echo of history. You share a moment with the creator of that piece. We invite you to bring that sense of honesty into your home."

Coffee Mill Dance Studio

916 Pohalski Lane, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-9982 - visit website

Located in Old Town, Just off Truman Ave. on little lane behind the Chevron Station at the corner of Truman and White Streets. Dance, exercise, and yoga classes taught by highly professional teachers. Unique Key West Studio owned by Penny Leto who holds a university degree in Dance Education. The Coffee Mill is a long established tradition and is housed in a most charming renovated old "conch coffee mill." Drop in classes available.


East Martello Museum

3501 South Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-3913 - visit website

Located across from Smathers Beach - Civil War Fort A Civil War and watch tower that began construction in 1862 by the U.S. Army to defend against a possible Confederate sea assault, but never saw battle. In credible structure, considered a monument to Civil War engineering. Explore the preserved battlement's collection of Civil War relics, learn about wrecking and cigar making in the early days. Impressive collection of sculptures by artisit Stanley Papio, and perhaps the most fun part ... meet the 'ghosts of East Martello,' and get a look at famous Robert the Doll. These are all fun for the entire family.


Ernest Hemingway Home And Museum

907 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1136 - visit website
This was the home of Ernest Hemingway who lived and wrote in Key West for more than a decade. A true fishing sportsman, he loved the water off the Florida Keys and traveled and lived for many years of his life between Key West and Cuba (only 90 miles away). Take this educational tour of his Key West home and learn more about the most prolific period of his Nobel Prize writing career. And then there are the famous 6 toes cats that freely roam the grounds. Fun and educational for the entire family.

Gallery on Greene

606 Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1669 - visit website
Long established art gallery on Greene St., featuring an extensive collecting of over 35 museum quality artists. Art for the gallery is selected that represents the local charm and island history of Key West.

Gingerbread Square Gallery

1207 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-8900 - visit website
Be sure to stop by and Gingerbread Square Gallery and discover the inspiring art. Located on on elegant Upper Duval St., inside a charming Victorian house with clapboard siding and window shutters. Overlooking a lovely side courtyard, Gingerbread Square Gallery recalls the genteel Key West of a simpler time of days gone by. The gallery represents a number of artists whose styles reflect Key West's tropical and multicultural flavors.

Guild Hall Gallery

614 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-6076 - visit website
A Key West icon in the art world. Established in 1976, Build Hall Gallery is a co-op with 27 Key West artists. Still in it's original location, it promises to stay to stay true to its original dream of providing ..."affordable spaces for Key West artists to display their work and expand their creative potential." You're sure to fall in love with something unique in this special place.

Haitian Art Company

605 Simonton St. Suite A.Key West, Fl. 33040
- 305-296-8932 - visit website
Very Unique art gallery by any standards. This long established gallery store supports an incredible list of Haitian artists and is known for having the best collection of original Haitian Art in the USA.

Harrison Gallery

825 White St. Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-0609 - visit website
Harrison Gallery features original art by its signature artists and gallery owners, Helen and Ben Harrison who have been creating extraordinary art in Key West for over 30 years. The gallery, located on White Street, also features carefully curated pieces by other talented artists from around the world.

Historic Seaport Harbor Walk

William St. to Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Stroll along the meandering wooden walkway on Key West's famous harbor that winds from above the foot of William Street to Greene Street. Enjoy a large variety of unique island shops, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind bars. Until 15 years ago, it was known as the 'Key West Bight' and was a working fishing harbor where the shrimp boats docked and fishermen brought in their catch. Today over 150 slips in the harbor provide dockage for private yachts and charter boats. Catch a sunset cruise, catamaran, dive boat, and gaze at Key West's own tall ship the "Western Union."

Island Arts Co-Op

1128 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-9990 - visit website
Great place to discover original arts and crafts to take home with you as a treasured memory of Key West. An established co-op of several Key West artists featuring jewelry, photography, acrylics, watercolors, oils, pottery, and all types of arts and crafts as well.

Key West Aids Memorial

1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website

Located on the White Street Pier this memorial is a City of Key West Park and tribute to the people who have died of AIDS and showed their love of the Florida Keys when living, working or visiting here. More than 1,100 names are inscribed on flat granite monuments which are embedded in the walkway approaching White Street Pier at the Atlantic Ocean.


Key West Historical Grave Yard

701 Passover Ln., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-8177 - visit website
Well worth taking the time to visit, this land mark grave yard is historically informative, interesting, beautiful and fun to ride your bike or walk through. Look for the tall grave marker that says "I Told You I Was Sick", and be sure to visit the U.S.S. Maine Memorial site. Most grave sites are buried above the ground.

Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center

5901 College Rd. Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-1520 - visit website

Located on the campus of Florida Keys Community College. Head North like you're leaving Key West and turn at the sign for the hospital. Tennessee Williams Theatre is Key West's state-of-the-art performing arts center for Key West that brings our island the best live, professional, nationally-touring shows and performers from New York and around the world. The theatre also features locally produced annual shows and touring road companies that bring to our island professional dance, opera, music, and New York Broadway style shows.


The Custom House

281 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-661 - visit website
The Custom House is the "Jewel of Key West". An incredible work of architecture, it was built in 1891 and served as a post office, court house and government center when maritime wrecking made Key West the richest city, per capita, in the U.S.A. Today it stands proudly as a museum and the home of the Key West Art and Historical Society.

The Red Barn Theatre

319 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-9911 - visit website

Romantic intimate theatre. Over 25 years of live theatre in Key West, it consistently offers great live shows of all kinds. See drama, comedy, musicals, and cabaret featuring the most talented actors, dancers, theatres, and directors from Key West's own famous performing arts community. The theatre has comfortable seating, and a full bar.


The Studios of Key West

533 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-5200 - visit website
It is said that Key West has more artists and writers per capita than any other place in the United States. Some of our leading creative people and community leaders joined together to create an amazing art center called "The Studios of Key West." Art lovers should be sure to check out this unique facility. Workshops, classes, exhibitions, and performance events are scheduled regularly.

Tropic Cinema

416 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-9493 - visit website
Here, film is celebrated as art, and the film line up is fabulous in this local's non-profit movie theater created by the community of Key West with the goal to celebrate film and identify Key West as a haven for artistic film. The theater itself is up-beat and beautiful with a deco style lobby and wonderful lounge where you can buy wine, beer, espresso, and yummy home made treats. Most of the staff members are volunteers and everyone loves the art of film. Enjoy the two screening rooms and the main theater that seats 150.

Waterfront Playhouse

310 Wall St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5015 - visit website

Located at Mallory Square, near where the Sunset Celebration is held every night. Florida's oldest continually running professional theatre group, where the "Key West Players" have been presenting the "magic of live theatre for 65 years." This theatre group prides itself on maintaining the highest professional standards and continually provides dynamic and challenging live theatre for Key West's diverse community and our tourists. The theatre has adopted Key West's official motto of 'One Human Family,' reflecting the belief of the Players that theatre has a special power to reflect and thereby illuminate the human experience by celebrating the common humanity that unites us. The Players are committed to encouraging local playwrights.


Sloppy Joe's Bar - A Key West Tradition

201 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5300 - visit website
Located at the corner of Duval and Green Street. A Key West Tradition since 1933! Sloppy Joe's is known all over the world as 'the best party in town' where folks gather for fun, food, and some of the best entertainment in Key West. At 9:00 am every morning, Sloppy's eases into the day for breakfast and beverages. By noon the live entertainment starts to warm up and when night time comes the heat turns up dancing and music and then the bar really rocks! Sloppy Joe's is also world reknowned for one-of-a-kind events like the annual Hemmingway Look Alike Contest that happens every July, and the Dropping of the Giant Conch Shell on New Years Eve. And be sure to stop into the Sloppy Joe's retail shop for souvenirs and clothing.

2 Cents Restaurant

416 Appelrouth Lane, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-414-8626 - visit website
Very hip restaurant with trendy and divine food and delicious wine. With dishes like - Marinated Castelvetrano Olives with thyme and orange peel; Spiced Pork Meatballs with Thai peanut sauce; Pei Mussels steamed in indian curry with spinach, tomatoes and jalapenos with grilled naan bread; Kale Caesar with parmesan reggiano and lemon/anchovy vinaigrette; and Cast Iron Bourbon Bourbon Marinated Skirt Steak with Mac & Cheese, what's not to love! Sit inside or open air in the garden.

801 Bourbon Bar

801 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-4737 - visit website
Famous bar downstairs right on Duval St lovve by loyal locals and tourist fans alike. Unique Key West after-hours club upstairs with sassy talented drag show performers known for getting the crowd going. Happy Hour Specials. Come one... come all to one of Key West's most unique establishments.

A & B Lobster House (Alonzo and Berlin's)

700 Front St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5880 - visit website
On the Historic Seaport Harbor Walk. Upstairs is fine dining at A&B Lobster House with House Specialties like a Surf & Turf of filet mignon and lobster tail and Black Angus Strip Steak served with a bearnaise sauce and classic favorites like Lobster Bisque. You'll also find the elegant swanky Berlin's Martini & Cigar Bar upstairs where you must at least sample a rare cigar and sip a little cognac. If you're looking for casual dining go downstairs to Alonzo's Lobster House and go for the Oysters Moscow, a seafood salad, and some chowder. Great place to view the luxury yachts docked in the harbor and watch the old Schooners come in to dock at sunset.

Abbondanza - Italian Restaurant

1208 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-1199 - visit website
As the Italian name so aptly suggests...Good savory traditional Italian food served in very generous portions. Another local's favorite that is great for the family or a group of friends! Our family usually orders pasta dishes when we go there and everyone enjoys from the little kids to grandpa. And don't forget those garlic rolls. The little kids like to exclaim the name 'Abbondanza'! Prices are extremely reasonable for what you get. Atmosphere and decor is soft and has a worldly feel.

Ambrosia Sushi Key West

1401 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-293-0304 - visit website
Authentic Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar. Outstanding fare. Absolutely stunning modern abstract upscale fashionable modern interior with waterfall and kinetic art. Both the food and décor tickle the senses. Some locals call it Key West's "gourmet sushi bar."

Antonia's

615 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-6565 - visit website
Known for outstanding food and service. Big open spacious dining room creates a lively yet intimate atmosphere. Great spot to plan a dinner for a large group. Full bar. Established Key West favorite and always a sure bet for full fare Fine Italian dining. Great wine selection. (We alternate between La Trattoria and Antonia's for Italian and love them both - but you have to be sure to go to the gym or run along the beach if you do this on a regular basis!)

B.O.'s Fish Wagon

801 Caroline St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-927 - visit website
Since 1988 Buddy Owen (B.O.) has been servin' up one of the very best island fresh fish sandwiches in Key West. Don't be shocked when you first see this cookin' shack - this is real Key West authentic and worth the stop. B.O. starts with the freshest local fish (usually grouper or mahi mahi) he can find and melds it with special Key Lime Sauce on fresh baked Cuban Bread and the melt-in-your-mouth taste scrumptious! Dishes are served up with some fresh cabbage slaw and fries. For another delicious Caribbean style treat go for the conch fritters. Wine, beer, variety of non-alcoholic drinks.

Banana Cafe

1215 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-7227 - visit website
Authentic Cuisine Francaise. A definite must! Open for breakfast and lunch = my favorite place to indulge in brunch. Owner chef Dani is from France and knows the art of creating the perfect food with the perfect setting for breakfast and lunch par excellence. The menu is fresh, pure, and the scene is so relaxing it is easy for locals to take it for granted. Crepes and sauces are the best you will find any where, delicious sandwiches on French baguette, delightful salads, fresh squeezed juices, champagne and coffee. Set in newly renovated building overlooking Upper Duval St, you can sit inside or outside on the porch looking to beautiful gallery stores with a slow parade of people strolling by. Go for brunch and have a mimosa. And chase it with a cafe au lait. Friendly staff and excellent service.

Blue Heaven ~ World Famous

729 Thomas St., Key WEst, FL 33040
- 305-296-8666 - visit website
You really haven't had a true Key West dining experience until you try this. Without a doubt one of Key West's most unique and most popular restaurants. Come to Bahama Village and dine under the trees in an artist's village among the resident cats and... yes.. Key West chickens - there is inside seating too. Gourmet food is excellent, flavorful, colorful and always fresh. I love the fresh fish dishes the best. Wine Spectator has given this unique restaurant its Award of Excellence! Full Bar in the tree Garden, plus a gallery and gift store featuring local artists. One of most memorable dining experiences you will ever have.

Cafe Marquesa

600 Fleming St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-1919 - visit website
1st-Class talented chefs offer beautiful presentations of select "Classic Contemporary American" gourmet cuisine at Key West's finest Marquesa Hotel in classy intimate dining setting in 5-Star Hotel down town Old Town. They make a mean martini too.

Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-0230 - visit website
Romantic intimate little French-Caribbean restaurant in residential neighborhood famous for locally caught seafood embellished with a French mastery of sauces. Chef John Correa refined his skills in France and created a unique Key West menu unlike any on the island. Famous for his preparation of rare hog snapper, and yellow tail, he also offers authentic classic preparations like Duck L'Orange, Rack of Lamb, and Lobster Bouillaise. Great wine selection. Indoor and outdoor garden seating. Excellent service.

Camille's Restaurant

1202 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4811 - visit website
Just one block off Upper Duval St.: I eat at Camille's consistently more than any other restaurant in town. This restaurant has been voted a locals favorite for years and years - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Owner Denise Chelekis describes their fare as "Exotic Family Cooking with No Boundaries." Menu changes daily - chef is inspired and makes some of the best hollandaise sauce you will ever taste, and his soups are noteworthy. Go for the eggs-benedict, and choose from traditional to smoked salmon. Take the family or meet up with friends. Delightful decor. Excellent cafe con leche. Full bar, great wine selection. Private room available for special events.

Chico's Cantina - Mexican Restaurant

5230 U.S. 1, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4714 - visit website
Located at mile marker 4.5 just over the Cow Key Channel Bridge from Key West, on Stock Island. Family owned and operated this is a Key West tradition since 1984 and a memorable place to enjoy a wide array of authentic Mexican food. A favorite with local families (this is always a first choice when our whole family, from grand kids to grand parents, go out together for lunch or dinner). Menu features their locally famous fine fajitas and they pride themselves on offering Mexican specialties not to be found in other restaurants. I love the seafood tacos and portabella mushroom enchiladas. Their guacamole and salsa is unbelievably fresh and delicious ...and then there is the sangria! Atmosphere is fun. Service is outstanding! Friendly staff members greet guests as welcome friends. It's worth the 15 min. drive from Old Town.

Croissants De France

816 Duval St., Key West, Fl 33040
- 305 294 2624 - visit website
A touch of Paris in Key West, and Yes, the owners are French! Delightful housemade pastries.Things that make me go mmmmm...Paris brest, a choux pastry with a hazelnut cream or a Fraisier with vanilla mousseline and strawberries. Going to the beach? Grab a sandwich and tart combo and don’t forget a piece of quiche with spinach and mushrooms. Bistro is open for breakfast and lunch. Exquisite cakes for weddings and birthdays.

Date & Thyme

829 Fleming St.
- 305-296-7766 - visit website
Outstanding taste and nutrition. Outstanding 'build your own meal' walk-up health food restaurant. Homemade organic breads, smoothies, fresh coffee. Food is always extremely fresh and delicious. The food is so healthy that I feel the food bliss right after I eat! On Saturday there is a 'sidewalk market' where you can by fresh produce.

El Meson De Pepe's - Authentic Cuban Food in Mallory Square

410 Wall St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-2620 - visit website
Fabulous food, a full bar (try a mohito), and a live Salsa band right on Mallory Square in the heart of the action! For over 20 years Chef Pepe Diaz and his Cuban family "have been dedicated to great quality food and the preservation of Cuban-Conch Heritage in Key West." This is the place for a real Cuban cultural experience where you can enjoy real Cuban Conch cooking with real Cuban Conch hospitality ... with the added feature of amazing live and lively Latin Music and dancing. Inside and outside seating. Celebrate the Cuban way! A most unique Key West restaurant experience.

El Siboney Restaurant

900 Catherine St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4184 - visit website
'Siboney' is a town in Cuba, and this delightful section of Key West was at one time a little "Cuban Town". There are still may Cuban families living in this authentic Key West neighborhood and you simply MUST GO HERE for authentic Cuban fare. Locals consider it the best Cuban restaurant on the island, and everything is good and protions are generous. Be sure to try their plantains and yuka. I love their fish preparations. Inside seating in renovated brick house in south side residential neighborhood. Be sure to take your appetite with you. Wonderful friendly family service! Best to make reservations.

Faustos Fine Food Palace - On Fleming St.

522 Fleming St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-5663 - visit website
Located on the North side of the island. Locally owned and operated for generations the Weekly family. These wonderful markets have almost everything, including great produce, fine wines, butcher shop, sushi, and made-to-order deli. This location delivers groceries and will fax you a shopping list!

Faustos Fine Food Palace - On White St.

1102 White St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5221 - visit website
Located on the South side of the island. Locally owned and operated for generations the Weekly family. These wonderful markets have almost everything, including great produce, fine wines, butcher shop, sushi, and made-to-order deli.

Five Brothers Grocery and Take-Out Cuban Coffee

930 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-5205 - visit website
Serving Key West for over 30 years! All styles of authentic Cuban made-to-order Cuban coffee at it's very best! Wonderful walk-up/take-out counter with awesome Cuban breakfast and lunch treats inside a great little tiny family owned Cuban Grocery Store, so you can shop while your cafe is made. Neighbors stumble in for their wake up brew. Try bouchi, cortadito, cafe con leche, Cuban sandwiches.<

Flamingo Crossing Ice Cream Store

1105 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-6124
Outrageously delicious homemade creamy ice cream and clear sorbets made on premises. There are so many flavors to choose from you just must look for yourself. My favorites are mango sorbet, Cuban coffee, and Mangrove Honey-Walnut, and of course... chocolate. Set in an old Key West "conch house" the ambience is authentic as the treats. This is a Key West ritual for locals and should definitely become part of your Key West routine while you are here. This is right next door to the Key West Grand Vin wine bar, and I guess I must admit a favorite decadent indulgence is to go for wine... and then a little later have some ice cream. Yowsa!

Glazed Donuts

420 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040
- 305 924 9142 - visit website
Voted one of USA Today’s ten best places. This is the fine dining of donuts! Baked daily from scratch with fresh seasonal ingredients. Light fluffy donuts, lip lickin' good. Try the Key Lime or Maple Bacon. Wash down with a coffee or a more indulgent mimosa.

Goldman's Deli

2796 North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-3354 - visit website
A fantastic authentic Bagel Deli owned and operated by the Goldman family. Open for breakfast and lunch, everything made from scratch and absolutely fresh bagels are made on premises daily "...boiled and baked, the old fashioned way." Deli sandwiches, grill featuring the reuben and grilled kosher frank, and smoked fish platters, slaws, potato salad, and fabulous special items including yummy potato latkes served with sour cream and applesauce, and potato knish! My favorite breakfast is the lox spread and scallion omelet, and for lunch I love the nova-scotia smoked salmon platter...or the tuna nicoise. In New Town at the Overseas Market. You'll see this shopping center as you head out of town. (It is across the street from Home Depot).

Grand VIn

1107 Duval St.
- 305-296-1020 - visit website
Located at Upper Duval St. near the corner of Virginia St. Best kept secret spot. Local's favorite! Incredible Wine Selection, go there to stock up! Right next door to "Flamingo Crossing" where you get the best ice cream so you can walk next door for a scoop of your favorite ice cream... and then go back for more wine. The owners (McConnell family) are world travelers and very knowledgeable purveyors offering an impressive selection of wines. Charming and island authentic intimate wine bar located in renovated Victorian house is great fun for wine tasting or drinking a bottle or two. Purveyors are frequently there and wonderful to meet and visit with. Romantic "Casa Blanca" atmosphere.

Harpoon Harry's ~ Restaurant and Bar

832 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-8744 - visit website
Many Key West local characters meet here 'bright and early' for breakfast everyday and the late risers make it for lunch. This is a real slice of Key West life where you'll see 'The Piano Man,' Capt. Dave, Dink Bruce, and a regular selection of colorful characters and artists - mixed in with other locals, military, and tourists lucky enough to find the place. Whether you're looking for a big pile of French Toast with powdered sugar, biscuits and sausage gravy, a fresh fruit cup, a scrumptious sandwich, or just a cup of strong cafe con leche and maybe a stiff Bloody Mary, you'll get it here. Real authentic Key West restaurant right on the Key West Historic Seaport at the Key West Harbor Walk. Great atmosphere, outstanding service, full bar. Open at night too so you can sit and watch the harbor as you cocktail.

Historic Seaport Harbor Walk

William St. to Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Stroll along the meandering wooden walkway on Key West's famous harbor that winds from above the foot of William Street to Greene Street. Enjoy a large variety of unique island shops, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind bars. Until 15 years ago, it was known as the 'Key West Bight' and was a working fishing harbor where the shrimp boats docked and fishermen brought in their catch. Today over 150 slips in the harbor provide dockage for private yachts and charter boats. Catch a sunset cruise, catamaran, dive boat, and gaze at Key West's own tall ship the "Western Union."

Hog's Breath Saloon

400 Front St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4222 - visit website
World famous saloon and eatery, popular with locals and tourists. Outstanding live music entertainment, great drinks, and delicious raw bar with local seafood and grill. Live music daily from 12:00pm - 2:00 am. Fun clothing outlet for Hogs Breath T-Shits and Hats - remember "Hogs Breath is Better than No Breath at All."

Hurricane Hole Bar and Seafood Grill

5130 Overseas Highway
- 305-294-0200 - visit website
On the docks ocean side. Be sure to go here for original Florida Keys ambience and real fresh fish, shrimp, and lobster, all locally caught! Eat dock side or upstairs in the restaurant. Hang out on the docks and chat with the local fishermen and watch the "catch' as it comes off the boats and heads to the kitchen. No frozen or imported products are ever served at Hurricane Joe's. Popular with locals and tourists of all ages and attitudes. We like to go there with the whole family from grandkids up.On US on the ocean side, on Stock Island. Quick drive from Old Town.

Kennedy Cafe

924 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040
- 305 809 9000 - visit website
If you are venturing into New Town for shopping, or exploring the Island away from Old Town, this restaurant is a great pit stop. Definitely a locals' eatery. Don’t be put off by the basic decor. Uzbekistan/Mediterranean fare. Some of my favourites...Lamb Gyro, meatballs and Greek salad, baklava and house made Turkish bread. Anything I have had here has always been fresh and delicious. They also deliver.

Key West Golf Club

6450 College Road, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5232 - visit website
A Rees Jones Designed public championship golf course. Very picturesque course with wild tropical views, lakes and opportunities to see Florida Keys wildlife including birds and gators. Well kept greens. Call for Tee Times. Full service restaurant and bar. Lessons by PGA Pros.

Key West Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

One Whitehead Street., Key West, FL 33040
- 786-565-7448 - visit website
The Key West Sunset Celebration is a happening every evening at historic Mallory Square behind the Waterfront Playhouse. Hundreds of people gather before sunset on the boat docks everyday. With the sun setting as a back drop, street performers thrill the crowds. You'll see the likes of tight rope walkers, fire eaters, animal trainers entertaining a delighted crowd. Local arts and crafts exhibitors, and food carts are on hand for homemade snacks. You may even find a palm reader to help determine your future. Possibly a move to Key West?

La te da

1125 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-6706 - visit website
A Key West and long time favorite for over 30 years, La te da is recognized internationally by discriminating travelers as a preferred destination. Beautifully housed in a landmark building La te da is a sort of 'multi-dimensional' resort offering a first-class restaurant with elegant dining, 3 different bars that include the "By George" piano bar in inside in the front, the "Terrace Bar" on the porch overlooking Duval St., and the "Crystal Bar" upstairs in the in the dramatic state-of-the-art show space... the "Crystal Room Cabaret". If you've never been to the "Crystal Room Cabaret" you must go to experience some of the best Cabaret you will see anywhere. Our best-of-the-best Key West performers include the famous entertainers Randy Roberts, Bobby Nesbitt, and Bruce Moore.

La Trattoria - A Taste of Italy

524 Duval St. and 3593 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-1075 - visit website
Two locations - Duval Street and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Fine Italian dining. Wonderful food, excellent atmosphere ~ feels a little like being in Italy. A perfect place for a special night out to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Everything is delicious and I always have a hard time choosing. Great wine selection. Street side dining room and bar with great view of Duval St. stays open late with a limited menu. It adjoins Virgilio's bar in the back on Applerouth Lane, a local's favorite music venue and outstanding chocolate martinis.

Latitudes on Sunset Key

245 Front Street Westin Key West Resort Key West, FL 33040
- 305 292 5394 - visit website
Upscale fine dining, perfect for that special occasion. Take a ferry across to romantic Sunset Key. Dine beachfront, whilst listening to the waves lap the shore. White tablecloths and tiki torches add to the ambiance. You truly feel like you are in Paradise. Superb menu, great seafood dishes. Love the fish tacos for lunch and scallops for dinner. Reservations are a must to get you on the ferry across.

Louie's Backyard Restaurant

700 Waddell St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1061 - visit website
The finest ocean front dining experience, this special place is a favorite with locals, visitors, and must-stop for celebrity guests such as Jimmy Buffet. Executive Chef Doug Shook offers award winning fine international / Caribbean Cuisine with a specialty in locally caught fish. I love his Poached Eggs with Blue Crab Cakes and Roasted Chile Hollandaise, and Florida Lobster Braised in Truffle Butter with Spinach.

Mangia Mangia Pasta Cafe

900 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-2469 - visit website
Fresh homemade pasta made on premises everyday and the sauces are 'to die for' with so much to choose - from marinara, to meat sauce, from alfredo to seafood sauces. Their Broccoli Rabe is famous and don't miss their Burschetta marinated in extra virgin olive oil. Set in a unique and one of the most charming old renovated Victorian homes in residential neighborhood. Eat in the house or out in the patio garden. Great wine bar and fine wine selection. Very popular with locals and tourists - there always seems to be a line of people spilling out the door. Excellent friendly service.

Mangoes

700 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-4606 - visit website
A Key West tradition this ever popular downtown restaurant continues to give locals and tourist alike tropical dining at its best. In the open-air, and on the highly visible corner of Duval and Angela Streets this is the best place in town to eat and see-and-be-seen. Big outdoor patio space covered with large dining umbrellas. Air conditioned inside seating plus the added feature of a "secret" upstairs local scene. Great outside bar overlooking the street.

Martin's

917 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-0111 - visit website
Martin's has been on Key West for over 20 years, has a definite local following, and has always remained one of my all time favorite places to eat a decadent gourmet Sunday brunch and drink espresso and mimosas at the same time. The gourmet eggs benedict menu is fantastically unique. I usually go for the crab cake eggs benedict and my husband usually goes for the filet mignon or black forest eggs benedict. They're also well known for their Bellini's and they have some very delicious German dishes and they have a fabulous French Toast. Martin's new location on Duval St. has a very chic island-cosmopolitan flare with both inside and outside with a view of Duval St. plus intimate garden dining in the back. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Upscale happy hour! Reservations can be made on opentable.com

Michaels Restaurant

532 Margaret Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-1300 - visit website
If a mouth watering steak is on your mind go here. Michaels' steaks are 100% prime beef, flown in from Chicago by particular chef owners of this outstanding establishment, Michael and Melanie Wilson. Excellent fresh seafood specialties, with selections that change nightly, depending on the best catch of the day. This is a first-class steak house in a charming remodeled cottage and garden setting in residential neighborhood off Southard St. One of the finer Key West restaurants. Local's favorite. Full bar in the garden. You can also get fondue at the bar. Excellent service.

Nine One Five

915 Duval, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-0669 - visit website
Don't Miss This One!! Created by owner Stuart Kemp, this fine European style tapas restaurant is a recent winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for culinary excellence in New York. Located in a gorgeously renovated Victorian house with minimalist elegant interior, this is a great place to 'see-and-be-seen' on the town. The creative chef offers an eclectic variety of tapas, and full fare of gourmet food and fine wine selection to choose from. Everything is delicious. One of my all time favorites is the Tuna Dome. Dining inside or outside on the porches the overlook Upper Duval St. Great retro-design club room upstairs overlooking Duval St., 'Point 5', can be rented for private events. Excellent service. Friendly attentive staff.

Origami Japanese Restaurant

1075 Duval St C3, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-0092 - visit website
Feels like home to me. Located in Duval Square. Casual dining, you can belly up to the bar. Eat inside or in the fabulous plaza garden complete with tall shade tree garden and talking parrots in the back ground. Sushi Bar, tempura, teriyaki. Local's favorite. Kiyoto, Owner & chef - 20 years in Key West.

Pepe's Cafe

806 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-7192 - visit website
Right on the famous Key West Historic Seaport near the Key West Harbor Walk. Absolutely some of the best casual island charm of any of our Key West establishments - for some folks this special spot IS Key West dining! Sitting in the courtyard under a giant tree with a crystal chandelier makes me feel a little like I am in St. Barth's and sitting inside reminds me of a wooden pub in Bermuda. One of Key West's oldest and consistently popular establishments. 'Caribbean American' gourmet style fare - from omelets to home-style soups, from juicy burgers and steaks to fresh fish. The best fresh squeezed orange juice, and did I say GREAT Bloody Mary's to start the day! Full Bar.

Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

One Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4600 - visit website
When you're looking for a relaxing day of tranquility the Caribbean Spa will help rejuvenate your body and soul. Peaceful full-service spa offering a variety of restorative therapies, including massage, facials, hair and nail, make-up, and more. Restful and beautiful tropical space.

Salute on the Beach

1000 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-1117 - visit website
Right on Higgs Beach near West Martello Gardens - A must experience ... Key West Unique! Fun and Caribbean laid back festive casual beach atmosphere is created in a special beach-scene setting like none other on the island - or nowhere else in the U.S. for that matter! Enjoy a fabulous view of the ocean on the South-side of the island of Key West. Fun to watch beach volley ball players in the daytime. Great fusion of fresh food choices, for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Full bar. Good choice to meet up with friends and family.

Sandy's Cafe - The Original Cuban Sandwich - Bouchi Too!!

1026 White St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-0159 - visit website

Wonderful walk-up/ take-out made to order outstanding Cuban cafe. Sleepy locals meet to wake up early in the morning. Get a bouchi (Cuban espresso - they call it "Cuban Speed.") I'm addicted to the Cortadito, a pre-sugared cafecito topped with just a teeny bit of steamed milk. It's really strong so if you are not used to the "punch" you may want to try a cafe con leche first. Get the buttered Cuban toast or cheese toast and dunk it in the coffee for a great start on the day. For lunch try the locally famous mouth watering Cuban Mix sandwich or a scrambled egg with melted cheese and fresh tomato. They also have unbelievably delicious chicken tacos! Connected to M&M Laundry so you can wash and sip. Now open 24 hours.

Santiago's Bodega

207 Petronia, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-7691 - visit website
So much fun! New-Age / Tropical-European Dining Experience. Gourmet tapas menu, excellent food. The delicious sangria flows and you can choose red or white. Fashionable intimate dining room with romantic club-like atmosphere and you can also sit outside on the covered porch and watch real life in Bahama Village go by. Excellent service with friendly staff. Reservations recommended.

Schooner Wharf Bar - "The Last Little Piece of Old Key West"

202 William St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-3302 - visit website
Located at the foot of William St. Right on the Key West Historic Harbor Walk. Authentic famous seafarer's Key West open-air waterfront Bar that some call "The Last Little Piece of Old Key West". Originally created on the private old schooner "Diamante" owned by Evalena and Paul Worthington in the '70's, the bar was moved ashore dockside when the Historic Seaport was still a working waterfront. Open-air, fun, funky, live music daily, specialty drinks, and a great bar menu from omelets to chowder, to fantastic Raw Bar and more. "Sailors headquarters" and favorite local bar.

Seven Fish

632 Olivia St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-7777 - visit website
A hometown bistro - Key West fish-style,in an 'off-beat' residential neighborhood (just off Truman Ave.) Intimate setting that is sort of a Euro-Caribbean scene. Go for the fresh local fish and sashimi and if your heart is set on meat (or meatloaf) you can get that too. And be sure to try their extraordinary Banana Chicken. Local's favorite Key West restaurant. Intimate setting in Heart of authentic Old Town Key West historic residential neighborhood. Best to make a reservation. New Grand Truman Street location coming in 2016.

Sippin Coffee House and Internet Cafe

424 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-293-0555 - visit website
Coffee and Internet Cafe. Great freshly brewed Americana coffee made to order and sweet treats. Several computers with internet access. Nice comfortable large roomy space for catching up on email, computer work, reading, and quiet chat. Close to the main downtown Post Office.

Small Chef At Large

725 Poorhouse Lane • Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1493 - visit website
Catering, Private Chef Services and Provisions. One of Key West's very favorite catering companies features well regarded chefs Jennifer and Alice who have been cooking on this island for a long time. If you are looking to cater a wedding reception, private party, fundraising event, or order in you favorite holiday meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, check out their palate stimulating menus. Only the freshest gourmet foods are used in their preparations.

Square Grouper Bar & Grill

MM 22.5 ("Up The Keys") 226558 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key
- 305-745-8880

Located on Summerland Key at MM 22.5 on the ocean side. It seems to pop up out of nowhere, so keep your eyes peeled or you can easily drive by it. This place gets consistent rave reviews. Whenever we drive home from a trip to Miami, we always stop at the Square Grouper for dinner for a fresh seafood dinner. The food is varied and fantastic - something for every taste and artistically presented. The atmosphere is beautiful and service is great. We've enjoyed intimate dinners and also taken the family for special occasions.


Square one

1075 Duval #C-12, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4300 - visit website
An American Bar and Eatery in fun Duval Square location at the Upper end of Duval Street. Upbeat interior, and a favorite place for an early light dinner. Menu has a nice variety - from conch chowder, to flat breads with toppings like kale, pesto, shrimp, and scallop. Delicious burgers and sandwiches if you have a hearty appetite. Love the cobb lobster salad.

Sugar Apple Cafe and Market

917 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-229-0043 - visit website
Locally owned and operated - Key West's oldest, most established, and best selection of homeopathic remedies, vitamins, organic produce, gourmet vegetarian cafe deli, and juice bar. Nutritional advisor on staff. Yes, it is possible to live healthy in paradise.

Tavern N' Town located in Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

3841 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
- (305) 296-81 - visit website
A local favorite for top notch cuisine. The best lobster mac & cheese in Key West! The ambiance, high ceilings, and spacious seating area make you feel like you are at a royal dinner party. Be sure to stop by for Happy Hour and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail from the bar while listening to the musical delight of local artists

The Afterdeck Bar

700 Waddell St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1061 - visit website
The After Deck has a long and famous history, and 'ritual grounds' where seasoned colorful 'old time' Key West characters convene to ponder the events of the day. Jimmy Buffet's early songs were inspired and written. This is special spot on this earth with a rare view and intimate feel of the ocean. Sunset, moonrise, and star gazing experiences are unsurpassed. I go for sunset cocktail hour several times a week. It's the perfect place to take a breath and ponder the good things in life.

The Cafe - A Mostly Vegetarian Place

509 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-5515 - visit website
Best to make reservations. Take out also available - Delicious fresh vegetarian food and homemade breads including many Vegan choices served fresh daily. But believe me, you don't have to be vegetarian to love this food. Great grilled sandwich selections include Portobello, Mozzarella, Eggplant and Zucchini. I love their salads and their portions are so generous that I take half home for later. The family recipe for fruity sangria is loved by the regulars and if you're thinking fresh fish, she also serves a great seared yellow fin tuna with wasabi sauce.

The Green Parrot Bar

601 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-6133 - visit website
Established in 1890 this Landmark saloon is the oldest drinking establishment in Key West and maintains all the sinful charm and of its original open-air flare where they boldly boast "No Cover, No Minimum, No Wonder". Most hail The Green Parrot as the best music venue we have on the island. On stage you find not only the best bands in town but national touring acts. On the corner of Southard and Whitehead Streets. Fantastic place to dance your heart out. It rocks!!

The Original Coffee and Tea House

425 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-8676 - visit website
Americana coffee and tea. A delightful variety of scrumptious home made sweet treats. Set in a Key West "Victorian house - cum coffee house" you feel welcome and cozy. Lounge inside or sit on the porch. A favorite place for coffee where local's, and sometimes their canine friends, begin the day by catching up on the local buzz.

Tropic Cinema

416 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-9493 - visit website
Here, film is celebrated as art, and the film line up is fabulous in this local's non-profit movie theater created by the community of Key West with the goal to celebrate film and identify Key West as a haven for artistic film. The theater itself is up-beat and beautiful with a deco style lobby and wonderful lounge where you can buy wine, beer, espresso, and yummy home made treats. Most of the staff members are volunteers and everyone loves the art of film. Enjoy the two screening rooms and the main theater that seats 150.

Turtle Kraals - Authentic Key West Restaurant on the Waterfront

One Lands End Village, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-2640 - visit website
Right on the Key West Historic Seaport Harbor Walk. An established Key West tradition it was originally a turtle canning factory (when that was legal), then just 15 years ago there was still a rehab hospital for injured turtles (when that was still allowed) and you could have lunch while you checked out the recovering turtles. Those days are long gone but the food is still really good "southern-Style" breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring real pit BBQ, and now there is a Turtle Museum. My how times have changed! There's a great bar upstairs with a wonderful panoramic view of authentic old Key West Historic Seaport and another full bar downstairs inside ... and they have espresso and cappuccino too.

Virgilio's

524 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-8118 - visit website

Located just off Duval Street, 1/2 block from Southard St. on Appelrouth Lane. Fabulous island charm with 2 intimate bars - one indoors and one outdoors where you can go see-and-be seen. Favorite local rock and Caribbean bands play fantastic dance music inside and outside you can sip and watch the scene. Some nights there are local D-Jays. Famous for the espresso and chocolate martinis.


Sloppy Joe's Bar - A Key West Tradition

201 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5300 - visit website
Located at the corner of Duval and Green Street. A Key West Tradition since 1933! Sloppy Joe's is known all over the world as 'the best party in town' where folks gather for fun, food, and some of the best entertainment in Key West. At 9:00 am every morning, Sloppy's eases into the day for breakfast and beverages. By noon the live entertainment starts to warm up and when night time comes the heat turns up dancing and music and then the bar really rocks! Sloppy Joe's is also world reknowned for one-of-a-kind events like the annual Hemmingway Look Alike Contest that happens every July, and the Dropping of the Giant Conch Shell on New Years Eve. And be sure to stop into the Sloppy Joe's retail shop for souvenirs and clothing.

2 Cents Restaurant

416 Appelrouth Lane, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-414-8626 - visit website
Very hip restaurant with trendy and divine food and delicious wine. With dishes like - Marinated Castelvetrano Olives with thyme and orange peel; Spiced Pork Meatballs with Thai peanut sauce; Pei Mussels steamed in indian curry with spinach, tomatoes and jalapenos with grilled naan bread; Kale Caesar with parmesan reggiano and lemon/anchovy vinaigrette; and Cast Iron Bourbon Bourbon Marinated Skirt Steak with Mac & Cheese, what's not to love! Sit inside or open air in the garden.

801 Bourbon Bar

801 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-4737 - visit website
Famous bar downstairs right on Duval St lovve by loyal locals and tourist fans alike. Unique Key West after-hours club upstairs with sassy talented drag show performers known for getting the crowd going. Happy Hour Specials. Come one... come all to one of Key West's most unique establishments.

Aqua Night Club

711 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-0555 - visit website
Put this on your list for a night on the town. Fabulously fun club and fantastically and entertaining and creative drag shows mixed in with lively dancing and karaoke. Daily happy hours. Everyone is welcome!

Blue Heaven ~ World Famous

729 Thomas St., Key WEst, FL 33040
- 305-296-8666 - visit website
You really haven't had a true Key West dining experience until you try this. Without a doubt one of Key West's most unique and most popular restaurants. Come to Bahama Village and dine under the trees in an artist's village among the resident cats and... yes.. Key West chickens - there is inside seating too. Gourmet food is excellent, flavorful, colorful and always fresh. I love the fresh fish dishes the best. Wine Spectator has given this unique restaurant its Award of Excellence! Full Bar in the tree Garden, plus a gallery and gift store featuring local artists. One of most memorable dining experiences you will ever have.

El Meson De Pepe's - Authentic Cuban Food in Mallory Square

410 Wall St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-2620 - visit website
Fabulous food, a full bar (try a mohito), and a live Salsa band right on Mallory Square in the heart of the action! For over 20 years Chef Pepe Diaz and his Cuban family "have been dedicated to great quality food and the preservation of Cuban-Conch Heritage in Key West." This is the place for a real Cuban cultural experience where you can enjoy real Cuban Conch cooking with real Cuban Conch hospitality ... with the added feature of amazing live and lively Latin Music and dancing. Inside and outside seating. Celebrate the Cuban way! A most unique Key West restaurant experience.

Historic Seaport Harbor Walk

William St. to Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Stroll along the meandering wooden walkway on Key West's famous harbor that winds from above the foot of William Street to Greene Street. Enjoy a large variety of unique island shops, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind bars. Until 15 years ago, it was known as the 'Key West Bight' and was a working fishing harbor where the shrimp boats docked and fishermen brought in their catch. Today over 150 slips in the harbor provide dockage for private yachts and charter boats. Catch a sunset cruise, catamaran, dive boat, and gaze at Key West's own tall ship the "Western Union."

La te da

1125 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-6706 - visit website
A Key West and long time favorite for over 30 years, La te da is recognized internationally by discriminating travelers as a preferred destination. Beautifully housed in a landmark building La te da is a sort of 'multi-dimensional' resort offering a first-class restaurant with elegant dining, 3 different bars that include the "By George" piano bar in inside in the front, the "Terrace Bar" on the porch overlooking Duval St., and the "Crystal Bar" upstairs in the in the dramatic state-of-the-art show space... the "Crystal Room Cabaret". If you've never been to the "Crystal Room Cabaret" you must go to experience some of the best Cabaret you will see anywhere. Our best-of-the-best Key West performers include the famous entertainers Randy Roberts, Bobby Nesbitt, and Bruce Moore.

Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

One Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4600 - visit website
When you're looking for a relaxing day of tranquility the Caribbean Spa will help rejuvenate your body and soul. Peaceful full-service spa offering a variety of restorative therapies, including massage, facials, hair and nail, make-up, and more. Restful and beautiful tropical space.

Salute on the Beach

1000 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-1117 - visit website
Right on Higgs Beach near West Martello Gardens - A must experience ... Key West Unique! Fun and Caribbean laid back festive casual beach atmosphere is created in a special beach-scene setting like none other on the island - or nowhere else in the U.S. for that matter! Enjoy a fabulous view of the ocean on the South-side of the island of Key West. Fun to watch beach volley ball players in the daytime. Great fusion of fresh food choices, for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Full bar. Good choice to meet up with friends and family.

Schooner Wharf Bar - "The Last Little Piece of Old Key West"

202 William St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-3302 - visit website
Located at the foot of William St. Right on the Key West Historic Harbor Walk. Authentic famous seafarer's Key West open-air waterfront Bar that some call "The Last Little Piece of Old Key West". Originally created on the private old schooner "Diamante" owned by Evalena and Paul Worthington in the '70's, the bar was moved ashore dockside when the Historic Seaport was still a working waterfront. Open-air, fun, funky, live music daily, specialty drinks, and a great bar menu from omelets to chowder, to fantastic Raw Bar and more. "Sailors headquarters" and favorite local bar.

The Green Parrot Bar

601 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-6133 - visit website
Established in 1890 this Landmark saloon is the oldest drinking establishment in Key West and maintains all the sinful charm and of its original open-air flare where they boldly boast "No Cover, No Minimum, No Wonder". Most hail The Green Parrot as the best music venue we have on the island. On stage you find not only the best bands in town but national touring acts. On the corner of Southard and Whitehead Streets. Fantastic place to dance your heart out. It rocks!!

Virgilio's

524 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-8118 - visit website

Located just off Duval Street, 1/2 block from Southard St. on Appelrouth Lane. Fabulous island charm with 2 intimate bars - one indoors and one outdoors where you can go see-and-be seen. Favorite local rock and Caribbean bands play fantastic dance music inside and outside you can sip and watch the scene. Some nights there are local D-Jays. Famous for the espresso and chocolate martinis.


African Slave Cemetery

1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Key West Higgs Beach burial site memorializing 295 Africans who perished on the shores of Key West after being rescued from the slave trade when U.S. Navy boats intercepted Cuban slavers enroot to Havana in 1860 and did their best to save the would be slaves. Cement pillars that are carved with symbols of West African proverbs mark the site where at least nine Africans who died are buried here.

East Martello Museum

3501 South Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-3913 - visit website

Located across from Smathers Beach - Civil War Fort A Civil War and watch tower that began construction in 1862 by the U.S. Army to defend against a possible Confederate sea assault, but never saw battle. In credible structure, considered a monument to Civil War engineering. Explore the preserved battlement's collection of Civil War relics, learn about wrecking and cigar making in the early days. Impressive collection of sculptures by artisit Stanley Papio, and perhaps the most fun part ... meet the 'ghosts of East Martello,' and get a look at famous Robert the Doll. These are all fun for the entire family.


Ernest Hemingway Home And Museum

907 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1136 - visit website
This was the home of Ernest Hemingway who lived and wrote in Key West for more than a decade. A true fishing sportsman, he loved the water off the Florida Keys and traveled and lived for many years of his life between Key West and Cuba (only 90 miles away). Take this educational tour of his Key West home and learn more about the most prolific period of his Nobel Prize writing career. And then there are the famous 6 toes cats that freely roam the grounds. Fun and educational for the entire family.

Historic Seaport Harbor Walk

William St. to Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Stroll along the meandering wooden walkway on Key West's famous harbor that winds from above the foot of William Street to Greene Street. Enjoy a large variety of unique island shops, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind bars. Until 15 years ago, it was known as the 'Key West Bight' and was a working fishing harbor where the shrimp boats docked and fishermen brought in their catch. Today over 150 slips in the harbor provide dockage for private yachts and charter boats. Catch a sunset cruise, catamaran, dive boat, and gaze at Key West's own tall ship the "Western Union."

Key West Aids Memorial

1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website

Located on the White Street Pier this memorial is a City of Key West Park and tribute to the people who have died of AIDS and showed their love of the Florida Keys when living, working or visiting here. More than 1,100 names are inscribed on flat granite monuments which are embedded in the walkway approaching White Street Pier at the Atlantic Ocean.


Key West Historical Grave Yard

701 Passover Ln., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-8177 - visit website
Well worth taking the time to visit, this land mark grave yard is historically informative, interesting, beautiful and fun to ride your bike or walk through. Look for the tall grave marker that says "I Told You I Was Sick", and be sure to visit the U.S.S. Maine Memorial site. Most grave sites are buried above the ground.

Key West Lighthouse And Lightkeeper's Museum

938 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-661 - visit website
Visit the lighthouse museum, learn about the history, and climb the 88 steps to the top for an incredible view of Key West. The lighthouse opened in 1848 with a woman as its Keeper; nearly unheard of during the 19th century. In 1969, the U.S. Coast Guard decommissioned the Key West Lighthouse since there was no longer a need for a full-time Keeper due to technological advancements.

Key West Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

One Whitehead Street., Key West, FL 33040
- 786-565-7448 - visit website
The Key West Sunset Celebration is a happening every evening at historic Mallory Square behind the Waterfront Playhouse. Hundreds of people gather before sunset on the boat docks everyday. With the sun setting as a back drop, street performers thrill the crowds. You'll see the likes of tight rope walkers, fire eaters, animal trainers entertaining a delighted crowd. Local arts and crafts exhibitors, and food carts are on hand for homemade snacks. You may even find a palm reader to help determine your future. Possibly a move to Key West?

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

5210 College Road, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-1504 - visit website

The only "frost-free" botanical garden in the continental United States. Our most treasured "large" green space with great board walk trails in a unique tropical forest that holds two of the last remaining fresh water ponds in the Keys. This garden is a major migratory stopping point for tropical birds from places as far as South America. Bring the entire family.


Southernmost Point Of United States

South St and Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040

Southern end of Whitehead St. Conch Republic Landmark: A not miss photo op at the intersection of South and Whitehead Streets. A brightly painted giant buoy reads "90 Miles to Cuba - Southernmost Point Continental U.S.A."

Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center

5901 College Rd. Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-1520 - visit website

Located on the campus of Florida Keys Community College. Head North like you're leaving Key West and turn at the sign for the hospital. Tennessee Williams Theatre is Key West's state-of-the-art performing arts center for Key West that brings our island the best live, professional, nationally-touring shows and performers from New York and around the world. The theatre also features locally produced annual shows and touring road companies that bring to our island professional dance, opera, music, and New York Broadway style shows.


The Custom House

281 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-661 - visit website
The Custom House is the "Jewel of Key West". An incredible work of architecture, it was built in 1891 and served as a post office, court house and government center when maritime wrecking made Key West the richest city, per capita, in the U.S.A. Today it stands proudly as a museum and the home of the Key West Art and Historical Society.

The Key West Butterfly And Nature Conservatory

1316 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-2988 - visit website
Rare Experiential Event! This is one of the most unique and memorable attractions I have ever experienced. Housed in a large climate controlled glass arboretum with beautiful tropical foliage and flowers and inspiring background music, you feel like you are in a fairy-tale or living a magical dream. Stroll though the winding path that meanders around the giant indoor garden taking you over a trickling stream and through a gazebo where you can rest and take it all in. A unique opportunity to experience a close up view of living butterflies while they sip on flower nectar, gently fly around, and even land on you. The entire butterfly experience is accompanied by colorful little chirping finches and tropical turtles slowly walking by. There is also an educational room to learn about butterflies and a gift shop. A must see in Key West.

The Red Barn Theatre

319 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-9911 - visit website

Romantic intimate theatre. Over 25 years of live theatre in Key West, it consistently offers great live shows of all kinds. See drama, comedy, musicals, and cabaret featuring the most talented actors, dancers, theatres, and directors from Key West's own famous performing arts community. The theatre has comfortable seating, and a full bar.


Waterfront Playhouse

310 Wall St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5015 - visit website

Located at Mallory Square, near where the Sunset Celebration is held every night. Florida's oldest continually running professional theatre group, where the "Key West Players" have been presenting the "magic of live theatre for 65 years." This theatre group prides itself on maintaining the highest professional standards and continually provides dynamic and challenging live theatre for Key West's diverse community and our tourists. The theatre has adopted Key West's official motto of 'One Human Family,' reflecting the belief of the Players that theatre has a special power to reflect and thereby illuminate the human experience by celebrating the common humanity that unites us. The Players are committed to encouraging local playwrights.


White Street Pier

Intersection of Atlantic Blvd. and White St., Key West, FL 33040

A great way to get out on the water without even getting on a boat! Undeniably the best sunrise view on the island. This is a massive concrete pedestrian pier at the foot of White Street. Sometimes called the "unfinished road to Cuba," it extends several hundred yards over the Atlantic Ocean next to Higgs Beach. Cast out a fishing line or just take the kids and dogs for a brisk morning walk.The pier juts off Higgs Beach at the bike path and the Key West Aids Memorial.Walk or ride your bike. Nice place to walk the dog.


Barry Fitzgerald Architectural

804-254-2834 - visit website
Barry Fitzgerald has been shooting professionally for over 20 years. He started his photography career in Richmond, VA and has been working in Key West and South Florida for over 15 years. Barry specializes in architectural, real estate, advertising, and fine art photography. He is also available for portraiture. Barry does not shoot wedding photography.

Blown Away Hair Studio

504 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-0550 - visit website

Full service hair salon for men, women, and children. Excellent hair cuts. Excellent colorists. A group of local stylists who have been in Key West for many years joined together to create this salon. Stylists are in demand and advance appointments usually required, but walk-ins are welcome.


City of Key West Transit Bus Service

Key West, FL 33040
- 305-809-3910 - visit website

The City of Key West Transit Bus Service provides public transportation on the island throughout the City of Key West and between Key West and the island city of Marathon. For bus map and schedules please visit their web site.


Coffee Mill Dance Studio

916 Pohalski Lane, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-9982 - visit website

Located in Old Town, Just off Truman Ave. on little lane behind the Chevron Station at the corner of Truman and White Streets. Dance, exercise, and yoga classes taught by highly professional teachers. Unique Key West Studio owned by Penny Leto who holds a university degree in Dance Education. The Coffee Mill is a long established tradition and is housed in a most charming renovated old "conch coffee mill." Drop in classes available.


Five 6's Taxi Cab Company - "If you drink ... Think Pink!!"

6631 Mahoney Ave., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-6666 - visit website
Five 6's Taxi has been serving Key West for over 40 years. The only local taxi service to accommodate wheelchairs. Large taxi fleet. Affordable group rates. Don't drink and drive in Key West! There is zero tolerance for DUI and the Key West Police will take you to jail! Please... Call a cab!

Historic Seaport Harbor Walk

William St. to Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Stroll along the meandering wooden walkway on Key West's famous harbor that winds from above the foot of William Street to Greene Street. Enjoy a large variety of unique island shops, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind bars. Until 15 years ago, it was known as the 'Key West Bight' and was a working fishing harbor where the shrimp boats docked and fishermen brought in their catch. Today over 150 slips in the harbor provide dockage for private yachts and charter boats. Catch a sunset cruise, catamaran, dive boat, and gaze at Key West's own tall ship the "Western Union."

Hospital - Lower Keys Medical Center

5900 College Road, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5531 - visit website

Head North like you're leaving Key West. This is our only emergency room in Key West. We have excellent and very dedicated ER doctors and surgeons on staff. You are in good hands. A helicopter is on stand-by for emergency airlifting to Miami in a worst case scenario.


Isle Style - Unique Salon, Spa, Boutique

1204 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-4000 - visit website

Refreshing, fun, and decidedly progressive island boutique in the front and upstairs ~ combined with beauty salon, spa, boutique, in a unique garden setting. An artist in her own right, owner Oakley Waits is continually re-designing and re-creating her unique personalized-experiential boutique, and always offers something new and exciting. Casual, elegant, sassy, flirty clothing- from beautiful intimate apparel to colorful island dresses to the most comfortable yoga ~ cum ~ daily ware, plus beautiful accessories and jewelry. My favorite thing is to pick out some sassy cotton Tees, while the hair color blends away my gray. You can also enjoy a glass of wine or beer.


Key West Urgent Care and Family Doctor

1501 Government Road, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-7550 - visit website
No appointment necessary. General Medical Care. Convenient access to health care you can trust when you have a sudden onset of symptoms or a minor accident. Walk-ins accepted the entire day, every day in a clean and friendly environment. Plenty of free parking.

Paradise Health And Fitness

1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-4120 - visit website

Small gym and fitness studio located in Key West shopping plaza where everyone is welcome to walk-in and work-out or take a class in the studio. Created by Alice Kolessar and Tom Wheaton this is a favorite local's gym offering Personal Trainers, an open gym facility, and in they also have salsa dancing classes. You may want to check this out. FUN!


Photography by Tony Gregory

830 Caroline St.
- 305-295-9595 - visit website

If your plans call for a professional Key West Wedding or event photographer, Tony specializes in wedding, celebrity event and portrait photography. For several decades Tony has been photographing Key West and was selected photographer to record visits to Key West by Hillary and Bill Clinton. Tony is also the owner/operator of the artistic store 'Art At 830' where photography studio is is upstairs.


Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

One Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4600 - visit website
When you're looking for a relaxing day of tranquility the Caribbean Spa will help rejuvenate your body and soul. Peaceful full-service spa offering a variety of restorative therapies, including massage, facials, hair and nail, make-up, and more. Restful and beautiful tropical space.

Stay Fit Studio

804 White St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-0693 - visit website

First-class personalized wellness and fitness studio known for fantastic spinning classes. Created by Leah Renier this studio stays focused providing a space where you can stay fit and have fun. They also offer Pilates and Yoga classes, one-on-one Personal Training, and massage therapy. Reasonable prices for locals and visitors.


The Bike Shop Key West

1110 Truman Ave., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1037 - visit website
Great service, The Bike Shop is a friendly neighborhood Bicycle Department Store centrally located in the heart of Old Town Key West. Family owned and operated since 1981, this shop provides the the same customized service it has offered since it first opened over 30 years ago. Whether you are looking to rent, buy, or repair a bicycle, or get some special accessories, you can count on them.

The Moped Hospital

601 Truman Ave., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-3344 - visit website
Established in 1979, the Moped Hospital is the oldest scooter rental company on Key West. Centrally located on Turman Ave., only 2 blocks from Duval Street, it's easy to get here to pick up your scooter rental. Since parking is expensive and in short supply on the island, scooter transportation is a practical motorized option avoiding traffic and parking problems.

Truman Medical Center - Walk In

540 Truman Ave., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4399 - visit website
7 Days Walk In. General Medical Care. Family doctor. Next to CVS Pharmacy on Truman Ave., Key West, FL

We Be Fit

1277 First St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-3434 - visit website

A highly professional deluxe personal training fitness center owned by Daniel Reynen where he and four additional certified Personal Trainers work one-on-one with clients to develop customized fitness, exercise and diet programs This is a small customized facility with the best fitness equipment available. Appointments required.


We've Got the Keys - Upscale Destination Weddings and Events

922 Caroline St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-9112 - visit website

If your dream is to plan an amazing Key West wedding, "We've Got the Keys" specializes in upscale destination weddings in Key West. Nadene, the director of Weddings and Corporate Events, has lived in Key West since 1991 and is prepared to customize and plan your event of a lifetime to fit your desire & your budget.


White Street Healing Aarts

1217 White St.
- 305-292-7222 - visit website

Owned by Dr. Ross Williams, D.C., doctor of Chiropractic, this is self described as 'A Holistic Professional Group Dedicated to Wellness." This healing arts center houses a specialized group of well respected and highly professional healers. Please stop by and pick up a card to make an appointment. Staff is friendly. Facility is beautiful and peaceful. Off-street parking in the back of the building.


Sloppy Joe's Bar - A Key West Tradition

201 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5300 - visit website
Located at the corner of Duval and Green Street. A Key West Tradition since 1933! Sloppy Joe's is known all over the world as 'the best party in town' where folks gather for fun, food, and some of the best entertainment in Key West. At 9:00 am every morning, Sloppy's eases into the day for breakfast and beverages. By noon the live entertainment starts to warm up and when night time comes the heat turns up dancing and music and then the bar really rocks! Sloppy Joe's is also world reknowned for one-of-a-kind events like the annual Hemmingway Look Alike Contest that happens every July, and the Dropping of the Giant Conch Shell on New Years Eve. And be sure to stop into the Sloppy Joe's retail shop for souvenirs and clothing.

Archeo Gallery Key West

1208 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5771 - visit website
Favorite authentic Key West art gallery and store on Upper Duval Street, brought to you with love for the simplicity of art created by tribal people from far reaching places. Original hand picked tribal art pieces and rugs that don’t come from factories. All pieces in the store are made by real people in tribes throughout the world. In the words of the gallery owners, "When you lay your hands on any piece at Archeo you feel the echo of history. You share a moment with the creator of that piece. We invite you to bring that sense of honesty into your home."

Assortment

514 Fleming St.
- 305-294-4066

Assortment is an established Key West tradition offering, a fine assortment of men's clothing for fashion conscious dressers, and unique gift items in an upscale sophisticated boutique setting. Claude Reams is a long-time retailer of men's fine clothing in Key West offering select casual ware, active ware, and swim ware for the discerning client. No time to pack for your Key West trip...no problem. You'll find it at Assortment!


Besame Mucho

315 Petronia St.
- 305-294-1928 - visit website

A most unique and delightfully elegant apothecary, treasure, and souvenir store. You would expect to find a place like this in a picturesque village in the South of Spain. Located in Key West's Bahama Village, Besame Mucho offers an amazing collection of fine European toiletries and hand picked gifts that instantly feel like heirloom treasures. My daughter usually buys me something here for my birthday every year and I continue to treasure everything I've received. Once you fall in love with this store I promise you'll want to visit the on-line shopping option. Stop in for a real treat to your senses.


Blue

718 Caroline St.
- 305-292-5172 - visit website

A beautiful selection of fun-and-flirty island lifestyle clothing and accessories for the fashion conscious. Specializing in casual elegance you'll find exactly what you need from fashion tees to cocktail dresses to beautiful intimate apparel. Beautiful choices for women of all ages, you'll find the outfit you need at Blue. So don't worry if your home base wardrobe is void of tropical clothes - you'll find it here in Key West - no problem.


Blue Heaven ~ World Famous

729 Thomas St., Key WEst, FL 33040
- 305-296-8666 - visit website
You really haven't had a true Key West dining experience until you try this. Without a doubt one of Key West's most unique and most popular restaurants. Come to Bahama Village and dine under the trees in an artist's village among the resident cats and... yes.. Key West chickens - there is inside seating too. Gourmet food is excellent, flavorful, colorful and always fresh. I love the fresh fish dishes the best. Wine Spectator has given this unique restaurant its Award of Excellence! Full Bar in the tree Garden, plus a gallery and gift store featuring local artists. One of most memorable dining experiences you will ever have.

Date & Thyme

829 Fleming St.
- 305-296-7766 - visit website
Outstanding taste and nutrition. Outstanding 'build your own meal' walk-up health food restaurant. Homemade organic breads, smoothies, fresh coffee. Food is always extremely fresh and delicious. The food is so healthy that I feel the food bliss right after I eat! On Saturday there is a 'sidewalk market' where you can by fresh produce.

Dog 30

1025 White Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4848 - visit website

Dog 30 is a premier pet supply store in Key West Florida. Offering only the finest brands of dog and cat food available. Plus a large selection of high quality leashes, collars, beds, toys and treats (and so much more!)


East Martello Museum

3501 South Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-3913 - visit website

Located across from Smathers Beach - Civil War Fort A Civil War and watch tower that began construction in 1862 by the U.S. Army to defend against a possible Confederate sea assault, but never saw battle. In credible structure, considered a monument to Civil War engineering. Explore the preserved battlement's collection of Civil War relics, learn about wrecking and cigar making in the early days. Impressive collection of sculptures by artisit Stanley Papio, and perhaps the most fun part ... meet the 'ghosts of East Martello,' and get a look at famous Robert the Doll. These are all fun for the entire family.


Ernest Hemingway Home And Museum

907 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1136 - visit website
This was the home of Ernest Hemingway who lived and wrote in Key West for more than a decade. A true fishing sportsman, he loved the water off the Florida Keys and traveled and lived for many years of his life between Key West and Cuba (only 90 miles away). Take this educational tour of his Key West home and learn more about the most prolific period of his Nobel Prize writing career. And then there are the famous 6 toes cats that freely roam the grounds. Fun and educational for the entire family.

Fast Buck At Home

726 Caroline St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1304 - visit website
Exquisite home furnishings featuring unique one-of-a-kind finds made by owner Tony Falcone. Interior designer is on premises to assist you creating your dream-come-true Key West tropical home.

Faustos Fine Food Palace - On Fleming St.

522 Fleming St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-5663 - visit website
Located on the North side of the island. Locally owned and operated for generations the Weekly family. These wonderful markets have almost everything, including great produce, fine wines, butcher shop, sushi, and made-to-order deli. This location delivers groceries and will fax you a shopping list!

Faustos Fine Food Palace - On White St.

1102 White St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5221 - visit website
Located on the South side of the island. Locally owned and operated for generations the Weekly family. These wonderful markets have almost everything, including great produce, fine wines, butcher shop, sushi, and made-to-order deli.

Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market

6406 Maloney Ave, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-6456 - visit website

If you want the freshest wild fish you can find, the you need to go right to the fish house and buy it. Fish is caught daily and brought to the docks by professional commercial fisherman of the Florida Keys. This authentic fish house specializes in spiny lobster, shrimp, stone crab, grouper, snapper, swordfish, and more and more. This is an authentic 'old fashioned' Florida Keys fish house. Worth the 15 minute drive from Old Town Key West.You can also purchase fish from their on-line market, "straight from the ocean and delivered directly to your door.


Five Brothers Grocery and Take-Out Cuban Coffee

930 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-5205 - visit website
Serving Key West for over 30 years! All styles of authentic Cuban made-to-order Cuban coffee at it's very best! Wonderful walk-up/take-out counter with awesome Cuban breakfast and lunch treats inside a great little tiny family owned Cuban Grocery Store, so you can shop while your cafe is made. Neighbors stumble in for their wake up brew. Try bouchi, cortadito, cafe con leche, Cuban sandwiches.<

Gallery on Greene

606 Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-1669 - visit website
Long established art gallery on Greene St., featuring an extensive collecting of over 35 museum quality artists. Art for the gallery is selected that represents the local charm and island history of Key West.

Gingerbread Square Gallery

1207 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-8900 - visit website
Be sure to stop by and Gingerbread Square Gallery and discover the inspiring art. Located on on elegant Upper Duval St., inside a charming Victorian house with clapboard siding and window shutters. Overlooking a lovely side courtyard, Gingerbread Square Gallery recalls the genteel Key West of a simpler time of days gone by. The gallery represents a number of artists whose styles reflect Key West's tropical and multicultural flavors.

Glass Reunions

825 Duval St.
- 305-294-1720 - visit website

A contemporary American Glass Company' has almost every kind of outrageous glass gift you can think of. Jewelry, kaleidoscopes, lamps, accessories, paperweights, perfume bottles, stemware and more. A local's Key West favorite.


Guild Hall Gallery

614 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-6076 - visit website
A Key West icon in the art world. Established in 1976, Build Hall Gallery is a co-op with 27 Key West artists. Still in it's original location, it promises to stay to stay true to its original dream of providing ..."affordable spaces for Key West artists to display their work and expand their creative potential." You're sure to fall in love with something unique in this special place.

Haitian Art Company

605 Simonton St. Suite A.Key West, Fl. 33040
- 305-296-8932 - visit website
Very Unique art gallery by any standards. This long established gallery store supports an incredible list of Haitian artists and is known for having the best collection of original Haitian Art in the USA.

Hands On - Exquisite Clothing and Accessories

1206 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-7399 - visit website
Four extraordinary women, with a shared vision have combined their vision to create an special store offering unique artful clothing and accessories. "What brought them together was mutual admiration of art-to-wear and accessories, as well as a commitment to making unique fashion accessible in the Florida Keys."

Harrison Gallery

825 White St. Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-0609 - visit website
Harrison Gallery features original art by its signature artists and gallery owners, Helen and Ben Harrison who have been creating extraordinary art in Key West for over 30 years. The gallery, located on White Street, also features carefully curated pieces by other talented artists from around the world.

Historic Seaport Harbor Walk

William St. to Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
- visit website
Stroll along the meandering wooden walkway on Key West's famous harbor that winds from above the foot of William Street to Greene Street. Enjoy a large variety of unique island shops, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind bars. Until 15 years ago, it was known as the 'Key West Bight' and was a working fishing harbor where the shrimp boats docked and fishermen brought in their catch. Today over 150 slips in the harbor provide dockage for private yachts and charter boats. Catch a sunset cruise, catamaran, dive boat, and gaze at Key West's own tall ship the "Western Union."

Island Arts Co-Op

1128 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-9990 - visit website
Great place to discover original arts and crafts to take home with you as a treasured memory of Key West. An established co-op of several Key West artists featuring jewelry, photography, acrylics, watercolors, oils, pottery, and all types of arts and crafts as well.

Isle Style - Unique Salon, Spa, Boutique

1204 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-292-4000 - visit website

Refreshing, fun, and decidedly progressive island boutique in the front and upstairs ~ combined with beauty salon, spa, boutique, in a unique garden setting. An artist in her own right, owner Oakley Waits is continually re-designing and re-creating her unique personalized-experiential boutique, and always offers something new and exciting. Casual, elegant, sassy, flirty clothing- from beautiful intimate apparel to colorful island dresses to the most comfortable yoga ~ cum ~ daily ware, plus beautiful accessories and jewelry. My favorite thing is to pick out some sassy cotton Tees, while the hair color blends away my gray. You can also enjoy a glass of wine or beer.


Key Accents

804 Caroline St.
- 305-293-8555 - visit website

Located on the Key West Historic Seaport. If you are crazy about home design like me you probably can't resist buying a Key West gift for your home. A beautiful shop housed in an old turn-of-the-century conch house offering a wide array of fine furnishings and decorative accessories. If you own a home in Key West be sure to ask about the customized home design and decorator services offered by owner / operator Patty O'Conner. Her expertise and professionalism in interior design make the whole experience absolutely carefree for you with simply marvelous results. Trust your slice of island paradise to a local pro!


Key West Golf Club

6450 College Road, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-5232 - visit website
A Rees Jones Designed public championship golf course. Very picturesque course with wild tropical views, lakes and opportunities to see Florida Keys wildlife including birds and gators. Well kept greens. Call for Tee Times. Full service restaurant and bar. Lessons by PGA Pros.

Key West Lighthouse And Lightkeeper's Museum

938 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-661 - visit website
Visit the lighthouse museum, learn about the history, and climb the 88 steps to the top for an incredible view of Key West. The lighthouse opened in 1848 with a woman as its Keeper; nearly unheard of during the 19th century. In 1969, the U.S. Coast Guard decommissioned the Key West Lighthouse since there was no longer a need for a full-time Keeper due to technological advancements.

Key West Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

One Whitehead Street., Key West, FL 33040
- 786-565-7448 - visit website
The Key West Sunset Celebration is a happening every evening at historic Mallory Square behind the Waterfront Playhouse. Hundreds of people gather before sunset on the boat docks everyday. With the sun setting as a back drop, street performers thrill the crowds. You'll see the likes of tight rope walkers, fire eaters, animal trainers entertaining a delighted crowd. Local arts and crafts exhibitors, and food carts are on hand for homemade snacks. You may even find a palm reader to help determine your future. Possibly a move to Key West?

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

5210 College Road, Stock Island, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-1504 - visit website

The only "frost-free" botanical garden in the continental United States. Our most treasured "large" green space with great board walk trails in a unique tropical forest that holds two of the last remaining fresh water ponds in the Keys. This garden is a major migratory stopping point for tropical birds from places as far as South America. Bring the entire family.


Local Color

276 Margaret St.
- 305-292-3635 - visit website

Established in 1986 by world cruising sailors who chose Key West to be their permanent home, they decided to meet the local demand for beautiful yet comfortable imported clothing such as Jams World, imported light weight sophisticated linen, sunglasses, hats, and artistic island jewelry including the famous KW Bracelet. This popular boutique is a long time favorite of locals and tourists alike. Seasoned success over the years expanded the store to several locations throughout the island. Check them all out at Local Color (Jewelry Stand): 425 Greene Street, and Commotion: 800 Caroline Street., and Lili's On Greene Street:424 Greene Street.


Neptune Designs

301 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-8131 - visit website
Jay and Carmenza Pfahl have been creating both traditional and imaginative fine jewelry for Key West locals and tourists alike since 1977. Their creations include a variety of meticulously crafted styles and lines of 14 Karat gold and silver jewelry, and mounted reproduction Spanish treasure coins. Jay sets all types of diamonds, gemstones, and pearls, and specializes in custom made jewelry projects and loves to collaborate with his clients to create special fantasy pieces. In addition to jewelry making, Jay is a well respected long time serious Key West orchid collector and grower. His in-depth knowledge of and appreciation for the orchid has been the inspiration for some amazing artistically fashioned orchid jewelry. If you are thinking about a jewelry purchase, be sure to put Neptune Designs on your to-do list.

Old Town Wine And Spirits

1029 Truman Ave.
- 305-294-4123

A local's favorite - Good selection of liquor and wines. Adjacent to Teasers Strip Club - (Don't let this scare you - there are separate entrances!).


Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

One Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-4600 - visit website
When you're looking for a relaxing day of tranquility the Caribbean Spa will help rejuvenate your body and soul. Peaceful full-service spa offering a variety of restorative therapies, including massage, facials, hair and nail, make-up, and more. Restful and beautiful tropical space.

Royal Furniture

3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-6400 - visit website
This is fantastic furniture and decorating resource that is utilized by both individuals and commercial businesses throughout the Florida Keys. Professional interior designers lead by Christopher Elwell, are extremely knowledgeable and offer fast and friendly service to get your home looking beautiful at reasonable prices. Great service for out-of-town part time residents that need to furnish a vacation property and get the job done fast!

Sugar Apple Cafe and Market

917 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-229-0043 - visit website
Locally owned and operated - Key West's oldest, most established, and best selection of homeopathic remedies, vitamins, organic produce, gourmet vegetarian cafe deli, and juice bar. Nutritional advisor on staff. Yes, it is possible to live healthy in paradise.

The Custom House

281 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
- 305-295-661 - visit website
The Custom House is the "Jewel of Key West". An incredible work of architecture, it was built in 1891 and served as a post office, court house and government center when maritime wrecking made Key West the richest city, per capita, in the U.S.A. Today it stands proudly as a museum and the home of the Key West Art and Historical Society.

The Green Parrot Bar

601 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-294-6133 - visit website
Established in 1890 this Landmark saloon is the oldest drinking establishment in Key West and maintains all the sinful charm and of its original open-air flare where they boldly boast "No Cover, No Minimum, No Wonder". Most hail The Green Parrot as the best music venue we have on the island. On stage you find not only the best bands in town but national touring acts. On the corner of Southard and Whitehead Streets. Fantastic place to dance your heart out. It rocks!!

The Key West Butterfly And Nature Conservatory

1316 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040
- 305-296-2988 - visit website
Rare Experiential Event! This is one of the most unique and memorable attractions I have ever experienced. Housed in a large climate controlled glass arboretum with beautiful tropical foliage and flowers and inspiring background music, you feel like you are in a fairy-tale or living a magical dream. Stroll though the winding path that meanders around the giant indoor garden taking you over a trickling stream and through a gazebo where you can rest and take it all in. A unique opportunity to experience a close up view of living butterflies while they sip on flower nectar, gently fly around, and even land on you. The entire butterfly experience is accompanied by colorful little chirping finches and tropical turtles slowly walking by. There is also an educational room to learn about butterflies and a gift shop. A must see in Key West.

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