Key West Dining

Grub for Key West night owls



I’m a night owl. Always have been. I don’t generally eat a big breakfast when I wake up, maybe coffee and a bagel. Late lunch is around 5 or 6 p.m., and dinner is as late as I can find something decent open, generally between 9 and 11 p.m. I’ve been this way since I was a teenager, and I […]

Grain & Berry: A breath of fresh air



With the start of a new year inevitably come new goals and new resolutions. If you are like most of us, the never-ending goals of being fit and eating healthy are at the top of your list. And no matter your intentions, sometimes living on an island filled with delicious restaurants can make it hard to keep from adjusting that […]

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Henry and Eli’s Side Street Pub


You’ve heard the age-old expression “it’s all gone to the dogs,” right? Well, it really has at Henry and Eli’s Side Street Pub. Located in the heart of Old Town at 112 Fitzpatrick Street, Henry and Eli’s asks you to come, sit and stay — literally. Guests are encouraged to bring their four-legged best friends to the eatery, which provides […]

Miami meets New York City at Misohappy

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Take your taste buds on an international journey without using your Sky- Miles or even leaving the island. Check in to Misohappy, Key West’s newest and hottest dining spot. Think Miami meets New York City — comfy and cozy but oh-so-chic, this warm and inviting yet trendy sushi and Thai spot is a real treat for the senses. Located at […]

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Moondog Café and Bakery


Located at 823 Whitehead St., just footsteps away from the historic Hemingway House, Moondog Café and Bakery offers locals and visitors alike a modern and affordable dining option close to Duval St. The trendy and modern dining hot spot offers indoor and outdoor seating. Sit inside and admire the hip artwork that covers the space or sit outside on their […]

Authentic Neapolitan pizza a staple at Roostica

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Bobby and Michelle Mongelli own Hogfish Bar and Grill and Geiger Key Marina but perhaps their proudest accomplishment is the Stock Island pizzeria Roostica. A favorite restaurant of Key West locals and visitors, Roostica is known for the pizza but also offers an assortment of Italian specialties. However, the pizza it serves is the highlight. In 1998, the Italian government […]

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Surfside dining at Salute! On the Beach


One of the greatest luxuries when visiting Key West is being able to sip a cocktail and have a delicious meal in the great outdoors, while a gentle breeze causes the palms above you to rustle and the sound of the waves lapping against the sand transports you to a world where deadlines, obligations and responsibilities no longer exist. Although […]

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Bringing the Big Easy to Key West


If you step into the walk-in refrigerator at Blossoms Cajun Kitchen at the quiet end of Old Town you would be hard pressed to find any store-bought non-perishable ingredients or ready-made sauces and seasonings. Instead almost everything will have been crafted just hours ago and labeled accordingly in its own reusable container. Whenever painstakingly possible, all that is made at […]

Lupita’s serves up Mexican tradition

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The low ceilings at Lupita’s remind me of a traditional style cantina, but that’s where my amateur comparison ends. When I think of the cantinas I’ve stepped into somewhere down a side street in the remote highlands of Central America I think of dark, rough around the edges places where people went to disappear. But that’s not at all how […]

Theo and Diane of Coffee Plantation

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There are many welcoming mom and pop establishments in Key West and since 2004 the Coffee Plantation on Caroline Street has been a local favorite. Theo and Diane Glorie have transformed a former home into a charming coffee shop and bakery where you will find the owners behind the counter. “It is either Diane or myself or my sister-in-law Loretta,” […]


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