Key West Dining

Shanna Key Irish Pub

Here, everyone knows your name. The beers are cold, the booze flows relatively cheaply and the food is the next best thing to Mom’s home cooking. It’s the kind of grub you want to sit down to after a hard day on the job or when you’re looking for a little slice of “elevated comfort.” It feels familiar and unpretentious. […]

Authentic Neapolitan pizza a staple at Roostica

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 […]

THE DISH: highlights from local menus

The Dish: Zuppa di Pesce The Place: Antonia’s, 615 Duval St., Key West; 305-294-6565 or The Price: $30 The Details: Antonia’s has been a mainstay of Duval Street for decades, serving refined, beautifully prepared seafood, pasta and other Italian fare. We started with an appetizer of plump, seared scallops before digging into entrees that included this seafood stew and […]

THE DISH: highlights from local menus

The Dish: Seared Foie Gras The Place: Cafe Marquesa The Price: $26 The Details: Talk about being lucky — my friend and I had a light, but inconsequential dinner at another restaurant, and I said I’d never been to the restaurant at the Marquesa, long considered one of the finest dining experiences in Key West. We wandered in and they […]

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