A beach vacation is filled with fun and sand! While visiting Florida, you will discover that there are so many things to do in Key West! There are the must see things like a visit to the Hemingway House to see his cats. Then there are sweets that must be tried like Key Lime Pie. Of course, you have to eat some of the local seafood! Here are the five best seafood restaurants in town.
The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.
This intimate restaurant has 10 tables set among wooden décor. They offer additional seating outside for overflow guests on beautiful days. The chefs combine gourmet food with down home cooking for their own unique Key West flavor. Start the meal with some tasty lobster Mac n cheese. You must try the pan seared yellowtail snapper that is accompanied with a banana salsa! While you are devouring this amazing seafood, you will want to save room for a dessert of Spicy Chocolate Quesadilla!
Bo’s Fish Wagon
This is a must eat at restaurant for seafood lovers. This eclectic restaurant began as a food truck in the 1970s. Do not let the abandoned shack feel scare you off because inside you will find some of the best seafood at reasonable prices. They are known all over the key for their fried fish sandwiches. The best sandwich is the cracked conch sandwich with fried strips of conch and a key lime mayonnaise. If you have a chance stop by Bo’s Fish Wagon on Friday night, you will be treated to some great live music.
This café offers a great lunch with great local seafood dishes in the center of Key West with great views of Duval Street. From this restaurant, you are close to all the best things to do in Key West! If you are looking to try something different, order the bacon and shrimp club sandwich. If you just want a snack, try an appetizer of fried conch fritter or dolphin fingers. The wait staff is friendly and responsive. When you arrive at Caroline’s Café, keep your eye out for Abbey the rooster who will greet you at the door.
This vegetarian restaurant offers some amazing seafood selections along with a range of gluten free foods. All the meals are prepared from scratch daily. For excellent seafood dishes order the blackened mahi mahi and P.E.I mussels. Each night brings a new special of the day to check out before perusing the menu. If you have gluten allergies, you will love trying their gluten free beer and sangria.
Hot Tin Roof
This upscale restaurant is located in the Ocean Key Resort and Spa. Diners can enjoy a meal on the patio with sounds of live music coming from Sunset Pier. You can enjoy full entrees or eat tapas style. You will love the paella and caramelized grouper as your meal. For dessert, you will want to order the Key Lime pie with its unique cashew graham cracker crust. This is a great place to enjoy an amazing view of the sunset as you enjoy your meal.