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The Best Bars for Foodies in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys span 113-miles of connected islands with exquisite seaside views of the Caribbean. A drive through these parts features topaz waters, diving pelicans and lush green mangroves. But the area also hosts a treasure trove of attractions! John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo stands out as the first undersea park in the country. The Keys History and Discovery Center offer information on the long history of the islands. You can check out the rare flora and fauna in Bahia Honda State Park or visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West! While here, you’ll definitely want to check out the awesome nightlife this tropical paradise has to offer! But where are the smartest, savviest locals going out for a lively libation? Welcome to the Tastemakers List. If you’re looking for a great place to grab a drink, check out our Tastemaker List of the best bars in the Florida Keys.

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19 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:La Te Da, Tavern N' Town - Marriott Key West, Ocean Grill & Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Key West
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La Te Da

$$$$
American
Key West
4.8
1533 reviews
La Te Da, located on Duval Street in Key West, is home to one of the best bars in Florida Keys. It features tropical open-air fine dining in a casual atmosphere. The hotel is one of the most sophisticated venues in the Keys while maintaining a true old-world Key West style. The restaurant serves classic, elegant cuisine prepared in their unique style, featuring fresh local seafood and the finest cuts of meat. They also have live entertainment at the beautiful piano bar and great people-watching at the open-air terrace bar.

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Tavern N' Town - Marriott Key West

$$$$
American
Key West
4.6
1762 reviews
Located inside the main lobby of the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, Tavern n Town is a local favorite for great drinks and eats in the area. It features a stadium kitchen along with a beautiful bar area. Come enjoy the live entertainment, happy hour tapas and drink specials, two great dining roos and a side room with many large screen T.V.s and a boardroom for meetings. The food includes fantastic seafood, like Grouper, Hog Fish and Pink Shrimp. They also have a great Prime Rib dinner.

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Ocean Grill & Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Key West
4.5
730 reviews
Ocean Grill and Bar, located on Duval Street in Key West, is a breezy, delightful dining spot with a lovely bar area. Featuring a menu of fresh fish, steaks and smaller plates and salads, this classic spot is one of the island’s most consistent restaurants for gourmet dining in a well-run restaurant. The menu features New American cuisine with Key West flavors and they have live piano music inside and balmy breezes out on the patio. Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine and small plates like the Wahoo Ceviche and Crab Cakes.

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Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Marathon
4.6
1176 reviews
Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar, located on Oceanview Avenue in Marathon, offers a full liquor bar and 52 beers on tap. Originally built in 1951 as a shrimp house, new owners turned it into a lovely place for seafood, steaks, sushi and spirits! It’s an unassuming locals’ joint tucked away among seafood markets and old-Keys shanties. They’re famous for their drinks and for serving the hottest “fresh from Keys water” lionfish in town. Order it “wrecker” style in a sauce of capers, garlic, butter and diced tomato, or as a ceviche or sushi roll.

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First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery

$$$$
Seafood
Key West
4.5
929 reviews
Located on Whitehead Street in Key West, First Flight Island Restaurant and Brewery occupies the home of Pan Americans office, where the first American international flight ticket was purchased! It features a beautiful garden dining area nestled under the canopies of Fig trees. It also has an indoor dining room with Pan American memorabilia and an outdoor crash bar made from an airplane wing! Try one of the three flagship and seasonal beers made by Brewmaster Andrew Koennecke. The menu features lots of delicious seafood and fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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Martin's

$$$$
European
Key West
4.6
1283 reviews
Martin’s is a casually elegant dining spot and bar located in the heart of Key West’s Historic District. It offers a mix of classic and tropical with a touch of the playfulness of the islands. They have a formal dining area, a lounge and a garden where you can enjoy both classic European cuisine as well as informal and tropically inspired tapas, appetizers and desserts. They also have a full complement of imported champagnes and wines. The bar provides a full range of tropical and classic cocktails so you can just kick back and enjoy the ocean breeze.

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Sixty-One Prime at Hawks Cay

$$$$
Steakhouse
Duck Key
4.2
247 reviews
Sixty-One Prime at Hawks Cay, located on Duck Key in Marathon, is a perfect place to indulge in great food and drinks. It’s a fine dining establishment serving prime steaks and delectable signature seafood dishes! It features an elegant atmosphere, conveniently located just off the main lobby of Hawk’s Cay Resort. Pair your meal with a bottle from the extensive wine menu or a cocktail from the expert mixologists. Food menu items include a Florida Reef Lionfish, Key Lime Tuna Tartare and more!

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Hard Rock Cafe - Key West

$$$$
American
Key West
4.2
311 reviews
Hard Rock Cafe Key West offers high-quality American dining and awesome entertainment. Many folks think it is the best bar in Florida Keys! Located on world-famous Duval Street, it is a little island paradise with delectable dishes and great tropical drinks. This national chain serves a full made-from-scratch menu including freshly prepared American cuisine like the mouthwatering Cheeseburger in Paradise! It occupies a historic, three-story Victorian-style house and provides a totally unique and memorable drinking and dining experience.

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Lighthouse Grill - Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club

$$$$
American
Marathon
4.2
834 reviews
Lighthouse Grill, located on Overseas Highway in Marathon, is the restaurant and bar at the world-famous Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club. Relax in the shadows of the historic Faro Blanco lighthouse with a casual, bayside view and enjoy an eclectic menu of fresh seafood creations and local favorites. The Veranda Bar is the perfect place to stop in for happy hour or stay for drinks after dinner. Food options include seaside favorites like Conch Chowder, a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail and Seafood Fra Diavolo.

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La Trattoria Old Town

$$$$
Italian
Key West
4.6
2279 reviews
Another gem on Duval Street in Key West is La Trattoria Old Town. It’s the original and flagship location of the famous restaurant and the bistro setting offers one of the premier intimate locations in the lower keys. The kitchen prepares all entrees fresh to order with super high-quality ingredients. A must-try is their signature dish, Yellowtail Snapper. It’s caught locally every day and prepared fresh with garlic, capers and tomatoes in a lemon white wine butter sauce. The Martini Bar offers an extensive martini menu and live entertainment to enjoy every night!

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Southernmost Beach Cafe

$$$$
Caribbean
Key West
3.7
1084 reviews
The Southernmost Beach Cafe, located on Duval Street in Key West, is the island’s most stunning setting for a meal or a cocktail. Just 90 miles from Cuba with the beach as the backdrop, this cafe serves up local flavor and boat-to-table freshness with a little twist. The menu features a seamless blend of Caribbean and Asian cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients beautifully incorporated into each dish. A must-try is the Drunken Scallops, their signature dish!

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Nine One Five

$$$$
Contemporary American
Key West
4.6
3310 reviews
Nine one five bistro and bar is what many locals consider the best bar in Florida Keys! Located in a magnificent Victorian House built circa 1850, the bar has an ideal spot on Duval Street in the heart of Key West. Receiving tons of national and international acclaim, the restaurant also secured two James Beard Foundation invitations. The food is simple, Contemporary American and European fare. And they have an outstanding drink menu, with lavish cocktails like the Stitch In Thyme, made with Ford's gin, thyme, cucumber, fresh lemon and honey.

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Angler & Ale at Hawks Cay

$$$$
Caribbean
Duck Key
4.3
583 reviews
Angler and Ale, a new restaurant located at Duck Key Blvd, is the perfect place to kick back in a casual environment with a delicious cocktail. You can grab a waterfront table, dig into some of the Key’s favorite dishes and wash it down with a frosty cold, fresh from-the-tap brew! This place is unique in that you can even bring in your catch for a hook-and-cook feast prepared by the expert chefs. Come in for Captain’s Hour, from 2:30 to 6:30 pm Daily. You’ll find great specials on Conch Fritters, Dill Pickle Chips, Calamari and more!

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Antonia's

$$$$
Italian
Key West
4.6
1600 reviews
Anotnia’s Restaurant, located in the heart of Old Town Key West, is a longtime staple for drinking and dining in the Florida Keys. Open for almost 40 years, this restaurant offers an array of the freshest local seafood dishes and a variety of traditional meat dishes made from the freshest ingredients around. With Classically Northern Italian trained chefs, they whip up Italian food that makes you feel like you’re relaxing in a seaside Italian village! Try one of their amazing pasta dishes, like Antonia’s Lasagna, and pair it with the perfect bottle of wine or a cocktail from the full bar.

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Benihana - Key West, FL

$$$$
Seafood
Key West
4.5
1118 reviews
Benihana’s, located right by the Key West International Airport, offers a unique dining experience unlike any other! Guests sit at communal tables in groups to watch your personal chef perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as the expert chefs slice and dice meats, veggies and everything else to prepare a dazzling meal right at your seat! You can choose from mouth-watering steaks, tender chicken or succulent seafood as your main protein or order sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef. The bar serves up fantastic specialty cocktails that complete the tropical dining experience.

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Florida Keys Steak & Lobster House

$$$$
Seafood
Marathon
4.7
1759 reviews
If you’re hungry for a delicious meal and want fine cocktails at the same time, check out Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House on Overseas Highway in Marathon! It’s a local favorite with one of the best bars in Florida Keys. They serve all Certified Angus Beef and fresh seafood brought in daily. The atmosphere is super comfortable and relaxing and they have Happy Hour every day! In addition to their special cocktail offerings, you can enjoy specials on craft bottled beer, drafts and bar bites, like Chicken Wings and Tuna Tataki.

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A&B Lobster House

$$$$
Seafood
Key West
4.7
3489 reviews
The A&B Lobster House serves up gourmet seafood at a beautiful harborfront location. A local favorite for decades this is a fine dining restaurant with a laid-back feel and makes a great place to go for a date, a casual hang with friends or to celebrate a big occasion. From the dining room, you get a lovely view of the Key West Bight and Historic Seaport. Enjoy lobster, fresh local fish and other Key West delicacies. They also feature outdoor dining on the wraparound porches! The bar serves up excellent handcrafted cocktails and they have a well-curated wine list.

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Bistro 245

$$$$
Contemporary American
Key West
4.5
1327 reviews
Located at the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina, Bistro 245 sits right against the stunning Gulf of Mexico. It has an awesome bar where you can enjoy a meal or sunset cocktails and a snack as you watch the boats enter and leave the harbor. Their talented chefs prepare unique Contemporary American and Caribbean cuisine, including an array of sandwiches, salads, fresh local fish and juicy steaks. And the bartenders are constantly creating tempting frozen drinks, tropical libations and their signature mojitos. It’s a great place for people-watching in the evenings!

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Seven Fish

$$$$
Seafood
Key West
4.6
2263 reviews
Key West sure loves its signature cocktails, and Seven Fish doesn’t disappoint! Located in a beautiful new building in the Key West Historic District, it’s a casual dining spot with a warm, friendly staff and great drinks. Try the Mile Zero mango martini or the clever Snipes Point jalapeno margarita to jumpstart your night out! The food menu includes favorites like the crab cake filled with fish, sauteed yellowtail snapper in yellow curry or the gnocchi and fish in a rich bleu cheese sauce! And save room for dessert - their banana flambe is a must-try.

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