Florida Keys, Great Local Joints
We'll be chartering a boat the week after Christmas cruising the lower Keys and need some local knowledge for not to miss local joints . Nothin fancy, just good food. The closer to the water the better. Would love to find places that serve fresh seafood, particularly shrimp.
Key West Dining-out
Alonzo’s Oyster Bar www.alonzosoysterbar.com - on the water – great happy hour half price appetizers and discounted drinks
Blue Heaven www.blueheavenkw.com/ -
Outdoor casual dining
El Siboney www.elsiboneyrestaurant.com -
Inexpensive Cuban cuisine
Nine one Five http://www.915duval.com/
Eclectic tapas bar
Excellent healthy cuisine
Great breakfast with outside dining. Also good for lunch or dinner.
Croissants de France http://www.croissantsdefrance.com/
Breakfast on Duval
Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Diner type atmosphere, but food and service are good. On Simonton Street
If you are heading to Key West, I second the vote for El Siboney. My party ordered Vaca Frita (personal favorite), Siboney Steak, Ropa Vieja, Grilled MahiMahi, wonderful sangria, complimentary generously butter slathered Cuban bread. Not on the water but furiously packed. Catherine and Margaret Streets.
The French influenced Banana Cafe has amazing crepes, both sweet and savory. Make sure to save room for a Nutella crepe at the end of the meal! On the touristy road of Duval, but so yummy. Duval and Catherine Streets.
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