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Aug 3, 2010 01:58 PM

Key West lunch spots

Will be in Key West for a few hours at lunch time for a cruise stop and am looking for can't miss places to eat and drink at lunch time. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

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  1. I'm looking for the same information; surely, there are worthy spots to eat in this town. Or not?

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    1. re: pikawicca

      I would say there is no "can't miss" places to eat. Try to find a place with an emphasis on fresh no frills seafood. Sometimes the less you do to it the better. B.O.'s Fish Wagon often gets good remarks on CH. I've heard Seven Fish is also good but is more upscale.

      Seven Fish
      632 Olivia St, Key West, FL 33040

      1. re: scubadoo97

        B.O.s is my "can't miss" lunch spot, but it's basically a glorified food truck. Nothing at all wrong with that, IMO, but the atmosphere does put some people off. I like their conch fritters, but I absolutely love their broiled grouper sandwich. We go every year or so and I can honestly say it wouldn't feel like a trip to KW without at least one B.O.s lunch.

        B O's Fish Wagon
        801 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040

        1. re: Chris VR

          I also really love Blue Heaven, but I've never been for lunch. Part of what I love about it is the outdoor courtyard, softly lit by lanterns, which you wouldn't get during the day. Last time we were there I had the Snapper with Citrus Beurre Blanc Sauce and it just knocked my socks off, it was so perfect. I remember having some sort of encrusted mahi mahi a few years ago that I also loved, but i don't see either on the lunch menus.

          Blue Heaven Restaurant
          729 Thomas St, Key West, FL 33040

    2. Latitudes on Sunset Key: Open air dining room under a canopy on the exclusive Sunset Key just across from Key West harbor side. Early reservations advisable. You need to take the ferry from the Hilton Marina, boarding passes picked up from the Hilton Hotel Concierge Desk at least 15 minutes before the ferry sails. Tel # 292 5394

      Upscale and gorgeous

      1. I know for a fact that when we go there next month, after checking in at the inn, my wife is going to make a beeline for the fish tacos and a dark and stormy at Schooner Wharf. B.O.'s Fishwagon and Blue Heaven will also be must visits again. At either one, you better like chickens wandering around at your feet. El Siboney on is my list and another stop at Sandy's Cafe for a Cuban along with one at Five Brothers for comparison.

        Blue Heaven Restaurant
        729 Thomas St, Key West, FL 33040

        900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040

        1. Pepe's Cafe is a fun place with outstanding food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's the oldes restaurant in KW and not fancy but the food is. I second Blue Heaven. The Flaming Buoy is small and laid back with outdoor dining. The food is outstanding.

          Pepe's Cafe @ 806 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 305 - 294 - 7192.

          Blue Heaven @ 729 Thomas Street, Key West, FL 305 - 296 - 8666.

          The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. @ 1100 Packer Street, Key West, FL 305 - 295 - 7970.

          Blue Heaven Restaurant
          729 Thomas St, Key West, FL 33040