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Feb 5, 2012 08:09 PM

First trip to key west

Looking for your favorite places in key west for a big anniversary trip end of February. We love all kinds of food, especially shellfish, any price range, but prefer places on the quieter
side. Staying at island city house for 4 nights, then one night at Islamorada...

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  1. Haven't been there for a while, but we have always enjoyed Kelly's Caribbean Bar, Grill and Brewery. It's on Whitehead St. Quiet, mostly outdoors. Great bar. Casual. Lots of fun to hang out and relax away from the hustle of Duval St. Good food, nice service. Can't wait to get back there.

    1. For a romantic intimate setting try Pisces -

      Another great one with a nice outdoor patio is Black Fin Bistro -

      A great lunch sport is the food cart Garbo's Grill - Amazing fish tacos and fish burritos. -

      1. Don't miss the hogfish at Cafe Sole'. Amazing!

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        1. re: Alfred G

          Went to Santiago Bodega last week. Great creative small plates. Best bar in town is Schooner Wharf especially if you are a sailor.

        2. My favorite Key West restaurant is Santiago's Bodega - never disappoints with fabulous small plate Key West fare. Pepe's is one of several great breakfast spots you should try. A little hard to find but well worth the effort is Hogfish Grill on Stock Island (last key you come to before Key West) Very casual outdoor dining but the fish is extremely fresh (the fishing fleet docks next door) the service is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is vacation mellow. Try the hogfish sandwich or the BLT (bacon lobster & tomatoes)

          1. When in Islamorada, check out the Island Grill, it sits right on the Ocean. Tuna Nachos is the Signature dish. All Seafood has an Asian Flair. Key Lime Pie is made on Premise, and they have a Deep Fried Cheesecake that is fabulous.