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Key West eateries for 7 days?

sweetlowcountry Jan 5, 2014 08:49 PM

Heading to KW for 7 days. I'm starting to create my list of "must eats" while visiting. Would love recommendations on local favorites - not touristy attractions - for breakfast, lunch, supper, drinks, and live music. It can be upscale or hole in the wall... Love all types of cuisine, as long as the food is DELISH and the service is superb.

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    shikken Jan 7, 2014 07:54 PM

    For breakfast I like the Banana cafe; upper Duval.
    HH I like Alonzo's,albeit touristy
    Live music,etc I hit the Green Parrot.I like the surreal feel of the place at 4 am.
    For drinks,class entertainment,life's rich pageant,mingling Ill go to LaTeDa either before or after the Parrot.
    Dons for real local hole.
    You're gonna be ok in Keywest Joan Wilder

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      kempshark Jan 6, 2014 04:30 PM

      Would definitely second Garbo's Grill and El Siboney.....we also sometimes grab breakfast sandwiches and coffee at Cuban Coffee Queen and enjoy breakfast down by the harbor. Duetto has some good pizza for a quick, reasonable meal.

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        praisethelard Jan 6, 2014 10:55 AM

        Sarabeth's for brunch, Fogarty's for their four-cheese pasta, Kohr Bros' for frozen custard, Schooner Wharf for bar food/drinks, Cafe Marquesa for a romantic splurge.

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          RevrendAndy Jan 6, 2014 10:25 AM

          2 cents and Hot Tin Roof are our favorites. We also had good meals at Onlywood and Santiago's Botega. Get the royal red shrimp for lunch at Conch Republic. I 2nd El Siboney for Cuban.

          1. carolinadawg Jan 6, 2014 07:46 AM

            7fish, B.O.'s Fish Wagon, El Siboney.

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              INDIANRIVERFL Jan 6, 2014 07:21 AM

              Everybody has their favorite Cuban. Ours is also convenient to the place we stay at.


              Order Cuban and you should be satisfied. Anything else can be a minefield.

              1. porker Jan 6, 2014 07:19 AM

                We liked Pepes for breakfast. Good screwdrivers with fresh squeezed OJ to boot.

                1. Sandwich_Sister Jan 6, 2014 07:08 AM

                  Garbo's Grill - Fish tacos are delicious. It's a food stand great for lunch.

                  Pisces - Seafood, Dinner

                  Paseo's - Caribbean, Counter Service, try the grilled corn

                  La Creperie - breakfrast, crepes

                  Better than Sex - Desert bar, Romantic late night desserts, chocolate rimmed wines, etc.

                  The Porch - Craft beer

                  7 fish - little restaurant, small menu, reservations needed

                  Irish Kevin's - bar, entertainment, live music

                  1. Brawny Jan 6, 2014 04:05 AM

                    Blue Heaven for sure....but you can find so many places. Like New Orleans, you can be sure the place next door has better food.

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