Local Experts' Top Seafood Restaurants
Key West has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for seafood, in part because of the freshest products. Mahi mahi, snapper, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and grouper are just a few of the catches that fisherman reel in each day to grace the menus at these Key West institutions. Chefs add their own twist to traditional fish and lobster dishes, and locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food. You'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at the popular Schooner Wharf Bar or at Louie's Backyard, another major player in the field. Add the chilled-out atmosphere of this fishing... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "First-timers to the restaurant should dive right in and try the fresh mahi mahi or snapper melt with a house mango sauce topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms."
Local Expert Tip: "On select Thursday nights you'll also be able to check out some local bluegrass bands."
- Cuisine: Seafood
Local Expert Tip: "Start out with happy hour at Alonzo's and then splurge on the surf and turf at A & B's Lobster House. "
Local Expert Tip: "If you visit in the evening you will want to plan your meal around the spectacular sunset. "
Local Expert Tip: "Ask your server to help you choose the perfect wine to complement your meal."
- Cuisine: American, Continental, European, French
- Average Main Course Price: $30
- Neighborhood: Key West
Local Expert Tip: "You can now book online using Open Table."
Local Expert Tip: "Try their frozen pina colada for dessert. "
Local Expert Tip: "Don't skip the wine; the hand-selected list is expansive."
Local Expert Tip: "Alonzo's is part of the Southernmost Restaurant Group which includes five other top-notch venues in Key West. "
Local Expert Tip: "Be aware that they are closed on Tuesday. "
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