10 Best Spots for Late-Night Nosh in Key West

Key West is a late night town, so finding a decent meal after hours is a cinch. Whether you’re arriving at your hotel hungry after travel delays or partying on the strip in Old Town, you’ll find an international feast awaits.

Pizza is the usual alcohol-fueled go-to food, and Mr. Z's does it right with New York-style slices. The owners from Philly bring a special treat to the table--authentic cheesesteak sandwiches dripping with cheese. Got a hankering for Mexican instead? Head to Amigos Tortilla Bar where their homemade square corn tortillas are packed with delicious fillings like chorizo, fish and shrimp. For an extra boost to keep the party going, Sandy's has high-octane coffee and hearty Cuban sandwiches 24/7.

Looking for something more upscale? Virgilio’s pairs Italian nosh with smooth martinis, and POINT5 serves up European-inspired tapas with fine wines. For a nightcap that will satisfy your sweet tooth, try Better Than Sex. You'll savor sinful desserts such as Peanut Butter Perversion and the Missionary Crisp in a dark romantic atmosphere.

Key West has more bars per capita than anywhere else in the country, so it's not surprising that a few go beyond the normal pub fare. A top-rated dish at Jack Flats is the Shrimp and Bacon Club, while Hog’s Breath has a raw bar and island faves like conch chowder. The well-rounded menu at Fogarty's includes everything from pecan-encrusted mahi to filet mignon. As a bonus, their fruity cocktails can double as dessert.



Have all those margaritas in paradise left you with a hankering for Mexican food? Check out the small tortilla bar, Amigos, conveniently located caddy corner to the infamous Sloppy Joe's on Duval Street. You'll usually find the tiny place...  Read More



Refuel for your night on the town at Sandy's Café, a small Cuban restaurant at the end of the M & M Laundry building on White Street. Yes, it's at a laundromat. Let this be your introduction to the funky synergy of Key West. Step up to the...  Read More



For a taste of a true local's joint just five minutes away from Old Town, follow the signs to the Hogfish Bar and Grill, located in Safe Harbor Marina on Stock Island. Try anything that's made with their namesake specialty like the "Killer"...  Read More



This award-winning dessert cafe wows with their sinful concoctions like Cookie Nookie Pie and Between My Red Velvet Sheets Cheesecake. Pair with their Choco-Cab--cabernet served in a chocolate-rimmed wine glass. It's so tasty you'll be licking...  Read More



POINT5 is the kind of hidden gem you're most likely to find on a local's advice. To get there you have to climb a set of creaky stairs on the side of a repurposed Victorian home, which houses the restaurant Nine One Five below. You can jockey...  Read More

Duval Street


Tucked behind La Trattoria restaurant, Virgilio's (named after the founder of the restaurant) is an elegant indoor/outdoor cocktail bar popular with the swanky over 30 crowd. Perfectly mixed martinis are the house specialty in yummy flavors like...  Read More



Located in the heart of the action on Duval, Fogarty's is a one-stop spot for people-watching, scrumptious frozen drinks and a diverse menu. Expanding beyond the typical bar fare, they offer a diverse selection of appetizers and entrees...  Read More



Popular for their raw bar and must-have souvenir t-shirts, Hog's Breath has earned its share of die-hard fans over the past 20 plus years. Live music is on tap three times a day with performers who engage the crowd with witty banter and...  Read More

Duval Street


The go-to bar for sports fans, Jack Flats has all the top games on one of their 19 big screen TVs. It's also a popular lunch spot for locals who appreciate the generous portions of home-style favorites like pot roast and meatloaf at reasonable...  Read More



Pizza is the epitome of post-drinking foods, and Mr. Z's is the best spot to stop for a quick slice on the way home. Starting at $2.50 per slice, it's probably the cheapest meal you'll have during your entire vacation. Open to 4:00 a.m. this New...  Read More


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