July 25, 2010


Florida Keys Vacation & Travel Information

Top 10 Restaurants in the Florida Keys

1. The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.
1100 Packer Street, Key West, FL 33040

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. by far surpasses any place on the island for great food, service, and atmosphere. The fish is nothing less than fresh and the wine selection vast. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. .

2. Finnigan’s Wake-Irish Pub
320 Grinnell St, Key West 33040
At James St
Phone: 305-293-0222
Fax: 305-293-8523

Casual dress, casual atmosphere and good pub food. They are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner 12am-2am, the kitchen is open 11am-10pm and happy hour is every day 4pm-7pmVery busy on the weekends and Friday evening. They have great sandwiches and burgers for under $10. The entrees go for $10 to $30 . Try one of the traditional Irish meals such as the Bangers & Mash fried Irish sausage and baked beans for $10.95. They also have a great kids menu where everything is $6.95

3. Grand Cafe Key West
314 Duval St, Key West 33040
At Rose Ln

Grand Café is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week Lunch 11am-5pm dinner.5pm-1:30am. The style is elegant and dress up for a night on the town. And do make reservations. They can be busy any night of the week especially during the tourist season. You can get a great lunch from $10 to $15 and dinner from $16 to $34. Try one of the local specialities such as Blackened Mahi Mahi Yellow Rice And Havana Black Beans, Tropical Fruit Salsa $21.95. Prices are for the entrees only.

4. The Hurricane Bar & Grille
4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon 33050
Btwn 46th St & 47th St Gulf

The Hurricane is open for lunch and dinner every day 11am-12am and is a very family friendly and casual place. Sandwiches go for $7.50 to $9.00. Entrees go from $11 to $19 and the children’s menu has Mini Burgers for $5.49, Fish Finger for $ 6.49, Chicken Fingers for $6.49 and Grilled Cheese for $4.49. Give the ribs a try.

5. Sunset Pier
Duval St, Key West 33040
At Wall St

Sunset Pier is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dress is dressy/casual and go for one of the Carribean dishes, have something a little bit different for a change. Reservations are suggested, especially for dinner. Breakfast is a great bargain, with Arepas Rancheros Two Fried Eggs, Chorizo Sausage and Sauce Creole, Jalapeno Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese on Roasted Corn Cakes at $12.00 the highest priced. Sandwiches and burgers range from $7.00 to $14.00 – the lobster salad wrap. Dinner entrees go from $19 to $40. There is a great kids menu also.

6. The Whistle Stop
82685 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada 33036
Btwn De Leon Ave & N Ocean Ln

The Whistle Stop is a great sports bar, a place to come to relax and kick back. Pure casual and no reservations, just drop in. The Bar is open 7 days 10am-3am and the kitchen 11:30am-2am. The white pizza at $14.95 is the most expensive item. The appetizers like the George Mira’s Famous Conch Fritters for $ 6.50 are their signature and the burgers are to die for.

7. Snook’s Bayside Restaurant
99470 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo 33037
Btwn N Ocean Bay & East Dr
305-453-3799 Fax: 305-453-3793

Snooks is casual/elegant and family friendly. Do make reservations. They have a huge menu and the kids not only have their own menu, but cocktails as well. Lunch Sandwiches And Entrees start at $8 for a club and the top number is the Grilled Surf & Turf Kabobs shrimp & filet tips stacked on skewers with tomato, onion and green peppers for $13.00 and for dinner, entrees will go from $19 to Snook’s Indecision ” Are Your Undecided ” broiled seafood combination of shrimp, scallops lobsters, tail and catch of the day $38.00.

8 Parrotdise Waterfront Bar & Grille
183 Barry Ave, Little Torch Key 33042
MM 28.5 Bayside
305-872-9989 Fax: 305-872-3917

Parrotdise is a great place for the family to just stop and eat on the road. You can take a break, relax in hammocks or watch them feed their pet sharks. They are open for lunch and dinner in the summer Wed-Mon: 11am-10pm and in the winter every day from 11am-10pm. For lunch, sandwiches and wraps go from $7.95 to $14.94 and the dinner entrees are exclusive, such as Parrots of the Caribbean two Chicken Basted with Fresh Mangos & Papayas and grilled. Prices can vary. Definitely a casual dress and atmosphere.

9 Morada Bay Beach Cafe
81600 Overseas Hwy, I
Islamorada 33036
At Palm Ave

The style and dress at the Morada Bay Beach Cafe is on the elegant side of casual. They are open Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm and Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pmDo make reservations, they can fill up fast. The kids have their own food and drink menus, ranging from $6 tp $9 for the food. Lunch can go from $12 to $16 and dinner entrees from $22 to $32, which happens to be one of the most interesting items on the menu – Caramelized Jumbo Sea Scallops Braised Leeks and Wild Mushrooms.

10 Nine One Five
915 Duval St, Key West 33040
Btwn Olivia St & Truman Ave

Nine One Five is one place where you really dress for dinner. And do make a reservation. It is a sleek and elegant restaurant with a good variety of dishes. They are open for dinner only – Tue-Sun: 6pm-11pm. An entree will run from $16 to $34. One of the best is ea Scallop Risotto Seared jumbo scallops on fresh chive risotto with black truffle butter for $ 24.00