You don’t need to dust the sand off your feet to eat right in this town. For the perfect fish sandwich, head to B.O.’s Fish Wagon! A hopping little open-air shack that turns out fresh food with zero fuss, as well as great live music on Friday nights.
The owner, Buddy Owen, is something of a local legend, having started his operation more than 25 years ago out of a little wagon on Duval Street. Enjoy their Friday night jam sessions with live music every week.
Experience true dock-to-dish dining as you enjoy the incredible views of the Historic Seaport inside this fully open air restaurant! Often, you’ll see their very own fleet of boats unloading their catches of fresh fish, stone crab and Caribbean Florida Lobster, when in season. Voted as Key West’s Best Happy Hour and Best Conch Fritters, Conch Republic Seafood Company is the only place you need to be for great seafood! Their motto: “For fresher seafood, you’ll have to catch it yourself!”
“One day in Cuba, I met a lady who made the best coffee and Cuban toast. She told us stories and showed me how to make a real cafe. I will never forget the Cuban Coffee Queen.” Stop in for some delicious Cuban coffee, breakfast, or lunch!
Enjoy fresh breakfast sandwiches and Cuban favorites for lunch. There is a variety of delicious options and something for everyone!
Don’t forget to pick up your Cuban Coffee Queen merchandise. Pick from t-shirts, hats, postcards, bumper stickers, mugs and more!
Eager to help residents and businesses get back to work and on the road to economic recovery, the City of Key West has worked tirelessly to ensure all city operations adhere to best practices and guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Fortunately, all Key West restaurants and retail establishments are allowed to be open, provided they follow all rules to protect the health and safety of guests, employees, and the public. You can read the latest directive in full, but we’ve made it easier for you in this post by highlighting the key rules and recommending some dining spots with that irreplaceable Key West flavor.
Current Mask Rules
Every person in Key West who is away from their residence needs to carry/wear a face mask at all times, even if social distancing is also maintained. It’s the responsibility of businesses to ensure that every individual in an establishment complies with these regulations.
Exceptions to Mask Rules
Brides/Grooms: Brides and grooms do not need to wear masks while having photographs taken at their wedding ceremony.
Musicians/Entertainers:Entertainers and performers who are separated from their audience by plexiglass and at least 10 feet may remove their facial coverings/masks.
Private Boats/Private Vehicles: Masks are not mandatory if you are in a private, non-commercial vehicle or vessel.
Open for Business
All restaurants are open with capacity limits, including no seating at bars or counters in restaurants is currently allowed. Here are a few of our favorites:
Fisherman’s Cafe mixes the Old Key West flavors with a bold, modern twist. For one of the classics, we recommend Harvey’s Johnny Cake smothered in cheese grits. If you’re looking for a modern twist, check out their Lobster Enchilau Tacos with island sauce or a Black Bean Burger with avocado. Not hungry and just looking for a morning caffeine fix? They open every morning at 7:00 A.M. with fresh coffee, cafe con leche, and coladas.
Conch Republic Seafood Company
This waterfront spot features delicious eats, live music, and an amazing happy hour. There’s even an aquarium! Conch Republic is a great place to indulge in your favorite classic Key West seafood. Conch chowder? Mahi sandwiches? What about some of their special pink shrimp? Your seafood cravings await.
Schooner Wharf Bar
In addition to mouthwatering seafood and delicious burgers, wings, & sandwich selections, it’s always a party at Schooner Wharf Bar.
But don’t take our word for it – look at their exciting list of upcoming fall & winter events that’ll surely get you into the holiday spirit.
There’s a certain, unmistakable familiarity you’ll feel the moment you arrive at the Fisherman’s Café. Each item on the menu is reminiscent of an era gone by — a time when local fishermen brought their day’s catch right off their boats and into the kitchen, and when chefs used only fresh ingredients to prepare handmade specialties. Stop by in the morning and enjoy a fresh breakfast sandwich or try one of their burgers, sandwiches or seafood for lunch!
Half Shell Raw Bar is an authentic Key West fish house. Once a shrimp packing building, it has stayed true to its blue-collar harbor front heritage. This is the ONLY seafood restaurant in Key West that owns its Fish Market! Enjoy fresh Key West Seafood on your plate within hours of being caught by the fishing fleet. Did you know nearly 200 oysters are shucked a day just during Happy Hour?! Stop by next time you are in Key West!
The Schooner Wharf is a true Key West experience that's not to be missed, regardless of your station in life. Enjoy delicious food and cold drinks and specials. With frequent special guest musicians, such as E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemmons, jazz great Othello and legendary bluesmen Big Jack Johnson and Johnny Johnson stopping in to play, you will always be in for a musical surprise!
Key West’s best brewpub, brewery, restaurant, and entertainment center is located in the heart of Old Town Key West’s Historic Seaport! Their food is as lovingly handcrafted as their beers! Daily ½ Price Daily Happy Hour from 4PM-6:30PM. In addition to their locally crafted beers, the Waterfront Brewery offers a full-service restaurant with a full liquor and wine selection. Waterfront Brewery’s beer is now sold in 150 locations throughout the Florida Keys with the Crazy Lady Honey Blonde Ale, Lazy Way IPA, & Island Life Lager being the most popular!
The Waterfront Brewery is OPEN!
>> Same hours, including their fabulous happy hour (Daily 4PM-6:30PM)
>> The game room has been made bigger for distancing with sanitizers provided throughout.
>> The Waterfront Brewery Gift shop re-opens Friday, June 12th!
>> Special Entertainment: Joe the Show will be playing on the roof every Saturday at 6pm from June 13-July 4.
When booking a tour with The Waterfront Brewery, use the code SEAPORT for a FREE tour today!
For some of the freshest seafood and ceviche in all of Key West, stop by Turtle Kraals for some of the tastiest food on the island. Perfectly situated at the heart of the Historic Seaport, Turtle Kraals mixes up some of the most refreshing cocktails during their happy hour every day from 4 p.m. to 6.p.m.! Take advantage of their full food menu and fully stocked bar at their Tower Bar located on their second-floor deck. “With its postcard-worthy views of boats pulling in and out of Key West harbor and against the backdrop of a color-streaked sunset sky” — We think you’ll agree that this is one of the most incredible views within the Key West Historic Seaport!
For some of the best entertainment within the Historic Seaport, come out and visit their brand new Live at Kraals stage. Click their website link below and check out their monthly music schedule to see when your favorite artist is performing live at Turtle Kraals. Immerse yourself in panoramic views of the Harborwalk Waterfront, refreshing food and cocktails and some of the best live entertainment on the island!
If you are looking for something fun and unique to do, visit Turtle Kraals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for free Turtle Races. Starting at 4:30 p.m., grab a free numbered ticket from the bartender or Turtle Master and gather to watch four box turtles scurry from start to finish as a crowd of kids and adults cheer them on!
For the ultimate Caribbean-inspired private event venue setting, plan your next event with Turtle Kraals. Their 4,000+ square-foot restaurant and bar can comfortably host up to 200 guests for your special event. Whether it is a birthday party, graduation, wedding reception or any other special event — Turtle Kraals has all your party needs covered. Book your event today by emailing Turtle Kraals directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.