Where To Eat Now in the Florida Keys
If you’re planning a trip to the Florida Keys, you’re a lucky traveler indeed. Sandy feet, blue horizons, and delicious food are in your future. However, if you find yourself wandering Islamorada, Marathon, and Key West without a roster of reservations, never fear. In terms of recommendations, we’ve got you covered from breakfast to dinner in these three Keys destinations. Check out a few of our favorite island spots for dishes and drinks, and start—or finish!—planning your trip to the Florida Keys. If you only have room for a few of our picks, don’t miss Bad Boy Burrito in Islamorada, Keys Fisheries in Marathon, and Nine One Five in Key West. Once you’re ready to pack your bags, read through our additional travel tips in Plan a Girlfriend Getaway to the Florida Keys and The Secret Corner of Key West Everyone Should Know About for more ideas to add to your your itinerary.
Halfway between Miami and Key West is Midway Cafe and Coffee Bar, a cheery spot with a big menu of omelets, waffles, and breakfast burritos.
Stop for fish tacos at Bad Boy Burrito, a fun outdoor eatery.
Enjoy fresh seafood, and afterward take a relaxing walk on the sand at The Beach Café at Morada Bay.
In its new digs just off the Overseas Highway, Islamorada Beer Company has a big tasting room and a beer garden out back, which is illuminated by strings of twinkling lights.
Set just off U.S. 1 is Marathon Bagel Co., where you'll find the best breads in town with a variety of house-made specialty cream cheeses.
Watch the boats come and go from your table at the Lighthouse Grill, the seaside restaurant at Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club. (The resort's red-and-white lighthouse was made for an Instagram-worthy photo op.)
Slowing down is easy on the second floor of Keys Fisheries, where diners can dig into freshly caught seafood and catch the sun setting over the Gulf at dusk.
Located on the marina with a patio and bar mere feet from the water, Lazy Days South offers a tropical cocktail menu with a view.
Key West: Breakfast
Start the day with a cup of coffee and a fresh omelet or scratch-made pancakes from Sarabeth's, a sweet little eatery trimmed with a white picket fence.
Key West: Lunch
Order a classic lobster roll at Eaton Street Seafood Market any day of the week, and settle in on the umbrella-shaded patio. (Bonus: They ship nationwide too.)
Key West: Dinner
Michaels Restaurant is a sophisticated spot that invites diners to enjoy a long, leisurely meal of steak, snapper, or shrimp. Book early for a table in the garden, where you'll have your meal under a starry sky.
Key West: Drinks
Grab a seat at the tucked-away bar inside the restaurant Nine One Five for a satisfying selection of wine and cocktails—plus a beckoning dessert menu. Order the Key Lime Bar.