One thing Key West is known for:
Some of America’s greatest sea food.
I’ve always been known as the picker eater type who admired the phrase “fish are friends, not food” – but oh no, fish were definitely food during this trip. I had to step outside my comfort zone during a couple of meals, especially for the peel and eat shrimp and the grab legs. But man oh man, it was worth it.
If you find yourself in Key West, make sure to check out these great eating spots:
BO’s Fish Wagon
This is a great place for a quick lunch and they always have drink specials going on. Plus, the character of this place makes your meal that much more enjoyable.
Both an arcade and a restaurant/sports bar, this place is great for any meal of the day. They offer beer tasting as well as brewery tours a few days a week with private eating and drinking.
Nine One Five
This restaurant was our date night spot, and was surprisingly less expensive compared to most places. We enjoyed our seafood pasta plus the upstairs balcony view.
Pinchers Crab Shack
This place was adorable! And their crab is known around the country as one of the best. If you don’t stop here at least once, you failed your trip. “Send your boats out, I’m here for all the crab you’ve got” 😂
This restaurant and bar is right off of a huge marina where well known celebrities like to keep their boats (Kenny Chesney, for instance. His boat was gorgeous!). Another date night spot for us where we enjoyed our peel and eat shrimp.
This is a great place to grab a drink and maybe even watch the football game. Each bar in Key West has it’s own little tradition – stickers, license plates from other states, dollar bills with things written all over them. It adds a lot of character to these places, so I recommend checking them out yourself. And when you’re visiting Willie-T’s, donate your own dollar to the place – and even ask an employee how much money is hanging in the place. You’ll be surprised. (;
If you’re able to, I recommend going around December. I recently learned that Key West was never into decorating for Christmas at all, not even a little – but luckily for us, this was no longer the case. Lights were everywhere, people were dressed up, and so were their dogs! It was really quite hilarious to see palm trees with Christmas lights, but it was something I personally enjoyed seeing.
Incase you missed it, check out Key West Part 1 and see what was our temporary home, our iguana neighbors, and the best way to travel around the island.
Coming up next, Key West Part 3 where I’ll talk about the excursions we’ve had, the great things we saw and experienced, plus our favorite beach. Stay tuned!
As always, thanks for checking in on me! Your support is very much appreciated (: