In Key West, it’s all about laid-back island living with a cold drink in hand and fresh seafood on your plate. The good news is that many places in Key West offer delicious seafood options to delight even the most seasoned seafood connoisseur. Dive in and get ready to devour the best seafood in Key West!
Savor the flavors of old Key West at Fisherman’s Café
A new face on the Historic Seaport, Fisherman’s Café is actually a throwback to the original eatery located on Caroline Street that catered to conchs and sea captains during the 70s. Stop by this walk-up café to experience the warmth and nostalgia of Old Key West and authentic island cuisine with a modern twist. Serving hearty breakfast sandwiches, fresh ground coffee and an array of made-to-order dishes, Fisherman’s Café is the new favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Order a Dozen Oysters at the Half Shell Raw Bar
Seafood enthusiasts simply must try a dozen oysters at the award-winning Half Shell Raw Bar. The restaurant has its own shucking station, where seafood experts deftly craft your ideal oyster plate, complete with cocktail sauce, horseradish and lime. Order a dozen of your favorites, including Oysters Rockefeller, Garlic Oysters and BBQ Oysters, and watch as they’re shucked from the shell onto your plate. Not in the mood for oysters? The Half Shell will also cook your catch to perfection.
Savor a Fried Fish Sandwich at BO’s Fish Wagon
A Conch favorite, BO’s Fish Wagon is famous for their fried grouper sandwich. You’ll find the no fuss island establishment on the corner of William and Caroline Street, complete with great live music on Friday nights. All seafood platters come with your choice of authentic black beans & rice, salad or hand-cut fries. It’s a taste of quintessential Key West wrapped up in a delicious bun.
Dine on Smoked Fish Dip at Charlie Mac’s 404
At Charlie Mac’s, you’ll find the most impressive smoker in the Keys. The massive hickory smoker features a top-of-the-line convection system to regulate the amount of smoke and create Charlie Mac’s signature flavor. The house-smoked fish dip with a blend of mayonnaise, veggies and spices is served with Cuban Crackers, flatbread and celery sticks. It’s a flavorful, fresh appetizer to complement your savory meal at Charlie Mac’s.
Enjoy a Lobster Roll at the Rum Barrel
For a Key West twist on the traditional lobster roll, stop by the Rum Barrel Bar and Grill. Served on a toasted roll, the sandwich features tender chunks of Maine lobster mixed with spices, mayonnaise and a special blend of Caribbean fruits. Relax with one of the Rum Barrel’s signature drinks on the expansive upstairs Quarterdeck overlooking picturesque Key West.
Swing by Garbo’s Grill for Fresh Fish Tacos
Well known for their flavorful fish tacos, a stop by Garbo’s Grill in Key West is a must do. All items are deliciously made to order at the grill. Choose from Cayo Fish tacos, Yum Yum Shrimp quesadillas, an assortment of mouthwatering hamburgers and more. You won’t forget the one-of-a-kind Key West taste of Garbo’s fresh fish tacos.
Sample Award-Winning Ceviche at Turtle Kraals
Nestled on the historic seaport, Turtle Kraals boasts an array of fresh ceviche offerings. Try the restaurant’s signature “The Cure” ceviche featuring shrimp, lime marinade, coconut, red onion, cilantro, corn nuts and rococo pepper leche de tigre for a delicious pick-me-up. It’s the perfect mix of island flavor and traditional Peruvian taste. Enjoy the dish with a refreshing drink and watch the famous evening Turtle Races on Mondays and Fridays.
Buy Seafood Wholesale at the Half Shell Fish Market
Can’t get enough of Key West’s fresh seafood? Buy it wholesale at the Half Shell Fish Market! Located inside the Half Shell Raw Bar, you can purchase local favorites like grouper, snapper, hogfish, conch and Key West pink shrimp 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You’ll even find the Raw Bar’s signature sauces, conch chowder, key lime pie and more at the market. Pick up your favorites and invite friends and family to join in on the feast!