Our 8 Favorite American Restaurants | Key West

American restaurants Key West
by Historic Key West Vacation Rentals

Key West is the southernmost point of the continental United States with a foodie culture that's influenced by Caribbean, Southern and Latin American flavors. With ready access to fresh vegetables and seafood, especially our signature pink shrimp, traditional and fusion cuisine can be found all over our island. Yet, you'll find some of the most delicious and intriguing yankee doodle dandy dishes drawing locals and visitors to a host of eateries throughout the Conch Repulbic. Here are our 8 favorite American restaurants in Key West. See if you can make it through the list before you start making travel plans!

Sarabeth's Key West

A fresh and updated take on classic American cooking, this James Beard award winner serves fluffy omelets, pancakes from scratch, salads, sandwiches, meatloaf, and grilled meats and fish. Most of their products are organic, the meat is local, and they don’t use frozen foods. Try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, or Local Key West shrimp. On Sundays they have old-fashioned fried chicken that is some of the most delicious chicken you’ll ever have.

Nine One Five

With 2 James Beard Foundation invitations, the food is simple fare prepared properly. No fuss just great food with an international wine list to back it up. Guests rave about their watermelon salad, roasted chicken, lobster ravioli and be sure to top it off with their version of key lime pie (more like a tart). They're open 7 days a week 5pm-11pm.

Blue Heaven

Blue Heaven is al fresco dining, Key West style: canopies of tropical foliage, improvised art and a sail strung between trees providing shade. Favorites include blueberry pancakes, carrot and curry soup, miso-marinated eggplant salad, or scallops provençale. Also, caribbean shrimp deglazed with red stripe, jamaican jerk chicken or pan-sautéed yellowtail with citrus beurre blanc.

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co

A highly original menu of dishes ranging from fresh, locally caught seafood to ribs. Their menu includes vegetarian and vegan options that were praised in The New York Times. It is one part retro supper club, one part sassy corner bistro, and part highly personal whim.

Blackfin Bistro

Blackfin Bistro offers a thoughtfully selected range of wines by the glass and bottle, imported and domestic beers, and classic bistro cuisine and local seafood. Ready for a spectacular lunch? Get the mini lobster rolls, beet salad and tuna tartare.

Off The Hook Grill

Fresh Seafood dishes, Gourmet Pizzas, Stone Crabs (in season), Sandwiches, Entrees Brunch (Saturdays & Sundays), Dinner, Happy Hour 4-5:30pm, 2 bars, Full Bar, Outdoor and indoor seating, Vegan & Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options. Mouthwatering ceviche, the delightful tuna poke, the delectable calamari steak, and the perfectly fried green tomatoes.

Harpoon Harry's

Harpoon Harry's serves hearty traditional American breakfasts, including incredible Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Corned Beef Hash, Bagel and Lox Platters, Lobster Po' Boys and Belgian Waffles. There are daily Blue Plate specials for lunch, such as Baked Meatloaf and Pot Roast bowls. The seafood dishes on the menu are worth trying as well.


An outdoor seating area with a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Latitudes Beach Cafe offers aromatic flavors of the island in the form of fresh local seafood and seasonal fruit salsas. An exclusive champagne and wine list is available to go with the food. Smokers can find peace in the collection of cigars!

Enhance your Key West dining experience with a stay at one of our exceptional vacation rentals. Whether you're looking for a monthly escape, a weekly getaway, or a nightly adventure, we have the perfect place for you. Consider the Copa Cabana for a serene month-long stay, or Seas The Day for a delightful week near the ocean. If a vibrant night scene is more your style, Dreaming On Duval puts you right in the heart of it all. Book your next trip at Historic Key West Vacation Rentals and discover the ultimate recipe for unforgettable vacations, celebrations, and travel experiences in Key West!

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