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EAT&DRINK RESTAURANTS Our restaurant and bar guide is a collection of where to find the best food and drinks in Key West and the Keys. Don’t see your favorite haunt? Send listings/updates to A key to the restaurant listings’ symbols: AVERAGE DINNER ENTRÉE IS $10 OR LESS AVERAGE DINNER ENTRÉE IS $10-$20 AVERAGE DINNER ENTRÉE IS $20 OR MORE BAR SERVICE LIVE MUSIC SMOKING PERMITTED

Key West 5 Brothers Grocery & Sandwich Shop, Cuban, 930 Southard St.; (305) 2965205. If you want to start your day like a local, this is the place to go. Order an espresso or café con leche paired with a guava-and-cheese pastry or Cuban toast. Everything is takeout (and cash) only, so have a seat on one of the outside benches and enjoy your breakfast as you watch the people of Key West wander by. Also check out: Five Brothers Grocery Two, 27023, U. S. 1, Summerland Key; (305) 872-0702 $ A&B Lobster House, seafood, steak, 700

Front St., upstairs; (305) 294-5880; Since 1947, A&B (named for its original owners, Alonzo and Berlin) has been a destination of choice for superior seafood dining with great views of the boats docked at Key West Bight. Try the shrimp cocktail martini appetizer: jumbo Key West pink shrimp served chilled with horseradish $$$ cocktail sauce and lemon.

Abbondanza Italian Restaurant, 1208

Simonton St.; (305) 292-1199; Abbondanza is known for large portions of standard Italian fare as well as friendly service. Popular entrées include: capellini con cozze, angel hair pasta with fresh mussels served in a light marinara sauce; classic chicken Parmigiana; and the delicious lasagna alla Bolognese. $$

Alonzo’s Oyster Bar, seafood, 700 Front

St.; (305)294-5880; alonzosoysterbar. com Alonzo’s has the largest selection of cold- and warmwater oysters on the island. Dine outside with a view of Key West Bight and try the oysters, clams or shrimp served steamed or chilled, or another seafood dish from the extensive menu. The appetizers are half price $$ during happy hour.

Ambrosia Japanese Restaurant, 1401

Simonton St.; (305)293-0304; Ambrosia serves up fresh sushi and Japanese-influenced fare. Try the sashimi appetizer with four varieties of the day’s fresh fish, or the duck tataki: duck breast marinated in sweet miso paste, seared, sliced thin and served with spicy green yuzu pepper. $$$

Amigos Tortilla Bar, Mexican street food, 425 Greene St.; (305) 292-2009; Not your typical taco stand, Amigos serves a square tortilla that means more filling and less spilling. Their handmade corn tortillas have no preservatives, no trans or saturated fats and are filled with seasoned meats, veggies or fresh seafood, then topped with combinations of freshly diced onions, chopped cilantro, pico de gallo and salsas. $$ Ana’s Café Cubano, Cuban, 567 South

St. and 531 Greene St.; (305) 916-5580, Ana’s is a great Key West stop for Cuban sandwiches,

plantains and café con leche. It’s on the south end of Old Town, at the corner of Simonton and South streets and with an additional location on Greene. Try the plantains or the Cuban mix. $

Andy’s Cabana, New American, 308 Petronia St.; (305) 916-5093 At Andy’s Cabana, you will find a changing menu with choices such as hand-cut fries, fish tacos, conch fritters and The Big Andy Burger. Enjoy a cold beer and outdoor seating in historic Bahama Village. $ Angelina’s Pizzeria, 208 Duval St.; (305) 296-3600; angelinaspizzeriakeywest. com. When you have afternoon or latenight munchies, Angelina's will fill that void with your favorite pizza, pasta, subs, appetizers, salads, pasta dishes and more. Open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. every day, this is a welcome oasis serving fuel when you need it most. Call ahead or order online at, and pick up in 15 to 30 minutes. $$ Azur Restaurant, Mediterranean, New American, 425 Grinnell St.; (305) 2922987; Enjoy Azur’s Mediterranean fare on a shaded terrace by a waterfall or in the comfort of the cool dining room. The menu changes seasonally. Highlights include the eggplant chips topped with salt and rosemary honey, and the whole grilled branzino fish served with rosemary, garlic, cured tomatoes, Kalamata olives and Yukon potatoes. $$$

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Key West Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 Issue  

Here's 565 Reasons You’ll Love It Here in Key West, including in-depth listings and reviews of our 31 Beaches, 296 Bars Cafés and Restauran...

Key West Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 Issue  

Here's 565 Reasons You’ll Love It Here in Key West, including in-depth listings and reviews of our 31 Beaches, 296 Bars Cafés and Restauran...