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EAT&DRINK RESTAURANTS 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd.; (305) 2931818; Palm Haven, at DoubleTree Resort, serves island-influenced American cuisine including seafood, steaks and salads. Request a table outside on the Osprey Veranda and try the filet mignon brochettes: grilled beef tenderloin topped with a port wine-mushroom demi-glace. $$$

Panini Schamini, juice bar, sandwiches,

1075 Duval St.; (305) 296-2002; Start your day with a lemon, ginger and cayenne juice shot followed by a soy latte paired with an egg, cheese and bacon panini, reputedly a great hangover cure. Or stop by for lunch and choose from an assortment of grilled sandwiches, fresh wraps and crisp salads assembled to order, a fresh-fruit smoothie or freshpressed juice to go. $

Paradise Pizza, Italian, pizza, sandwiches, 503 Greene St.; (305) 2924100; Grab a large slice of Paradise’s New York-style pizza or some wings, jalapeño poppers or mozzarella sticks to enjoy before you wander through the downtown Duval area. Out late? Paradise Pizza is open daily until 4 a.m. Try the Grandma pizza, made with fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato and garlic oil. $$ Pepe’s Café & Steak House (also

seafood), 806 Caroline St.; (305) 294-7192; Pepe’s

was founded in 1909; locals credit its staying power to the housemade fare such as granola, breads and freshly squeezed juices for the margaritas and screwdrivers. Popular menu options include oysters (raw or baked), a variety of burgers, fresh seafood, pork $$ chops and, of course, steaks.

seafood-focused menu with items such as sliders, creamy corn-and-crab chowder and a variety of sandwiches, burgers and seafood dishes. Try the fried combo feast: fried shrimp, scallops and the fish of the day served with rice, coleslaw and the vegetable du jour. $$

Pinchers Crab Shack , seafood, 712 Duval St.; (305) 440-2179; As the name implies, Pinchers serves up crab in many ways, from hot crab-andcheese dip to jumbo lump crabcake sandwiches. Other seafood dishes on the menu include the Gulf grouper sandwich: grilled, broiled, fried or blackened grouper on a toasted roll with choice of sides. $$

Roof Top Café, Caribbean, New American, 308 Front St.; (305) 2942042; The Roof Top Café serves “new island cuisine,” combining contemporary tropical flavors with Far East spices and Mediterranean staples. Try the grilled mahi-mahi with mango salsa with citrus beurre blanc served with $$$ garlic mash.

Prime Steakhouse (also seafood),

951 Caroline St.; (305) 296-4000; Quality, prime aged beef—such as New York strip—is the focus of Prime Steakhouse, but lobster tail, oysters, fresh local catch and pork tenderloin are also on the menu. Start with the she-crab soup followed by the Surf & Turf: a 10-ounce filet mignon and 8-ounce Florida lobster tail served with oven-roasted garlic and a red wine demi-glace. $$$

Red Fish Blue Fish , Caribbean, traditional American, seafood, 407 Front St.; (305) 295-7447; Red Fish Blue Fish serves a classic American

Roostica Wood-Fire Pizzeria , 5620 MacDonald Ave., Stock Island; (305) 296-4999; Roostica makes authentic Neapolitan pizza, using only soft-grain flour, fresh yeast, water and sea salt for the dough, then cooking it in a traditional woodburning oven. Build your own from one of the inventive topping options, or try one from the menu, such as the Rocket, with San Marzano tomato, mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto and shaved Parmesan. $$ The Salty Angler, barbecue, seafood,

1114 Duval St.; (305) 741-7071; The Salty Angler promises a casual atmosphere where fishing stories are as key as the adult milkshakes, like the

Dirty Thin Mint or the SomBeach. Try out Thunder Thighs, smoked for two days in spicy brine and slow-smoked over hickory, or the Local’s Catch, with jalapeño cornbread or toasted brioche bread. $$

Salute! On the Beach , Caribbean, Italian, seafood, 1000 Atlantic Blvd.; (305) 292-1117; saluteonthebeach. com Right on Higgs Beach, Salute! serves Italian cuisine with lighter, Caribbean-influenced takes on classics, with fresh breads, vegetables and local seafood. Request a table overlooking the beach and try the sautéed scallops on fresh greens served with tropical salsa. If you’ve got the kids with you, there’s a public $$ playground right next door. Sandbar Sports Grill , Mexican, New American, 511 Greene St.; (305) 9165530; Sandbar is a family-friendly place to catch your game on one of its large-screen TVs while enjoying a bite from the large menu. Choices include something for everyone, like the fish taco, grilled or blackened, or the Loaded MacN-Cheese—choose from toppings including onions, peppers, blue cheese crumbles, cilantro, guacamole and $$ more. Santiago’s Bodega , Spanish, tapas, 207 Petronia St.; (305) 296-7691; This tapas-style restaurant, a local favorite, is off the

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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...