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EAT&DRINK RESTAURANTS, ICE CREAM Peruvian style, with citrus juice curing the fish, and chilies, herbs and vegetables enhancing it. $$$

Two Friends Patio Restaurant , traditional American, 512 Front St.; (305) 296-3124; twofriendskeywest. com For more than 45 years, Two Friends has been serving local seafood including shrimp, fish, lobster, oysters, conch and crab, as well as chargrilled steaks and ribs. This lively bar and restaurant also has karaoke some nights. Try the Key West pink shrimp, regular or Buffalo style. $$$ The Waterfront Brewery, seafood,

traditional American, 201 William St.; (305) 440-2270; Stop in to try the beers of the Florida Keys and stay for the beer-battered fish and chips, slow-roasted baby back ribs or chargrilled ribeye. Make sure to get a table by the water, as the sunset views $$ over the harbor are fantastic.

Willie T’s , burgers, seafood, traditional

American, 525 Duval St.; (305) 2947674; Dine outdoors at Willie T’s and enjoy a full bar, live entertainment, and pasta, burgers and pizza. Try the grilled thin-crust veggie pizza with portobello mushrooms, grilled red onions, sautéed spinach, Roma-tomato sauce and Fontina $$ cheese.

Wing Masters, pizza, sandwiches, wings, 934 Truman Ave.; (305) 2930750 There’s nothing pretentious about this eatery. The wings are served with your choice of numerous flavors, including Buffalo, honey garlic, wasabi ranch, chipotle and lemon pepper. In addition to the wings, there’s a variety of sandwiches, burgers, pizza, quesadillas and nachos. $$

Lower, Middle Keys 7 Mile Grill , Mediterranean, 1240

U.S. 1, Marathon; (305) 743-4481; In Marathon, the 7 Mile Grill, on the water close to its namesake bridge, has been a historic landmark for travelers since 1954. Bring in your catch and the chefs will cook it to order: fried, grilled or blackened. Enjoy a drink from the full $$ bar while you wait.

Angler and Ale, seafood, Hawks Cay Resort, 61 Hawks Cay Blvd., Duck Key; (888) 395-5539; amenities/dining/angler-and-ale The more casual Angler & Ale will cook your catch (or someone else’s!) in a variety of ways as you wait dockside $$ with a cold draft beer. A Slice of Paradise, pizza, sandwiches, Italian, 24458 U.S. 1, Summerland Key (At Caribbean Dr.); (305) 744-9718 Hot and cold subs and sandwiches, Greek and other salads, pizza with multiple choices of toppings, pasta dinners and much more, including desserts. Delivery available. $$

Bagel Island Café, sandwiches,

breakfast, 205 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key; (305) 872-9912; New York style bagels and other breads as well as cannoli made fresh daily. Full breakfast and lunch menus, along with weekday specials, including bagel or croissant sandwiches and salads, all made to order. Dozens of coffee flavors also to choose from, both iced and hot, including real Cuban coffee, plus tea and other beverages, pastries and croissants. $

Bella Luna , Italian, 21611 Old St Road

4-A, Cudjoe Key; (305) 453-6179; Enjoy this Italian experience by trying favorites such as the calamari fritti San Felice: The squid are flour-dusted, fried and served with arrabiata sauce. Or sample the lasagna al momento, baked to order with layers of pasta, Bolognese sauce, herbed ricotta and fresh house mozzarella. $$$

Bobalu’s Southern Cafe, pizza, seafood, Southern, 301 U.S. 1, Big Coppitt; (305) 296-1664;, Bobalu’s is a staple of the Lower Keys, serving homemade conch fritters, Caribbean pork shanks, grouper Reubens and barbecue pork sandwiches, whole yellowtail Snapper, Key West pink shrimp, Caribbean mango and hurricane hot wings, mac and cheese, collard greens, the Key West classic pizza, Bo’s meatloaf and award-winning shrimp corn-chowder, $$ and, of course, Key lime pie. Boondocks Grille & Draft House & MiniGolf, seafood, traditional American,

27205 U.S. 1, Ramrod Key; (305) 8724094; Stop in at this large tiki hut for 18 holes of mini-golf while sampling from the full bar and fresh-catch baskets. With a large selection of lunch sandwiches and dinner entrées, the eatery has freshcatch seafood, artisan-crafted pizzas, crisp quality salads, huge burgers and $$ more.

Butterfly Café, Caribbean, seafood,

Tranquility Bay Resort, 2600 U.S. 1, Marathon; (305) 289-7177; Dine outdoors on Butterfly Café’s covered patio, or inside in the impressive dining room with its soaring ceiling and casual, yet sophisticated décor. The dinner menu has seafood-centric items such as conch chowder, lump crab cakes and panko-crusted Florida grouper. $$$

Fish , seafood, 3100 U.S. 1,

Saddlebunch Keys; (305) 735-4201; At Fish you get seafood straight from the boat, served in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy the freshest seafood, outstanding service $$ and ambience.

Fish Tales Market & Eatery, seafood, 11711 U.S. 1, Marathon; (305) 7439196; Fish Tales is a family-owned and operated full-service restaurant, seafood and meat market. All the seafood in the market and restaurant is harvested right here in the Florida Keys. From fresh fish, stone crab

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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...