Food & Dining
The Conch Republic is known for conch fritters, Key lime pie, stone crab and other gulf water varietals. Know where to go for the freshest, local seafood, as well as and the best time of year to eat pink shrimp or spiny lobster — check out our Key West food and dining guide.
One of the best parts of being on vacation is taking a break from the culinary norm and enjoying the local flavor of the area. This can set you back a pretty penny if you’re planning to eat out every meal, but Key West has a full range of dining options with not only gourmet venues but great eats at great prices.
Key West has legendary sunsets, with the sky putting on a full display of glowing orange, pink, yellow and red every evening. Order a drink and enjoy this sensory experience, where your meal comes with a spectacular view. Here are some of the best sunset restaurants.
Ready to watch the sunrise over Key West? You might be coming in from a cruise, getting ready to go snorkeling or just enjoying another beautiful morning on the island. Whatever the case, you’ll need sustenance. Here are a few places that will gladly cater to your whims during the wee hours of the day.
It wouldn’t be January in Key West without the Florida Keys Seafood Festival, which celebrates the local catch, fishermen, and tried-and-true seafood recipes. Held every year during the second weekend of January, the fest exhibits the tasty bounty fished out of the surrounding waters. If you plan on going, make sure to dig into stone crab, spiny lobster, Key West Pink shrimp, conch, and key lime pie.
Looking for the best pizza in Key West? Order artisanal pies or pizza by the slice in these five top places around the island. Best of all, Duettos Pizza & Gelato was rated one of the top 10 pizza places in the country! Pizza places are available in Key West late at night, perfect after an evening on Duval Street.
Oyster season runs from September through April in Florida. Here’s a look at where to go for the best oysters while on vacation in Key West, whether you enjoy oysters steamed or raw. Enjoy fresh, local seafood at dozens of restaurants around town.
Cuban food in Key West is as much of a staple as its local seafood. Check out the best spots for Cuban fare in the Conch Republic, from your morning joe to Havana-style street food.
Key West natives – known as conchs – are what they eat. Try the best conch dishes in Key West.
As part of our series, here’s some Key lime treats to be enjoyed across the island outside of its usual pie-form.
While Key lime is usually served in the form of a sweet pie, it also compliments liquor, spicy peppers, rum, nuts, a French Toast breakfast -- you name it, it’s probably been tried here on the island.
Check out these limited beverages perfect for the spring season at our onsite Starbucks.
The Cuban sandwich is a Florida favorite that started as an immigrant take on the typical ham and cheese sandwich.
The annual event showcases inventive cuisine and a diverse range of wines introduced by their respective chefs and vinters.
To make sure you’re getting real Key West stone crab and not lump crab meat from some faraway sea, here we’ve rounded up the best places on the island to enjoy stone crab.
For local fishers, the stone crab is a way of life. The crustacean's gigantic claws pass through many hands before they get to your plate.
If there’s time for a late-night treat after the Duval Crawl, then there’s no reason you can’t mix in some local or organic eats as well.
There’s nothing quite like a good lobster, and in Key West it’s available in all different forms.
Here at 24 North, we suggest you keep it 100% and enjoy a cup of joe poolside. With Starbucks on site, order up tropical coffee and iced tea blends that will keep you refreshed, cool and energized to see all the eccentric sites the Conch Republic has to offer. We suggest these iced beverages with tropical flavors that will keep you in the island state of mind.
How did Key West get so famous for its key lime pie? There’s a story to go with that.
It’s practically summer here in Key West, which means warm weather, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky type days - and plenty of Starbucks iced drinks.
In Key West, life is better outside. But the only way that life can get any better outside, is with the addition of some food.
Key West Sun + Starbucks is all we need. And that's exactly what we have at 24 North. Our on-site Starbucks has been the icing on the cake, or should we say the whipped cream on our frappucino since it's opening inside the hotel.
photo by Tammy Gordon
We at 24 North have quite the affinity for our southern neighbors. We also share a love of their cuisine - specifically the Cuban sandwiches. Here's where to find the best Cuban mixes in Key West.
The new Starbucks inside 24 North Hotel couldn’t have opened at a better time. Not only is it the best weather of the entire year in Key West, but it’s also the start of the holiday season, which means the Starbucks holiday beverages. Now we get to enjoy the warm sunshine and cool island breeze – and we get to enjoy it with an Eggnog Latte in one hand and a sugar cookie in the other, a Gingerbread Latte tomorrow, and maybe even a Peppermint Mocha at night. With a Starbucks downstairs, we can get one whenever we want – and so can you.
As part of our ongoing series, 24 Things to Do in Key West, here are four places that you cannot miss during your stay on the island.