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The island of Key West packs a lot of punch in its relatively small surface area. To keep tabs on Duval Street nightlife, seasonal seafood, event guides, watersport adventures and more, bookmark the 24 North Hotel Blog.

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.

The Best Places for Pizza in Key West

The Best Places for Pizza in Key West

November 27th, 2018 | Food & Dining

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.


Best Raw Bars in Key West

Best Raw Bars in Key West

November 12th, 2018 | Food & Dining

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.


The Best Cuban Eats in Key West

The Best Cuban Eats in Key West

October 3rd, 2018 | Food & Dining

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.


A Beginner’s Guide to the Conch Cuisine of Key West

A Beginner’s Guide to the Conch Cuisine of Key West

September 26th, 2018 | Food & Dining

Key West natives – known as conchs – are what they eat. Try the best conch dishes in Key West.


Key Lime Pie, Minus the Pie - Part 2

Key Lime Pie, Minus the Pie - Part 2

June 1st, 2018 | Food & Dining

As part of our series, here’s some Key lime treats to be enjoyed across the island outside of its usual pie-form.


A Taste of Key Lime Pie, Minus the Pie

A Taste of Key Lime Pie, Minus the Pie

April 18th, 2018 | Food & Dining

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.


New Starbucks Drinks this Spring

New Starbucks Drinks this Spring

March 28th, 2018 | Food & Dining

Check out these limited beverages perfect for the spring season at our onsite Starbucks.


5 Best Cuban Sandwiches in Key West

5 Best Cuban Sandwiches in Key West

March 14th, 2018 | Food & Dining

The Cuban sandwich is a Florida favorite that started as an immigrant take on the typical ham and cheese sandwich.


Don’t Miss the Key West Food & Wine Festival

Don’t Miss the Key West Food & Wine Festival

January 15th, 2018 | Food & Dining

The annual event showcases inventive cuisine and a diverse range of wines introduced by their respective chefs and vinters.


Where to Eat Stone Crab in Key West

Where to Eat Stone Crab in Key West

December 18th, 2017 | Food & Dining

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.


Your Guide to Stone Crab Season in Key West

Your Guide to Stone Crab Season in Key West

December 4th, 2017 | Food & Dining

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.


Organic / Local Eats in Key West

Organic / Local Eats in Key West

November 10th, 2017 | Food & Dining

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.


Best Lobster Dishes in Key West

Best Lobster Dishes in Key West

August 28th, 2017 | Food & Dining

There’s nothing quite like a good lobster, and in Key West it’s available in all different forms.


24 North Picks: Iced Summertime Drinks at Starbucks

24 North Picks: Iced Summertime Drinks at Starbucks

August 11th, 2017 | Food & Dining

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.


The History behind Key Lime Pie

The History behind Key Lime Pie

June 7th, 2017 | Food & Dining

How did Key West get so famous for its key lime pie? There’s a story to go with that.


24 North Picks: Starbucks Summer Drinks

24 North Picks: Starbucks Summer Drinks

April 26th, 2017 | Food & Dining

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.


24 North Picks: Toasted Coconut

24 North Picks: Toasted Coconut

April 12th, 2017 | Food & Dining

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.


Try Starbucks’ Two New Drinks @ 24 North

Try Starbucks’ Two New Drinks @ 24 North

March 8th, 2017 | Food & Dining

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.


The Cuban Key West: The Best Cuban Sandwiches on Key West

photo by Tammy Gordon

The Cuban Key West: The Best Cuban Sandwiches on Key West

January 18th, 2017 | Food & Dining

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.


Tis the Starbucks Season

Tis the Starbucks Season

November 23rd, 2016 | Food & Dining

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.


24 Things to Do in Key West - 4 Places You Must Eat in Key West

24 Things to Do in Key West - 4 Places You Must Eat in Key West

May 11th, 2016 | Food & Dining

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.