Blue Heaven

Consistently one of the most delicious and funky restaurants.

Blue Heaven - breakfast with the roosters, dinner under the stars.

Blue Heaven – breakfast with the roosters, dinner under the stars.

The islands most quintessentially “Key West” restaurant has to be Blue Heaven. Like everything in Key West, it’s got some history. The building once housed a bordello and later Hemingway refereed boxing matches there.

Located in the Bahamian neighborhood (Bahama Village), this restaurant is an absolute favorite with locals and visitors serving fine American cuisine.

During the day a few chicken and roosters roam the outdoor dining garden. By nightfall, they have moved to the trees to roost for the night while the cats come out to play.

The food is outstanding, the atmosphere funky and lively, and the experience should be memorable. Live music is gently offered by local musicians as diners enjoy the breezes caught in the shade sails.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

No reservations accepted (except for very large groups).

Location: 729 Thomas Street

  • Breakfast Menu

    RICHARD’S VERY GOOD PANCAKES
    (MADE FROM SCRATCH) ORDER OF THREE
    Plain • Banana • Pecan • Pineapple
    – pure maple syrup available –

    BENEDICTS
    – served with poached eggs, english muffin with lime Hollandaise –
    Vegetable Benedict • Ham Benedict
    Sausage Benedict • Bacon Benedict • Beef Tenderloin Benedict

    HOMEMADE GRANOLA
    (made in our kitchen with organic oats)
    available with milk, soy milk, fruit, and organic low-fat vanilla yogurt

    FRUIT CUP

    FRUIT PLATE & HOMEMADE BANANA BREAD

    FRESH FRUIT SMOOTHIE
    made with apple juice, strawberries and bananas

    OMELETTES SERVED WITH BLUE HEAVEN BAKERY TOAST
    Suanne’s Favorite
    (mushroom, cheese and onion)
    Cheese Omelette
    (with Vermont white sharp cheddar)
    Chef’s Delight

    SHRIMP AND GRITS
    Five sautéed Key West shrimp served over grits
    with Vermont white cheddar cheese, scallions
    and bakery fresh toast

    ROOSTER SPECIAL
    Two eggs, any style, and grits or seasoned potatos,
    and bacon or country sausage,
    with toast, homemade pancakes or Betty’s Banana Bread

    BREAKFAST TORTILLA
    Scrambled eggs with onion, peppers,
    herbs and cheese on flour tortilla topped with sour cream and salsa

    BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
    (On bakery fresh bun)
    Egg • Egg and Cheese • Egg and Bacon or Sausage
    Egg, Cheese and Bacon or Sausage

    À LA CARTE
    Pancake • Bacon • Egg
    Fruit or Pecan Cake • Country Sausage • Hollandaise Sauce
    Betty’s Banana Bread • Toast (freshly baked) • Salsa
    Grits • Toasted Bun • Side Yogurt
    Lobster bites • Potatoes

    DRINKS
    Good Coffee
    Unfiltered Apple Juice • Hot Tea
    Cappuccino • Tomato • Green Tea
    Lakewood Cranberry • Mimosa w/fresh OJ • Fresh Squeezed OJ
    Bloody Mary • Fresh Grapefruit

  • Lunch Menu

    VEGETARIAN BLACK BEAN SOUP
    (Garnished with sour cream & cheese)

    SEASONAL SOUP

    GARDEN SALAD
    (Greens tossed in orange vinaigrette with tomatoes, red onions,
    feta cheese and Kalamata Olives (with pits))

    CAESAR SALAD
    (Romaine with homemade croutons,
    Pecorino Romano cheese and Caesar dressing)
    – Top with jerk chicken strips, skillet seared fish, shrimp –

    FRUIT PLATE
    with Cottage cheese

    JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN SANDWICH
    (Strips of boneless breast tenderized in a 12-herb marinade,
    served on a bakery fresh bun with lettuce and tomato)
    – cheese may be added –

    JERK CHICKEN PLATE
    (Comes with brown rice, black beans, vegetables and corn bread)

    SHRIMP MELT
    (Sautéed Key West pink shrimp served on a bakery fresh bun
    topped with Vermont white cheddar cheese)

    LOCALLY CAUGHT FISH
    (Sandwich with freshly made tartar sauce on bakery fresh bun)
    (Plate with brown rice, black beans, vegetable, corn bread and sauce du jour)

    NATURAL BEEF HAMBURGER
    (Shaped here, with lettuce, onion, tomato and mayonnaise)
    – cheddar cheese may be added –

    GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
    (Vermont white cheddar with sliced tomato. Served with daily garnish)
    – available with avocado and sprouts –

    LUNCHEON TORTILLAS
    (Black beans and brown rice, melted cheese, sour cream,
    cilantro salsa and avocado on top of a flour tortilla)
    – available with sautéed tofu or jerk chicken –

    VEGETABLE PLATE
    (Brown rice, black beans, fresh vegetables,
    red onion marmalade and corn bread)

    SIDE ORDERS
    sour cream • cheese • 1/2 avocado • salsa • corn bread • rice • black beans

    DESSERTS
    Banana Heaven • Key Lime Pie • Chocolate Torte
    Homemade Ice-Cream and Fruit

  • Dinner Menu

    APPETIZERS
    CARROT AND CURRY SOUP
    Garnished with mango chutney

    SEASONAL SOUP

    VEGETARIAN BLACK BEAN SOUP
    With sour cream and cheese

    SPLENDID SALAD
    Romaine, fresh vegetables, and orange cider vinaigrette

    BABY GREENS
    With twice baked miso eggplant, goat cheese, and our house vinaigrette

    CARIBBEAN BBQ SHRIMP
    Seared with jerk seasonings, deglazed with beer, and
    served with freshly baked corn bread muffins

    ENTRÉES
    – served with fresh vegetable and corn bread –

    CARIBBEAN BBQ SHRIMP
    Seared with garlic and jerk seasonings,
    deglazed with Red Stripe beer and served with brown rice and black beans

    PORK TENDERLOIN
    Pan seared and served with sweet potato,
    mango chutney and curry butter sauce

    JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN
    “Jerked” in Caribbean spices and served with brown rice and black beans

    BEEF TENDERLOIN
    An eight-ounce center cut Angus filet with Cabernet demi-glace

    VEGETABLE PLATE
    Brown rice, black beans, grilled plantains, fresh vegetables and red onion marmalade

    VEGETABLE STIR-FRY
    FRESH SEAFOOD SPECIALS
    Seared Sea Scallops Provençale
    Sauteed Yellowtail Snapper with Citrus Beurre Blanc Sauce
    (Lobster & Stonecrab when in season)

    SIDES
    Green Vegetables • Herbed Red Potatoes • Plaintains
    Fresh Corn • Wilted Spinach • Rice & beans

    DESSERTS
    BANANA HEAVEN
    With Betty’s banana bread, bananas flamed with rum
    and homemade Vanilla ice cream

    BELGIAN CHOCOLATE TORTE

    KEY LIME PIE

    GOOD COFFEE
    Cappuccino • Espresso