Key West’s flair for the casual means nearly every restaurant welcomes a relaxed style.

View of outdoor dining at the casual B.O.'s Fish Wagon on Caroline Street in Key West
It doesn’t get more casual than B.O.’s Fish Wagon, where anything more than a t-shirt is overdressed.

Nearly every restaurant in Key West is casual-friendly, meaning you will be welcome wearing shorts, sandals, and t-shirts.

Key West is known for its relaxed lifestyle and not being uptight about appearances.

You’ll eat well while on the island – no matter what your attire.

But don’t hesitate to dress up a bit for a nice dinner.  Many restaurants here are hip, chic, and gourmet – and cleaning up a bit is often an appropriate way to dine.


Below are restaurants we classify as “Casual Dining”, which encompasses nearly all of Key West’s dining options.

Mellow Cafe and Gastropub

Casual craft beer bar serving tacos, sandwiches, salads and more dockside in Garrison Bight. Sitting


Delicious Mediterranean-inspired restaurant serving tapas, brunch, and dinner in a charming Key West neighborhood Modern

Duetto Pizza & Gelato

Delicious, authentic thin-crust Italian pizza, panini sandwiches, fresh focaccia, and more make Duetto a favorite


For a taste of outstanding Key West pizza and casual Italian cuisine, you’ll first have

Thirsty Mermaid

Boutique restaurant off Duval Street serving fresh Key West seafood with inventive recipes appealing to

The Salty Angler

Casual restaurant & bar serving outstanding bbq, fresh fish, tasty sandwiches and burgers. Live music

Sandy’s Cafe

Coffee and Cuban sandwich shop popular with locals looking for an affordable to-go meal If

Date and Thyme (formerly Help Yourself)

An impressive organic cafe, juice bar, and market. Serving some of the healthiest food on

The Cafe

Key West’s best vegetarian restaurant pleases all. This funky cafe features some of the best

Seven Fish

  Modern bistro serving fresh seafood in a casual setting. Seven Fish features an inventive

Rooftop Cafe

One story above the sidewalk, the Rooftop Cafe does a nice job of serving island


Award-winning chefs create New-American tapas in a Victorian house on Duval Street. This restaurant was


Island flavors are featured in gourmet dishes – served indoors and al fresco. For many

La Te Da

Upper Duval Street favorite with eclectic characters and relaxed island vibe. Set in a beautiful

Turtle Kraals

Casual dockside restaurant with a focus on bar-b-que. Once the home to a turtle canning

Thai Cuisine

Traditional Thai cuisine with both indoor and outdoor seating. Located on Greene Street, this restaurant

Santiago’s Bodega

Delicious small-plate tapas restaurant, hidden away in Bahama Village. There is something so enjoyable about

Pepe’s Cafe

Key West’s oldest restaurant still serves excellent island cuisine and cocktails. Pepe’s Cafe, established in

Origami Sushi Bar

Excellent sushi served in a casual, indoors and outdoors area. Excellent sushi is masterfully prepared

Mangia Mangia

Italian restaurant in Old Town neighborhood. Makes fresh pasta every day. Mangia Mangia Pasta Cafe

Kojin Noodle Bar

Authentic Japanese noodle bar, an excellent addition to the Key West dining scene. The first

Kelly’s Caribbean

Started by the famous actress Kelly McGillis, serves a variety of cuisine in a couryard

Hard Rock Cafe

Chain restaurant on Duval Street featuring typical American fare and loud music. What can we

Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Small, modern bistro in a new location on Eaton Street The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

El Meson de Pepe

Cuban restaurant located on Mallory Square serving traditional cuisine. The cuisine of Cuba quickly became

Duffy’s Restaurant

Casual, traditional seaside steak & seafood restaurant. For a casual and satisfying steak or lobster,

Croissants de France

Outdoor restaurant and bakery overlooking Duval Street serves and excellent breakfast…and more. Overlooking Duval Street

Conch Republic Seafood Company

Casual, dockside restaurant and bar serving a better-than-average Conch fritter. Open air restaurant offering dockside


Authentic modern Southern low-country cuisine served in Bahama Village. While many people heading down Petronia

Camille’s Restaurant

Consistent, inventive, and homemade – always satisfying To really experience Key West you have to

Cafe Sole

Located in an Old Town neighborhood, this Key West restaurant specializes in french-inspired cuisine. The

Blue Heaven

Consistently one of the most delicious and funky restaurants in Key West The islands most

Banana Cafe

A terrific French bistro in Old Town Key West on Upper Duval Street. This French-rooted

Ambrosia Japanese Sushi Restaurant

Key West’s best Japanese sushi, where the food is as inventive as the hip decor.

Alonzo’s Oyster Bar

Casual seafood restaurant at the Key West Seaport This first floor restaurant is part of


Serving casual lunch, & dinner on Duval Street, with seafood, meat, and vegetarian options Willie

Sloppy Joe’s Key West

A casual and lively Key West party spot made famous by Ernest Hemingway. Sloppy Joe’s

Bien (formerly Paseo)

New take-out restaurant has blown us away with their tasty sandwiches. Wow! That is what

Old Town Mexican Cafe

Satisfying Mexican food, overlooking Duval Street. Authentic Mexican cuisine from award winning chef Gail Brockway

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe

Jimmy Buffett’s restaurant in Key West, home of the cheeseburger in paradise. Just saying the

Cuban Coffee Queen (formerly Lobos)

Casual eatery is popular with locals, and located just off Duval Street. Often we are

Harpoon Harrys

From diner cuisine to dinner food, Harpoon Harry’s satisfies. Any local who knows and loves

Half-Shell Raw Bar

Dockside, casual seafood dining at this Key West landmark. Key West’s Half Shell Raw Bar,

5 Brothers Grocery & Sandwich Shop

Pressed sandwiches on Cuban bread and strong Cuban coffee at this local’s favorite. 5 Brothers

El Siboney

Traditional Cuban cuisine from this neighborhood institution. One could say that Key West is surrounded

China Garden West

Traditional Chinese food, in Old Town, Key West. Got the hunger for some good Chinese

B.O.’s Fish Wagon

Our favorite fish sandwich in Key West – from an island legend. When people ask


Casual, family-friendly Italian restaurant in Old Town. Enjoy an Italian dinner at this affordably priced