Key West’s flair for the casual means nearly every restaurant welcomes a relaxed style.
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
Duetto Pizza & Gelato
Delicious, authentic thin-crust Italian pizza, panini sandwiches, fresh focaccia, and more make Duetto a favorite
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
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
Modern bistro serving fresh seafood in a casual setting. Seven Fish features an inventive
One story above the sidewalk, the Rooftop Cafe does a nice job of serving island
Casual dockside restaurant with a focus on bar-b-que. Once the home to a turtle canning
Traditional Thai cuisine with both indoor and outdoor seating. Located on Greene Street, this restaurant
Delicious small-plate tapas restaurant, hidden away in Bahama Village. There is something so enjoyable about
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
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
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
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
Consistent, inventive, and homemade – always satisfying To really experience Key West you have to
Consistently one of the most delicious and funky restaurants in Key West The islands most
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
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
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