Key West Food and Fun

I recently had a couple incredible days in Key West, and lots of great food played a big part in that memorable trip.  Here are some highlights of my food laden adventure..

 Lazy Days Restaurant
79867 Overseas Hwy Islamorada
 Incredible views whether you dine inside or outside. 
The seafood here was excellent.

 Fresh fried Mahi Mahi

 a half pound of fresh shrimp just for me!

 Manhattan style Clam Chowder
Best I've ever eaten!  The fresh clams made all the difference in the world.

El Meson De Pepe Cuban Restaurant
410 Wall St. Key West

Everything we ate here was delicious. If you find yourself at El Meson De Pepe and are overwhelmed by the menu, I highly recommend ordering off the Tapas Menu.  You get huge portions, and a nice variety of traditional Cuban cuisine.

 You're not doing Key West correctly if you aren't eating lots of Cuban Bread! 

Southernmost Key Lime Shop
802 Duval St, Key West

 The best Key Lime Pie I've ever eaten was at this little pie shop on Duval St.

Ana's Cuban Cafe (formerly The Conch and the Cuban Cafe)
1330 Simonton St. Key West, FL 33040

This little cafe was right next door to our condo, and was right down the block
from the Southernmost point of the U.S.

After an eight hour drive from Orlando to Key West, a light meal of black beans and rice, fresh Cuban bread, Maduros, and Empanada, chased by some fresh Coconut water right from the Coconut, hit the spot and readied us for the next six hours of exploring the town.

The next morning, we started our day at Ana's.  As we sat on the patio, we could see the famous Southernmost point of the U.S. landmark right down the street, less than a block away.  It really was quite a surreal feeling sipping on Cafe' con Leche and eating fresh buttered Cuban Bread on a patio, pretty dang near as far south as you can travel in the U.S.  It really was the perfect way to start a day in Key West.

And finally.. there is no shortage of place to drink in Key West.  And while I drank my share of libations up and down Duval Street, I made dang well sure to stop at the 'Smallest Bar in Key West'.  Good times!

Going to Key West?
Here's a great guide to get you started!