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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Florida Keys - Monroe County

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Florida Keys - Monroe County? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Red Shoe Island Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1097)
$31 to $50
American
Key West
About the restaurant
Key West seafood restaurant in the heart of old town on Petronia. The menu is kept small so that everything is nice and fresh for you. Yellowtail snapper, fish of the day, Key West pink shrimp, and seafood medley highlight the menu.
Deviled Eggs topped with Scallops, Shrimp Mango Toast and Crispy Pork Belly Croustinis tantalize the pallet. Beef stroganoff made with certified black angus beef is a favorite.

Relaxing, unpretentious, and romantic.
Seating is very limited.
24 Hour Cancellation window.
For the consideration of our guests, we do not accept parties over the size of six (6).
We offer a 6 pm and an 8 pm seating.
BEER AND WINE AVAILABLE.
No Children's menu available.
Top review
Nyc26vip
Dined 7 days ago
We had one of the best meals in Key West at Red Shoes Bistro. You might be tempted to eat somewhere with a view and they are plentiful in KW, but do yourself a favor and have dinner here. The food is outstanding and the service (Christopher) was equal to any and all fine dining in NYC. We celebrated multiple family birthdays here and it was a perfect choice, thank you!!
A photo of Santiago's Bodega Key West restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1970)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Key West
About the restaurant
Since 2003, Santiago's Bodega Key West in Bahama Village has been serving globally inspired small plates in a vibrant, inviting atmosphere. We offer indoor and outdoor seating. For parties of 6 or more, please call the restaurant to reserve. We are a neighborhood gem. Reservations are highly recommended.

Open daily from 11:00am-10:00pm. We offer Happy Hour seven days a week from 3:00pm-6:00pm featuring half-priced sangria, wine by the glass, draft beer, and select $6 tapa specials. We look forward to welcoming you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
soooo good! we left so full and happy. our best dining experience in key west!
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4.8
4.8 (188)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Key West
About the restaurant
Atlas Izakaya is a chef-run restaurant focused on creating delicious, thought-provoking Japanese food. Meaning “stay-drink-place” in its native tongue, Izakaya is a word to describe the perfect spot to settle down with company as you dine together. Located in the heart of historic Key West steps from Duval Street, our restaurant provides a relaxed vibe to meet your palate. To live up to our name, we created a refined atmosphere that features an impressive open kitchen to complement the same great impression made by our menu. Complete with local seafood, fresh vegetable dishes, bao buns, dumplings, and much more, our offerings are the kind you’ll be craving in the weeks following your visit. If you’re in the mood for cozy comfort and whimsical Asian cuisine, join us at Atlas Izakaya.
Now offering Omakase Bar seating. Let the Chef cook for you at the limited 6 seat counter.
Call restaurant directly to book your 10 Course Shefu Menu.
Seatings at 530pm and 8pm. Call direct...
305-998-4189
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
One of the best meals we’ve had anywhere. Hands down the best food in Key West.
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4.8
4.8 (2885)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Key West
About the restaurant
Prime Steakhouse offers the finest steaks in the Florida Keys! Whether a 24oz Bone in Rib Eye or a succulent Filet, grilled to perfection, Prime is the best kept secret in Key West. Tucked away in the Conch Harbor Marina above Dante's, settle into our intimate dining room and let our servers take care of the rest. In addition to fabulous steaks, Prime serves Fresh Florida Lobster and nightly Seafood and Pasta specials. Nightly specials may also include a 16 oz Bone In Filet, Double Bone Pork Chop and an outrageous 16oz Veal Chop. Don't miss the Crab Cake and the Smoked Gouda & White Truffle Macaroni & Cheese. Noted for it's impeccable world-class service, the finest wines from the USA, Italy & France and a superb Martini and Cocktail menu, Prime has become the locals favorite Steakhouse!
Top review
DenverDiner
Dined 3 days ago
They really took care of us on our 30th wedding anniversary dinner - semi private room off main room. Steaks were spectacular and truffle smoked gouda mac was amazing. Tony our server was fantastic and very attentive and made our night very special.
A photo of Bangkok Happy Bowl Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar - Key West restaurant
4.6
4.6 (17)
$30 and under
Asian
Key West
About the restaurant
Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar featuring Thai cuisine and much more in a wonderful setting with a Garden Patio located at iconic 816 Duval Street. Dinner also features exceptional island musicians performing live in the Garden from 6-8:30 pm each evening. Join us for an Elevated Asian Dining Experience!
Top review
JRossvip
Dined 4 days ago
Duck was simply incredible! Appetizers just ok (spring rolls and rangoons). Server - she was excellent, but busboy kept taking our plates and utensils away too early! ;-)
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4.8
4.8 (2849)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Key West
About the restaurant
Café Marquesa’s "Contemporary American Cuisine” is a local favorite. Specialties include grilled meats and fresh, local seafood, complemented by inventive appetizers and desserts made daily.

Based on seasonal availability, our passionate culinary team select the finest seafood, meats and produce to design the menu. Innovative interpretations of classic dishes are presented each evening. A cozy bar is available for drinks, light bites, dessert and coffee or full meals. The ideal place for friends and hotel guests to meet prior to dinner and before or after the theater.

We have two intimate dining rooms, one is located directly within The Marquesa Hotel's charming parlor and the other is the cherished dining room of the café. You will be seated at the best available table, however if you have a preference, please let us know when making the reservation.

Top review
ChrisFvip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent dining experience. Ambience was wonderful with delicious choices and well prepared food. Highly recommend as best food in Key West
A photo of Milagro Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (959)
$31 to $50
American
Key West
About the restaurant
Hidden off the beaten path, just two blocks from the Southernmost Point and one block from world famous Duval Street, is Milagro Restaurant and Bar, a true culinary gem. Run by husband and wife duo, award-winning Executive Chef Kevin Montoya and General Manager Maggie Montoya, Milagro is a labor of love with deep ties to scratch-made food, art, and the community.

In addition to an upscale atmosphere, Milagro specializes in local seafood, wood grilled steaks and chops, and much more. Treat yourself to our vast selection of wine, tequila flights, and craft cocktails at one of our two bars.

Welcome to a fine dining, Key West style, experience!

Happy Hour available from 5:00pm-6:30pm at either of our two bars or high tops tables.

Please note, Milagro does not offer outdoor dining nor children's menu.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was great for the price and our service was wonderful! Highly recommend!
A photo of Bel Mare restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1143)
$50 and over
Italian
Key West
About the restaurant
"Bel Mare means 'beautiful ocean' in Italian. We specialize in coastal Italian food served with an emphasis on traditional fine dining. Not only does our food come from that beautiful ocean, but our dining room overlooks it. The gorgeous yachts docked in the foreground of the A&B Marina make for stunning views and sunsets over that beautiful ocean!"
Top review
MaritzaSvip
Dined 2 days ago
Overall great restaurant. I had the lobster scampi which was excellent
A photo of Cafe Sole - Key West restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3357)
$50 and over
French
Key West
About the restaurant
Café Solé has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic
Top review
DamianD
Dined 3 days ago
We’ve been coming here for decades and it never disappoints. You know the drill: do the portobello soup and the hog snapper. Better yet do the soup trio. The staff is professional (shout out to Max) but the ambience is chill and accommodating rather than stuffy. Can’t recommend enough!
A photo of Little Pearl restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2671)
$50 and over
Seafood
Key West
About the restaurant

We are OPEN 6 nights a week with 3 seating times
Monday-Saturday 5pm/7pm/9pm
Offering Chef’s Tasting Menu only. Unfortunately, our regular menu is unavailable at this time. Follow our website, Facebook, or IG for most current menu offerings... or just give us a call!
Please contact the restaurant with ALL dietary restrictions 24 hours before reservation for us to accommodate.
Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Nestled in the heart of Old Town and away from the bustling downtown streets of Key West, Florida, sits an excellent spot for fresh local catch and innovative cuisine with a tropical twist.
Reservations are recommended!! Please call us for parties larger than 4 people.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent tasting menu. My favorite dish was the crudo.
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