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First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery

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274 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
First Flight Island Restaurant and Brewery is located in the home of Pan Americans office, where the first American international flight ticket Key West- Havana, Cuba was bought on October 28th 1927. The restaurant features a beautiful garden dining area nestled under the canopies of 2 Strangler Figs, an inside dining room with Pan American memorabilia and an indoor- outdoor crash bar made from an airplane wing.This is also the birthplace of the Southernmost Brewery in the States where 3 flagship and seasonal beers are made by Brewmaster Andrew Koennecke. The restaurant menu focuses on locally sourced seafood, house brew braised dishes and fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu changes throughout the year by Executive Chef Ben Schneller who supplements tradition with an island twist.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 274 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh food with excellent service. Made our anniversary trip to Key West complete. Live band across the street was pleasant background music and the courtyard ambiance was relaxing and intimate.

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vipViewsFood10Parking0
Miami
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and adhering to PPE guidelines. Food delicious. Highly recommend fish tacos with mango salsa.

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LarkR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 10 minutes early but they seated us immediately and were super nice and friendly! The service was fast and excellent and the food was phenomenal!

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PatriciaB
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my...awesome food and the drinks were great. We even got drinks to go!!! We will return next year!

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SusanK
Key West
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the atmosphere and food. The staff is always very accomodating.

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vipGrandpaBobbyB
Orlando
81 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

While we went there specifically for the beer steamed clams, they were the smallest clams either of us have ever seen or eaten. They should have either told us, or tripled the order. The lobster ravioli was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and quick

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Lynnm
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Would not recommend-s

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vipHolleyR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our meal at First Flight was great. What an added bonus that we could hear the band across the street which was amazing. The food was pretty good. I think the lobster may have been overdone a tad, but maybe that's not their signature dish. We enjoyed the Tuna Carpacio very much and the Raviolis were tasty. The service was great.

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RonG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

arrived early for our reservations and were immediately seated. I had the burger and it was great. Also had roasted Brussel sprouts for an appetizer. My wife had the fish tacos and they were very good too!

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Lola
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with great food. My husband loves the beer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here hoping to eat on the patio for my birthday dinner- it was raining but we were sat inside and LOVED every minute of it. Great service, great beer, really amazing food! Definitely would recommend and revisit!

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vipHarlanW
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service, great beer. We sat out in the courtyard and felt safe and surprisingly cool. We will be back!

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vipDENISE
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Extreme cercumstances with the virus but still a very good experience.

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vipJason
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place off the beaten path or Duval St. Great place for lunch/dinner or just a few drinks. With indoor and outdoor seating great way to escape the heat when necessary. Simple menu with good food and good beer. Not expensive considering the other options in town and some history as well as it was the place where Pan AM sold their first airline ticket.

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Lee737
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We only went for drinks and appetizers since we had eaten at Margaritaville earlier in the day. Would not recommend the deviled eggs. Was expecting something like a Scotch egg but turned out to be a standard, and rather runny, deviled egg. On the other hand, the fried ravioli was great! Drinks were good and service was outstanding! If your concerned about the virus, there was plenty of space to social distance.

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DawnZ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It is a very cute location and set up. The food was ok, but not really worth the high price. And it’s our fault that we ordered mixed drinks in a brewery. That never works well. The server was very nice and helpful but service was slow considering the place was not very full.

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KellyS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! We’ll be back later this week!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Happy Hour on Key West.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food and service were both excellent . Unfortunately we were seated next to a very loud group of people .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon the place and glad we did. Great bartenders (Dee & Don) in a very weird time! They were very generous and full of information to help us navigate our vacation!! I had the best fish tacos at this establishment of any place I’ve ever visited in the Keys and I’ve been coming here for years!!! Their house draft brews are also amazing and when you ask for fresh squeezed OJ with your mimosa they oblige! The patio is 1st class!!

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Msnikkiuk
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the locations history! Best food of our trip! Amazing fries and the best drinks in Key West, especially the passionflower mojito!!!! Bought a super cute shirt too ❤️❤️❤️

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vipKarenM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our server would disappear at times. I won’t usually complain about this but we had a busy day in the sun and our water glasses were frequently empty. The food was wonderful. I had fish tacos and ate every bite. We ordered fried ravioli and deviled eggs for appetizers. The eggs were some of the best I’ve had. The kids loved the poké. My daughter ordered lobster and cleaned her plate. It was one of our favorite meals on the island.

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vipOverpriced
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service, try the peanut butter and jelly fried dessert. Off the hook!!

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AllisonO
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place. Great atmosphere. Very limited menu and expensive for what you get. Deviled eggs were excellent!

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VANESSAB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very very kind and knowledgeable about the area and the drinks were awesome along with the ambience

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Suza
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer and food!

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JasonE
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great. We sat on the patio and really enjoyed sitting outside. We went a little before the dinner rush and enjoyed the quieter setting (made friends with the roosters). The waitress was O.K but compared to everything else could have been better. Highly recommended and will go back when we return to Key West.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing and masks were all being implemented appropriately! Servers were friendly and fast, food and drinks were delicious.

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WelovegoodfoodCooperCity
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re so happy to have found this place! The food was amazing! We are returning tomorrow!Don’t miss it!

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TiTo
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there a couple of times, never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate 22 years of wedded bliss by coming down to the Keys with our two teenagers. For our anniversary dinner, we decided to try out First Flight since it was within walking distance of our vacation rental and the menu looked great with excellent reviews. Due to the pandemic, we weren’t sure if they were seating inside or not so we booked through OpenTable. The menu was limited however, there was a good variety to select from and all four in our party found delicious entrees to devour. My hubby had the lobster tail which was first rate, my youngest daughter (15) and I had the amazingly delicious Island Chicken Pasta and our older daughter (17) devoured every bite of her Brewery Burger. Everything was perfectly seasoned. Our server, Britney was amazing and First Flight sent over complimentary champagne to commemorate or 22 years. When we come back, we will definitely return to this fabulous restaurant.

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JefferyR
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food wonderful service atmosphere exquisite truly enjoyed our time there

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vipDENISE
Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, off the beaten path location

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Other than being about 93°F inside it was decent

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markc
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal and the service was spot-on. We had the something "chili" wings appetizer and they were crispy and flavorful w/out being hot. The food is a bit pricey but it is Key West and it's not burgers and fries. And our reservation couldn't have been easier or faster, nice that you get an email reminder 24 hours before asking if you're still going to be there. Would be great if all restaurants where this friendly and convenient.

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vipMoelink
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding from beginning to end!!! Beef brisket Mac and cheese and prosciutto arugula flatbread apps were awesome, the fish tacos were superb, and the grille pb and J sandwich dessert was also superb!!! While in key west definitely a must visit!!!

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vipKimO
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always have to have dinner here 😊❤️

FAQs

First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 293-8484.

First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery is rated 4.5 stars by 274 OpenTable diners.

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