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First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery, Key West, FL
First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery, Key West, FL
First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery, Key West, FL
First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery, Key West, FL
First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery, Key West, FL

First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery

4.3
4.3
1277 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Brewery, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Gastro Pub Dining Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 293-8484
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ben Schneller
  • Private party contact
    Jackie Gibson: (305) 293-8484
  • Neighborhood
    Key West
  • Cross street
    Caroline Street
  • Parking details
    There is metered parking on both Whitehead Street and the cross Street Caroline. Busiest parking times is right before sunset
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Lively

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Lively

1,277 Reviews
  1. FrankHague

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Highly recommended if you're in the area.

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  2. Jeff

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location off of Duval Street. The outdoor dining is the major draw. The food and cocktails are good and affordable. If you want an outdoor Key West dining experience that is not associated with a lively and noisy bar, this is the place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked our reservation at the right time. Arrived before things got busy. Allowed everyone to take in the area and the service. Very pleasant staff, providing a nice balance and variety on the menu. Thank you so much

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  4. monb

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Go for the historical interest, not for the food. Very overpriced for the quality.

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  5. KarenS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Key West experience! Our favorite! Cocktails, wine, appetizers, entrees & dessert were excellent, as always. We love the outdoor garden setting.

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  6. JodiH

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and delicious food . Calen waited on us and provided excellent service. We have previously dined here and it is always spot on. Will be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server at First Flight was delightful, friendly and did her best to accommodate us. Unfortunately, the food was below par. Our butter old bay wings had no flavor, the chicken in the Alfredo chicken was tough and the seared tuna dish was coated in cayenne pepper and inedible. The atmosphere was nothing like the online pictures. Very disappointed and will definitely not go back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    As a local, we have been to this restaurant several times and while we have never had anything outstanding I have always enjoyed my meal. This experience was awful. My steak was totally overcooked. When I cut into it and saw how overly cooked it was I asked our waitress if this was their standard for rare steak. She said yes and walked away. No concern that it was brown throughout. Later a manager strolled by and said “I hope everything is good”. We said actually the steak was over cooked with no flavor. He made excuses with little concern. In summary, I did not eat my meal and the only person who seamed to care was the busboy as he cleared away my full plate.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Sara

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely patio. Would go back next time in town for sure.

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  10. KellyChristmas

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice al fresco dining spot in Key West with all the usuals including roaming roosters. The food was delicious and the salads very fresh. Very good scallops.

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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 4.3 stars by 1277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery

301 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Caroline Street
  • Neighborhood
    Key West
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Gastro Pub Dining Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Brewery, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is metered parking on both Whitehead Street and the cross Street Caroline. Busiest parking times is right before sunset
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ben Schneller
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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