Follow our guide to the best food and fun in this quirky little town made famous by the likes of Buffett and Hemingway.
Photographer Laura Davick
Key West’s top restaurants reach far beyond fried shrimp and burgers. You’ll do best to look for a menu featuring both imported ingredients and local seafood. Try Nine One Five (915 Duval Street; 305/296-0669 or 915duval.com), Key West’s best gourmet option, featuring award-winning fusion preparations like clams with imported chorizo. If the weather’s good, aim for a table on the porch.
Or visit Café Marquesa (600 Fleming Street; 305/292-1244 or marquesa.com), part of the casual yet elegant Marquesa Hotel. Menu items emphasize local ingredients; the macadamia-crusted yellowtail is sure to please.
Left: Nine One Five