The self-proclaimed "Conch Republic" is one of Florida's most unique and colorful escapes, with a long and fascinating history to match. Here's where to eat, drink, play, and stay in the land of Buffett and Hemingway.
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