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A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Scenic Restaurants in the Florida Keys

  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 01 March 2024
  • Revised 15 March 2024
A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Scenic Restaurants in the Florida Keys
  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 01 March 2024
  • Revised 15 March 2024
A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Scenic Restaurants in the Florida Keys
  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 01 March 2024
  • Revised 15 March 2024

The Florida Keys are renowned for their breathtaking sunsets, turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life. So it should come as no surprise that this string of tropical islands offers some of the most scenic dining experiences in the United States. Picture savouring fresh seafood or a tropical cocktail while overlooking the serene ocean or nestled among swaying palm trees. Now check out some of our favourite scenic restaurants for a taste of the good life on your next Florida Keys holiday


Latitudes Key West restaurant

Set on the private island of Sunset Key accessible only by boat, Latitudes is pure bliss for the eyes and palette. This upscale restaurant is perfect for a date night or special occasion, with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico providing the ultimate backdrop for your culinary heaven. Choose from the freshest of seafood, including the delicious Pan Seared Yellowtail Snapper and Key West Pink Shrimp Carbonara or treat yourself to the finest of steaks. And the cocktail menu is just as mouthwatering, with options such as Sunset Bliss and Florida’s finest, Key Lime Martini.

Lighthouse Grill

Lighthouse Grill restaurant view Florida Keys

The Lighthouse Grill’s casual, relaxed ambience makes for the perfect spot for dinner after a day exploring the Keys. Enjoy views of the historic lighthouse as you tuck into some of the best seafood in town. Expect a menu of lobster, shrimp, mahi-mahi, but most importantly the freshest catches of the day. If seafood isn’t to your taste, you can also get chicken, steak, soups, and salads. And it’s not just the food that’s to die for. Their craft cocktails from local distilleries are equally enticing. Grab a Lighthouse Mai Tai or Smokey Margarita while you soak up the stunning ocean views.

Louie’s Backyard

Restaurant view Florida Keys

Feast on Caribbean inspired cuisine at this popular Key West destination. Set in a Victorian residence near the Southernmost point, it features a mix of indoor elegance and outdoor tropical charm. Whether you’re enjoying brunch, lunch, or dinner, you can do so with an idyllic backdrop of passing sailboats and yachts. The restaurant offers a diverse range of meals, with a focus on locally produced ingredients. And when your stomach is satisfied, head to the Afterdeck Bar for unobstructed ocean views and a collection of the finest wines, martinis, cocktails, and beers.

Tavern N Town

Florida keys dining view sunset

With steaks hand cut and cooked to perfection, Tavern N Town is the place to go for a hearty meal at the end of the day. Situated within the Marriot Beachside Hotel, it offers guests an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere. What makes this restaurant even more unique is their theatre-style kitchen where you can watch all the incredible chefs in action. Their Executive Chef, Kevin Montova, won first place in the Key West Master Chef Classic for his unique creation of Coffee Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin with black bean cake and pineapple chutney. What’s more, the restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list, and you can even enjoy your glass of wine with a little live music courtesy of local musicians.

Atlantic’s Edge

Dining with a view Florida Keys

Atlantic’s Edge restaurant forms part of the Cheeca Lodge & Spa and offers elegant dining with unmatched views of the Atlantic Ocean. The outdoor terrace is particularly popular, allowing guests to feel the ocean breeze while they eat. Whether you go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Atlantic’s Edge focuses on cuisines that celebrate the flavours and cooking styles of Islamorada, Cuba, and the Bahamas. And for dessert, you can indulge in Chocolate Mousse with Mango Sorbet and Whisky Sauce or keep with the island vibes with their Caribbean Coconut Caramel Custard.

La Trattoria Oceanside

sunset oceanfront restaurant florida keys

An excellent dinner menu, fine wines, cocktail bar, and daily specials…what more could you ask for? Yet at La Trattoria you get all this and more. Sink your teeth into authentic Italian cuisine as you take in the beautiful waterfront surrounds of Key West. And for added enjoyment, stop by on Martini Monday, when all martinis are just $7. Plus, you even get a little live music to enjoy, with local musicians keeping the good times rolling all night. With all this up for grabs, we do recommend booking, especially during busy periods, and particularly if you want outdoor seating.

Hot Tin Roof

oceanfront restaurant sunset florida keys

Ocean Key Resort and Spa’s signature waterfront restaurant combines the tastes of Florida and the Caribbean, creating a unique ‘Floribbean’ flavour. Choose from delicious seafood, including Yellowtail Snapper and Plantain Crusted Swordfish. Or treat yourself to a succulent pork shank or veal chop. Then relax and enjoy your meal along with the scenic surroundings. And if you’re after those stunning sunset shots, the restaurant provides spectacular sunset views over the harbour. Hot Tin Roof is a very popular choice for Key West dining, so reservations are recommended to avoid any holiday disappointments.

Four Flamingos

oceanfront restaurant sunset boats Florida Keys

With a celebrity chef and stunning waterfront views, it doesn’t get much better than that. Top Chef star Richard Blais brings his unique take on American cuisine to the newly opened Four Flamingos. Whether you’re after breakfast, lunch or dinner, your hunger will be satisfied here. Delve into the likes of pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Kids can also choose from a selection of tasty meals from the Little Islanders Menu, which features fried shrimp, butter pasta, and the grilled catch of the day.

Le Creperie

If you’re looking for a top restaurant for breakfast or brunch, Le Creperie in Key West is calling. Specialising in French-style crepes, they offer a wide variety of flavours. For a sweet tooth, they have red velvet, caramel, chocolate ganache and much more to get your sugar fix. Or if you prefer the savoury side of things, you can opt for ham and cheese, spinach, mushrooms, and more. Soak up the sun in the Sunshine State with a seat outdoors on the patio. Or if you prefer a cosy and inviting ambience, there is also seating indoors where you can admire the traditional French café décor.

If that got your tastebuds tingling, it's time to check out our fabulous Florida Keys Holidays for 2024 &2025.

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