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Diners' Choice: Neighbourhood gem restaurants in Key West / Florida Keys

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighbourhood gems in Key West / Florida Keys? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (1099)
$31 to $50
American
Key West
About the restaurant
Key West seafood restaurant in the heart of old town on Petronia. The menu is kept small so that everything is nice and fresh for you. Yellowtail snapper, fish of the day, Key West pink shrimp, and seafood medley highlight the menu.
Deviled Eggs topped with Scallops, Shrimp Mango Toast and Crispy Pork Belly Croustinis tantalize the pallet. Beef stroganoff made with certified black angus beef is a favorite.

Relaxing, unpretentious, and romantic.
Seating is very limited.
24 Hour Cancellation window.
For the consideration of our guests, we do not accept parties over the size of six (6).
We offer a 6 pm and an 8 pm seating.
BEER AND WINE AVAILABLE.
No Children's menu available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
The Yellow Tail Snapper was excellent - just as we had heard. Our server Simon was efficient and friendly. I will recommend to people visiting Key West for sure.
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4.8
4.8 (1974)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Key West
About the restaurant
Since 2003, Santiago's Bodega Key West in Bahama Village has been serving globally inspired small plates in a vibrant, inviting atmosphere. We offer indoor and outdoor seating. For parties of 6 or more, please call the restaurant to reserve. We are a neighborhood gem. Reservations are highly recommended.

Open daily from 11:00am-10:00pm. We offer Happy Hour seven days a week from 3:00pm-6:00pm featuring half-priced sangria, wine by the glass, draft beer, and select $6 tapa specials. We look forward to welcoming you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food, service and ambiance, everything was unbelievable - spicy shrimp bisque, dates, saganaki and tenderloin were are to die for. Highly recommend!
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4.8
4.8 (2674)
$50 and over
Seafood
Key West
About the restaurant

We are OPEN 6 nights a week with 3 seating times
Monday-Saturday 5pm/7pm/9pm
Offering Chef’s Tasting Menu only. Unfortunately, our regular menu is unavailable at this time. Follow our website, Facebook, or IG for most current menu offerings... or just give us a call!
Please contact the restaurant with ALL dietary restrictions 24 hours before reservation for us to accommodate.
Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Nestled in the heart of Old Town and away from the bustling downtown streets of Key West, Florida, sits an excellent spot for fresh local catch and innovative cuisine with a tropical twist.
Reservations are recommended!! Please call us for parties larger than 4 people.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Excellent tasting menu. My favorite dish was the crudo.
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4.7
4.7 (3366)
$50 and over
French
Key West
About the restaurant
Café Solé has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic
Top review
RickL
Dined 2 days ago
We visit Key West 2 - 3 times each year, and Cafe Sole is our favorite restaurant that we make reservations for during each visit. The food, staff and service are amazing.
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4.6
4.6 (2786)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Key West
About the restaurant
Conveniently located in the heart of old Key West, AZUR Restaurant is the locals' and visitors' favorite for creative, Mediterranean cuisine. Whether you choose our shaded terrace or the cool blue dining room, please join us for a hearty breakfast featuring a few new twists, an al fresco lunch by the waterfall, or an intimate dinner with offerings including old favorites and new creations. AZUR is within walking distance of most guest houses and hotels, and also has free parking. For a completely unique dining experience in Old Town, AZUR is a must on your list of innovative-chef restaurants in Key West.
Top review
Swingkytn
Dined 2 days ago
We ordered the lamb and it was absolutely to die for. This is one of our favorites on the island!!
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4.6
4.6 (124)
$30 and under
Seafood
Key West
About the restaurant
Discover a culinary gem nestled in the heart of Key West

Welcome to our newest addition to the neighborhood
Our menu boasts an array of delectable dishes crafted with the finest ingredients, ensuring a symphony of
flavors. Whether you're craving seafood delights, savory classics, or innovative creations, our kitchen delivers
with finesse. Pair your meal with our curated selection of wines and cocktails

With both indoor and outdoor seating and private room (we also have a private entrance/exit), our restaurant invites you to savor your meal amidst the lively ambiance of dining room or under the starlit sky on our charming patio.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a night out with friends, our restaurant offers
the perfect backdrop for memorable moments.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Total overhaul from the previous establishment. High quality food, great atmosphere.
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4.5
4.5 (68)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Key West
About the restaurant
Since 1995, Origami Sushi Bar has been the favorite sushi bar in Key West, FL for our loyal customers. You'll get quality service and amazing Japanese food for competitive prices. The ambiance and atmosphere is cozy and relaxed. It features a quaint garden patio with plants. As a Japanese family-owned restaurant, you can expect conventional Japanese flavors, and a variety of sushi. From beef tataki to Udon noodle soup, delicious light and crispy tempura, fresh sashimi and sushi rolls.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
Best Sushi Inhabe ever had! It’s a locals favorite and we tried it with no regrets. AMAZING!
A photo of Bangkok Happy Bowl Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar - Key West restaurant
4.5
4.5 (18)
$30 and under
Asian
Key West
About the restaurant
Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar featuring Thai cuisine and much more in a wonderful setting with a Garden Patio located at iconic 816 Duval Street. Dinner also features exceptional island musicians performing live in the Garden from 6-8:30 pm each evening. Join us for an Elevated Asian Dining Experience!
Top review
JRossvip
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Duck was simply incredible! Appetizers just ok (spring rolls and rangoons). Server - she was excellent, but busboy kept taking our plates and utensils away too early! ;-)
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3.9
3.9 (578)
$30 and under
Seafood
Key West
About the restaurant
Originally from New York, Owner Big John brought his love of Italian food to our little island. He then married it to his love of tropical birds and established the restaurant in 1989. The huge portions and creative cuisine quickly made New York Pasta Garden a local favorite, and we continue that tradition to this day.
The fresh seafood and friendly staff will keep you coming back for more! We offer the largest pour of house wine you will find on the island and a have great wine list by the bottle. We strive to have something on our menu for every palette and dedicate ourselves to make your experience both memorable and delightful.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 29, 2024
Food was great. Service was great. Even got free app. Why not 5 stars? We were a party of 3 and the bill had an auto gratuity added. Waiter didn’t say anything at the time. And the credit card slip to sign didn’t say there was a gratuity also added. So I felt like most people would double tip. Waiter should have said he was doing auto gratuity and the credit card slip to sigh should also say “add additional tip” not “add tip”.
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3.8
3.8 (13)
$30 and under
Seafood
Islamorada
About the restaurant
Get hooked on Keys-inspired cuisine and cocktails at ReelCatch. A favorite gathering spot for fun after a day of adventures, our restaurant reels in locals and guests alike with our refreshing menu full of island favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tackle our selection of Keys cocktails and craft brews, savor the local flavor with dishes like Miso Grouper, and catch up with friends and family over a dining experience that offers something for everyone.
Top review
DeniseKvip
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
Our experience at Reel Catch was our first. It was a special Easter Brunch. The restaurant was fabulous, food was good. I do not believe it was worth $60 pp and then an additional $22 for the adults to have “bottomless mimosas or bloody Mary’s”. This is a lot
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