If I arrived in the Keys out of the blue...

I wouldn’t know where to eat. Certain restaurants are famous, but how’s the food? Where are the hidden, local gems, and new places, and best spots for basics, like breakfast? What places aren’t tourist traps? People ask me, “Where do YOU eat?” and this guide is my answer. Consult it for the local specialties (fish sandwiches, peel-n-eat shrimp, conch fritters, Key lime pie), most romantic tables, and best view. 

Read why some places are worth a visit for the quirky charm they serve, a side dish to the cooking. Who knows why certain restaurants endear themselves to us? Each member of this guide proves some of the reasons why, and is a place that could only be right here in the Keys. Each offers an authentic experience that represents to me the very reason for travel. Make each meal count!  Please tell your server, host or reservation-taker you read about it here. We’re all curious to see if you’re as glad to have this guide as we are!                                                                         

                                                                         Margit Bisztray