Dining outdoors while watching the picturesque sunset is a signature Florida Keys experience, enjoyed by countless visitors to the subtropical destination. One of the primary places to enjoy it is Islamorada’s Morada Bay Keys Beach Café & Bar, an outdoor Mediterranean bistro café set in the sand that’s known for spectacular sunset views.
Attention, crustacean fans: Aug. 6 marks the start of the Florida Keys lobster season. Given their location surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, the Keys are a paradise for lovers of fish and seafood. And topping the list of seafood standouts is the native lobster — often called spiny lobster.
Key West’s inviting eateries offer relaxing, socially-distanced outdoor dining and an amazing array of scrumptious dishes. Discover some local cuisine favorites — ranging from an enticing entrée and decadent dessert at Island House Resort to a bountiful brunch at the Mediterranean oasis called Azur — on a gourmet journey through the appealing island city.
This spring in the Florida Keys & Key West, it’s a great time to revel in the island chain's spectacular weather — with average daytime temps in the mid-70s to low 80s. Discover and enjoy activities on land and sea, and the welcoming spirit that makes the Keys a popular choice for LGBTQ travelers.
Today’s Key Largo includes upscale new resorts, funky attractions, established dive charter operations and affordable-stay options that are longtime comfy favorites. And savvy “foodies” can’t forget Key Largo’s delicious dining spots. Discover casual eateries, waterfront emporiums with island flair and classic examples of "Old Keys" appeal, many with menus starring incomparable local seafood.
Where can you chow down on a luscious lobster Reuben? Or melt-in-your-mouth fried Key lime pie? Or a unique and gorgeous sushi dish made from lionfish? The restaurants in Marathon and the Middle Florida Keys offer all these and more — so embark on a tasting excursion to sample, savor and smile.
Hungry for a taste of the sunny flavors of the Florida Keys? Indulge your appetite by watching “Taste the Florida Keys with Chef Michelle Bernstein,” spotlighting the 125-mile island chain's sea-centric ambiance, multicultural heritage and creative spirits that influence its distinctive cuisine — along with the local people who harvest and prepare the foods that help define the destination.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and frigid winter temperatures affecting most of the U.S., it’s the perfect time to escape to the Florida Keys for a romantic getaway. The island chain has some of the warmest winter temps in the nation, and there’s nothing better than warming your heart and rejuvenating your soul in the Keys’ balmy subtropical sunshine.
Imagine savoring Key lime pie French toast for brunch. Or dining on braised beef rib gnocchi with vegetables, mushrooms and pecorino. Those are just two of the specialties at Key West's Azur Restaurant, where chefs/owners Drew Wenzel and Michael Mosi create delicious, innovative dishes inspired by their experiences throughout the world.
In the Florida Keys, restaurants range from gourmet hotspots to dockside seafood “shacks” and trendy food trucks offering a wide variety of options. And while many great restaurants along the historic Florida Keys Overseas Highway provide tasty temptations, venturing into less-explored areas reaps mouthwatering rewards for diners. “Keys Voices” explores five places that should top any foodie’s “don’t-miss list.”