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Andrew Zimmern's Go-To Hot Spots For Dinner And Drinks In Key West
Blue Heaven
This laidback restaurant serves up American, Caribbean, and vegetarian cuisine. Its al fresco dining allows clients to dine at simple tables in the sand.
Lush vegetation and a sail strung between trees create a cooling canopy, and the establishment is peppered with art decor that pays homage to the island's thriving arts community.
Garbo's Grill
Garbo's Grill is an airstream trailer-turned-food truck that serves eclectic burgers, hot dogs, poke bowls, lobster rolls, tacos, and burritos.
The laidback joint features a full bungalow-style bar on site and live music seven days a week, beginning at 1 p.m. and serenading clients through to midnight.
Lobster Shack
Key West Lobster Shack offers a limited menu with nine high-quality options that all include lobster or Key West pink shrimp.
Known for doling out generous portions of sweet and tender lobster meat, meals can be enjoyed at simple tables inside the small space or ordered to-go from a handy to-go window.
This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has a fresh, understated indoor space outfitted with multiple windows to let in plenty of island light and a shaded outdoor patio.
Their brunch menu includes favorites such as the Key lime pie French toast, made with Texas toast grilled in vanilla custard, Key lime pie, and drizzled with wild berry compote.
The dinner menu balances sea and land offerings, with delicious options like the seafood risotto that's heaped with mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, white fish, chorizo, and more.
Little Pearl
This modern, upscale seafood restaurant and wine bar offers a chef's menu consisting of four courses that add a topical twist to fresh and local seafood catches.
The dishes pair bold and unexpected ingredients to deliver explosive flavors, such as grilled cobia with unagi, sesame, and pickled papaya, to create a deliciously layered dish.