Key West, being right between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, has some of the country’s best and most fresh seafood. At the seafood restaurants in Key West, you’ll find everything you could ever dream of: grouper, snapper, yellowtail, lobster, shrimp, crab, and more. Key West is a seafood lover’s heaven! Though these restaurants essentially serve the same thing, they each flavor their seafood differently – at each restaurant, you’ll find a different taste than the next. If you’re visiting the area and you’re in the mood for seafood, then you’ve come to the right place. We created a guide to some of the best seafood restaurants in Key West below. 

The Top 3 Most Delicious Seafood Restaurants in Key West

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. is a staple of Key West and a local favorite. Each dish is prepared with only the freshest ingredients from the island, and you’ll want to get the full experience when you dine here, including an appetizer, entree, and dessert. There is no other way to describe the food here other than fresh with a little pop to each dish. Enjoy Key West pink shrimp with a smokey and sweet taste with lime chutney, or an extra flaky yellowtail snapper served with an exciting banana salsa. Every combination of flavors at this restaurant is immaculate, and your taste buds will thank you. 

Alonzo’s Oyster Bar

All oyster lovers gravitate to Alonzo’s for some of the best oysters you can find and a beautiful view while you enjoy them. This waterfront restaurant serves all sorts of flavors when it comes to oysters, like spinach Parmesan oysters, Key lime garlic oysters, as well as steamed clams. Happy hour is every day from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., where drinks and tons of yummy appetizers are half off. One of their specialty drinks, a Key lime martini, pairs wonderfully with entrees like mango lobster salad, coconut fried grouper, or snapper smothered in a delicious Cajun cream sauce. Come for delicious food, drinks, and amazing views on your next trip to Key West!

Louie’s Backyard

Louie’s Backyard is more of an upscale restaurant, serving Caribbean-American cuisine. You’ll find tons of specialty dishes here with some of the most unique flavors you can experience in Key West. Try a twist on shrimp and grits, made up of Key West pink shrimp, mushrooms, and bacon, or delicious conch fritters complemented by a hot pepper jelly. The massive deck is the perfect place to be during sunset and happy hour, enjoying drinks and food with your friends and family while basking in phenomenal views of the ocean. Louie’s Backyard is always busy, so reservations are a must! Come see what this Key West favorite is all about. 

Beautiful Key West Lodging

All of the very best seafood restaurants in Key West are located near The Cabana Inn – and if you’re planning on eating at one of the best seafood restaurants in the area, you might as well stay at one of the best hotels in the area. Our modern, clean, and beautiful guest rooms will give you a tropical and beachside feel that is only enhanced when you lounge next to our sparkling pool underneath the palm trees. Aside from being near all of the best seafood restaurants in Key West, you’re also near all of the shopping and entertainment that the island offers. To book with us, call 866-413-2230.