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Everything you need to know about the Conch Republic. Keep up on local events, nightlife and activities while in Key West.

Food & Dining

Dine local and eat fresh across Key West. For tips on the best brunch, tastiest Key lime pie or the tangiest conch fritter, this is your guide to Key West food and dining.

The Best Raw Bar Happy Hours in Key West

August 31, 2023

Prefer your seafood on ice? In Key West, the world is your oyster.

‘Tis the Season: 10 Best Restaurants to Eat Key West Pink Shrimp

October 31, 2022

Support your local Key West fisheries! Enjoy “pink gold” for the better part of the year, whether you like it stuffed, topped with coconut, in alfredo sauce, or served chilled, peel-and-eat style.

10 Tourist Trap Restaurants in Key West That Are Actually Good

February 07, 2022

We’re sifting through the noise to find the best “tourist trap” restaurants that even locals don't miss because they're just that good.

Iconic Key West Restaurants Every Visitor Should Check Out

September 15, 2021

Key West always has something new and exciting to try, but these old favorites are landmarks for a reason.

Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Restaurants

April 23, 2019

Scoping out the best restaurants to dine with your dog on the island? Here’s a look at some of the most favorable, dog-friendly restaurants on the island.

5 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Key West

February 26, 2019

Take advantage of our agreeable weather and laid-back, island feel with outdoor seating at these five local eateries.

Savor Salty Oysters in these Key West Restaurants

November 15, 2018

Oysters on ice perfectly compliments the atmosphere of Key West. These salty medallions from the Panhandle and opposing coasts can be eaten by the dozen and served on the half-shell with nothing but horseradish and lemon juice. Not the raw oyster-eating type? Try them steamed, smoked, fried, or baked, in stews, bloody marys, or in a roll.

5 Fabulous Spots for Brunch in Key West | Gates Key West

October 04, 2018

There’s no better way to ease into a day on the island than brunch. Enjoy a fresh mimosa and tasty breakfast plate at one of these five restaurants.

Eat Healthy in Key West

July 14, 2018

It's not always easy eating green.

Catch of the Day: KW Seafood Restaurants

April 23, 2018

Here is our list of the freshest, tastiest seafood restaurants in Key West.

5 Eats You Must Try While in Key West

March 16, 2018

What to grub on and where to get it.

6 Best Late Night Bites in Key West

January 16, 2018

Here’s a list of the six best after-hour spots in Old Town to get a bite to eat.

Our Favorite Food Trucks in KW

October 27, 2017

Dining options in Key West are unlimited, from fish shacks to fine dining, but here we’d like to introduce you to the best food trucks on the island.

Where to Eat Lobster in Key West

October 10, 2017

Key West loves lobsters wherever they’re from and in all forms -- bisque, mac and cheese, with grits or on a classic white potato roll.

The Gates Guide to the Best Key Lime Pie in Key West

July 25, 2017

In Key West we take our key lime pie seriously. It’s an art form - sweet, tart, creamy, with just a little crunch from that graham cracker crust.

Where to Dine in Key West

February 09, 2017

This is part 1 of our series, “The Gateway to Key West,” featuring local recommendations in the Conch Republic.