The Keys
Alice's at LA-TE-DA
1125 Duval St. (305) 296-6706
New World fusion
Extraordinary cuisine in a charming old Key West setting. Chef Alice thrives on daily specials, loves to surprise diners with venison, exotic meats and simply delicious fish dishes. Desserts are a must. $$

Cheeca Lodge
MM 82 (305) 664-4651
No sunset to contemplate in this tropical paradise, but the luscious drinks and chef Dondi McNulty’s succulent cuisine are responsible for bringing back the big cheeses to any of the two restaurants. $$$

Dino's Of Islamorada
81031 Overseas Hwy. (305) 664-0727
For 35 years, Dino’s has been perfecting the art of fine dining serving authentic Italian cuisine, fresh seafood, black angus beef, chops and gourmet pizzas. A wonderful selection of Italian, French and California wines. $$

The Fish House
102401 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo (305) 451-4665
Key Largo institution specializing in the freshest seafood available. Funky casual setting is the perfect backdrop to exceptional offerings from conch chowder to a great blackened dolphin sandwich to the catch of the day prepared a dozen different ways. $$

The Green Turtle
MM 81, Islamorada (305) 664-9031
As the menu states, a Keys tradition since 1947. Plenty of native seafood choices prepared “Green Turtle style.” Landlubbers have plenty of selections including certified angus beef steaks and alligator steak. $$

Gus’ Grille (Marriott Key Largo)
MM 103.8, (305) 453-0029
Watch spectacular sunsets as daily catches of fish are prepared grilled, blackened or any style. This is a great place to stop for a long luncheon or dinner and feast on coconut shrimp, linguini with Florida lobster tails and spinach in garlic tomato cream and homemade desserts. $$

Harbour View Cafe(The Pier House)

1 Duval St., Key West (305) 296-4600
Casual, innovative dining on the water and on the beach. Enjoy fresh seafood and festive island fare. Robust flavors of the Caribbean with unusual tropical produce like boniato and carambola. $$$

Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar
MM 82. (305) 664-4656
This big old fish house and bar is a great place for breakfast, a snack or a meal. When in season, lobsters are the way to go. For $20, you can get a good-sized tail —at least a 1-pounder —prepared any way you like. Salads and soups are hearty and satisfying as well as the beef selections. Live music nightly. $$
Louie’s Backyard
700 Waddell Ave. Key West (305) 294-1016
A stunning setting and the afterdeck bar have earned Louie’s its mythical fame. The changing menu might include a Maine lobster braised in truffle butter with spinach and prosciutto, or grilled annatto-rubbed grouper with black bean salsa. $$$

700 Duval St., Key West (305) 292-4606
A charming old house with a busy people-watching bar and patio serves the best thin-crusted pizzas, great sandwiches, salads and burgers, and a fine menu of fish and seafood. $$$

Manny & Isa's
MM 81.6 Islamorada (305) 664-5019
World renowned for their key lime pie, leave room for lobster or shrimp enchiladas, or more traditional Cuban offerings like picadillo or palomillo steak. $$

Marker 88
MM 88, (305) 852-9315
The most renown gourmet restaurant in the Keys. Chef/owner Andre Muller will prepare great steaks or veal chops. Keys lobster, Bahamas conch, Florida Bay stone crabs, Gulf Coast shrimp and fish prepared any style. With key lime pie and key lime baked Alaska, you’re in for a real treat. $$$

81600 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada (305- 664-3225
Global Contemporary
Exquisite cuisine in a stylish colonial setting. $$$$

The Quay
10250 Overseas Hwy. (800) 927-7126
Fine dining in a casual atmosphere with breath-taking sunsets. Dine indoors or out. Savor the freshest local seafood and certified black angus beef. Extensive wine list and cigar selection. Live entertainment. $$

MM 80, Islamorada (305) 664-4402
Whether it’s cooking your own catch, providing a spectacular wine and food menu, or offering items for vegetarian and heart-healthy palates, Uncles aims to please. $$

Westin Beach Resort
97000 S Overseas Hwy., MM97 Key Largo
(305) 451-1400
Tropical American
Three options for lunch and dinner in style: For dinner, Treetops offers lobster, fresh local seafood and Midwestern beef with live entertainment; hot and cold tapas are the rage at Parrot Tapas Bar while you dance to a tropical beat; and enjoy Cafe Key Largo’s innovative specialties while watching the sunset. $$

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