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Key west *shortlist (wall of text!)

CaptCrunch | Jan 11, 201501:42 PM

Hello everybody!

I will arrive in Key west tomorrow, leaving on wednesday Jan 14 and I made a pretty large list of potential bars, restaurant and attractions. I will be residing in key west central.

Instead of the typical "please tell me what is best" I usually like to post my "short list" and invite comments (and insults? why not!).

I usually prefer local, low brow food and beverages. I live in Montreal and have access to pretty good food but your cuban, south american, caribean, central american, fast food scene is far superior to ours. I'm not looking for "the best chef in the us", I am not price adverse but I usually prefer an authentic/historic/local cheap shack than a 5 star 14 course dinner.

For the bar scene, I make cocktails myself so I am not usually impressed by cocktail bars but anything "authentic", unusual: ie craft beer, a specific cocktail history/bar, even trashy alcoholic slushy by the beach will get my interest.

As far as attractions go, I like architecture, art deco, art nouveau, vintage sites and attractions, tiki, kitch, historical places.

I have included a couple of spots on the way not to miss.

Sorry again for the wall of text... (!)

On the way to Key west
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*Walter’s coffee shop
•17009 S Dixie Hwy
•Past palmetto bay
•Familly owned for 55 years
•All week: 5h30am-2h30pm, except Sundays, when it starts at 6am.
•Try
oBreakfast
oBiscuits and gravy
oCorn beef hash
oCash only

*Tiki Bar Holiday Isle
•84001 Overseas Hwy
•Islamorada
•Where the rum runner was invented!
•All week: 11am-2am, closed on sundays
•Try
oRum runner
oPina colada
oBushwhacker

Key West
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*Mallory Square
•1 Whitehead St
•Key west
•Attraction
•Always open
•Try
oGo see the sunset (sunset celebration)
oStreet vendors
oPerformers

*Harry Truman little white house museum
•111 Front St
•Key west
•Attraction
•All week: 9am-5pm
•Try
oHarry Truman key west museum

*Ernest Hemingway home and museum
•907 Whitehead Street
•Key west
•Attraction
•All week: 9am-5pm
•Try
oMuseum of Ernest Hemingway

Southernmost hotel in the USA
•1319 Duval Street
•Key west
•Attraction
•N/A
•Try
oNice hotel

*The Rum Bar
•1117 Duval St
•Key west
•Island cocktails! Cheap!
•All week: 11am-12am, closed on sundays
•Try
oPainkiller

*The porch
•429 Caroline St
•Key west
•Wine bar, lounge, pub
•All week: 11am-4am
•Try
oCraft beer
oVery nice location

*Captain tony’s saloon
•428 Greene St
•Key west
•Dive dive bar
•NA
•Try
oTony’s rum drink special
oOriginal sloppy joes bar (where emingway and Habana joe used to get wasted)

The krawl off Duval
•506 Southard St
•Key west
•Pub
•Sun-Thu 12pm-2am, Fri-Sat:12pm-4am
•Try
oCraft beer

Green parrot bar
•601 Whitehead St
•Key west
•Dive bar, music venue
•All week: 10am – 4am
•Try
oCheap beer on tap
oFree popcorn

Speakeasy inn
•1117 Duval St
•Key west
•Brazilian hotel bar
•NA
•Try
oRoot juice
oRum

Bar crawl route (1 drink each place):
•Start at Captain Tony’s Saloon (428 Greene St)
•Walk to Duval Street
•Turn right on Duval Street
•Walk south to Caroline street
•Turn right on Caroline street
•Stop at The Porch (429 Caroline Street)
•Go back to Duval street
•Go south on Duval street
•Turn left on southard street
•Stop at The Krawl off Duval (506 Southard street)
•Go towards Duval street, don’t stop at Duval and turn left on Whitehead
•Go south on Whitehead
•Stop at Green Parrot Bar (601 Whitehead Street)
•Go back to Duval street
•Walk way down Duval street
•Stop at speakeasy inn (1117 Duval street)

*Mo’s restaurant
•1116 White St
•Key west
•Caribean
•All week: 11am – 10pm, closed on thursdays
•Try
oCreole shrimp pasta
oKey lime pie
oPumpkin pie
oSnapper dinner

*Cuban coffee queen
•284 Margaret St
•Key west
•Cuban, Coffee & tea, Breakfast and brunch
•All week: 6h30am – 7pm
•Try
oCoffee con leche
oEgg&cheese
oCubano
oCuban mix sandwich

*Blue Haven
•729 Thomas St
•Key west
•Breakfast&brunch, caribean, music venue
•All week: 8am – 10pm
•Try
oJerk chicken
oLobster benedict
oKey lime pie

*Firefly
•223 Petronia St
•Key west
•Southern
•Mon-Fri: 10h00am – 10h00pm, Sat, Sun: 9am-10pm
•Try
oFour flower juice
oAlmond crusted French toast
oLemon ricotta pancake

*Deuce’s “off the hook grill”
•728 Simonton St
•Key west
•American, seafood, greek
•All week: 8am-10pm, closed on tuesdays
•Try
oThey make good breakfast as well as good diner and lunch
oLobster gnocchi mac & cheese
oDuck bacon
oHogfish special
oStone crab

*Mam’s best food
•405 Petronia St
•Key west
•Kosher shack, sandwiches, breakfast
•Unknown
•Try
oVery small, outdoor seating only
oThey do breakfast too

*Garbo’s grill
•409 Caroline St
•Key west
oSeafood, food truck
•Wed-Sun: Mon: 5pm-9pm, Tue-Sun: 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm
•Try
oUmami burger
oMahi mahi taco
oKorean BBQ tacos
oMango dog

Paseo
•1000 Eaton St
•Key west
•Caribean
•Wed-Sun: 11am-7pm, closed on Mon and Tue
•Try
oScallop sandwich
oPork sandwich
oCorn

Seven fish
• 632 Olivia St
• Key west
• Seafood $$$
• All week: 6pm – 10pm, closed on tuesdays

Frenchies cafe
• 529 United St
• Key west
• French, café, breakfast/brunch/sandwich
• Don’t know when open
• Try
o Coffee con leche
o Egg&cheese
o Cubano
o Cuban mix sandwich

Sarabeth’s key west
• 530 Simonton St
• Key west
• American (traditional), Breakfast&brunch
• All week: 8am-2h30pm, 6pm-9h30pm, closed on monday
• Try
o Four flower juice
o Almond crusted French toast
o Lemon ricotta pancake

Creperie
• 300 Petronia St
• Key west
• Creperie, Breakfast&brunch
• All week: 8am-3pm
• Try
o Cash only

DJ Clam shack
• 629 Duval St
• Key west
• Seafood
• All week: 11h30am-10pm

Old Town bakerie
• 930 Eaton St
• Key west
• Bakerie, coffee and tea
• All week: 7am-5pm
• Try
o Brownies
o Almond croissant
o Breakfast sandwich

The Flaming Buoy Filet
• 1100 Packer St
• Key west
• American, Seafood, caribean ($$$)
• All week: 6pm-9h30pm
• Try
o Lobster mac & cheese
o Lobster thermidor
o Chicken & waffles

Glazed Donuts
• 420 Eaton St
• Key west
• Donuts, coffee& tea
• All week: 7am-3pm
• Try
o Donuts

El Siboney
• 900 Catherine St
• Key west
• Cuban, caribean, sandwiches
• All week: 11am-9h30pm
• Try
o Conch chowder
o Yellow rice
o Black beans
o Plantains

Harpoon Harry’s
• 832 Caroline St
• Key west
• American, Beer, Wine&Spririt
• All week: 6h30am-9pm
• Try
o Cash only
o Breakfast
o Bloody mary
o Grits and sausage gravy
o Crab cake benedict

Dion’s Quik Mart
• 3228 Flagler Ave
• Key west
• Gas station with incredible fried chicken
• Unknown
• Try
o Best fried chicken

Pepe’s cafe
• 806 Caroline St
• Key west
• Breakfast&brunch, steakhouse, cafe
• All week: 7h30am-10pm
• Try
o Bloody mary
o Margarita
o Key lime pie
o French toast special

Key west Pretzel company
• Lazy Way Ln
• Key west
• Hot dog, pretzel
• N/A
• Try
o 30 different types of mustards
o Pretzels
o Hot dog
o Frozen lemonade

Cayo Mexican cantina
• 629 Duval St
• Key west
• Food truck, mexican
• All week: 11am-8pm, closed on sundays
• Try
o Carne asada tacos
o Fish sandwich

Conch shack
• 118 Duval St
• Key west
• Seafood
• Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-12am
• Try
o Conch fritters
o Lobster roll

Conch shop
• 308 Petronia St
• Key west
• Caribean
• Thu-Fri-Sat only: 12pm-7pm
• Try
o Conch fritters

The Porch,
Green Parrot Bar,
The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.,
Glazed Donuts,
El Siboney Restaurant,
Dion's Quik Mart,
Harpoon Harry's
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