Changes in Latitude {Key West: Island Eats}

We enjoyed some wonderful food during the Key West leg of our trip!

Changes in Latitude: Fun in the Florida Keys
Islamorada: Celebrating Easter & Pierre’s
Islamorada: From Ocean to Table
Islamorada: Cheeca Lodge Resort & Spa
Islamorada: Island Eats
Key West: Snorkel and Sunset on High Tide
Key West: All the Touristy Things
Key West: Island Eats
Key West: Casa Marina Resort

Blue Heaven

Blue Heaven was one of my favorites of the week. It is tucked away in a secret garden type location just off of Duval Street. There was live music, delicious food, and a charming atmosphere – what more could you want!? Their key lime pie was one of my favorites from the trip. They don’t take reservations, but we were seated quickly even during Spring Break.

Seaside Cafe at the Mansion

Seaside Cafe at the Mansion is a great lunch stop in conjunction with Southernmost Point! We enjoyed a delicious, RICH, Key-like meal here. The lobster biscuits and conch fritters were big hits. The boys added truffle fries and pizza so we had a mini buffet for the four of us. I also must mention the Bacardi Mojito, which was my favorite cocktail of the trip!

Mr. Z’s

I always talk about my midnight snacker, and vacation is no different. The three boys all loved the subs at Mr. Z’s and had them delivered twice in our four night stay. I have no photos, as I was happily tucked in bed during these late night jaunts. John said their cheesesteak was the best he’s had outside of Philly.


We love Sarabeth’s in New York and decided to give it a try in Key West. Our dinner was delicious but I missed the grown up grilled cheese! There is no kid’s menu, so beware. The patio was a lovely spot to eat, with lights, plants and an intimate feeling.

Coconut Water

A highlight for the boys was trying coconut water! We found ours at a street cart near Southernmost Point.

VIV Wine Bistro

. We also ordered a divine cheese and charcuterie from VIV Wine Bistro and picked it up on our way to the dock for our sailboat charter. They had a lovely selection and we all enjoyed it!

Key Lime Pie Factory

You absolutely MUST stop at Key Lime Pie Factory on Key Largo on your way in if you’re driving from Miami. The Key Lime Pie on a stick is the best thing I ate in the keys. I started with one for us to share and after the first bite proclaimed it was an “every man for himself” event. Be sure to enjoy it in the secret garden.

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Changes in Latitude {Key West: All the Touristy Things}

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