The closer to the ocean you go, the fresher the seafood is. Thanks to the close proximity to the coast, many restaurants serve the catch of the day in their dishes. That’s why you need to take advantage of the seafood in Key West during your time here and eat as much as your heart desires since it won’t be the same anywhere else. Here at the Paradise Inn, we’re here to help guide you to the best Key West seafood restaurants, so that you are spending your money (and your appetite) in the most delicious ways possible. 

Sophisticated Key West Seafood Restaurants 

Although you can opt for restaurants like Half Shell Raw Bar or the Conch Republic and be just as satisfied, the following Key West seafood restaurants will provide you with a more well-rounded experience due to their upscale atmospheres. The best seafood restaurants in Key West serve not only tried-and-true seafood dishes, but also creative takes on classic so you’re always challenging your flavor palate. 

A&B Lobster House 

You’ll find the best lobster in Key West at this aptly named restaurant. Serving both Maine and Florida lobster, each creature weighs anywhere from two to five pounds. Although they’re known for their flawless lobster pickings, they’re also known for their Lobster Thermidor, with mushrooms, lobster cream, and leek mashed potatoes. You should also consider the Surf and Turf, since they specialize in steak as well. 

Little Pearl 

Doubling as a wine bar, Little Pearl offers a more intimate dining experience than other Key West seafood restaurants. Rest assured that the restaurant has a large enough wine selection to pair a unique one with each dish they serve you. For example, be adventurous by trying spicy tuna tartare brulee, crab pot pie, shrimp bruschetta and more. 

Seven Fish 

Seven Fish is a little more contemporary than other seafood establishments. Although the atmosphere might not be as upscale, the food is still far above par. Try the Thai curry snapper or seven fish meatloaf for your entree, but keep in mind the shrimp salsa to start and the strawberry whipped cream pie for dessert. Plus, Seven Fish offers fun takes on classic cocktails, like a blackberry sidecar and a guava margarita. 

Key West Inns 

By browsing our list, you won’t have to search for “Key West restaurants near me” aimlessly during your time with us. These Key West seafood restaurants are your best bet for the freshest and best fruit of the ocean, no matter whether you prefer fish, scallops, lobster, shrimp, and more. For more information about accommodations at the Paradise Inn, visit our website or give us a call at 877-819-4622.