photo credit: Iris Moore
If you’ve done even a tiny amount of research on where to eat in Key West, you’ve probably seen the words Blue Heaven. This classic spot is one of the most recommended restaurants in Key West, and we agree that it’s worth a visit. That’s not because of the seafood-heavy menu though—which is fine, if a little antiquated—but because there’s just something about the outdoor space that channels the very essence of Key West. Blue Heaven is a Jimmy Buffett song come to life: tables are scattered beneath a huge tree that hangs over the entire restaurant and there’s usually live music playing at the ideal volume. If nothing on the menu is speaking to you, just get the very good cheeseburger, a slice of their famous key lime pie with a ridiculously tall hat of meringue, and order something with rum in it. There will absolutely be a wait during busy season, so it’s worth it to call a few weeks ahead and make a reservation.
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