photo credit: Iris Moore
Eaton Street Seafood Market
If you told us we had exactly one hour to eat as much of the best local seafood in Key West, we’d just go to Eaton Street for an hour and order the entire menu. This little seafood market has an impressive selection of local options: hogfish, shrimp, fish dip, lobster, stone crab, conch, grouper, and what feels like a thousand other choices. You can take any of it home to cook yourself, but (no offense) they’ll do a much better job. All that fresh stuff gets turned into an excellent lobster roll, fried or grilled fish sandwiches, beautiful little fried shrimp, grilled lobster tails, and more. You can eat it all on their shaded patio with a beer, and since the restaurant isn’t in a particularly crowded area, it’s a great option for a somewhat quiet lunch or dinner.