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Hogfish Bar & Grill
Hogfish isn’t technically in Key West—it’s just north on Stock Island. But it’s only a 20-minute drive, and if you came here to eat local seafood by the water against a backsplash of rusted license plates, it’s worth the short commute. The specialty here is the hogfish sandwich, and you’re ordering it whether it’s your first or 50th time here. The fish is cooked perfectly, and comes on pillowy Cuban bread with swiss cheese and mushrooms. But Hogfish isn’t a one-hit wonder. There are other good things on the menu like a fried grouper reuben, shrimp corn dogs, and more stuff that was probably very recently swimming in the adjacent ocean.