The Fish House
If you're driving to Key West, The Fish House is a great stop to make if you're stomach is starting to make noises and you want a little preview of the kind of seafood that you can expect to find when you arrive. It's a cute spot, with a dining room full of string lights that put you in a sort of tropical Christmas mood. But you're coming here to eat. Get some conch salad, oysters, and a blackened mahi sandwich. A frozen drink and some pie isn't a terrible idea either.