What to Do + Where to Eat in the Florida Keys
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Florida Keys Vlogs by JTC Films:
Sol by the Sea: Located at Playa Largo Resort MM97. The Dragonfruit Mojito is to die for and the views are gorgeous!
Snooks Bayside Restaurant: The cutest tiki bar on the bay side MM 99 (Mile Marker) and a perfect place to watch the sunset! I got the Pistachio Encrusted Mahi wrap that had mango salsa and sweet thai chili sauce and honestly it was like a meal sent from heaven. If you know me you know I love anything with sweet chili sauce!
Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill: This is where we had our rehearsal dinner. The views from the roof top are incredible and the food and specialty cocktails are just as amazing!
Key Largo Chocolates: They have ice cream, chocolate covered key lime pie on a stick, boozy milkshakes, and amazing chocolates!
Sundowners: Perfect spot to watch the sunset, but it can be hot, they usually have live music too!
Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory: MM 92 but it's also located in Key West. Hands down the best key lime pie I've ever had in my life. My mouth waters just thinking about it. YOU. HAVE. TO. STOP. HERE if you're driving through the keys!! They sell frozen pies so you can travel with them too!
Cafe Moka: Very cute coffee shop with some really good pastries!! I love the decor inside.
Harry Harris Park: MM 98. JT and I took a day trip down to this park which was perfectly peaceful & beautiful.
Boo Kee Sue Botanics: The cutest open air boutique. Grab a coffee at the other Cafe Moka location in Village Square or grab at bite at Bad Boy Burrito.
Anne's Beach: MM 73.5. This is not a beach you post up at all day long with a bunch of stuff. You have to go on a good day when the time is low and there is enough beach. It's one of the places you stop at when driving through the keys if you want to take a dip in the water or hang for a little. The water is super shallow so you have to walk out far if you want to fully submerge. There isn't much parking, but it's free!
Marker 88: Perfect place to watch the sunset + have drinks!
Island Grill: MM 82. We had the bestttt food here! I got a Key Lime Martini which was strong but so yummy. I also recommend the Shrimp Thai Rolls, Mahi Tacos and Shrimp Po Boy! I didn't get a picture of our food but you can see it here in the video from my 25th birthday trip!
Wahoo's: MM 83. Awesome views and cocktails. I got the Key Lime Colada: frozen goodness with had a graham cracker rim. It was so cute & yummy.
Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar: MM 80. Perfect place to stop and get a quick breakfast. The coffee was amazing!
Morada Bay: MM 81. Probably my favorite place in the keys because it's so gorgeous. I loved the bright colors, the retro trailer and of course the palm trees. Everything is just SO GOOD. The Pierre House on the property looks JUST like the Bloodline house, but it's not. womp. Bloodline vibes for sure though. Oh and GET THE MAHI BITES!
Florida Keys Brewing Company: This place is such a vibe! It's so colorful and has the cutest outdoor space.
Islamorada Beer Comany: MM 82. Awesome place to try the local beers. My favorite is the No Wake Zone, it has a hint of coconut + key lime, SO GOOD. They have a new distillery too, so you can try their gin, vodka, and rum!
Robbie's (Islamorada): Awesome place to take the family. You an feed the tarpon and if you're lucky youll see a few manatees!
Keys Fisheries: Amazing food! You order at the window and seat yourself. There is a separate bar + a seafood market!
Curly's Coffee: A tiny little coffee shack located in a marina! I tried the iced raspberry mocha and it was SO GOOD.
The Stuffed Pig: MM 35. FAVORITE breakfast spot in all of the keys. ITS SO GOOD. I always get the Piglet, and JT loves the Pig Slopper. The bloody mary's are really good too!
Sombrero Beach: This beach was one of the bigger beaches in the keys, such a pretty spot.
Sunset Park: A hidden gem technically located on Key Colony Beach. It's a little more private and low key than Sombrero Beach. It's absolutely gorgeous. This is my favorite place to spend a day in the keys. We first visited in 2016 (the first pictures you see above) and we most recently visited in 2023 (the way better quality pictures above lol.)
Blue Heaven: This restaurant is super popular. They are known for their massive key lime pie! I prefer their breakfast over dinner.
Santiago's Bodega: The best tapas i've ever had! This is a must visit every time we're in the keys.
Keys Coffee Co.: Cute little coffee shop. I ordered a matcha and it was delicious!
Croissants de France: BEST CROISSANTS I'VE EVER HAD. You have to get a Coconut Cream one!
The Breakfast Club, too: Great place to grab brunch! They have a bunch of different Bloody Mary options on their menu and the cutest pancake charcuterie board.
Firefly: Southern food on an old Key West balcony, this place is a vibe and the food was SO good when we went back in 2020.
A&B Lobster House: If you're looking for a nicer meal this place is amazing! We went here after JT's dad's wedding and it did not disappoint.
The Boathouse Bar & Grill: We stumbled in here one afternoon and had amazing cocktails and apps!
Sloppy Joe's Bar: And pretty much all of Duval Street. Sloppy Joe's is definitely one of the most popular bars in Key West though. It's a great place to start the night with live music and drinks. Then I suggest bar hopping up and down Duval because all of the bars are fun!
Smathers Beach: One of two small strips of beach in Key West. Another perfect place to watch the sunset!
Margaritaville Beach House: Awesome resort! Right across the street from Smathers Beach and a short trolley ride (provided by the hotel) away from Duval St!
Dry Tortugas National Park
Seaplane to Dry Tortugas National Park: HIGHLY recommend taking a sea plane to Dry Tortugas National Park. It was one of the most insane experiences of my life! Seriously, a bucket list adventure. You can read more about my experience here!