A good place for your first lunch/dinner in Key West. Open air seating with lots of shade available. Place has lots of personality, you'll know you're not in kansas anymore. And you gotta love the roosters.
Favorite Dish: Never had anything I didn't like.
Ok, if you are a tourist, I'll let you go to this place since I only go here when I have tourists in town to show around.
It is expensive, but so unique that you really can't miss this place. The breakfast is fantastic and especially their homemade breads.
There are lots of lazy, good for nothing cats lying around...And, tons of those pesky chickens that we locals wish we could use to bait our crab traps with without going to jail.
So, you'd better watch your step in there.
I think it's all outdoor seating so watch that some loony tourist from Germany doesn't wack your dentures out when you walk by the rope swing.
Favorite Dish: Lobster egges benedict and as much homemade bread as they can bring.
Every travel guide will tell you to go to Blue Heaven but there is good reason for that. The place is a real experience, decorated beautifully, great drinks and food and a real Key West ambiance. Dont even bother going for lunch or dinner, the breakfast is where its at.
Favorite Dish: The Lobster Benedict at Blue Heaven is the greatest meal in Key West. Its not on the menu, they almost always have it as a breakfast special though. Really good with a cafe con leche or a daquiri.
With the abundance of restaurants to choose from, and only a limited number of meals in your stay, your restaurant choice can make or break a vacation. I did my research before-hand and still wasn't sold on Blue Heaven, but my wife and I stopped in anyway. Boy am I glad we did! Lunch was spectacular. Neat outdoor courtyard setting, great service, reasonable prices.
Favorite Dish: I had some sort of Jamaican Jerk Shrimp PoBoy and my wife had the chicken. The fact that there are live chickens wandering around the courtyard at your feet adds to the atmosphere - until they begin staring at you while you're enjoying one of their siblings. 5 STARS!!
Funky place where chickens are walking around everywhere! The dining room is actually an open lot. You sit on and eat from plastic patio furniture. Fans are blowing in very strategic locations -- I wasn't the least bit hot. The trees also help to keep you cool. The staff is friendly.
Favorite Dish: Eggs Benedict. It was FANTASTIC!!! We arrived in Key West at 8:30am -- starving. We stopped at Blue Heaven and were licking our lips on the way out. Yummy and reasonable price. I paid $11 for eggs benedict, fruit and a soda. My friend had the banana bread and she said it was the best she's ever eaten.
If formality is your thing, then you need to skip Blue Heaven . . . Chickens, dogs and cats run wild here . . . Just shoo them away if they bother you . . . Building has lots of history . . . Was once used as a boxing ring with Hemingway sparring there . . . Cockfights . . . Rooster graveyard with tiny tombstones in one corner . . . Gambling . . . And last but not least, it was also once a 'house of ill repute.'
Favorite Dish: Everything
The tables are outdoors, scattered around a dirt backyard. Some of Key West's famous chickens peck hopefully at your feet for a chance to snatch up a fallen crumb. Patrons try their hand at swinging on the rope that dangles temptingly from a great over-hanging limb. In the evenings you'll be treated to live music-- mellow of course.
Favorite Dish: Save room for the bread pudding -- it's outrageous!
Outdoor dining. With rope swing, picnic tables and cats and chickens. Ecclectic and funky surroundings. Old sails keep you dry if it's raining...just look up to get under a big one if you expect rain.
Favorite Dish: vegetarian omelet, lobster eggs benedict, and fresh squeezed orange juice.