When you’re on vacation in a place like Key West, you should take advantage of the breathtaking views every moment you can.  During meals is no time to waste or forget about, so seeking out Key West waterfront restaurants to dine at is a noble endeavor. Let our team at the Southernmost Inn point out a few places, whether you want a fancy night out or a casual night with impeccable views all the same. 

The Commodore Waterfront Restaurant 

This gorgeous wood building has spots for boats to dock at the restaurant, although you’ll want to clean up before dining. The freshly pressed white tablecloths, shining wood surfaces, and unique coastal decor set the tone to indulge in the finer things. Begin with beef carpaccio or tuna tataki, and continue with pan-seared grouper, salmon hollandaise, or New York strip steak. Don’t forget to browse their extensive wine list so you can pair a different wine perfectly with each course. Out of most Key West waterfront restaurants, you won’t find a more extensive seafood selection anywhere else. 

La Trattoria Oceanside Key West Waterfront Restaurants

At La Trattoria Oceanside, expect the catch-of-the-day in their authentic Italian dishes. Their high-quality food makes this a great spot for fine dining in Key West. Plus, you can count this as one of the most romantic restaurants in Key West. The entire dining room is enclosed in glass, so you won’t have to worry about humidity. At the same time,  dine and gaze out over the water—or into your partner’s eyes. Sip on one of their 26 martinis while you’re choosing between penne arrabbiata, lasagna, osso buco, Zuppa di pesce, and more. 

Conch Republic Seafood Company 

When it comes to Key West waterfront restaurants, Conch Republic Seafood Company provides all of the views and none of the pretension. Their drink menu is more extensive than their food selections, offering frozen and specialty drinks like the Miami Vice. Pair your drinks with oysters from the raw bar, a catch-of-the-day sandwich, a salad, or a chicken entree. Key West restaurants on the water like this one, although tropical, might just whisk you to the coast of Italy. 

Key West Waterfront Restaurants Near the Southernmost Inn

Luckily, all three Key West waterfront restaurants mentioned above are about a ten-minute drive from the Southernmost Inn. So, you don’t have to rule out any option because of the distance. While waterfront dining in Key West should be an essential element in your stay, hopefully, you’ll get more interaction with the water than having it as your backdrop. Here at the Southernmost Inn, you can cool off in our pool. Of course, other Key West water activities include snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, sunset sails, and more.  For more information about things to do in Key West, visit our website or give us a call at 888-525-0037.