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Key Largo To Key West: The Best Tiki Bars and Places To Stay

If you've never driven from Miami to Key West, you're missing out.  The Florida Keys are an amazing gem in the US that a lot of people have never experienced.  It's like being in the Caribbean but you haven't left U.S. soil.  

The drive from Key Largo to Key West is about 90 miles but if you take it straight through it'll be about 3 hours.  You'll find two-lane, 4-lane, and quite a few bridges along the way, and it's not all at 60 miles an hour.  It's hard to be in a hurry, so be patient, you'll get there eventually.

And of course during your trip you'll need a place to stay, and there is no shortage of great places to stay in the Keys.  From a place to camp to an RV park, to 5 star luxury, it's waiting for you in the Keys.  

We'll look at Tiki bars, restaurants and hotels in the Florida Keys. What could be better?

Your Guide To Restaurants And Hotels In The Florida Keys

Key Largo

Key Largo is the first major area in the upper Florida Keys.  It was originally named "Cayo Largo" by Spanish explorers, meaning "long key." During the 19th century, Key Largo was a hub for shipwrecks, and salvagers known as "wreckers" would loot the ships that ran aground on the treacherous coral reefs surrounding the island. In the early 20th century, Key Largo began to attract tourists, and the first hotel was built on the island in the 1920s. During World War II, the island was used as a training ground for soldiers and as a base for naval operations. Today, Key Largo is a great getaway for tourists, and even south Florida locals, known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and abundant marine life, and only about an hour from Miami International airport.

Key Largo Restaurants

Shipwrecks Bar & Grill is a popular destination for seafood lovers visiting the Keys. This waterfront restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, and laid-back atmosphere.  It's one of the first Tiki bars in the keys located on Garden Cove Drive, on the channel just off of Garden Cove, across from Rattlesnake Key. The restaurant also has live music on weekends, making it a great spot to spend a laid-back evening in Key Largo.

The Caribbean Club in Key Largo is the subject of a large debate.  The place was NOT the site of the 1948 movie "Key Largo" starring Humphrey Bogart, contrary to popular belief. While the movie is set in Key Largo and features a character named Johnny Rocco who owns a hotel in the area, the actual filming of "Key Largo" took place at Warner Bros. Studios in California.

Even so, the Caribbean Club is a must visit while in Key Largo.  It's the oldest bar in the upper keys and one of the "last relics of Old Key Largo".  You can sip on their famous Key Lime Pie Rum Punch under the palm trees or try a locally crafted beer while  chatting it up with one of Key Largo's favorite locals.

And, in true "pirate" spirit, the Caribbean Club is an all-cash bar. No credit cards or debit cards, just cash.  

Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill Restaurant takes its name from the former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins. Jimmy is also known for his love of the Florida Keys, and he has made the area his home for years.  You may see him around on the water in his 39 foot fishing boat "Three Rings", named after his championship rings won during his coaching career.

Sundowner's is the next place to the south of Jimmy Johnson's.  You'll find great views and cold beer right on the water, with live music.  Many people say Sundowner's is their favorite place in the Florida Keys.

Cactus Jack's Sports Bar and Pub This is truly a locals hangout.  It's got a little dive vibe to it that makes it true to the Keys. If you’re looking for a higher end place, this isn't it, but if you want down to earth people, cold beer and maybe even a pool table, this is your place.

Snook's Bayside the menu here is among the best in Key Largo, and you have to try the tuna nachos!  There's a beautiful bar under the Tiki hut, plenty of seating on the patio, live music and a waterfront view.  This place has it all.

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We took this picture at Snook's Bayside in Key Largo. Yes, the fresh stone crab, Key West Sunset Ale and Mango Margarita were delicious.

Snapper's Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar is home of the world famous Turtle Club, which took a pretty good beating during the last hurricane.  The place is being rebuilt, and supposedly it'll be bigger and better than before.  There are actually 3 bars at Snappers.  Including the Turtle Club, there's the Tiki Bar and the Reef Bar in the main dining room.

Snappers is actually a complete resort in Key Largo.  There are 4 unique guest suites, including the "Boom Boom Room".  (Not sure we want to ask).

Check the calendar at Snapper's for live music and events.  It seems like there's always something going on here.

Hotels In Key Largo

Bayside Inn - 99490 Overseas Highway.  The Bayside Inn is a 3 star hotel with private beach and pool.

Playa Largo Resort & Spa - A Marriott property on 14.5 acres of secluded beachfront.

Waterside Suites & Marina - All-suite property on the channel across from Sharkey's Sharkbite Grill.

Hampton Inn Key Largo - A Hilton property with a private beach, outdoor pool, and Tiki bar!  In all the Hampton's we've stayed in only a few have Tiki bars, and BOTH are in the Keys!

Mariner's Club Vacation Rentals Key Largo - This is a gated, luxury oceanside community with suites, townhouses, and condos. The Oasis Pool is billed as the largest swimming pool in the Florida Keys.

Holiday Inn Key Largo - 99701 Overseas Hwy.  This Holiday Inn is unique in that in the channel right next to it sits the African Queen, the ramshackle boat that Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn used in the 1941 movie.  Oh, and there's a nice Tiki hut next to the pool.  Nice property, centrally located, reasonably priced.

Courtyard By Marriott Key Largo - Right next to the Holiday Inn, the Courtyard is another solid place to stay in Key Largo.

Baker's Cay Resort - We stayed here during a trip several years ago and loved it.  There's a private beach with a Tiki Bar and hammocks as well as beach "toys" aka Wave Runners to rent.  A Hilton Curio Collection property, this was a Hilton originally but was battered by hurricane Irma and renovated into what is now Bakers Cay Resort.

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Delicious Stone Crab, Mango Margarita, and Key West Sunset Ale at Snook's Bayside, Key Largo Florida.


Tavernier is the next Key to the south of Key Largo. The town is situated in Monroe County and is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and like all of the Keys, its laid-back atmosphere.  It's also home to a number of restaurants, shops, and other amenities, making it a convenient place to stay for tourists exploring the Florida Keys. It's a smaller, quieter area, so if you're looking for some quiet "Island time", then this would be a good area.  Tavernier stretches from Mile Marker (MM) 90 to MM 72.

Having said that it does have some places you should see.

Restaurants in Tavernier

Habanos On The Creek if you like Cuban food, you'll love this place.  The Cuban sandwich is authentic, and the Cuban Cheese Steak should be on your list.  It's a little joint, but another quaint unique place in the Florida Keys.

Old Tavernier Restaurant & Lounge  The "Local's Favorite" since 1988, the "OldTav" is particular about serving only classic local seafood, and will also serve up a tasty pizza from their diverse Greek, Italian and Caribbean menu.  It's fine dining, with the flair of the Keys.  Mile Marker 90.

Dillon's Pub And Grill  Dillon's Pub & Grill is the locals favorite for family friendly dining and sporting events, with a full bar and liquor store, located in Tavernier in the Winn-Dixie plaza.  Stop by on Thursday for Irish night, when you can get a Shepherd's Pie, some Corned Beef and Cabbage, and you can wash it all down with a classic Irish Bull Dog.

Hotels In Tavernier

Coconut Palm Inn  The current owners purchased the property in 2001, and renamed as the Coconut Palm Inn.  It was totally renovated and updated into the property that it is today. Coconut Palm Inn is now a small, secluded, award-winning property unique to the Florida Keys. It has 450 feet of beachfront, two large docks, spectacular sunsets, exotic tropical gardens, and updated accommodations and amenities.  It's a little best kept secret in the upper Keys.

Atlantic Bay Resort  With 500 feet of waterfront and a private beach, the Atlantic Bay Resort offers something that not a lot of places in the Key can offer.  There aren't really many "beaches" in the Keys, like there are up in the Panhandle.  That's why this is a hidden gem.  There's a variety of accommodations from efficiency, cottage, and suites. The availability of a dock and boat ramp is also a great feature for guests who want to bring their own boats.


The quick drive through Tavernier gets you to Islamorada. It's like a broken record to say that it's a good place for fishing, boating, snorkeling, and diving, as well as many unique dining and shopping experiences. It's home to a number of historic sites and landmarks also, including the Hurricane Monument and the Theater of the Sea. It's a popular location in the Keys, and if you're a hard-core fisherman, this is a great place to hang out.

Restaurants in Islamorada

Holiday Isle Tiki Bar - Allegedly the home of the famous Rum Runner cocktail!  This Tiki bar is known for its live music and laid-back atmosphere, and it's a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

Captain Craig's is located right along the Overseas Highway in Tavernier.  Known for the World-Famous Fish Sandwich and other delicious and creative sandwiches, it’s become a must stop for tourists passing through on their way to and from Key West. It’s also a favorite with locals.

Ciao Hound Kitchen & Bar  Ciao Hound combines the rich flavors of Tuscany with fresh ingredients sourced from the Florida Keys. It's fun and family-friendly, but also stylish and romantic, making it the perfect spot for date nights as well. You can enjoy Rat Pack-era tunes while sipping on one of our Italian-inspired cocktails or a glass of wine from our full bar.  And if you're feeling adventurous, try the Loaded Bloody Mary, served with prosciutto-wrapped shrimp and a chicken wing, it's a meal in a glass.  And by the way, dogs are always welcome, even preferred at Ciao Hound! Florida Italian, Rat-Pack tunes, and dogs.  Yes please!

Wahoo's Seafood Bar and Grill  Located above Whale Harbor Marina, Wahoo's Bar and Grill serves up some of the freshest seafood in the Florida Keys. The menu features a variety of delicious preparations made to order. Dine on one of the two waterfront decks or in the air-conditioned dining room - either way, you'll be treated to stunning views of the crystal-clear Atlantic Ocean. And if you have a furry friend, don't worry - like most places in the Keys, Wahoo's is pet-friendly.

Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet  This is a sister property of Wahoo's, and it's located conveniently right next door.  Whale Harbor Seafood Feast has been a staple of Islamorada and the Florida Keys for over a century. The original building was destroyed by fire and the venue has been hit by hurricanes multiple times. However, the owners have persevered and rebuilt the venue into a beautiful multi-use space. Today, it's home to the Seafood Feast, a popular rooftop bar and grill called the SandBAR, and an elegant event center. The venue is also home to a piece of lifesaving history - the lighthouse. Wahoo's and Whale Harbor are two must-visit locations in Islamorada.

Ziggie & Mad Dogs  Experience the ultimate steak dinner at Ziggie & Mad Dog's, where you can enjoy a perfectly grilled filet, ribeye, or porterhouse. Pair your steak with a delicious wine from our extensive collection, and don't forget to add a side like a loaded baked potato, creamed spinach, truffle mac & cheese, or potatoes au gratin. Seafood lovers will also find plenty to love at Ziggie & Mad Dog's, with daily catch preparations and a variety of shellfish options.

Lorelai Restaurant & Cabana Bar  Hey, if you're tired of boring restaurants with lackluster views then you can check out the Lorelai. It's literally on the water, so you can enjoy your meal while trying to spot some dolphins (or at least pretending to for the gram). And the menu? It's seafood, seafood, and more seafood! But there are also some non-fish options for all you landlubbers out there. And when you're done chowing down, you can belly up to the Cabana Bar for a cold drink and some good vibes. Trust us, your taste buds (and Instagram followers) will thank you.

Islamorada Fish Company  The Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant is one of the larger bar/restaurants in the Keys.  It's tied to Bass Pro Shops and the huge World Wide Sportsman location next door.  There's a huge saltwater fish tank inside and an even bigger one outside called the Ocean.  There's a big Tiki style outdoor area, and you may just get a glimpse of a huge tarpon or even a cruising Manatee - from your barstool.  You can have a casual meal at the outdoor bar or a more formal dinner in the dining room.  It's worth the visit, for fishing gear, a cold beer and a great meal.

Green Turtle Inn  Sid and Roxie founded The Green Turtle Inn Restaurant in 1947, a little roadside joint that turned into a popular restaurant known for its great food and comfortable overnight accommodations. The place was named for its specialties, sea turtle dishes such as turtle steaks, soups, and chowders, which were harvested from local waters. It's a popular location for tourists and locals alike, with a reputation for lively music, dancing, and the laid-back lifestyle of the Keys.

Square Grouper  This new Islamorada location has the same fresh & local seafood, craft cocktail and wine selection that's made the original location on Cudjoe Key a hugely popular place in the Florida Keys for the past 15 years.  It's a MM 80.4 on the bay side.  You'll get an upscale but casual experience, with indoor and outdoor seating on the deck.  

Lazy Days  If you like Happy Hour, here you go.  Every day from 4-6pm at Lazy Days you can get 50 cent peel and eat Shrimp, $1 Chicken Wings, Conch Fritters and Jalapeno Poppers.  And for $5.99 you can get fresh Calamari and Tuna Tataki.  Great apps on the cheap, and drink specials every day.  And the dose of sunshine and water comes for free.

Robbie's Of Islamorada  One of the most visited restaurants in the Keys, Robbie's is a place you have to experience at least once.  You could say it's a tourist trap, but it's not.  Yes, there will be a crowd there, but it really doesn't feel like it, if that even makes sense.  Here you can feed the tarpon, which is pretty cool.  Despite the fact they don't have huge teeth, like a shark, they can still draw blood.  I got a mild scrape on the knuckle after one of these guys grabbed the fish from my fingers.  No big deal, I'd totally do it again.  Robbies is a great place to have a cold beer and something to eat while you're traveling to or from Key West, which is what a lot of people do.  There's lots of opportunity to drop some cash on a shirt or a souvenir.  

Habanos Oceanfront  Nice little local place for great Cuban food.  It's a small no-frills type place, right next to Caloosa Cove Resort and Marina.

Oceans 305  Now open to the public, this little waterfront place is at MM70 in the Fiesta Key Resort & Marina.

Hotels In Islamorada

Coconut Palm Inn  The current owners purchased the property in 2001, and renamed as the Coconut Palm Inn.  It was totally renovated and updated into the property that it is today. Coconut Palm Inn is now a small, secluded, award-winning property unique to the Florida Keys. It has 450 feet of beachfront, two large docks, spectacular sunsets, exotic tropical gardens, and updated accommodations and amenities.  It's a little best kept secret in the upper Keys.

Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina  It's no surprise that the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina is a beloved destination in the Florida Keys for beach-goers, boaters, and more. Located on the sandy shores of a walk-in beach, this oceanfront resort has been providing iconic cocktails and a nostalgicically beachy atmosphere since 1951. You can spend your day enjoying Rum Runners, water sports, and other activities on the sunrise side of Islamorada. And, as a resort guest, you'll also have access to all four Islamorada Resorts from the Davidson Hotel group: The Postcard Inn, Amara Cay, Pelican Cove, and La Siesta Resort.

Amara Cay  Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada, Florida is a tropical paradise nestled in the heart of the Florida Keys. This upscale resort offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as plenty of outdoor activities and attractions. With its sparkling pool, on-site spa, and gourmet dining options, Amara Cay is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.  And of course, it's got a Tiki bar that'll serve up a great warm weather cocktail.  Stay here and you also get access to the Postcard Inn, Pelican Cove, and La Siesta Resort

Pelican Cove  Pelican Cove Hotel is another upscale resort right on the water in Islamorada.  This charming hotel offers guests a variety of accommodation options, including cozy guest rooms and spacious suites, all with modern amenities. At Pelican Cove, you can take it easy and lounge by the pool, taking in the stunning ocean views, or exploring the many attractions and activities in the area. The hotel also boasts an on-site restaurant, as well as a tiki bar for refreshing drinks and live entertainment.   Stay here and you also get access to the Postcard Inn, Amara Cay, and La Siesta Resort

La Siesta Resort & Villas  La Siesta Resort and Marina is a picturesque resort right on the water.   There are guest rooms and suites, and also brightly painted cottages that will remind you of being in a remote location in the Caribbean. The resort also has a marina for docking your boat or renting water sports equipment. In your downtime, you can relax by the pool, take a yoga class, or indulge in a massage at the on-site spa.  Stay here and you also get access to the Postcard Inn, Pelican Cove and Amara Cay Resort.

The Islands of Islamorada The Islands is an upscale, luxurious resort, with 22 waterfront villas, each with 4 bedrooms, full kitchens, and outdoor recreation space. For a smaller group, there are 8 one-bedroom suites with ocean views. It's a great place to stay but it's at the upper end of the cost spectrum.

La Jolla Resort & Lodges  If you're planning a trip of 7 days or longer, the Lodges at La Jolla Resort offer two private residences in an "Old Florida" environment overlooking the bay.

Casa Morada   This is a 16 suite boutique oasis consisting of two guest houses, a Garden House and a Seaview House. The nightly rates include complimentary breakfast, complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boards, and bikes as well as complimentary yoga every Wednesday.

The Islander Resort  A luxury oceanfront getaway on Islamorada’s most picturesque piece of shoreline with 114 tropical-themed rooms and suites.

The Caribbean Resort  Upscale resort with a inviting Caribbean-style homes, endless fishing pier and beach-entry pool. It's located on a deep-water channel with protected dockage, and a gentle-slope boat ramp for easy boat launching.

Cheeca Lodge  If you love fishing and want a higher end place to stay, Cheeca Lodge is a top notch location for serious anglers, with 214 rooms and suites on a 1,200 foot private beach.  There are a variety of fishing options, including the opportunity to charter a boat and target the many species of fish that can be found just minutes from shore. You can also cast from the end of the lodge's 525-foot pier, the longest in the Florida Keys. The lodge also offers a host of other activities such as snorkeling, sea kayaking, bicycling, and scuba diving.  And there is in first-class dining at one of the lodge's three restaurants: Atlantic's Edge, Mia Cucina, or Nikai Sushi.  It's a great place, a bit on the higher end but totally worth it.

The Moorings Village  This is an upscale resort in a small and quiet place, with 8 private cottages tucked into a lushly landscaped estate, which was a former coconut plantation.  The one and three-bedroom cottages are on a private beach.  You can watch the sunrise from the beach, and watch the sunset across the street over drinks at Morada Bay.

Islander Bayside Villas  An upscale townhouse style resort complete with boat slips and a boat launch.  You'll have a pool too, and a great poolside bar and an upscale restaurant.  It's on the bayside so sunsets come with your stay.  

Kon Tiki Resort  The Kon Tiki has fully-equipped villas in various sizes, some with a kitchen, living room, and dining area all the way to efficiencies.  There's a marina that can handle a 23 footer or smaller, a boat ramp, a dock and a private lagoon.

Pines and Palms Resort  Oceanfront cottages and 1-3 bedroom suites with full kitchens.  It's a smaller property, and a great place to kick back and relax.

Caloosa Cove Resort & Marina  It's a full service marina with 30 oceanfront suites with kitchens, balconies, a spacious heated swimming pool and sandy beach.  You can book fishing charters, and grab all the bait and tackle you need right on property.  It's really convenient when you can wake up and walk a few steps to your charter and take off. You can do that here for sure.


Hotels In Layton, Florida

Lime Tree Bay Resort Lime Tree Bay Resort is on Long Key, in the town of Layton, between Islamorada and Marathon. It's sort of an oasis in itself because of its location.  There's a huge beach, by Keys standards of almost a quarter-mile.  The resort has studios and guestrooms and also pretty spacious townhomes and suites to rent.  You'll get great sunsets here from its Gulfside location.  The resort also has dockage for boats up to 21 feet.

Restaurants In Layton, Florida

The Florida Boy Bar and Grill  Scott Battle's place in Layton, just in front of the Lime Tree Bay Resort at mile marker 68.5.  Scott's a Florida boy that spent some time in Colorado but eventually returned to Florida and began working at The Brown Boxer Pub & Grille in Clearwater Beach. He worked his way up the ranks until he finally decided to follow his dream of opening his own restaurant in the Florida Keys. There are some great menu items here including the Baby Back Rib Grilled Cheese.

Conch Key

Conch Key Fishing Lodge & Marina  The Conch Key Fishing Lodge & Marina is situated in the heart of the Florida Keys, on the picturesque Conch Key.  It's a smaller, boutique style resort for those who love water activities.  You'll find this resort offers some of the best snorkeling, diving, and sport fishing opportunities in the entire Keys region. Moreover, with its boat ramp, gasoline station, and plenty of protected dockage, the resort is fully equipped to cater to even hard core anglers. The on-site convenience store stocks frozen bait and fishing supplies, making it easy to gear up for a day out on the water.

Duck Key

Duck Key is actually 4 little islands on the Atlantic side, just north of Marathon.  It's almost like someone decided that there was a need for another Key and built one, and just snapped it on.  It's an upscale resort island area with private homes and rental properties.  But the real prize on Duck Key is Hawk's Cay Resort.

Hawks Cay Resort  The first time we came here we fell in love with this place.  Hawks Cay Resort is full- on luxury in the Keys. The amenities are world class and the vibe is very chill and upscale.  Truth be told, this is one of the best places in the Florida Keys.

The resort was hammered by hurricane Irma in 2017, and had to be closed for nearly 2 years and $50 million in renovations.  But it's back better than ever.

You can rent guest rooms to private villas and even vacation homes. Each unit is well designed and has a range of amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.  And each room is a stone's throw from the pool or the private lagoon.

You can relax by the pool or head to the spa for an invigorating massage. For those who love the water, the resort offers water sports activities, including kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing. There are also several on-site restaurants.

But unlike other places in the keys, what makes Hawks Cay Resort really unique is its renowned dolphin encounter program, where guests can interact with bottlenose dolphins in a safe and controlled environment. This program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

There's something for everyone at this world-class resort.  It'll be on the upper end of the price spectrum but it's in a class of its own in the Florida Keys.

Restaurants On Duck Key

Angler & Ale  Angler & Ale is on the dock of the Hawks Cay marina, and claims the coldest draft beer in the lower latitudes. The menu is loaded with specialties, and they'll take your fresh catch filets for some great hook and cook options. Reservations are recommended.


So you're now in Marathon, which is basically the middle of the Florida Keys. You'll find several top-rated resorts, restaurants, night-life and attractions, including the famous Turtle Hospital and the Dolphin Research Center.  Consider Marathon as a happy medium: there's quite a bit to do here, but the atmosphere is much more laid-back than Key West, and for the most part you'll find prices closer to reasonable.  A lot of locals would rather live in Marathon because it's away from the hustle of Key West, but even if you're vacationing, you can spend several days here and not have a dull moment.

Hotels In Marathon, Florida

Grassy Flats Resort & Beach Club  Grassy Flats Resort and Beach Club is a new boutique resort located on the northern end of Marathon, on Grassy Key. If you are looking for a locally owned and operated family friendly Keys resort on a sunny tropical beach, you may want stay here.   In addition to the beach, there's a pool and the beachfront tiki bar - Barrel & Bale.

Coco Plum Beach & Tennis Club  This place is totally unique to the Keys.  The resort has identical 3-level octagonal villas to rent - each with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a full kitchen and laundry room.  There's a pool, and also boat dockage with a place to clean fish.

Hampton Inn Marathon  It's one of the only Hamptons in the US that has a tiki bar.  It's clean, not real fancy but with a Hilton property you know what you're getting.  We've stayed here before and we'd definitely do it again.

Fairfield Inn & Suites  If you're a Marriott person, here's your spot in Marathon.  Rent jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, and more from Deep Blue Dive and Marina on-site. And Sparky's Landing Tiki Bar and Restaurant is literally only steps away.  

Coral Lagoon Resort Villas  Coral Lagoon Resort has canal-side vacation homes with private balconies, and some homes with complimentary dockage with access to a full-service onsite marina, and a communal swimming pool surrounded by lush palms. The rentals are three bedrooms, with nice living areas, fully equipped kitchens.

Restaurants In Marathon, Florida

Island Fish Company  You'll get stunning sunset views with breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and desserts.  And you can grab a seat at the Florida Keys' longest tiki bar for a cold beer or something frozen.  Happy Hour from 3 to 5 PM, seven days a week.

Havana Jack's Oceanside  On the water, on the Atlantic side next to the Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort.  It's a really big tiki bar with ocean views.

Sparky's Landing Fish N Cocktails  This place is tucked behind the Fairfield Inn & Suites, and sits on the water on the Atlantic side.  We ponied up to the bar during a recent trip and had a great meal and were entertained by a couple of crazy energetic bartenders, which is true to their focus of good times, fresh fish & refreshing cocktails.  

Brutus Seafood Restaurant & Eatery  Brutus is a seafood restaurant and market that offers fresh local seafood from the Florida Keys.  It's a family operated business that's been around for 30 years.  What's unique about this place is you can pull your car right up and within 10 steps you can be sitting at their outside tiki bar.  (Yes, drink responsibly, don't drink and drive!)

The Wooden Spoon  We have to mention this place. It's a tiny little diner-style restaurant that's popular with the locals, and is a great place for a home cooked breakfast.

Tiki Bars in the Florida Keys

Tiki bars are a staple of tropical vacations, and the Florida Keys offer some of the best Tiki bar experiences in the world.  If you're traveling from Key Largo to Key West, there are plenty of Tiki bars to choose from, each with its own unique atmosphere and style.

In Islamorada, the Tiki Bar at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina is a must-visit. This Tiki bar is known for its live music and laid-back atmosphere, and it's a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

If you're looking for a more upscale Tiki bar experience, the Tiki Bar at the Casa Marina Resort in Key West is the place to be. This Tiki bar is located right on the beach and serves up a variety of craft cocktails, including Tiki classics like the Zombie and the Painkiller. The bar also has a great food menu, with everything from burgers and sandwiches to seafood and sushi.

No matter which Tiki bar you choose to visit, you're sure to have a great time sipping on tropical drinks and soaking up the laid-back atmosphere of the Florida Keys. So next time you're planning a trip to the Keys, make sure to include a visit to one (or more!) of these amazing Tiki bars on your itinerary.

Here are a few more Tiki bars in the Florida Keys that are worth checking out on your trip:

  • Tiki Bar at the Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo: This Tiki bar is located on the beach and offers a variety of classic tiki cocktails as well as a selection of craft beers and wines. The bar also has a great food menu, with everything from burgers and sandwiches to seafood and sushi.
  • The Tiki Bar at the Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada: This Tiki bar is known for its extensive drink menu, which includes classic Tiki cocktails as well as a wide variety of craft beers and wines. The bar also has a great food menu, with everything from burgers and sandwiches to seafood and sushi.
  • The Tiki Bar at the Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar in Islamorada: This Tiki bar is located on the water and is known for its live music and laid-back atmosphere. It's a great place to relax and enjoy a tropical drink while watching the sunset.
  • Tiki Hut at the Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West: This Tiki bar is located right on the beach and offers panoramic views of the ocean. It's a great place to relax and enjoy a tropical drink while watching the sunset.

Overall, the Florida Keys are home to many great Tiki bars, each with its own unique atmosphere and style. No matter which Tiki bar you choose to visit, you're sure to have a great time sipping on tropical drinks and soaking up the laid-back atmosphere of the Keys.

The Florida Keys - Final Thoughts About This U.S. Gem

Traveling through the Florida Keys is truly an unforgettable experience that can't be missed. It's a "Bucket List" trip for sure.  The crystal clear waters, and endless activities make it a must-see destination for anyone looking to escape.  

It's like being in the Caribbean, (without the cool Caribbean accents), every place takes the US dollar, and your cell phone works without an International plan.

As Gary Vaynerchuk says, "The best way to predict your future is to create it." So create your own Florida Keys adventure. Trust me, you won't regret it.

Cheers to the Florida Keys,

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