Florida: Conch Republic, Key West: Conch Chowder from The Best Soup in Every State

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Florida: Conch Republic, Key West: Conch Chowder

Key West may also be known as the Conch Republic, but there’s only one restaurant on the island that’s earned the right to carry the name. Conch Republic Seafood Company is located on the historic Key West Bight Marina, and they do their conch right. You can order it flash-fried or in fritters, but you’ll also want to try it in their homemade conch chowder, a Bahamian-style red chowder made with ground conch, herbs, and potatoes. It’s something no visitor to Key West should leave without trying; make sure you try the homemade Key lime pie, too, while you’re at it.