With countless options for fine dining, seafood, and, of course, key lime pie, it is no question that the Florida Keys have a thriving food scene. For those traveling with kids, choosing places to eat can be tricky, so we’ve put together a list of top dining destinations that are family friendly and boast breathtaking views.
Snappers Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar
This Key Largo eatery offers views of the Atlantic Ocean with a deck overlooking the marina. It serves an eclectic menu with seafood options, a raw bar, burgers, and more, plus a kids menu. Sauces and chowders are made in house, and fresh fish specials change daily. You can also bring in your fresh catch of the day (cleaned and ready to cook) and Snappers will take care of the rest.
Snook’s Bayside Restaurant
Also in Key Largo, this waterfront choice serves a seafood-centric menu with options like coconut mahi mahi and jumbo scallops, plus cheeseburgers, pasta, and more for the kids. A sunset horn offers built-in entertainment, and the natural views wherever you sit are sure to please all.
Lazy Days Restaurant
Keys-style dishes are served at this laid-back Islamorada locale, which offers seating on the beach, outdoor patio, and porch, all with ocean views, as well as indoor dining and seating at the bar with daily happy hour specials. Dinner mains include Florida lobster and filet mignon, and fried fish fingers, pasta, and more on the kids’ menu.
Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar
A Marathon institution since 1951, this waterside haunt serves up steak, seafood, sushi, and more, with 50+ beers on tap and indoor and outdoor seating in a relaxed setting. Selections from the kids’ menu come with applesauce, french fries, and honey buns, and include fried chicken, popcorn shrimp, and a California roll.
This Key West landmark serves a Floridian-Caribbean menu in an outdoor setting with tropical foliage and funky decor (think trap floats and a rooster graveyard). Dinner dishes include yellowtail snapper and Caribbean BBQ shrimp, plus a kids’ menu featuring shrimp, steak, and grilled cheese.