Blue Heaven Restaurant
One of the best in Key West
Looking for the best of Key West? The Blue Heaven Restaurant recipe starts with eclectic Key West charm and a little island history, topped off with excellent gourmet menu selections and a few Key West chickens.
Not many Key West restaurant reviews can boast all of that but you might ask “What does it all mean?” Okay, let me explain by starting with the historic elements which will help tie it all together for you.
The building and the grounds of Blue Heaven have hosted Friday night boxing matches featuring Ernest Hemingway as the referee, cock fights and a bordello! There was once a pool hall and an ice cream parlor on the same premises that sold liquor during prohibition.
All that history leads to a unique charm found only in Key West. Most of the seating is outdoors and there are still plenty of Key West chickens walking among the dining tables.
The menu features delicious gourmet selections that will surely complete your “best of Key West” list. The lobster I chose during our last visit was spectacular.
Lobster at Blue Heaven
Blue Heaven is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – reservations are a good idea. Lunch selections include simple sandwiches such as the grilled cheese with white cheddar and tomato or a shrimp melt sandwich.
Dessert in Key West – Key Lime pie of course! Not just any key lime pie, this amazing treat has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show!
If you are looking for entertainment, there is a stage for live music and a ping pong table. When we were last there, we arrived an hour before they opened for dinner and we did not have a reservation. Our kids enjoyed playing ping pong while we enjoyed drinks from the bar. Scott, one of the owner/managers welcomed us even though we were early. He showed us to a table and said he would bring us some snacks. Scott returned with a plate of fresh corn bread with jams and honey. Talk about hospitality! We had a great time. When you visit Blue Heaven, make sure you tell Scott we said “Hello” and order the key lime pie!
You can also visit the
Blue Heaven website
to see their menu and blog.
Blue Heaven Restaurant
729 Thomas St.
Key West, FL 33040
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