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The Best Florida Keys Restaurants, Hotels, Spas and More

Located in the southeast United States and arcing from a point about fifteen miles south of Miami, the Florida Keys is a chain of about 1,700 islands. Keys major and minor in this famed archipelago include Key Largo in the upper keys, Marathon and Long Key in the middle keys, and Key West in the lower keys. Whether you enjoy their tropical-style ethos or the unique recreation and dining that each has to offer, these laid-back islands seem to have been created for leisure. Presented for your pleasure, from north to south…

KEY LARGO: The Northernmost Key, Where Diving is Thriving

Key Largo Restaurants
Alabama Jack's
Gardner's Market

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Jules' Undersea Lodge
For those who like the idea of living in a yellow submarine, this is the next best thing. Jules' Undersea Lodge is an authentic underwater research habitat and hotel, inspired by the fantastical world of Jules Verne.
A diver at Jules' Undersea Lodge

TAVERNIER: At the Tip of Key Largo

Hungry Tarpon
This campy fish shack offers the friendliest experience in the Keys.

PLANTATION KEY: In the Upper Key Echelon

The Original Pancake House
The Original Pancake House

It's no surprise that pancakes are king here. Also killer: the breakfast potatoes and eggs prepared any style.
Cuban specialties like ropa vieja with staple black beans and rice share the menu with a superb version of Spain's paella.

ISLAMORADA: The Sportfishing Capital

Islamorada Restaurants
Atlantic's Edge
Islamorada Restaurant & Bakery
Marker 88 Restaurant

Morada Bay

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LONG KEY: A Petite Paradise

Lime Tree Bay Resort
True to its name, this resort rests among fragrant key-lime, banana, papaya and trees. Hammocks, tiki huts and a sunning deck conspire to foster a mood of serene seclusion. Each of the suites and cottages is uniquely decorated and displays its own charming touches.
Lime Tree Bay Resort

BIG PINE KEY: A Laid-Back Island in the Lower Keys

A room at Barnacle Bed & Breakfast

KEY WEST: The Southernmost City in the Continental U.S.

Key West Restaurants
Café Marquesa
This long-running restaurant is one of the unequivocal bastions of innovative dining on the island.
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Best Barbecue in Key West: Meteor Smokehouse
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Sunset Key Guest Cottages at Hilton Key West Resort

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(Updated: 09/18/13 CT)

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