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A January 2006 trip to Key West by Kim M.

Quote: I just moved to Key West. Follow me as I get my bearings and explore what there is to do, see, and eat.

Eaton Lodge

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Hotel

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I had the opportunity to stay at Eaton Lodge for 2 nights while my parents visited me on Key West. To avoid the space issues in my own place and get them closer to the action on Duval, I decided to rent a suite where we could stay together. After poring over the dizzying array of B&B's and inns on Key West, I decided on Suite William at Eaton Lodge.The Lodge itself occupies a mid-19th century home on Eaton Street, only a few yards away from where it intersects Duval Street. Thus, the major advantage to staying there was location. The historic home has been decorated in a style that complements, rather than overwhelms, its original character. Period pieces and art mix with an eclectic array ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 14, 2006

Eaton Lodge
511 Eaton Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 292-2170

El Meson de Pepe

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Restaurant

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El Meson de Pepe, in its North Roosevelt location, is rather unremarkable from the curb. I went in one day just out of curiosity, and was surprised by what I discovered. Tracing the intertwined cigar-making history of Key West and Cuba, the decor is composed largely of historical images and cigar box art. Urethaned into the tables are interesting articles and excerpts about this local art. The atmosphere is bright and cheerful, and there are large comfortable booths as well as table seating for large groups.The food at El Meson de Pepe is delicious. This has become one of my favorite places to eat lunch. The extensive menu is a multi-pager, featuring a wide variety of Cuban specialty dishe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2006

El Meson de Pepe
3800 North Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 295-9448

Camille's

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Restaurant

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I have died and gone to omelette heaven! No, wait, it was just Camille's. Hiding off the main drag on Simonton Street, Camille's is pink, quirky, and "Camille-licious," as one server is fond of saying. This is my favorite place for a brunch, bar none. Key West, lending itself to nights of revelry and days of relaxation, should only naturally have a place where you can get delicious, wholesome breakfast foods long after the local roosters crow. Whether you're dragging in after a night on Duval or just stopping by for a quick lunch, there is something on the menu to please your tummy. My favorite thing to eat thus far would be one of Camille's fantastic omelettes. The possibilities are many,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 18, 2006

Camille's
1202 Simonton Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-4811

A&B Lobster House

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Restaurant | "A&B Lobster House Oyster Bar"

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A&B Lobster House has long been a Key West favorite, with tasty seafood and upscale dining. Ask a local, however, and he or she might tell you to try the oyster bar downstairs. This was recommended to me by a long-time resident, and I was pleased to find that the rumor is true: you get the same great food downstairs, with a more casual atmosphere and a lower price. If you are willing to forgo linen table cloths and snooty service, you can go home with something in your stomach AND your pockets. I dined downstairs at A&B a few weeks ago while my parents were visiting. Having dressed for a walk along Duval Street and the nightly sunset celebration in Mallory square, we did not feel exactly pr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2006

A&B Lobster House
700 Front St.
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294 5880

Hurricane Joe's

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Restaurant

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Hurricane Joe's, located at the Hurricane Hole Marina just across the bridge to Stock Island, is one of my favorite places for a laid-back, delicious meal. Part of its appeal for locals is its location away from the jostling crowds in Old Town. For lunch, dinner, or just a drink after work, this is an easy place to get into and out of without searching for a parking space or breaking the bank. The decor in the dining room consists of nautical charts and paintings, as well as many, many photos of fishermen with their prize catches. You'll find plenty to look at while awaiting the meal. You can also dine downstairs at the outdoor bar, though seating there can be rather limited in the evenings when us...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 6, 2007

Hurricane Joe's
5114 Overseas Hwy.
Key West
(305) 294-0200