Unlike the cute little cottages in town, A&B is on the waterfront overlooking the docks at the west end of Simonton Street. It’s like two restaurants in one: Upstairs at A&B’s the menu runs to gourmet (in preparation and price) with steaks and Maine lobster. Downstairs, the prices and meals are less lofty. If you’re not familiar with Florida’s spiny lobster (which is actually an oceanic crawfish), you owe it to yourself to try one, and Alonzo’s serves it up fresh off the docks out front. While Alonzo’s offers multiple preparations, the fresh lobster pasta, with Florida lobster sauted with mushrooms, shallots, andouille sausage and goat cheese in a tomato cream sauce, is divine. There’s a cigar and wine bar, as well, and if the weather’s pleasant, get a table on the second-floor deck overlooking Key West Bight.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners
- Takeout Available: Yes