Dining In the Upper keys

Islamorada and the Upper Keys area is known for having the best restaurants in the Keys. Our restaurants compete annually for recognition in a variety of categories at the Annual 'Taste of Islamorada.'

Dining in the Upper Keys

MA's Fish Camp
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105 Palm Avenue (Mile Marker 81.5 Oceanside) · Islamorada, FL 33036
Longtime Key’s residents and visitors remember the days when there was the “LOCALS” restaurant that served the highest quality seafood in town.  One by one these memorable places have disappeared.  MA’s Fish Camp, locally owned and operated decided to fill that void.

The incomparable owner/chef Mike Burgreen describes the fare as a modern and healthier take on traditional Key’s entrees. Dinner specials include the delectable hogfish (when available) the succulent Shrimp-N-Grits and the flavorful MA’s Gumbo, all cooked to order.

To complete your MA’s experience you must try the Award Winning desserts.  Made in house – choose from our Key Lime Pie, with a graham cracker crust, tangy filling and sweet glossy meringue, warm German Chocolate Cake,  Strawberry Shortcake, Coconut Cake or voted “locals fav” MA’s hummingbird cake. Ask the locals where the place to eat in Islamorada is and you will hear MA’s Fish Camp.  We are located in the heart of the village at mile marker 81.5, Oceanside.  Stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy an ice cold beer or glass of wine.

Green Turtle Inn
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81219 Overseas Highway · Islamorada, FL 33036
Green Turtle Inn's ever-changing menu items offer something for those seeking inventive cuisine, southern-style fare or inspired Florida Keys favorites. And...They'll cook your catch! Featuring a connoisseur's wine list and full service bar. Catering for weddings and special events is available on or off premises. Thursdays the Late Night Music Jam starts at 10pm. The Green Turtle is open at 7 am for breakfast lunch and dinner; Tues. - Sun. The Turtle rests on Mondays. Executive Chef, Daniel Harris. "Turtle Gear" available at: www.IslamoradaShopping.com

Island Grill
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305-664-8400  · Fax: 305-664-8405 
85501 Overseas Highway · Islamorada, FL 33036
Old Keys waterfront restaurant with an oriental flair.  Award winning menu with daily specials - catering available. Come by boat, we will cook your catch! Kids menu, three bars, happy hour and live music.  "Taste of Islamorada Winner".

Kaiyo Grill & Sushi
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81701 Old Highway · Islamorada, FL 33036
It's all about the grill!  Beckoning diners who crave innovative cuisine and indulgent service, travelers making their way through the Florida Keys and visitors enjoying their Islamorada vacation, Kaiyo Grill is lauded for the "freshest Sushi in all the Keys!" and features Island influenced fare and inventive wood-fire grill menus. Extensive beer, wine and sake list. Catering for weddings and special events is available on or off premises. Open daily at 5pm. Executive Chef - Matthew Slattery. Kaiyo Grill gear available at www.islamoradashopping.com

Lazy Days Restaurant
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 3.42 (6 Votes)

305-664-5256  · Fax: 305-664-5545 
79867 Overseas Hwy · Islamorada, FL 33036
Spectacular oceanfront dining featuring ALL fresh local seafood. Full bar, menu also includes steak, chicken, pasta,seafood dishes. They will cook your catch! Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are highly suggested. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar
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305-664-2692  · Fax: 305-664-2733 
81924 Overseas Highway · Islamorada, FL 33036
Home of the famous sunset celebration.  Outdoor dining with breathtaking sunset and bay views.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily - turn in at the Mermaid. Backcountry charters available.  Come by boat - they'll cook your catch! Live music. They also do weddings. "Taste of Islamorada Winner". And they sell Gift Certificates which can be used for food, drinks or for the famous Lorelei Hoody Sweatshirts! Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

M.E.A.T.  Eatery & Taproom
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88005 Overseas Highway, #15 · Islamorada, FL 33036
MEAT (Meat Eatery and Taproom) is a comtemporary upscale "quick service" eatery featuring high quality burgers and hot dogs, homemade sausages, natural sodas, extensive craft and microbrewed beers, fresh-made ice cream & milkshakes and great side dishes & salads. They also have fabulous homemade fried chicken from 5pm until it runs out every night and they often have the best chickpea veggie burgers in the world on their "specials" menu. Specialty cakes available.

Made 2 Order Café
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305-852-3251  · Fax: 305-852-5786 
90691 Old Highway · Tavernier, Florida 33070
Dine inside or on the dock overlooking the water. Come by Boat. Try the award winning breakfast or sumptuous lunch menus. Catering available - kids menu.

Marker 88
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305-852-9315  · Fax: 305-852-9069 
87900 Overseas Highway · Islamorada, FL 33036
40 year old landmark restaurant with indoor and bayside sunset dining. Award winning continental cuisine, fresh local seafood and the largest wine selection in the Keys.  Live music at the Tiki Bar on the water.  Feed the tarpon from the dock everyday at 4:30pm. Open for lunch and dinner - reservations preferable. Marker 88 will be open on Christmas Eve.

Morada Bay Beach Cafe
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 3.42 (6 Votes)

305-664-0604  · Fax: 305-664-0669 
81600  Overseas Hwy · Islamorada, FL 33036
Morada Bay is an outdoor bistro cafe set in the sand, with inside and outside bars, live unique entertainment, spectacular sunsets, and a large child-friendly beach with giant Adirondack chairs. Open for lunch and dinner.  Home of the famous "Full Moon Parties".  Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Old Tavernier Restaurant
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90311 Overseas Highway, Suite 2301 · Tavernier, FL 33070
Full Service Restaurant and bar - Catering Service available.

Pierre's Restaurant
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81600 Overseas Hwy · Islamorada, FL 33036
A plantation style house with extraordinary decor nestled in tropical flora on a sandy beach serving  French Fusion cuisine with World influences.  Featured in Zagat and Gourmet. The Green Flash Lounge has oversized wooden reclining couches on the beach and wicker chairs on the veranda for sunset viewing, and indoors features a wide variety of cordials, wines, and cigars from around the world set amidst dark mahogany woods and heavy leather chesterfield sofas. The upstairs dining room features Tibetan monastery doors and Moroccan, Indian, and African tapestries, wall carvings and artifacts. The upstairs veranda for outdoor dining overlooks the sandy beach, blue bay waters, and stunning sunsets. Lounge opens at 5pm - closed on Tuesdays.  Reservations are a good idea. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - reservations required.

Smigglers Cove
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Smugglers Cove Restaurant & Bar, Marina and Resort, located at MM 85.5 Bayside, is a favorite of the locals. With its brand new 33 slip marina and all newly updated rooms featuring flat screen TV's, mini fridge, coffee makers, access to Wi-Fi throughout the resort and a beautiful view from every window of the Marina or Atlantic Ocean, you'll never want to leave!

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83000 Overseas Hwy · Islamorada, FL 33036
Delectable steaks, chops, and fresh local seafood served in sleek, sophisticated surroundings.  Featuring orchid-garnished cocktails and international wine list.  Open for dinner only.  Reservations recommended. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Get Directions

  • In most cases I'll be meeting you at one of these boat ramps:
  • The Lorelei, Islamorada
  • John Pennycamp State Park, Key Largo
  • Whitewater Bay Boat Ramp. Flamingo


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