Atlanta Food Critic

ROAD TRIP: Blue Heaven, Key West, FL

Blue Heaven is the #1 rated restaurant in the Florida Keys according to Urbanspoon so naturally it was our first stop when we entered the city of Key West. Key West has culture all of it’s own and Blue Heaven symbolizes that in every way. We must have timed our visit perfectly because we were seated right away (waits of an hour or more are not uncommon). Parking however is also as uncommon so if you are driving yourself take this advice – pay the $10 instead of roaming aimlessly searching for free parking. In Key West though, as many places, terms may be negotiated and I was able to reach a $5 compromise.

Blue Heaven is as laid back as KeyWest gets – very casual, chickens roam the outdoor dining area cleaning up behind diners who carelessly dropped a morsel or two. Although Urbanspoon lists this as “fine dining” I can assure you that a jacket and tie are NOT required in this town that sports many clothing-optional bars. Yes, gentle readers Key West is QUITE different from the ATL in many ways but in many ways is not. Wonderful restaurants abound and Blue Heaven was just the beginning of our day to prove this!

I ordered the Mahi Mahi sandwich which comes with some of the best potato salad you may ever put in your mouth. Melanie ordered an exquisite chicken salad sandwich and she loved the potato salad as well. The food lives us to every expectation you may have and it was easy to see why this is THE top-rated restaurant in the Florida Keys.

When you come to Key West, you simply CANNOT miss Blue Heaven!

Guten appetit!


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1 comment

1 Mike Bartlett { 11.14.10 at 1:00 pm }

Thank you for recording our performance at Mallory Square on Veterans Day. Blue Heaven is our favorite restaurant. The guys in the band eat there sometimes twice a day (Breakfast and Dinner) and swear the food is the best in the Keys! We even nicknamed eleven of us who travelled by van “The Blue Heaven Eleven”. As you can tell we have some big boys in the band, so the portions satisfy their appetite. If you come to NY, let me know. Keep in touch. Mike Bartlett, Band Manager, Nassau County Police Department Pipes and Drums Band

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