Looking to visit beautiful Key Largo? Key Largo is the first of the Keys, with its northernmost perch in the chain of islands below the tip of Florida. The largest of the Keys also has the rightful claim of being the Diving Capital of the World, thanks to the coral reefs and its huge underwater state park. When you travel to Key Largo; you’ll find an accessible island getaway, with plenty of chances to dive, snorkel or just enjoy the beautiful sunset and the islands’ namesake pie. Read our Key Largo Vacations guide to explore this low-key island escape and visit the beautiful beaches of Key Largo and the Florida Keys.
Key Largo Weather – When to Visit
Over the course of a year, the temperature is generally from 64°F to 89°F. The prime season for Key Largo travel is the warm-but-dry season between November and March, when you’ll also find the most crowds and the highest prices. Another good reason to come this time of year, though, is the Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival, one of the biggest parties on the island, which happens in January. If you’re serious about water sports, though, the best time to visit Key Largo is summer. The risk of hurricane-season storms does peak around September and October.
Best Key Largo Tours & Activities
Best Key Largo Restaurants
Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Cafe $11 – 30
Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-8:00pm The Backyard Cafe features fresh from the Florida Keys seafood. They also have a variety of Beers and Wines to choose from. Visit and check out the menu and see what they have to offer at their dockside dining. Telephone: 1-800-432-4058 Web: Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Cafe.
The Fish House $11 – 30
The Fish House specializes in fresh local seafood including yellowtail snapper, mahi-mahi, grouper, Florida lobster, and stone crab. Try their smoked fish – smoked right on the premises. Relax… Lay Back… Dig into their scrumptious conch-style cooking. They know how to serve seafood right! Fresh fish is The Fish House’s trademark, brought to the back door daily by fishermen, then filleted and prepared on premise… the finest in “Conch-style” cooking. All of their dishes are served in a fun, friendly, and casual “Keys style” atmosphere. Telephone: 305-451-4665 Web: The Fish House.
Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen $11 – 30
The Mrs. Mac’s II location specializes in large menu choices for all, vegetarians, vegans and gluten free included. Serving fresh, high quality, homemade comfort food including local sustainable seafood & Certified Angus Beef steaks. Where service and cleanliness is as important as the food. Delicious homemade Key Lime Pie. 25 wines by the glass and refreshing cocktails from their full bar. Telephone: 305-451-3722 Web: Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen.
Skipper’s Dockside $11 – 30
Welcome to your ultimate waterfront paradise! Skipper’s Dockside, Key Largo’s oceanfront oasis at Mile Marker 100, offers guests a comfortable portal to a time when life was simpler. Visitors enjoy a peek into the past as they make their turn onto Caribbean Drive; the exterior features an old-fashioned Ice House followed by a 1940’s original filling station to assist in one’s time travel journey. Telephone: 305-453-9594 Web: Skipper’s Dockside.
Key Largo Conch House $11 – 30
An environmentally friendly restaurant that serves sustainable seafood. They make the best seafood Paella on certain nights which is not to be missed, along with their Conch Fritters, which were featured on Travel Channel’s Man v Food, July 2012 Conch Fritter Eating Contest. Telephone: 305-453-4844 Web: Key Largo Conch House.
Hobo’s Cafe $11 – 30
One of Key Largo’s most popular restaurants, Hobo’s Cafe serves robustly flavored, seasonal American cuisine in a casual, upbeat setting. Established in 1991, Hobo’s Cafe takes inspiration from the abundance of local seafood offered by the surrounding waters of the Florida Keys. Their food is sourced from top quality seasonal ingredients, derived from local fishermen and markets. Their menu is creative, yet simple. Telephone: 305-451-5888 Web: Hobo’s Cafe.
Amazing Beaches of Key Largo
Anne’s Beach is one of the prettiest spots in the area. This beach has a beautiful boardwalk, picnic tables, a designated swimming area, and some very calm, shallow water that is perfect for all ages.
Far Beach is the most popular beach in Key Largo. Sink your feet into the soft, warm sands and enjoy the surrounding palm trees which offer nice shade. The waters here are warm, shallow and perfect for paddling or swimming with children. Snorkeling and diving are popular here with great underwater exploration.
Cannon Beach is another great beach with a unique historical edge. This beach has warm, shallow calm waters perfect for swimming or snorkeling. Experienced divers can swim out to find an old Spanish shipwreck beneath the surface.
Harry Harris Beach
Harry Harris Beach is a protected coastline. It is well-known for its family-friendly amenities and one of the top beaches in Key Largo. It has a soft diamond white-sand shoreline, glimmering pool-like water, and a picturesque landscape.
Best Key Largo Bars & Nightlife
Sharkey’s Pub & Grill
You ‘ll find something for everyone with casual family style dining in a local friendly flip flop atmosphere at affordable prices. Sharkey’s Pub is on the first floor inside or seating for cocktails and lunch & dinner on the waterside deck and patio. They are the craft beer headquarters with 28 beers on tap featuring Florida beers from Funky Buddha, Due South, Cigar City Brewery & many more . Tropical drinks, Frozen Specialties, & Jumbo Size Rum Buckets. Telephone: 305-453-1905 Web: Sharkey’s Pub & Grill.
Breezer’s Tiki Bar
Breezer’s is located just over the suspension bridge from Gus’ Grille, with breathtaking views over the beach and Florida Bay. Along with fresh salads, juicy burgers and The Key’s best frozen drinks, Breezer’s also offers an incredible setting to catch the sunset. Be sure to stop by for their daily Happy Hour specials, featuring a tempting menu of light fare and island music from 4pm to 7pm. During season, Breezer’s also features live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday. Telephone: 305-453-0000 Web: Breezer’s Tiki Bar.
Buzzard’s Roost Grill & Pub
Relax inside in air-conditioned comfort, out on the patio or at the tiki bar. Enjoy live music at the tiki bar on Friday nights. Enjoy great happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers. Enjoy happy hour at the inside bar Monday through Friday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm or at the tiki bar on Friday nights from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Telephone: 305-453-3746 Web: Buzzard’s Roost Grill & Pub.
Visit by car, boat, or bike and enjoy stiff drinks, live music, and beautiful sunsets. Breathtaking sunsets, rich history, live music, and even livelier folks are quick to fill out this one-of-a-kind Key Largo landmark. It boasts live music Thursday through Sunday nights, daily happy hours, waterfront sunset views, and a dog-friendly atmosphere. Locals and tourists mingle in this watering hole filled with memorabilia from the Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall classic Key Largo. Telephone: 305-451-4466 Web: Caribbean Club.
Cactus Jack’s Pub
Located between Senor Frijoles & Sundowners, Cactus Jacks (CJ’s) is your late-night watering hole. Pool table, juke box, darts, TVs, and Golden Tee Golf. Late night food menu served until 2 a.m.— wings, sliders, burgers, chicken sandwiches, chipotle shrimp, and bacon wrapped jalapeños. Happy Hour from 4-6 weekdays. Telephone: 305-453-0249 Web: Cactus Jack’s Pub.
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