A road map to summer dining in Key West

A road map to summer dining in Key West - A plate of food on a table - Vegetarian cuisine

Guide to local specials

Eddie Cochran felt our pain back in 1958 when he sang the immortal “Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do, But there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues”. Well, maybe there is, at least around these parts. So listen up, locals: Go out, eat, drink and be merry. Enjoy the town, stroll the streets and take advantage of these summer specials.

Mangoes Restaurant, 700 Duval St.

Offering 1/2 price on all regular menu items, excluding alcohol, to Monroe County locals every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., from June 15 through Sept. 30.

Sunshine Grill, 1110 White St.

Join the Cheezy Rewards program and when you buy any 10 entrees, get 1 free! Summer hours, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday for the late-nighters, insomniacs and late-shift workers; closed on Wednesday. Free late night delivery. 305-294-8089.

Blackfin Bistro, 918 Duval St.

Take advantage of happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 7 days a week, with $7 food plates and $5 select glasses of wine.

Antonia’s Restaurant, 615 Duval St.

Offering all pasta $10 daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed on Mondays for the summer.

Jose’s Latin Food, 1101 Truman Ave.

Free can of soda with lunch.

Camilles Restaurant, 1202 Simonton

All you can eat wild Alaskan Snow Crab legs $33.95, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, from 6 p.m. until they are gone. Date night Thursday and Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Buy 1 get 1 entree; expires at Camille’s discretion.

Key West Bite, 920 Caroline St.

Happy hour from 3:30 to 7 p.m. 1/2 off well, domestic beer and house wines by the glass. Bar menu $5 – $7.

The Club at Key West Harbour, 6000 Peninsular Ave.

Sign up to become a new member from now until Sept. 4 – with $250 processing fee waived and gift cards depending on length of new membership – and receive amenities that include access to the pool, beach, newly renovated fitness center, sauna and member’s only restaurant. More information is available via email from karenv@marinaclubsfl.com or by phone at 305-292-3121 ext.4.

One Duval, 1 Duval Street at Pier House Resort and Spa

Locals special, one entree and one starter or dessert for $20, daily from 5 to 7 p.m.

At 430 Duval at La Concha Hotel

Happy Hour Daily from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $2.15 Domestic Beers, $4.30 Well Drinks and House Wine. $4.30 or $8.60 select small plates from La Grignote. Delivery in Key West.

Prime Steakhouse, 951 Caroline St.

Beginning mid-August, Prime Steakhouse kicks off its “Locals Appreciation,” which includes half off on all appetizers and 25% off all bottles of wine.”

Charlie Macs, 404 Southard St.

Wing Wednesdays-1/2 price wings all day.

Point 5 upstairs at 915 Restaurant, 915 Duval St.

Nightly specials and local specials starting July 1.

Two Friends Patio Restaurant, 512 Front St.

Happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. with food and drink specials, early bird menu until 6 p.m. and 20 percent off purchase for locals in August with ID. No double discounts. Free delivery.

Hays Blinckmann
Hays Blinckmann is an oil painter, author of the novel “In The Salt,” lover of all things German including husband, children and Bundesliga. She spends her free time developing a font for sarcasm, testing foreign wines and failing miserably at home cooking.