It’s that time of year, when anyone who can afford to leave Key West heads for cooler temps. But those of us who stick around are treated to a certain degree of local appreciation. While some businesses take a vacation in September, others offer great local specials that enable hard-working, full-time residents to treat themselves to dinners, drinks, boat trips, museum visits and more.

The Keys Weekly put out a call on Facebook, asking local businesses to send us their September specials, which we’ve compiled here. Please contact the business for details, restrictions and complete information. We will be adding to the list as more businesses send us their September specials. Check as the list grows.


Poke in the Rear

25% all food and drink for locals through September.
504 Angela St., rear.


22% off all drinks with local ID through September
504 Angela St.

Off the Hook Grill

30% off with local ID, 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays through Tuesdays in September. 
(Does not include happy hour prices.)
920 Caroline St. 

The Perry Hotel 

Salty Oyster: 50% off food & 25% beverages

Sloppy Joe’s Dockside: 50% off food & 25% beverages

Matt’s Dinner & Brunch: 25% off food & 25% off beverages

Monroe County ID required. Cannot be combined with any other offers.
7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Island

Ramshead Southernmost

Buy 1 entree, get one 50% off, 5-10 p.m.
2 for 1 mimosas until 11 a.m.
Monroe County ID required
804 White St. 

Grand Cafe 

50% for locals in September. 
Monroe County ID required. Dine-in only.
Discount not available on reservations made through Open Table. 
Call for reservations at 305-292-4740. 
314 Duval St.

Bel Mare

50% off appetizers
20% off wine bottles over $100
Specially priced wine bottles under $100
$7 select liquor drinks
700 Front St. at A&B Marina

Onlywood Grill

50% off wine bottles Sunday through Thursday 
20% off entire bill for locals only
725 Caroline St.

Onlywood Pizzeria

50% off wine bottles under $100 Sunday through Thursday.
Cannot be combined with happy hour prices.
613 ½ Duval St 

Four Marlins

50% off all starters & select wine bottles for locals
3 to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday through September
1435 Simonton St. at The Reach Resort

The Cafe

20% off Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.
Locals only, dine-in only
509 Southard St.

Green Pineapple Wellness Cafe

20% off bottles of organic, sustainable wine
10% off menu items
1130 Duval St.


Green Pineapple Boutique

Up to 75% select items
20% off regularly priced items for locals 
1130 Duval St.

Hemingway Home & Museum

Free admission daily in September for locals from Key West to Marathon. ID required. Please wait patiently in line and present ID to attendant at front gate. 907 Whitehead St.

Oldest House Museum

Free admission to kids under 12, includes a free Key West 200th anniversary coloring book. Offer good Sept. 6 through Oct. 16. 322 Duval St.

Danger Charters

50% off all trips for locals through September. Monroe County ID required. Must call to book. Offer not applied to online reservations. Call 305-304-7999.
255 Front St. at Opal Key Resort & Marina

Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. An award-winning writer, reporter and columnist, she's been stringing words together in Key West since 1998. "Local news is crucial," she says. "It informs and connects a community. It prompts conversation. It gets people involved, holds people accountable. The Keys Weekly takes its responsibility seriously. Our owners are raising families in Key West & Marathon. Our writers live in the communities we cover - Key West, Marathon & the Upper Keys. We respect our readers. We question our leaders. We believe in the Florida Keys community. And we like to have a good time." Mandy's married to a saintly — and handy — fishing captain, and can't imagine living anywhere else.