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Munchies? Where to Find the Best Late Night Food in Key West

10pm is closing time for many of our local Key West restaurants, so what happens if guests arrive late, are hungry due to a time change, or just woke up from their post-happy-hour nap? Well, no need to panic! There are lovely late-night kitchens open about town, and only half of the list requires putting pants on… the other half delivers!


Point 5

A late-nite nest for chic foodies. Photo // Pinterest

Sitting on top of a fine dining favorite, Point 5 inhabits the 2nd story of a historic Duval Street Victorian home. It’s big brother, Nine One Five, serves spectacular food, but can only boast of staying open til 10pm. This younger and newer establishment is still slinging craft cocktails and gourmet tapas until midnight. Add to all of that a bird’s eye view of our main street and you have a memorable twilight.

Delivery? No. Pants? Yes. This is a respectable place.


Better Than Sex

For the romantics with a sweet tooth. Photo // TripAdvisor

Better Than Sex is as tantalizing as the name sounds. This “Desert Only” bistro takes reservations until 12am, so come prepared for a sugar rush that could keep you up into the midnight hours! Their orgasmic “happy hour” starts at 10pm. Here being a night owl is rewarded!

Delivery? No. Pants? Yes. The name is somewhat misleading.



Exotic spices al fresco, or in the comfort of your own home. Photo // Yelp

Fast food is not the only late night food option in Key West, as everyone is now learning. Oasis is also open until 11:30 serving Eurasian (Middle Eastern, Eastern European, and Mediterranean) food. If you’re looking for carb-loaded comfort food from The Motherland, they win.  The atmosphere is as intoxicating as the smells from the kitchen.

Delivery? Yes. Pants necessary? No,  just a tip for the deliverer.


Midnight – 4am:

Mr. Z’s

Prevent hangovers by downing a slice or a sammie from Mr. Z’s. Photo // Foursquare

For a classic, post-Duval-Crawl, late night meal, Mr. Z’s has every pleasure: pizza, phillies, stromboli, and delivery til 4am. Never do chain when you can do local!

Delivery? Yes. Pants necessary? Not even.


Mary Ellen’s Bar

Spin the wheel of dipping sauce! Jk, you can pick your poison. Photo // TripAdvisor

Pizza ain’t the only cheesy delight in Key West. Mary Ellen’s boasts of “mom’s original comfort food”–grilled cheese. Of both the savory and sweet variety, these toasties come with meat, vegetarian, plain, or with chocolate, soup optional. Not to mention, they also serve their frozen Irish coffees til 4am as well.

Delivery? Yes. Pants necessary? Nuh-uh.

Jack Flats

 Photo // Google

A sports bar that feels like your neighborhood joint back home. Jack Flats is the local spot in the heart of Key West. Enjoy a beer, and feast on their generously portioned home-style food for dinner until 1am while watching the games on their 19 big screen TVs. Try the Mahi-Mahi sliders at this southernmost pub. 

Delivery? No. Pants necessary? Maybe.


As a last word of advice for those still out before 4am, penniless, and desperate…

There’s always The Green Parrot, Key West’s oldest bar, and their free, self-serve popcorn machine that’s available til 4 am. A word of warning though–the buttery/salty goodness makes you thirsty as hell, so you’ll soon be in need of cash anyways to hit their bar.