#FatSnacks Friday: Key West, Florida

Hey Cuties,

I am still talking Key West on this #FatSnacks Friday because Key West was so lit. I’ve recapped what we did on our Cousin’s Trip, I shared our incredible dessert experience in Key West and now *drum roll* the incredible hella fat and delicious eats from Key West. Sit back, loosen your buckle, untie the drawstring on those sweat pants and prepare to salivate. You should probably eat while you read so you feel better about what you are going to see. I’m only telling you because I care.

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Listen! When I think of vacation I get excited about the destination but I get even more excited about what I’m going to eat at said destination. Key West was no different, you already know there are levels to this #fatsnacks game and I always over deliver. Presented for your drooling pleasure…

best places to eat key west Pinchers

Pinchers, Duval Street, Key West

We didn’t pre-game any meals in advance. We would see a spot, I would check it out on Yelp and then we’d make a decision. We went with Pinchers because the food looked good and because it was directly across the street from our Drag Show spot. We didn’t want the pressure of having to rush our meal.  Shout out to Teresa she was our waitress and she rolled out the red carpet, sounded the trumpets and twerked something. She was the real M.V.P.

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Pinchers: Sangria

When you show up and find out the Sangria is a buy one get one free. Double fist it! This Sangria aint no punk, though. I felt obligated to finish them since they were on the table. You aren’t supposed to waste alcohol.

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Sipping at Pinchers

I had to put in my best work since they served me two at one time. I guess pacing one’s self was not an option. Challenge accepted.

best places to eat key west Pinchers

Pinchers: Crab Rangoon

We were good and hungry so we started out with several appetizers. This was the first time I’ve ever had this popular dish and it was yummy.  Crab Rangoon: Handmade fried dumplings stuffed with fresh blue crab, cream cheese and green onion, drizzled with our very own Asian sauce and a side of sweet chili for dipping. $9.99

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Pinchers: Hot Crab & Cheese Dip

This was my appetizer of choice and it was incredible, it had plenty of crab meat and lots of flavor.  Hot Crab & Cheese Dip: It’s cheesy! It’s crabby! It’s a sit spicy! And it’s 100% additive! served with an endless bowl of tortilla chip. Every table needs to start with this! $11.99

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Pinchers: Pinchers Claws

This was our favorite appetizer of them all, so much so we went back another day and got more.  We tried them this way and fried, these were the better of the two although both were delicious.  Pinchers Claws: Fresh blue crab claws sauteed in white wine and garlic butter, then topped with Parmesan cheese or fried to a golden brown. Served with our fresh garlic bread. Bon appetite. $16.99

best places to eat key west Havana

Havana, Duval Street, Key West

I was really looking forward to eating at Havana. I’m a sucker for rice and beans, I could seriously eat it every day.

best places to eat key west Havana

Havana: French Toast

Then I get there and fall in love with the French toast and don’t even get rice and beans. Backstory: The day before we had breakfast at Cracker Barrel and I ordered French toast. When it arrived it was everything but French toast. I said something to the waitress and she told me that is how they make it. LADY, WHERE THE HELL IS THE CINNAMON ON THIS FRENCH TOAST? What they have is fried egg on bread. WTH? Tell people, don’t just spring this bogus French toast on them.

So I needed a do over and boy did I hit the jackpot. This was the best French toast I’ve ever had.  French Toast: Made with Cuban Bread served with maple syrup. $9.95

best places to eat key west Havana

Havana: Eggs & Bacon

I ordered a side of bacon and eggs to go with my French toast. It was all delicious, so much so I put the bacon I couldn’t finish in my purse. Judge your mother. I also ate it later on that night.   Sides: Scrambled eggs with cheese $3.00 & Applewood Bacon $3.50

best places to eat key west Havana

Havana: Cuban Mix Sandwich

This was a popular menu item, a couple of my cousins got this one. They loved it.  Cuban Mix Sandwich: Pulled pork, Boar’s Head ham, Swiss cheese, caramelized onion, mayo & pickles. $12

best places to eat key west Havana

Havana: Pulled Pork Special

This thing right here was flavor on-top of flavor. I don’t know their secret but I need them to share it with me.  Pulled Pork Special: Served with black beans, rice, sauteed onion & plantains. $14.95

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Havana: Lobster Benedict

This was one of their most popular breakfast items and my cousin said it was worth every bite.  Lobster Benedict: with potatoes. $15.95

best places to eat key west Amigos

Amigos Tortilla Bar, Greene Street, Key West

This was a true gem, I’m so glad I found this one.  The shop is small but the food will change your freaking life. I was dancing in my seat before my food even came out.

best places to eat key west Amigos

Amigos: Nachos

I went for the nachos and my gosh they were some kind of good. You can get a variety of meats but I went for the chicken. Because I’m fat I also had a side of cilantro lime rice. Could I eat all of this? No, but I put up a valiant fight and I was okay with being defeated.  Nachos: Chicken topped with cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, corn salsa, sour cream & cilantro. (I declined the jalapenos) $12.00

best places to eat key west Amigos

Amigos: Tacos

A few in the grew got tacos, of the three they had some liked a particular one more than the other.  Tacos: 3 tacos served with cilantro lime rice and refried or black beans {Chicken, Beef, Carnitas, Fish or Shrimp} $15.00

best places to eat key west Amigos


My cousin went for the burrito, she said it was delicious. It was huge but she straight demolished it. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked incredible. I need one of these closer to me so I can go more often. I would totally break up with Chipotle if Amigos would just have me. Burrito: Fresh flour tortilla stuffed with cilantro lime rice, black beans, cheese and pico de gallo. You can get it with fish, shrimp, chicken or steak inside. $9.00

Caroline’s, Duval Street, Key West

best places to eat key west Caroline's

Caroline’s: Shrimp Po Boy

This was another spot that was packed out and everyone said the food was amazing. That means I must experience it for thine self. Off the late night we rolled up into this spot. It did not disappoint. Shrimp Po Boy: Fried shrimp with lettuce, tomato & spicy mayo.

best places to eat key west Caroline's

Caroline’s: Kingston Chicken

I was determined to get my rice and beans before I went home.  I’m a sucker for almost anything jerk. I am anti-plantains so I switched them out for broccoli. I could have easily licked my plate.  Kingston Chicken: Bone-in chicken in our spicy jerk marinade served with rice, black beans & fried plantains

best places to eat key west Caroline's

Caroline’s: Caribbean Steak

Another winner. Caribbean Steak: Grilled, marinated skirt steak served with fried plantains, black beans & rice.

best places to eat key west Amigos

Caroline’s: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Blackened Chicken Pasta: 
Sautéed chicken with blackened spice, bell peppers & penne pasta in a cajun cream sauce


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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Alli Smith

    Crab Rangoon is a favorite of mine and it looks amazing. The tacos and the shrimp po boy are making me hungry. Lots of great food options in Key West.

  2. Franc Ramon

    There are so many crab treats here. Their other food offering also looks special and has a generous serving.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Franc all of our portions were generous and we so appreciate that. We did share a bit so we could all try everything which was nice.

  3. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    I never had crab rangoon before. It sounds delicious!

  4. Kemkem

    I can’t tell you how envious of you l am right now. I was all lusting for the crab rangoon, then l saw plantain which is my most favorite food in the world (my actual nickname as a kid). l want one of everything so badly, and l just had a good lunch too..seafood risotto ! 🙂

  5. Ty

    Let me tell you something… you had me with all the crab dishes. Everything looked amazing!!! Immediately seriously hungry right now!

  6. Jeanette

    Oh my gosh this looks so good. Tempted to buy a ticket and fly down to the keys because this food looks amazing. I have yet to get down to the keys but when I do I know exactly where I’m going!

  7. Whitney

    OMG! I had to forcibly close my mouth because I was about to drool all over my desk! I swear half of my plans on vacation are usually food and if I ever go to key west, I’m going to eat ALL OF THIS. lol

  8. lisa

    All of these dishes look fantastic! I am a sucker for sangria and those crab rangoon look amazing!

  9. Sarah

    I cannot even select just one fat snack that I want to try. They are all looking great.

  10. Liz Mays

    Oh wow, I know I’d have to try the pulled pork special at Havana. The nachos at Amigos looked really good too.

  11. Cynthia Nicoletti

    Every dish you show looks fabulous. I am soo hungry right now !! My husband wants to go to the Keys.

  12. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon

    ohhh now those are my kinda meals and I seriously would like to eat some of them right now-either that french toast of the crabs-mmmmmm I am really hungry-not fair! LOL

  13. Pam Wattenbarger

    All of that food looks delicious, but I would be all over that crab dip. I love this stuff. I haven’t gotten to Key West yet, but I am keeping a list of all the places I want to visit when I go. This is on my must visit list.

  14. Jamila

    So many different dishes to try, they all look good, especially those Sangrias.

  15. Maureen @Scoops of Joy

    Looks like you had a great time there! Gosh, how I miss crab Rangoon! We don’t have them here.

  16. Melissa Dixon

    It sure looks like you had a good time enjoying the flavors that area has to offer. I would love to go there just to eat my heart out! Sounds like fun!

  17. Rebecca Swenor

    These foods all look amazingly delicious Yummy!!!! The pulled pork and the nachos are the two things my mouth waters for indeed. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  18. Adeola Naomi

    Everything looked super yummy but it is those pinchers claws that got me salivating!

  19. Tia @ FinanciallyFitandFab

    You are making me too hungry! I love a good sangria so I would have been in heaven with 2 glasses.

  20. Elle

    The ambiance is great. Just looking at the food makes me feel like I’ve gained a couple of extra pounds. I love to eat, but that was whole lot of food. Yummy!!!

  21. Jonna

    It all looks amazing! Especially that shrimp po boy and the garlic butter crab claws. Glad I had on my moo-moo and was eating dinner when I read this!

  22. Tia | Pennies In My Pocket

    Food is an important part of travel for me. In fact there are some places I go just because of the food. I use Yelp to discover new places when I travel as well. Those crab claws looked so good. We recently got a restaurant named Pinchers in my city. I am interested to see if they are the same brand. If so I may have to stop by this weekend.

  23. Kiwi

    Girl you know how to eat!!! I would love to try some of those pincher claws!

  24. Chrishelle

    Oh my goodness my mouth is watering. I need you to take me on a food tour of the Keys. So many delicious dishes, I would not know where to go first.

  25. Ramona

    Lawd!! This food looks delicious. You took great photos. i’m craving crab rangoon and nachos right now. I’ve never been to Key West, but may have to plan a trip. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  26. Amanda Tempel

    I live close to Key West, but I’ve never actually gone there! I’m going to have to make the trip over soon, just to try some of this delicious food!

  27. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    You got me craving for crab!!! I love crab and that crab dip is just calling out my name!

  28. Farrah Less G.

    My family have been planning to take a vacation in Key West for quite sometime now , I do hope next year we will be able to make it happen. The foods are all mouthwatering seafood are my favorite.

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