A Convenient pocket guide with a handy map of the finest locally owned Key West Restaurants, Shops, Galleries, and Services. You can pick up this FREE Guide at participating businesses, hotels and guesthouses in Key West. You can also download the digital version here:



Did you know that Key West has over 100’s of restaurants and stores? That can be overwhelming if all you want to do is relax! Do not waste your precious vacation time, instead let SIDES enhance your getaway with a proven listing of the best of Key West.

We created a comprehensive and simple to use pocket guide based on what the locals vouch for. An at a glance list of sophisticated shops, gourmet restaurants, and the best places to pamper yourself. Published annually and distributed throughout Key West—and throughout the year—SIDES guide serve as a resource for locals and travelers alike. Fill your vacation with exploratory moments and dear memories that do not include the typical.

Best of all support local small businesses owned by Key Westers, yes, classic mom and pop stores that will make you feel like a local.


Buy Local. Eat Local. Go Local.

SIDES has a clear mission. To support and promote locally owned small businesses in Key West. We are embracing the unique character and feel that mom and pop stores bring to the island. They feel like home, they share a true Key West vibe and they are all inclusive. These small businesses are also – for good reason – the highest rated by tourists and the most recommended by locals. If you shop at a Conch owned store you keep the spirit of Key West alive. Why? These small businesses are deeply rooted in our community, they provide jobs to island dwellers, they pay the taxes that make our island shine, and last but not least they claim space that otherwise will be taken over by homogenized large corporations that want to turn our dear Conchs into drones. How do you kill the spirit of a Conch Island dweller? By making them dance to the beat of a corporate drum that does not understand or sing freedom, ocean, sky and salt. But our locally Conch owned stores and restaurants do know the song of its people! They treat their employees with grace and welcome the visitors to our island with warm hospitality. These businesses are the heartbeat of the island, these business owners are proudly supported by SIDES!


The southernmost city of the continental USA, home to the only living coral reef in the country and beams with life, festivals, great food, music and beautiful sunsets. Get lost in the nostalgia of historical old town with it’s majestic Victorian buildings. Rent a bicycle or be on foot and bask in the vivid colors and sounds of this island’s alluring atmosphere. The health conscious can enjoy services in holistic medicines, yoga, massage and various spa treatments. Visit the Hemingway house, the lighthouse, the botanical gardens, The Little White house and so much more.