Key West’s cuisine is famous for a number of reasons, but seafood is high on the list. Since you're on an island, you’ll find a plethora of fresh seafood, especially stone crab, lobster, fish, and conch. Key West’s restaurants serve up conch in a variety of ways, from conch chowder to fried conch fritters. The island also boasts a variety of international flavors—especially Cuban, following emigration to the area in the early 1800s. Enjoy a typical Cuban breakfast of toasted bread and a cafecito (Cuban coffee with sugar), or pick up a pressed Cuban sandwich filled with ham and cheese. The dining experience in Key West wouldn’t be complete without key lime pie, and many shops claim to serve the best one in town.