For the fifth year in a row, Santiago’s Bodega won the Best Restaurant in Key West.

Jason Dugan, the owner, wanted to open his own restaurant to fulfill a childhood dream. He said the restaurant is inspired by Ernest Hemingway's “The Old Man and the Sea,” where the main character Santiago links his life's work as a fisherman with his own core values.

They serve a variety of food such as Spicy Shrimp Bisque soup, Smoked Salmon Carpaccio, and Miniature Quesadillas.

“Phenomenal food and pairings. Amazing atmosphere and super friendly, knowledgeable staff,” a reviewer wrote on their Facebook page.

207 Petronia St.

Runner-up: Poké in the Rear

Check out the rest of the winners at SFGN's Best of 2021 Winners.