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.