Other Key West Eats- El Siboney and DJ’s Clam Shack

DJ’s Clam Shack is well known in Key West and was featured on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives. It really is a whole in the wall with 2 counters up front and a bunch of picnic tables and barrels in the back.

DJs Clam Shack Key West

A lot of people in Key West are transplants from colder areas so I assume the owners of DJ’s Clam Shack hail from the Northeast where lobster and clams are the favorites.

The lobster roll here is great! They don’t use much mayo and is filled with giant chunks of lobster meat with only a little filler of celery.  You can order the lobster roll with double meat but that is just excessive! One lobster is plenty for a sandwich here. They don’t skimp.

DJs Clam Shack Key West Lobster Roll

BC and I both ordered the lobster roll and with great restraint did not order fried clams or conch fritters in an attempt not to weigh 500 pounds after vacation was over.  But the fried clams that another table ordered looked amazing!

DJs Clam Shack Key West out back

I’d definitely return to DJ’s Clam Shack on my next trip to Key West and think you should too should add it to your list too!

Our dinner out to El Siboney came at the recommendation of a friend who recently ate here.  El Siboney is a Cuban family restaurant that has some pretty great reviews.  I ordered the garlic chicken in hopes of a recreation of my meal at Havana 1957 in Miami Beach.

El Siboney Key West garlic chicken

Sadly it was not.  It was good but not great.  The onions on top were my favorite part and the fried plantains were delicious.  There was also a giant side of black beans that BC liked, if black beans are your thing.

El Siboney Key West fish

BC ordered the fish was he said was too dry.  The little bread they bring out in the beginning was yummy as was the sangria.  You could taste the hint of cinnamon and was very refreshing.

El Siboney Key West sangria

Oh well, everything can’t be amazing.

Apparently one night our group ordered this crazy looking dessert somewhere on Duval Street (it was a fun night!).  I can say with great certainty that I did not order it but I probably did partake in eating some Smile

Key West Duval Street Ice cream sundae

Key West was filled with good eats. While trying to a bit frugal we stayed off Duval Street for meals for the most part. Usually the best food can be found off the beaten path and Key West is no exception.  Venture out a bit, you will glad you did.

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5 Responses

  1. You had me at lobster roll!!!

  2. Amber says:

    I don’t even like lobster and I want that sandwich 🙂 As for the other eats, that cookie sundae is tantalizing me! I’ve never been to key west though!

  3. Jennifer @ A Hungry Runner says:

    I’ve never had a lobster roll. Based on that picture, I’m pretty sure I’m missing out! I need to fix that, pronto!

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