Mallory Square
Mallory Square
4.5
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Welcome to Mallory Square where the fun starts and the sun sets. Everything Key West is famous for comes together in this one special place set on historic waterfront. Mallory Square is home to shops, restaurants, and many of the islands most popular attractions. Come for the day and stay into the night. There's always something happening in Mallory Square.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Sharon N
    Palm City, Florida105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunset
    Be sure to go for the sunset celebration. There is something special about so many people standing together to appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. There was an entertainer in the Square at night who was fun to watch. We also grabbed an ice cream to top off the evening. It is a great way to wind down at the end of the day.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • LAURA P
    Washington, Missouri28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best show in town
    It's a tradition to watch the sunset from Mallory Square and people SHOW UP!! The place got packed, quickly so grab a seat and enjoy the show. I'm a people watcher so I was able to sort of stand back and watch the crowd. Seats are limited as everyone crowds for a seat along the pier, which is the best view. But it's worth it. The sky was filled with every color of the rainbow and a sailboat or the occasional pirate ship would sail by for the best photo opportunity to take home and remember this day. There were all kinds of street vendors selling crafts, drinks, snacks, doing magic tricks or playing instruments to keep us entertained, as if the amazing sunset wasn't enough!
    Visited January 2023
    Written May 3, 2023
  • Tracy
    Yorba Linda, California16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best sunset views of ocean
    Lovely sunsets, I can see why it is famous for this. It gets busy at sunset, so get there 30 minutes or earlier if want chance to find a seat on the cement blocks. Best views. Snack vendors and souvenirs available.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 19, 2023
  • Bebigirl424
    Woodridge, Illinois231 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit simply to see the sunset.
    We came here twice out of the four nights we were on the island. It was definitely a nice place to see the sunset. There was a long stretch of concrete for people to sit along. The breeze was nice. It was quite relaxing to wait for the sunset while watching the people on the square and the boats on the water. There were also performers and street vendors. I wish there were more though. I remember at least a few vendors selling paintings, shells with names, and jewelry. There were also vendors selling conch fritters, hotdogs, popcorn, and snow cones. There were 2 performers - a juggler "on wheels" and a musician (that's it). And there was also a preacher speaking on salvation. Farther away from the water but still on the square was a souvenir shop selling shirts, mugs, ornaments, magnets, etc. I was looking for a rooster shirt and found one there for $11. I also purchased a simple rooster mug. The souvenirs were reasonably priced. Next to the shop was a bar with a band playing Salsa and "Santana like" music. Parking was like everywhere else... expensive ($5 per hour)!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 28, 2023
  • Daisygrl3
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another Key West "Must Do"!
    Love Mallory Square! This place is awesome, rich in history, one of the best views and great for the sunsets! Saw people enjoying fishing, great for shopping, eating ice cream, people watching and enjoying the sunset. The street performers in the evenings at "Celebration at Sunset" are fantastic, such a great experience!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Diane K
    Venice, Florida4,059 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Traditional sunset celebration
    Every time I come to Key West I have to come to Mallory Square to celebrate the sunset. In the past, the crowd always applauded when the sun goes down. Not last night - but still a pretty sunset.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Adam W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant and magical sunset!
    Mallory Square is a true gem in Key West! The nightly sunset celebrations are a must-see. And the stunning sunset itself created an unforgettable atmosphere for us. If you're visiting, make sure not to miss it!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 12, 2023
  • shana
    Columbia City, Indiana3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Sunset view
    Mallory square is beautiful place to be at sunset! The water and the view is just beautiful! Cool people all around there! They have food and drinks, music, and jewelry plus good vibes! Key West is such an amazing place!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
  • AJNNJ44
    New Jersey403 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    The place to be for a Key West sunset. There is so much going on in Mallory Square for the sunset celebration each and every night. Street performers, vendors, and mother nature’s spectacular performance. Do not visit Key West without at least one sunset in Mallory Square!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • tercat1978
    Elnora, Indiana4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Laid back and exhilarating at the same time.
    Mallory Square has an amazing variety of offerings. The street-performers are hilarious and the musicians dotted around the area give such a welcoming ambiance. The water views are hypnotizing. The vendors offer food, jewelry, fortune tellers, and art.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 21, 2023
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Dily
Brooklyn, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Entertaining and beautiful experience to have with young children. Live music every night and entertainers keeping your little ones occupied. Not a lot of people when we traveled April 11-16 and it was great to walk around in the morning with hardly anyone around and as well as after sunset.
Written April 19, 2024
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gigicaptain13
Harbor Beach, Michigan3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Parking is crazy expensive. Stunt show guy made inappropriate comments for kids. Bathrooms were the most disgusting I've ever seen.
Written April 9, 2024
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Frankie J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Mallory Square an hour before sunset is a must! The street performers were exciting and friendly. The sunset......the pictures don't do it justice.
Written April 6, 2024
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GoVols79
Chattanooga, TN2,916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The night we visited Mallory Square the sunset wasn’t as spectacular but we enjoyed visiting the area. The number of people really builds until the sun goes down and while it was crowded it didn’t feel obnoxious or uncomfortable. Once the sun completely disappeared many people started clapping. It’s not something I would do every night in Key West but I am glad we got to experience it.
Written April 6, 2024
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Joe H
25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Was not as promoted. Entertainment was not as good as we expected. Not worth the hype of sunset. Grab some drinks somewhere and enjoy sunset. Even better option is take a sunset sail or boat ride.
Written March 27, 2024
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Mike F
Antigo, WI354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
So cool and beautiful! We went at noon so no sunset for us, but wow the view and atmosphere is amazing! The market was an added bonus we did t expect and found some good stuff there! We had kids but I hear the night life is amazing…next time!
Written March 14, 2024
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Sperry860
Connecticut2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great place for seeing sunset but bring your full cocktail and get there early. It’s an easy walk if you near Duval street!
Written March 7, 2024
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Wyo d
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Did the Mallory Square Sunset 23 years ago. The crowd was very pleasantI and excited as I was to watch the sun go below the horizon. We all cheered again when it slipped back into the ocean. It was great. The square is diffent than before. Much nicer friendlier and as always relaxed. You can't go all that way and not watch the sunset at least once.
Written March 6, 2024
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Kristina g
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Mallory Square was exceptional. The sunsets were beautiful and the gathering of everyone at the pier left me speechless.
Written March 6, 2024
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Rey Roldan
Puerto Rico429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the perfect places to see a sunset is Mallory Square. A place that is very busy after 5:00pm, small street businesses full of flavor and colours. In addition, there are a variety of art shows and entertainment.
Written March 4, 2024
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