Duval Street
Duval Street
4.5
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This street is the bustling heart of Key West, and a great spot to experience the city's culture and nightlife. It's filled with fantastic restaurants, lively bars, art galleries, and shops selling unique gifts, clothes, and hand-rolled cigars. And don't forget to stand in line to take a photo at the Southernmost Point Buoy, which is just a block away. In the evening, you sip on a margarita and enjoy an al fresco meal, or join a haunted pub crawl and ghost tour of the area. Visit during the shoulder season between March and May when the weather is still pleasant, and the crowds are smaller. – Tripadvisor
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  • Jeep4fun
    Perdido Key, Florida145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The food, the drink, the shops
    Lots to see and do. The food, drinks and shops make it well worth the effort. The crowds are always there but nothing too bad. The area maps are fairly accurate but the GPS on your phone can make it very easy to find any particular place you want to stop at.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 27, 2023
  • Bhaskar K
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Place worth checking out!
    Great place for food, music and night life. Different night life compared to city night life. However, there are so many different places. Each one can find a place they like depending on their preference.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Jolynn C
    91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it!
    Reminds me a lot of New Orleans and the French Quarter. There as are so many restaurants, shops, and bars! Staying near Duvall Street is the preferred location so you can walk to the streets and not pay $30 to park. There are many homeless on the streets and roosters are everywhere.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 20, 2023
  • 99thetraveler
    Wichita, Kansas7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beach Shoppers' Paradise
    The best prices for beachwear! beautiful sun dresses and cover-ups. Key West tees practically free, everywhere on Duval Street. Had to check my luggage in since we bought so many gifts back for friends/family. Can't find these prices anywhere! After shopping, many yummy restaurants and ice cream or smoothie shops to choose from. Shopping and foods were available late into the night!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Brook E
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best places ever to do a bar crawl.
    Different venues, different music styles, different foods, different people, bar after bar. We usually start at Hog's Breath and work out way south. We find a short walk down the side streets will reveal hidden gems. This trip we found a place called Smokin Tuna Saloon and they served dinner until 11:00 PM which was great because we had gotten a late start. Also had a really good hard-rocking band.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, District of Columbia413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heart of Key West
    Duval Street is where it happens in Key West. Yes, its a tourist trap - but its fun - with plenty of options to eat, drink, and shop. I particularly enjoy the plethora of places to listen to live music and how welcoming it is of the LGBTQ community, with a number of gay options. I wouldn't spend all my time on the island here, but its worth some fun nights.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Travelcrazt
    Salt Lake City, Utah69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be Happy On Duval Street
    Duval Street has endless shops, historical sites, and restaurants to please every age. The atmosphere is one of celebration. Our guide told us that they believe in "one family" to celebrate the good in all people. Everyone was so friendly. Music fills the air as you walk past many open air pubs and eateries. Celebrate happiness on Duval. Wear comfortable shoes because you will want to walk all day so you don't miss a thing.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 10, 2023
  • AL M
    25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Doing Duval Street in Haste
    We drove to Key West from Florida City and back in one day so we had little time to spend on Duval Street. However, we were impressed with the quaint, artsy street in the unique environment of Key West. A must do if you visit Key West.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2024
  • Mike F
    Antigo, Wisconsin354 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun!
    We found souvenirs, key lime pie(Kermit’s was great!), shaved ice, great views, great shopping, awesome atmosphere all the way; literally up and down from southernmost point to Mallory Square! We loved it, 2 boys 5&7yo. We had fun the whole way, paid for 4 hours and made it back with half hour for the pier. Definitely would be a different experience w/out kids but we loved it! Cuban coffee queen is a hidden gem not to be missed for coffee, breaky or lunch!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 14, 2024
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TrayBN
Mt Cobb, PA556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Various boutiques and souvenir shops, tattoo parlors and dozens of bars and restaurants and it's only about one mile long.
Written March 20, 2024
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Mike F
Antigo, WI354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We found souvenirs, key lime pie(Kermit’s was great!), shaved ice, great views, great shopping, awesome atmosphere all the way; literally up and down from southernmost point to Mallory Square! We loved it, 2 boys 5&7yo. We had fun the whole way, paid for 4 hours and made it back with half hour for the pier.

Definitely would be a different experience w/out kids but we loved it!

Cuban coffee queen is a hidden gem not to be missed for coffee, breaky or lunch!!
Written March 14, 2024
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Robertoisfun
Fredericksburg, VA867 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My Honey and I stayed on Duval Street for our Valentines Day celebration. We were here Tuesday thru Friday morning so our experience did not include the weekend crowd. This was my first time in Key West so I wanted us within walking distance of all the fun spots in old Town. I haven't been to New Orleans, yet, so I can not attest to being like Bourbon Street. Duval is one of the main roads through Key West Town center, lots of souvenir stores, great restaurants and fun bars. We walked Duval every day several times and we did not find the crowds loud, obnoxious nor overwhelming. We were expecting more police presence since Key West has an open carry law and from the reviews I have read. We only saw two horse mounted officers which was cool. Most of the famous bars ( Sloppy Joe's, Irish Kevin's, Margaritaville, The Bull ) are right on Duval, while Hog's Breath, Capt. Tony's are just off Duval. We enjoyed traversing Duval and we seemed to find more interesting establishments each time we walked. Walking was easy with no solicitation or hassles like in other cities we have visited. We highly recommend checking Duval Street out during your stay in Key West.
Written March 6, 2024
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Gregrob1980
Philadelphia, PA604 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I call it the Bourbon Street of Key West. Not a fan of the crowds. A lot of souvenir stores too I tried to avoid it at all cost.
Written March 1, 2024
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AL M
York25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We drove to Key West from Florida City and back in one day so we had little time to spend on Duval Street. However, we were impressed with the quaint, artsy street in the unique environment of Key West. A must do if you visit Key West.
Written February 28, 2024
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LAW64
Tonbridge, UK1,808 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This sort of street is not really our scene but there is a reasonable mix of bars and shops - it is like a mini New Orleans Bourbon street but less rowdy - or it was when we visited during the day time.
Written February 11, 2024
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Manish K
Camp Hill, PA13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a review for island swimwear of Florida only. It’s a shop on Duval street that sells shirts etc.
The shop owner is very deceitful
and rude.
Avoid at all costs.
Written January 14, 2024
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Ronald B
Orem, UT1,261 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The cutie part of town with t-shirts, fudge, ice cream, and key lime whatever’s. Not a big fan of these kinds of places but you have to see it especially at night to get the festival experience.
Written January 4, 2024
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Petra M
Cleveland, OH33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I used to love Key West for its all-inclusive crazy. I got a very different feel this time. (Maybe it is the general political climate in Florida now, but I can say I did not get this same feeling in Miami.) Overwhelmed by t shirts shops that were overwhelmingly pro-Trump. Might see a tongue in cheek reference to gay culture here and there, but overwhelmed by one shop after the next the had the same negative merchandise. I could see how it would be funny if there were shirts about both parties (because, let's be frank, there is a lot of material for both) but I was left with a feeling that I did not belong here. If you are looking for a place that can laugh at itself, this is not it anymore. Key West used to exude the feeling there was a place for everyone here. It has changed.
Written December 20, 2023
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Adam J
Anderson, IN92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Nothing special, but it's something to do when not on a beach. Lots of bars, restaurants, and shops.
Written December 16, 2023
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