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  • Writer's pictureNatalija Ugrina

A Slice of Paradise: Finding the Best Key Lime Pie in Key West

Oh, sweet and tart Key Lime Pie, the quintessential dessert of Key West! This heavenly concoction, made with the juice of tiny Key limes, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a graham cracker crust, has become a symbol of this quirky island's culinary scene. Whether you're strolling down Duval Street, exploring the historic seaport, or just soaking in the vibrant atmosphere, finding the perfect slice of Key Lime Pie is a must-do on any Key West adventure. Today, I'm thrilled to share with you my top picks for the best places to indulge in this iconic dessert in Key West.


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1. Blue Heaven

Address: 729 Thomas St, Key West, FL 33040

My journey to discovering the ultimate Key Lime Pie began quite serendipitously at Blue Heaven. Initially drawn by the charm of their famous rooster graveyard, I never anticipated that I would stumble upon a pie that would steal my heart. Blue Heaven is an institution in Key West, offering a truly unique dining experience amidst roaming chickens and a laid-back, artsy vibe. But it was their Key Lime Pie, with its exquisite, towering "mile-high" meringue, that truly captivated me. This masterpiece, with luscious lime custard and a deliciously crunchy crust, isn't just a dessert; it's an experience. It's my absolute favorite in the world, and every bite of that creamy filling beneath the sky-high meringue was a moment to savor.


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Sorry, it was night when I went so couldn't take a better picture
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2. Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe


Address: 200 Elizabeth St, Key West, FL 33040

Kermit's is a name synonymous with Key Lime Pie in Key West. With its charming, lime-green exterior and an inviting array of key lime products, Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe stands out not only for its perfectly balanced pie, featuring a creamy, tart filling in a crisp, buttery crust but also for its innovative Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Bar. This delightful treat combines the classic flavors of Key Lime Pie with the cool refreshment of ice cream, dipped in chocolate for an extra layer of decadence. It's an absolute must-try, offering a unique twist on traditional flavors. Enjoying this ice cream bar in Kermit's picturesque garden café, surrounded by fluttering butterflies, elevates the Key Lime Pie experience to new heights.


Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe
Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe

3. The Key Lime Pie Bakery

Address: 511 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040

For those in search of the traditional Key West Key Lime Pie, look no further than The Key Lime Pie Bakery. Here, the focus is on simplicity and authenticity. Their pies are made fresh daily, using real Key lime juice, and are served with an airy dollop of whipped cream on top. The crust is a classic graham cracker, and the filling strikes the perfect balance between tart and sweet. It's a no-frills, all-flavor spot that pie purists will adore.


4. Old Town Bakery

Address: 930 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040

A gem located off the beaten path, Old Town Bakery offers a variety of pastries, but it's their Key Lime Pie that truly stands out. Their version is creamy and tart, with a rich, buttery crust that melts in your mouth. It's garnished with a thin lime slice and a generous swirl of whipped cream, making it as beautiful as it is delicious. This bakery offers a cozy, local atmosphere that invites you to linger over every bite.


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5. Better Than S - A Dessert Restaurant

Address: 926 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040

For a twist on the classic Key Lime Pie, Better Than S - A Dessert Restaurant offers an experience that's as unique as its name. Here, the ambiance is all about indulgence, with a menu that includes an innovative Key Lime Pie-inspired dessert. Their creative take might not be the traditional slice of pie you're used to, but it's a delicious and memorable way to enjoy the classic flavors of Key Lime in a new and exciting form. (Sorry for not disclosing the full name of the restaurant but I am sure you can guess it lol)


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Each of these spots offers a unique take on Key Lime Pie, reflecting the diversity and creativity of Key West's culinary scene. Whether you're a purist or an adventurer, there's a slice of Key Lime Pie in Key West that's perfect for you. So, put on your flip-flops, embark on a delicious journey, and let the sweet-tart flavors of Key Lime Pie make your visit to Key West truly unforgettable. Bon appétit!


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Guest
Apr 06

Hi, this is stunning!

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Mar 22

If you do a great job and I bet you have the best key lime pie in the world yes I would love a slice

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Mar 21

The best key lime pies in Key West has been, is, and always will be at Captain Kutchie’s Key West Cafe. It’s not even close.


All the proof is right here….

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u9qJApDGbqs

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Mar 21
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Nah I totally disagree , no way.

Captain Kutchie’s a lemon ,

…as in even their mudpies are dry and taste like dirt.

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Guest
Mar 15

Nice to meet u sweetheart

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Guest
Mar 12

Wish for more pictures and charming smile

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