Our Key West Food Tours - Historic Seaport

Key West

Food Tours - Historic Seaport

When you come on our Key West Historic Seaport & Mallory Square Food Tour, you will get to experience many different types of local culinary delights.

  • We'll begin by visiting historic Mallory Square-known for legendary sunset celebrations. We'll learn about the early industries of wrecking, sponging, and Cuban cigar making.
  • Next, we'll experience a delicate lobster dish enhanced with the exotic island flavors of mango salsa, ocean side of course!
  • We'll then walk along Front Street to a small hideaway beach, complete with white sand and turquoise waters.
  • There, we'll feast on an authentic Cuban sandwich, just like the Cuban cigar workers of yesteryear.
  • For a special island treat, and a favorite of the locals, we will taste some conch ceviche - a specialty dish created by the Bahamians.
  • Our journey then takes us to the bustling scene of a working marina at the Historic Seaport where we can watch ships come and go.
  • There we'll eat a "pink gold" wrap, stuffed with the savory flavor of local shrimp along with a special secret side.
  • For dessert, we'll enjoy a favorite vacation treat-key lime pie on a stick drenched in Belgian-style chocolate.
  • To complete our adventure, we'll take a rum distillery tour and taste some of the local favorites.

If you choose our upgraded drinks package:

  • Rum Punch
  • Strawberry Basil Smash

Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the locations availability and weather.

Why Mallory Square and the Historic Seaport?

Key West Historic Seaport

Our tour begins at the world-famous Mallory Square, home of the "Sunset Celebrations" where the fun starts and the sun sets. Hundreds of guests gather each evening to view the brilliant sunset with local street performers, food carts, and artists. Many of the island's most popular attractions are located on this square which is rich in history and stories of pirates, rum runners, and the Conch Republic.

The Key West Historic Seaport, for over 200 years, has seduced maritime fisherman, spongers, turtlers, and shrimpers with her turquoise waters and abundant bounty from the sea. Today, the seaport serves as a cultural gathering spot where visitors can engage in an authentic Key West experience with strolls along the harbor walk, unique shops, live entertainment, and the aroma of freshly prepared seafood. The marina is host to luxury yachts, alluring sailboats, and even tall ships like the Schooner Western Union. Your guide will entertain you with stories about the colorful past of this iconic seaport.

 

Rum Distillery Tour (included in your Food Tour): For centuries, distillers have been making Rum in the Caribbean-some legal, some not so legal. In 1900 this location was known as Jacks Saloon, and later the Coca Cola Bottling Company. Today the distillery uses Florida cane sugar to create a tasty, and popular, smooth and full-bodied rum. The Rum is sometimes infused with other local flavors like coconut, blazed pineapple, or key lime. On this 25 minute tour, you will learn how the rum is made and why they use aged American oak casks soaked in salt water.

How to book a tour with us

This tour is available for Group & Private Tours of 6 or more.

This tour is available for Group & Private Tours of 6 or more.

It is easy! You can book tickets online here. We begin our tours at 11:00 a.m. We will send you the meeting place details before the day of the tour. No need to worry if you're on a cruise ship because our tours begin within walking distance of your cruise berth (or just off the trolley stop provided by the cruise line). Our culinary tour lasts for 2 ½ hours, and each one involves some walking, so be sure to bring comfortable footwear and bring a bottle of water. Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs. And don't forget to bring a camera! You will want to remember these great places if you come to Key West again!