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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  • 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 11 August 2023
  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, District of Columbia408 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 16 September 2023
  • Travelcrazt
    Salt Lake City, Utah73 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 10 December 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 28 February 2024
  • Mike F
    Antigo, Wisconsin430 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 14 March 2024
  • Jennifer
    Vero Beach, Florida51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to see the local cuisine and culture.
    Fantastic restaurants and historic buildings. Would like to see different shops as the majority of them sell the exact same things, but with different prices. It’s a great street to walk around and enjoy the music and people.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 June 2024
  • Brian W
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great weekend visit.
    Flew in for a long weekend. Stayed and played on Duval Street for the convenience. Surprisingly clean for such a busy area. The famous rooster are everywhere and quite charming. Not so much at 5:30 am, but it's their home, not mine :) Definitely plan to return.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 June 2024
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DiAlJo
Hockessin, DE838 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Duval Street clearly is the busiest of the Streets in Key West with most of the bars, shops and restaurant on it or near. Morning is good for sightseeing and then by afternoon it turns into people watching.
Written 30 June 2024
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JFWhite
Moncton, Canada5,827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very nice street with lots to do with beautiful popular attractions. Highly recommend just walking around and taking a few pictures.
Written 30 June 2024
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Brian W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Flew in for a long weekend. Stayed and played on Duval Street for the convenience. Surprisingly clean for such a busy area. The famous rooster are everywhere and quite charming. Not so much at 5:30 am, but it's their home, not mine :) Definitely plan to return.
Written 16 June 2024
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Jennifer
Vero Beach, FL51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Fantastic restaurants and historic buildings. Would like to see different shops as the majority of them sell the exact same things, but with different prices. It’s a great street to walk around and enjoy the music and people.
Written 3 June 2024
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Meticulous_One
Los Angeles, CA71 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
In the evening, the street is full of old drunk people who are barely able to walk straight. In the evening, the street is also extremely crowded and plain trashy. Early in the morning, the street reeks of beer. There is no comparison.
Written 11 May 2024
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Adventure528841
Saint John, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Over rated, over priced, insane car parking fees. Took a drive thru and turned around to find another cleaner, more laid back place to stay
Written 25 April 2024
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TrayBN
Mt Cobb, PA527 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 20 March 2024
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Mike F
Antigo, WI430 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 14 March 2024
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Robertoisfun
Fredericksburg, VA1,024 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 6 March 2024
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Gregrob1980
Philadelphia, PA729 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 1 March 2024
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