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5 Best Fish to Eat in Key West

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We all know Key West is famous for its conch, but what kind of fish should you order for your next Key West meal? While there are a lot of opinions out there, we’ve done our research and come up with the five best fish to eat in Key West during your visit!

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1. Grouper

There are more than 10 Grouper species swimming out there in the ocean. Even though there are limits on fishing Grouper throughout the year, because there are so many species you can usually find a fresh Grouper option on the menu and no matter which one is being served, you’ll be in for a treat.

2. Red Snapper

Red Snapper is a favorite in the Florida Keys. While you can only fish for Red Snapper in parts of June and July in the gulf, fishing for Red Snapper in the Atlantic is open all year, which means year round Red Snapper feasts in Key West.

3. Mackerel

Mackerel is an oily fish that is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.  When ordering Mackerel be sure to ask when it was caught, because it’s known for not storing well and is best enjoyed while fresh. Of course, if you are lucky enough to land one of these big guys while fishing in Key West, you’ll be guaranteed a delicious reward.

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4. Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi)

Mahi Mahi is one of the fastest growing fish in the ocean and it’s meat is prized by chefs across the country not only because it tastes great, but because the fish themselves are plentiful and not currently at risk of over-fishing.

5. Wahoo

Wondering how you’ll feel after taking a delicious bite of Wahoo? Well, its name speaks for itself!

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Now that you know the best fish to eat in Key West, it’s time to get out there and catch you some! Check out Key West fishing charters by Captain Conch for an unbeatable deep sea fishing experience.