Island breezes and lazy sunny days dictate the cuisine in Marathon. Here it is all about fresh ingredients, tropical and playful palate combinations and especially sharing it all with friends new and old.

Try fresh, local seafood like succulent spiny lobster, delicate Key West pink shrimp, meaty grouper, hogfish and stone crab claws. Authentic Cuban cuisine abounds, from fragrant beef picadillo to juicy marinated pork. Restaurants mix classic comfort foods with Caribbean infusion innovations and other cutting-edge savory blends.

Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, a romantic dinner or a picnic lunch, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed — you won’t go hungry on a Marathon vacation. Scroll down for some of our favorite eateries.