Come for the food. Stay for the fun! Fogarty’s is a Key West classic. Enjoy great food, huge portions, refreshing drinks, a fun atmosphere, and Key West’s best people-watching at this casual restaurant right on Duval in the center of Old Town.
Who’s this Fogarty guy anyway? The historic house itself was built in 1887 by Charles Curry. Recognize the name? His dad’s house, the Curry Mansion, is next door on Caroline Street.
After Charles’s death, his daughter Corinne’s fiancee, Dr. Joseph Norman Fogarty (aha!), bought the home in 1900 as her wedding present. Dr. Fogarty was a prominent member of the Key West community and generous philanthropist. He served as the southernmost city’s mayor from 1907 to 1915 and even has a street named after him, further east on the island.
Between then and now, the house has had a varied history. In the 60s it became a hippie crash pad and was nearly razed in 1970. Thankfully, this landmark was restored and began a new life as a restaurant starting in 1971. In 2003, Tropical Soup Corp. opened the restaurant you know and love today! We’ve even been graced by Key West legend Captain Outrageous – can you spot his signature “Ugly Monkey”-style painting at Flying Monkey Saloon? Speaking of legends… check out who stopped by recently and snapped a pic with one of our hosts!
All these years later, we’re still here serving up great food and fun! Fogarty’s is the perfect place to enjoy Key West with friends and family, whether it’s spring break, Fantasy Fest, or just your vacation. You can sit outside in our large outdoor patio, enjoying the Florida sun or the shade under our umbrellas. Keep cool with our misters, or choose our air-conditioned indoor dining room. Catch some sports – or even the Super Bowl – on our many TVs. We’re a frequent stop for bar crawls and ghost tours – because that’s right – this restaurant is haunted! Don’t worry – our spirits are the friendly kind.
What are you waiting for? Come join us!