Schooner Wharf Bar Key West
The Schooner Warf in Key West, Florida is located on the historic seaport harbor walk. We found this very local bar cruising around old town. It is right on the fishing docks facing the Key West Bight! To our surprise it is a dog friendly establishment!
We read a lot of history about the Schooner Warf while were there. We found it was originally on a schooner boat and moved ashore and evolved into the eclectic saloon we stumbled on to. We were happy to see the top shelf liquor is no longer kept in a filing cabinet as noted in their history.
We sat in an open air saloon type atmosphere decorated with a nautical furnishings. The breeze from the ocean was cool enough to forget about how hot is was on the street. We enjoyed live music from a local musician who played island tunes.
The Schooner Warf serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The seafood is fresh off the fishing docks. We were lucky to be there while the Stone Crabs were in season. What a treat to try the fresh cooked claws right out of the traps, just a few hours earlier.
The breakfast menu had Shrimp Benedict and Shrimp Florentine! It was so tasty and went down good with a Mango Mimosa!
The lunch and dinner menu have so many fresh seafood choices. We had to come back another night to be sure we did not miss something wonderful. We tried the Mojo fish sandwich. Mojo is a Caribbean marinade with a sour orange base. It was great marinated with fresh snapper! Another choice we tried was the fresh Mahi Melt prepared differently that what you would think a melt should be like. it was a tasty surprise with the addition of mango sauce. They make their own original sauce!
We enjoyed the casual dining and menu packed with gourmet taste. The whole Schooner Warf experience was warm and friendly. The locals were helpful in guiding us on where to go and what to see. The staff was friendly and the service was out standing. We even liked the company of dogs! We felt at home and went back more than once during our vacation. It was nice to be welcomed back each visit. We just can't get enough of the historic water front in Key West. The Schooner Warf is a must see for all!