Key West, FL Mile Marker 14.5 on the Overseas Highway is home to the Lower Keys newest 150 seat full service restaurant and bar. Business partners Matt McKnight, Matt Moline and Jason Gwynne opened the stilted waterfront property at 3100 Overseas Highway as Fish on October 21, 2015.
Fish is the third establishment for McKnight and Moline as they also own Hurricane Hole Fresh Seafood Grill on Stock Island and the Conch Shack, a popular downtown fast food venue on the 100-block of Duval Street. The partners are not to be confused with the owner of Hurricane Hole Marina who also operates Looe Key Tiki Bar and the Wharf.
Gwynne, who has worked with McKnight and Moline for years, joins the ownership group as the managing partner and provides a wealth of experience in both front and back of house operations.
The partners spent much of the summer and early fall transforming the look and feel of the dinning room and bar to come in line with their vision of offering guests a unique casual fine dining experience. With a name like Fish, the menu specializes in fresh seafood. Fish acquires its daily catch through Hurricane Hole Fresh Seafood Grill which has the ability to purchase direct from commercial fishermen at the Marina, guaranteeing a fresh product. A full complement of offerings round out the menu to satisfy even the landlubbers palate.
“We designed our menu to be versatile and foodie friendly with a mix of traditional Key West fair and creative twists on many popular dishes from around the globe”, comments Gwynne. “Our wine list is forever evolving, focusing on food friendly gems that pair with everything on the menu no matter what your palate desires. Our goal is to create an up-scale yet casual dining experience with outstanding food, impeccable service, interesting and exciting cocktails, beers and wines creating a guest experience exceeding all expectations.”
Fish is open daily at 3:00 pm. Happy Hour is offered 7 days a week from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Reservations are suggested but not required, and can be made by calling (305) 735-4201.