Mallory Square
Mallory Square
4.5
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Welcome to Mallory Square where the fun starts and the sun sets. Everything Key West is famous for comes together in this one special place set on historic waterfront. Mallory Square is home to shops, restaurants, and many of the islands most popular attractions. Come for the day and stay into the night. There's always something happening in Mallory Square.
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  • Diane K
    Venice, Florida4,513 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Traditional sunset celebration
    Every time I come to Key West I have to come to Mallory Square to celebrate the sunset. In the past, the crowd always applauded when the sun goes down. Not last night - but still a pretty sunset.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Adam W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant and magical sunset!
    Mallory Square is a true gem in Key West! The nightly sunset celebrations are a must-see. And the stunning sunset itself created an unforgettable atmosphere for us. If you're visiting, make sure not to miss it!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • shana
    Columbia City, Indiana36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Sunset view
    Mallory square is beautiful place to be at sunset! The water and the view is just beautiful! Cool people all around there! They have food and drinks, music, and jewelry plus good vibes! Key West is such an amazing place!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • AJNNJ44
    New Jersey443 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    The place to be for a Key West sunset. There is so much going on in Mallory Square for the sunset celebration each and every night. Street performers, vendors, and mother nature’s spectacular performance. Do not visit Key West without at least one sunset in Mallory Square!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • tercat1978
    Elnora, Indiana4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Laid back and exhilarating at the same time.
    Mallory Square has an amazing variety of offerings. The street-performers are hilarious and the musicians dotted around the area give such a welcoming ambiance. The water views are hypnotizing. The vendors offer food, jewelry, fortune tellers, and art.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Rey Roldan
    Puerto Rico448 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best sunset !!!
    One of the perfect places to see a sunset is Mallory Square. A place that is very busy after 5:00pm, small street businesses full of flavor and colours. In addition, there are a variety of art shows and entertainment.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2024
  • Wyo d
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunset in paradise!
    Did the Mallory Square Sunset 23 years ago. The crowd was very pleasantI and excited as I was to watch the sun go below the horizon. We all cheered again when it slipped back into the ocean. It was great. The square is diffent than before. Much nicer friendlier and as always relaxed. You can't go all that way and not watch the sunset at least once.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Mike F
    Antigo, Wisconsin433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    So cool and beautiful! We went at noon so no sunset for us, but wow the view and atmosphere is amazing! The market was an added bonus we did t expect and found some good stuff there! We had kids but I hear the night life is amazing…next time!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 March 2024
  • GoVols79
    Chattanooga, Tennessee3,746 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mallory Square
    The night we visited Mallory Square the sunset wasn’t as spectacular but we enjoyed visiting the area. The number of people really builds until the sun goes down and while it was crowded it didn’t feel obnoxious or uncomfortable. Once the sun completely disappeared many people started clapping. It’s not something I would do every night in Key West but I am glad we got to experience it.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Dily
    Brooklyn, New York16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time
    Entertaining and beautiful experience to have with young children. Live music every night and entertainers keeping your little ones occupied. Not a lot of people when we traveled April 11-16 and it was great to walk around in the morning with hardly anyone around and as well as after sunset.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 April 2024
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KC4444
IL531 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We went a hour before sunset , since this place gets crowd. We just happen to be by the set-up for "Cat Man". I do Not recommend the "show" he seemed drunk and keep yelling at the cats. I don't find humor in hold up a cat's tail and shouting at its butt funny. He also ask kids from the audience to stand in a line and yells at them. If I was these kids parents, I would not have allowed them to be treated that way. One of the cat took off running and I was actually rooting for the cat to get away from this crazy guy. There other performers in Mallory Square that much better, even the lady singing off key with a guitar seem less harmless than this guy - and there are better place to see sunset without all the distractions.
Written 20 January 2020
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Shawni_and_Buck
Dubuque, IA6,203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
If you are lucky enough to be in Key West while the sun is setting, this is a fun place to be. Not only do you get to see the sun set from one of the most Southern Point views, but you also get to enjoy street performers, music, and some food vendors. Be prepared for crowds as everyone has the same idea about catching a sunset here. We are blessed enough to have this be our second time getting to experience this.The first time was rainy and chilly for the area, which seemed to keep some of the crowds away; however, there were fewer performers and vendors because of the rain too. I'm glad we had great weather for the experience this time but do recommend a stop no matter what if you get the chance.
Written 11 January 2020
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Tara D
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We took a stroll through Mallory square one evening after dinner. There is a lot of action in the build up to sunset so it can be crowded. If you don't care for crowds this may not be for you. Sidewalk entertainment was all around and very enjoyable. You'll definitely see a little bit of everything and a stray chicken/rooster from time to time but then again you are in KW.
Written 22 February 2020
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Sandy W
32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We visited Mallory Square as part of our Key West experience, and wanted to see the sunset and some of the local characters. While we were there this extremely arrogant African-American man was trying to claim the prime space for the evening’s entertainment. (His talent, and I use that term loosely, was jumping over a trashcan with a beer can on top of it LOL). He had a helper who danced around on his tiptoes yelling at everybody to come and see this wonderful phenomenon.

I moved off to the side of the square to sit on a bench and just gaze over the water and enjoy the evening. He hated this and started harassing me verbally to come and join his group and mocked me and got the other people to laugh at me. He also kept yelling to the woman sitting on the bench next to mine.

I finally got up and left - long before the sunset. I had no interest in standing up there for a long period of time for his act as I was in pain due to a back injury. I just wish he wasn’t so nasty, as it both shortened and ruined the visit for us. He was truly a nasty little man!
Written 23 March 2020
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468mlo
Manitowoc, WI37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
If you are doing a day trip to Key West be sure to stay for the sunset circus at Mallory Square.
The live performances are crazy good and as quirky as Key West. As the sunset starts the performers take a break.
Each sunset earns a huge round of applause, as this is a prime location for optimal sunset viewing.
More performances after the sunset as well as lots of food vendors with fun island drinks and treats, including yummy conch fritters.
Stay put for a while and let the huge traffic rush go in front of you while you enjoy dinner and drinks.
Written 1 January 2020
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Evan F
Hoboken4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Mallory Square is the perfect place to be for sunset. You can watch the beautiful sun disappear over the horizon and watch the sky change colors, as you sip on your drink of choice and look at the sailboats going by. There are street performers, street food carts, restaurants, and plenty of things to do as you enjoy the sunset. I would highly recommend this experience. We were in Key West with our two young children (5 and less than 1) and strolled them along the Mallory Square boardwalk on two out of the five nights we were in town.
Written 19 February 2020
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mschowhound
Sewell, NJ132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Located at the far end of Duval St., Mallory square at sunset is fun to witness at least just once. Eclectic performers fill the square pre-sunset, as well as vendors. Everything happens at the same time so you can wander around and check it all out. It is also one of the best places to see the sunset in Key West.
Written 17 February 2020
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Catherine Keeling
Statham, GA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Enjoyed the sunset, the street performers, the vendors with their crafts, enjoyed the music from a local bar. This is where the fun is. My young adult/college student children really enjoyed being here with me, too. This is a family friendly area and we did not see anything we believed to be inappropriate for any age while we were here.
Written 3 July 2020
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Justme
United States25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
If you're going for the sunset you might consider another spot for viewing. Why? At GROUND LEVEL (ie. standing flat on the ground like you have to do) we felt like the island directly in front of Mallory Square hid a lot of the view. If you go, get there 10-15 min before the sunset time just to be sure you don't miss anything because once the sun gets to a certain level you won't see it as well (due to being blocked as it goes behind the island in front of you)

I would look for an unobstructed spot to see it fully. Notice the main photo on this page is taken from a very high angle.

That said, the sky turns magnificent colors and the view as a whole (boats, activity on the water and sunset) is really BEAUTIFUL! (it's like seeing a "10" perfect sunset but there's a "12" view too...haha)

There is fun entertainment, a good shop, and a Cuban restaurant right there that is really good. Definitely go, but if there more than one night try an unobstructed viewing spot too.

Covid: We felt safe here, but that's our opinion. If you're super concerned you shouldn't be wandering around the Keys, eating out, or shopping anywhere really. Most ppl respectfully wear masks but the oppressive July heat makes it rough to do it 100% while outside. We tried to always wear one more out of respect for others than for ourselves.

Some places are strict (some took our temps and gave us sanitizer before entering) while other stores could care less) Mallory Sq. had hand sanitizer stands outside -we used one outside of the main shop right there. It's a wide open space, not overly crowded right now so it's your comfort level....

con: IMO we were turned off by the tarot card readings at a table right there. Why? Let us enjoy the beauty God created!
Written 13 July 2020
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Dewayne V
Pittsboro, NC546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Great place where people gather by the hundreds to watch the beautiful sunsets. Usually about an hour before sunset the street performers (Fire jugglers, Unicyclists, tight rope walkers, etc) begin gathering to perform. Some nights it’s shoulder to shoulder. Worth the experience and take plenty of photos.
Written 9 January 2020
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