Key West--Creole and French Canadian
Quite off the beaten path in Key West is Mo's restaurant at 1116 White Street. The former owners were French Canadian who taught the current owners, Haitian-Americans, all their recipies. Now the menu reflects French cooking across all the latitudes.
Recommended: French onion soup, garlic bread, seafood casserole du jour, oxtail and goat specials. The beans on the side are wonderful. Ask for the little thimble-full of their hot pepper sauce, it's potent but tasty.
The place is small, the kitchen is open, and a TV is sometimes blaring Haitian news.
For dessert, they offer a wonderful apple tart/cobbler. Or, head a couple doors down to Mathiessen's Fourth of July for homemade ice cream.