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The Lighthouse Cafe

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1200 Crandon Blvd, Bill Baggs State Park, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-2713
+1 305-361-8487
09:00 - 19:00
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Burlington, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe was very conveniently located beside a great public beach. We would recommend the spring basket and the cuban rice. It has great views and worked perfectly for our family.

Thank JennCC77
Key Biscayne, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It is quite a seafood and Cuban food place. Great "Lechon." I eat there quite frequent. The owners also own another seafood restaurant at the entrance of the park with an incredible view of an ocean inlet named Boaters Grill at No Name Harbor. My daughter got married on the lighthouse beach and we had the wedding party at the... More 

Thank elgato099
Dublin, Ohio
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386 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Okay so this is an example of not everything is as it looks. This little cafe looks like a dive from the outside. They have a nice area in the back where they've set up wooden chairs and tables. I've posted pics of the view from the restaurant. Initially, I thought ordering would be cafeteria style but they do in... More 

Thank Ness S
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

By far one of the worst service I received in a restaurant. One hour waiting for receiving a tuna sandwich. The sandwich was low quality too. Furthermore the waiter was not kind and did not excuse for the delay. Also the other food was really low quality.

Thank Aponino
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This will not be the last time we visit the place, it is always great, the food is good and the service is prompt. If having lunch be sure to arrive before 12:00 if you do not want to wait.

Thank Andres E
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Want to know how it feels to be invisible? Just go to Lighthouse Cafe. My family and I basically had to seat ourselves since the hostess failed to acknowledge our presence. Then after waiting 15 minutes to be waited on, we decided to just leave. In those 15 minutes two tables got their orders taken and drinks served... Those two... More 

Thank Melissa B
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very authentic place with awsome fish! We ate red snapper with fried banana, avocado salad and seafood soup. All was beyond our expectations. Recommend with two hands!

Thank Dinchoc
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Can't here for lunch before heading to the airport to catch our flight. Food was very fresh and tasty but a little pricy for what you actually got. I had the avocado salad my husband had the same but added a couple of strips of chicken to it and that doubled the price. The service was pretty slow and at... More 

Thank vicky e
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Expensive for what we ate, but great location. Friendly staff but service a little slow during busy lunchtime.

Thank Paula W
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. The sea food is delicious and the staff is always very kind. The enviroment is always happy and the beach's atmosphere is something that I really appreciate. It is a very good place to a family/friends meeting.

1 Thank Vanessamariappr .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Latin, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Crandon Blvd, Bill Baggs State Park, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
  • Phone Number: +1 305-361-8487
Located within Bill Baggs State Park, we invite you to come and experience the real Florida!
Lighthouse Cafe first opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.
Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our customers. We invite you to come and enjoy the surf, sand, and seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?