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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, MN, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff were great! This restaurant and food was the highlight of our trip to KeyWest this year. We come every year and have never been here. Awesome! Romantic

Thank Nadeen S
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overrated, noisy and overpriced. We ate at 6 other restaurants that were much better quality some the same price and the remainder less expensive

Thank Army55
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place gets busy, you need to book well in advance. This evening was perfect, warm and with a full moon. We were on the decking under canopy with the moon on the water, fabulous setting. Short wait at the bar by the water and then shown to our table with a great view of the whole restaurant. It was... More 

Thank Mercator2153
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went back again and were not disappointed. The food is inventive and excellent. The outside deck is wonderful and teeming with others enjoying themselves. The service is outstanding.

Thank pachyfly
Petoskey, Michigan
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We return to Louie's each year and have never been disappointed. The food and service is always a notch above the rest. If you have never eaten upstairs, I highly recommend it. Reservations are not accepted when dining there, so we generally go early for dinner. Dishes are served Tapas style which we both enjoy. It's fun to order a... More 

Thank maggiedo1
Newport, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a great experience at the upstairs restaurant. Sharon, our attentive server, helped us decide among the many small plates offered. We began with the popcorn of the day and drinks. We followed with fabulous truffled fries. Last of all we had the duck (fabulous) and stir fry steak as our main items. The food service... More 

Thank LukeandShadow
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent food and service. Great views if you're there before the sun sets. Somewhat expensive, but warranted by the excellent food.

Thank Richard F
Oak Island, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great lunch with great ocean view. We got our request for an in-the-shade table under several umbrellas. On the porch may have been better. Our fish tacos, fish sandwich and double burgers were very good, the chicken parm sandwich was average. Have a drink and enjoy the view and the company before ordering. Our server was fiesta... More 

Thank bobatthebeach999
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 40th anniversary this past weekend at Louie's. We had a terrific meal with great service. Our only disappointment was that when I made the reservation I indicated it was a special night for us and the reason. I indicated I would like their best table. I was told we would get our choice of tables if we... More 

Thank Robert K
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the BEST places to visit in Key West.The bar area allows dogs on a leash (until 5 pm) while the nearby beach is dog friendly and off leash. The food is available at the bar and it is wonderful - not your basic bar food! Wine list is excellent and the mixed drinks are done well.

Thank Melissa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 3052941061

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