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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
+1 305-294-1061
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Let's start with location: on the beach with a large deck, perfect for pre-dinner cocktails and sunset viewing. Food was impeccable. Everything delicious. Some of the most memorable bites of our vacation. A few of our table's picks: Truffle lobster risotto, octopus grilled with smoked...More

Thank mod763
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant, but not our first choice in Key West. Better setting and values for lunch than dinner. Although the food was good, server was more interested in his shift being over. Entree's came out 4 minutes after salads, we were not half way through....More

Thank Randy J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, the service and the ambiance were perfect for a couple night out. The restaurant lived up to its reputation as an excellent experience and special kudos to our server Randy who was among the best servers anywhere that we have encountered.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your flashlight to read the menu !!!a menu with words which need to be checked . The food is O K Cheese in almost every dish .... But the full moon was here ..

Thank shapirit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an elegant relaxing restaurant. Food is top notch! Wouldn’t be good for kids, but wonderful for couples.

Thank sjc1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best referral from a KW resident. Ate outside enjoying a wonderful view of the moon above an island. Shared a variety of apps and loved them all. While advertised as a Caribbean restaurant, the meals were served with interesting, not too hot, sauces. After sharing...More

Thank Apple_Pat1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Recommended by a local and we could walk there from the Casa Marina Hotel... fantastic meal in a beautiful outdoor setting listening to the waves rolling gently onto the shore. Not cheap, but worth every penny!!!

Thank BBurne1003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was great, the service very good and the views are amazing. waiter was knowledgeable, very helpful with the menu and wine list.would certainly go back the next visit to KW.

Thank Jim Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably our tenth meal at Louie's. Always great food and great ambiance. A short walk from Case Marina.

Thank Rebel-Yell-Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always loved this restaurant until we went for our 40th anniversary a few days ago. I called to make a reservation that morning but no one answered so we went ahead anyway. When we arrived a very nasty hostess said that she had...More

Thank Familymaker
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Questions & Answers
27 March 2017|
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Response from meisterNewYork | Reviewed this property |
Sure, but you need to call for a reservation. Give yourselves at least a week. They do not take reservations if you just happen to stop by. Sit outside it's beautiful. We had lunch 3 days in a row, and dinner one night.
28 February 2017|
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Response from Russell K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are. However, we got seated at 2:30 and had a delightful late lunch that was not rushed. Make a reservation though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1061
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