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5 Brothers Grocery & Sandwich Shop

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930 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7176
+1 305-296-5205
06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:00 - 17:00
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Key West, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expect a waiting line in the morning. Cafe con leche and toast is best for breakfast. Grab a Cuban mix, all the way for the boat or beach. Or, fish sandwich, usually grouper of some sort. No tables, just take out. Local atmosphere. Not especially friendly. Spanish is dominant language here.

Thank GiGiKeyWest
Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never visit EYW without hitting 5 brothers. All the sandwiches are amazing, and the Cuban is as authentic as it gets. Probably the best Com Leche on the island, which is saying something. Just remember to bring cash.

Thank macthom2
Woodbury, Minnesota
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Spain, the Caribbean, and South America for 15 years, my wife and I were looking forward to having breakfast and coffee at this local favorite. We stood in line with regulars, police officers, etc. and watched the efficient staff steam milk and prepare several varieties of coffee drinks according to customer preferences. Our freshly prepared, hot ham... More 

Thank DavidNancyJessica
Central Point, Oregon
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was recommended to go for the coffee and we are glad we went. The coffee is the best we have had in Florida. Small shop but worth making the trip to.

Thank AllieJosie1
Baldwinsville, New York
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Got a full day planned on the Key? Start it with a double espresso at 5 Brothers, and have them make you a Cuban sandwich to go. Great plan even if you want to sit on a bench outside and soak up the flavor of old Key West.

Thank Jim Y
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The service was so poor I was made to feel like a second class citizen. The only reason I ordered food was because of the reviews. I love A good Cuban sandwich which I have had many different times at many different restaurants especially in South Florida and the keys. They were version is the worst that I have ever... More 

Thank mrtarheel
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had a traditional Cuban sandwich that was great! Bollos horrible but maybe you like that? Empanada good too. Colorful, loud, fun, but no place to sit? Outside bench but garbage cans were out. I ate in my car and sandwich was good! Bollos was bad but I am not Cuban so who am I to say.

Thank Mike17534
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local, we left the more touristy area to trek here for lunch. Although the sandwiches were good, w/ helpful staff, there was not alot of ambiance and accomodations for eating were a plastic chair outside or a standing table inside.

Thank Marcia S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This neighborhood corner small grocery store and sandwich shop does a brisk business daily. Benches and chairs on the adjoining sidewalks are filled early in the day with patrons ordering Cuban inspired breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, and side dishes all produced to perfection. They produce the best Cuban sandwiches that I have ever had and these were enjoyed for lunch... More 

Thank Anthony W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We ate there for lunch, I had a really good cuban sandwich which I strongly recomend. The downside is that the place itself isn't optimal if you want to eat there.

Thank Eliasz G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Latin, Cuban, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7176
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-296-5205

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