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Square Grouper

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American, Seafood, Thai, Asian fusion
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22658 Overseas Hwy, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042
+1 305-745-8880
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Innovative fresh local seafood. House Smoked Fish Dip is phenomenal, a...
Innovative fresh local seafood. House Smoked Fish Dip is phenomenal, a definite "must try"!! Our Conch Chowder and our Key Lime Pie are also something you should not miss. We also have a great Square Grouper Fish Sandwich, 16 oz Grilled Ribeye (Certified Angus Beef!), Salads and lots of small plates to share...Flash Fried Conch with ponzu and wasabi.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 497
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Best fish ever"

Stopped in here for dinner while on vacation in the Keys. My wife and I and another couple got there at 5pm because we had read that the wait could be long. Got seated right away. After looking at the menu and the specials of the day we all ordered. I was a little concerned about the prices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
scaxp
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Columbia, SC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Ramrod Key, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here and it was a fun remembrance of the history of the Keys (marijuana running). The food was okay but as a father of three daughters, I was not thrilled with what could have been serving of underage kids 18-21 ish. I will never pay a dime to this place again based on what I observed. Too many... More 

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Columbia, SC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here for dinner while on vacation in the Keys. My wife and I and another couple got there at 5pm because we had read that the wait could be long. Got seated right away. After looking at the menu and the specials of the day we all ordered. I was a little concerned about the prices being on... More 

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FLA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Locals we spent high dollar couldn't even have a conversation. Spent over 100 for 2 drinks and 2 apps. Left hungry. Bartender was very nice everything else sucked. Felt like I was in boca.

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Key West, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Upstair at the grouper brings a little bit of Greenwich Village to Cudjoe key. Great alternative to Duval st. Attractive male bar staff. My partner and I love this place.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were referred here by a friend. We were driving from Key Largo to Key West. This place is at mile marker 22.5. The service was really great. We split an order. Of course we ordered a grilled grouper sandwich with fries. It was fantastic. We would return.

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Deltona, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Most places in the lower keys have 3 star quality dishes at 5 star prices. The Square Grouper has just the opposite. From appetizer, to main course, as well as desert, all top notch. The unique menu items were all prepared to perfection. We paid much more for lesser quality at numerous restaurants in the Keys.

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Central Florida, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I have seen this place in passing numerous when driving through Cudjoe Key, but never stopped. I finally stopped in this past Saturday and wow, not what I expected! The restaurant is extremely nice, very clean, and both the service and food are great. Makes me wish I would have stopped in sooner! Will be back!

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Livingston, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We have been enjoying the food at the Square Grouper for years. The menu is creative and the food is absolutely amazing. You can tell that heart and soul is really put into it with the quality of the ingredients that are being used and the beautiful presentation of it. The atmosphere is upscale but it also has a laid... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was one of the best meals that we had in our 2 week vacation in Florida. Three days before we were there, they opened the Square Grouper 2, which is a lounge with a smaller menu above the regular restaurant. We mistakenly went in there first and was surprised at the limited menu until the waitress pointed out that... More 

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We ordered the fried calamari and it was absolutely amazing with little banana peppers fried as well it was yummy. we all opted for the grouper sandwich done various ways. Pan Sautéed, blackened, sweet potato fries, regular fries - it was ALL really good. Great service, really nice atmosphere - worth the trip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22658 Overseas Hwy, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Cudjoe Key
  • Phone Number: +1 305-745-8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 34
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Thai, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Innovative fresh local seafood. House Smoked Fish Dip is phenomenal, a definite "must try"!! Our Conch Chowder and our Key Lime Pie are also something you should not miss. We also have a great Square Grouper Fish Sandwich, 16 oz Grilled Ribeye (Certified Angus Beef!), Salads and lots of small plates to share...Flash Fried Conch with ponzu and wasabi.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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