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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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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
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    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
Most recent review
Wonderfull seafood stew!

The Square Grouper gets very crowded, very quick each evening at 5 PM. If you can be seated with the first group of patrons there is no wait. Otherwise be prepared for a lengthy wait. It is worth it. The food is superb. The seafood stew is just great, possibly the best seafood meal I've ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
William S
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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631 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Square Grouper gets very crowded, very quick each evening at 5 PM. If you can be seated with the first group of patrons there is no wait. Otherwise be prepared for a lengthy wait. It is worth it. The food is superb. The seafood stew is just great, possibly the best seafood meal I've ever eaten. The portion is... More 

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missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

we love eating at the Square Grouper, we had to wait for quite a bit, but it was a Saturday night. We did not mind waiting, beautiful spot to sit and have a drink and the food is so worth the wait, the staff is excellent as well

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We were introduced to this restaurant by friends staying in Key West for the winter. It was our favorite of all. The menu was varied and we each had different entrees. Everything was tasty and prepared perfectly. Wish it was nearer our home!

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Jersey Shore
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204 reviews 204 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Square Grouper after leaving a mobbed Key West. I'm so glad that we did because everything was excellent. Friendly bartender and awesome food. My husband ordered a snapper special with some kind of garlic dill sauce and rice and I got the chicken pesto sandwich. I would visit this place all of the time if I were... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite restaurant, I wish it was closer! It is worth the drive. The place is quirky, love the bartender. My favorite dish is the conch, it's flattened and flash fried. Soooo good. Take the drive, it will be worth it.

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Manchester, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A Key West resident recommended The Square Grouper to me as a place frequented by local residents of Florida's lower keys. We arrived at 6:15 on a Wednesday evening. The parking lot was full. Since I didn't think we needed a reservation, we waited nearly an hour for seating, but there's a comfortable waiting room where you can socialize and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here a few months back and really enjoyed it. The beer selection was excellent and the decor was warm and clean. The backstory is hilarious (look up the history behind the name) and most importantly, the food was delicious. The community table set up we were seated at was a bit odd, but didn't bother us. Service... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not much to look at from the outside but elegant inside. We had drinks and edemame at the bar during our 45 minute wait to be seated, but it was worth it. Excellent appetizer of stacked eggplant slices with chees and spicey tomato sauce. Almond covered grouper was perfectly cooked. Key lime pie to die for. Service was good.

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california
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I love love love the Square Grouper! Every year when we come to the Keys, dinner here is an absolute MUST! The service is always awesome and friendly and the food is consistently delish! I could eat the Key Lime Pasta everyday and no matter how much i beg and plead they won't tell me what's in the sauce (i... More 

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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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245 reviews 245 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

When we're on vacation we rarely eat twice at the same establishment in our effort to experience multiple dining experiences. However, we broke this rule for the Square Grouper since our first experience was very good. The food here is quite different from the run of the mill restaurant food served elsewhere. The menu has a variety of unusual combinations... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?