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The Lighthouse Cafe

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1200 S Crandon Blvd (Bill Baggs State Park), Key Biscayne, FL 33149
+1 305-361-8487
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Located within Bill Baggs State Park, we invite you to come and experience...
Located within Bill Baggs State Park, we invite you to come and experience the real Florida! Lighthouse Cafe first opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our customers. We invite you to come and enjoy the surf, sand, and seafood.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

Fish was great. We had whole fish grilled. Not much meat on it but what was there was really nice. Nice South American beer. Staff was friendly and service good. The view on the bay was great with the sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My friend wanted to eat somewhere unique and on the water. Lighthouse Cafe came up on a few lists and we decided to try it. The "incredible view" they say you get here it really just a small glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean, as it is within walking distance. It is not "on the water" as we expected. The seating... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Walk a raised boardwalk to the beach from the restaurant. Restrooms are just across the sidewalk from the restaurant. They will take reservations for large parties. This is pricier than the Boater's Grill, and the menu is more upscale. Food is excellent and beautifully presented, and service was outstanding.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place is awful as the food was way too salty and greasy..My daughter was uneasy after eating the salmon and my wife would not eat the lobster. The waiter never returned except to remind us of the15 percent tip. This place is a ripoff .

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Riga
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Fish was great. We had whole fish grilled. Not much meat on it but what was there was really nice. Nice South American beer. Staff was friendly and service good. The view on the bay was great with the sunset.

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Greenwich, ct
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134 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Average fare, but nice location, convenient to the beach and few steps from the Lighthouse. Service was acceptable and fast.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

nothing special just average food , chips and sandwiches, not much to say , service was not the best , staff just talking

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Southampton, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We waited a very long time just to get our beverages, and had to wait again a lot longer to get some of the appetizers. When my husband's and my main entrees arrived, our appetizers were served alongside with them. He ordered pasta with garlic and oil, got a very skimpy, overcooked (to almost mush) portion; my paella was rather... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Can't beat the location, steps from the beach, no fans, fried food, the best thing there is the fries and the beer.

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Brazil
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great location, awsome view right next to the beach. Has everything to be a great place. But.... Ordered a griled mahi mahi with fries. Fish was overcooked, dry, tasteless. Fries cold, made long. time before.... Service slooooow and careless... She just was not in a mood to work.prices are ok though.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We planned to grab a quick bite to eat- long wait for server, drinks, and food- 2 hrs total for lunch... Not even an apology

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 S Crandon Blvd (Bill Baggs State Park), Key Biscayne, FL 33149
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
  • Phone Number: +1 305-361-8487

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Located within Bill Baggs State Park, we invite you to come and experience the real Florida! Lighthouse Cafe first opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our customers. We invite you to come and enjoy the surf, sand, and seafood.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?