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Matthessen's 4th of July Ice Cream Restaurant

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1110 White Street, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-8089
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Ice Cream parlor of your dreams

Simple food but well prepared. The ice cream defies description. I personally like the banana split (you choose the flavor ice creams and toppings) complete with whipped cream and nuts. Reasonably priced and not too crowded by tourists (at least not the one on White where the locals go).

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Howard H
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Key West, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Simple food but well prepared. The ice cream defies description. I personally like the banana split (you choose the flavor ice creams and toppings) complete with whipped cream and nuts. Reasonably priced and not too crowded by tourists (at least not the one on White where the locals go).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very tasty... had Amaretto Almond Fudge. My husband had pistachio ... He really enjoyed it too! Very pleasant service. They have a variety of items to choose from too.

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Key West, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We used to frequent this restaurant weekly when it was Matthessen's 4th of July Cafe. Since the change to new ownership and a slightly new menu, we are really disappointed. The atmosphere is so very different. The Flamingo ice cream is pretty good, but that's about it. The quality has declined considerably, but yet prices have increased a bit. The... More 

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Key West, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten here many times. We are never disappointed. Try the White Street Burger it is amazing. If you stop for breakfast you HAVE to get the hash browns (not what you expect) and totally delicious. Service is wonderful. Try this place.

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Key West, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

grilled chicken sandwich took forever,1 other table there i dunno what else was on thw grill but my chicken had a funky taste,burnt and small fries were SALTY as hell,waitress never came back around......... huge change with this new owner and staff and quality of food wouldnt go back now its called white street station at the 4th of july... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

One scoop ov ice cream cost $4.95 and two scoops cost $5.50. A whole half gallon at Winn Dixie cost $2.99.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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236 reviews 236 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a great place. Just sold to someone else and had the best chicken caesar wrap - pulled chicken with a smokey flavor. Husband had the chicken salad and it was excellent. The soup was a favorite too - I had the black eye peas and he had loaded potato. Great food and great atmosphere.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ice cream, cookies, and fudge...all home made and AWESOME. Don't leave Key West without enjoying the sweets.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Four of us shared this desert! The service was good! Setting was nice! Brownie was stale! Ice cream was great! Probably should have complained but didn't seem worth the effort...

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Cape Coral, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I have had breakfast here twice in the last couple months and it was excellent both times. More food than we could eat and delicious! Good, friendly service, too. The lunch/dinner menu looks great, but we just haven't gotten back yet...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 White Street, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: (305) 294-8089

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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