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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Great Sunday Brunch!

A friend invited me to join her for brunch at the 'White Street Grill' which is the 4th of July Restaurant. A creature of habit, I agreed to go today. Wow what an eye opener! A refreshing mimosa welcomed me and we sat at the bar....something I rarely do! After chatting with the staff I ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Giulio M
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Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A friend invited me to join her for brunch at the 'White Street Grill' which is the 4th of July Restaurant. A creature of habit, I agreed to go today. Wow what an eye opener! A refreshing mimosa welcomed me and we sat at the bar....something I rarely do! After chatting with the staff I ordered the Steak and Egg... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is under new ownership :( this used to be one of our favorite spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On several occasions (under the new owners) they were out of a certain type of food or couldn't cook a certain type of food because of grill problems (nearly the entire menu is cooked on a grill). Many of... More 

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of our usual hangouts where we know we will get great food and great service. One of our favorites is the White Street Burger, not your typical burger. It's covered with sautéed mushrooms ropes with onions, cheese and lettuce. But what makes it great is the beef! Try it you will not be sorry. One of the best burgers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped here for ice cream on our way to Mallory Square, when I could barely walk another step. The servers were very friendly and ice cream portions generous.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went after looking at reviews on here and Yelp, i love hash-browns and wanted to treat myself to a Mimosa, free glass here on Sundays. OMG they have the best hash-browns on the island, seasoned well and nice and crispy outside while still soft on inside. I had half order of biscuits and gravy w/ 2 eggs, this was... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Saw the cookies in the window and had to stop! We have a chocolate chip cookie which is 1/2 a pound! It was yummy!! We also got a slice of key lime pie. It was just okay. Nothing impressive but not bad. I recommend the cookies!

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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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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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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

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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