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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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  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy ice cream

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Kathy P
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Matthessen's 4th of July Ice Cream Restaurant

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

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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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