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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: Lunch, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
totally different restaurant under new ownership

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Nathan S
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Key West, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dessert
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Key West, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Gainesville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I found this place to be quite pricey for the product that can be found elsewhere for less. Nobody was in the store and we try to buy some cookies but we found the attendant to be poorly helpful. Okay to try but nothing to go out of your way.

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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant is now under new management and is called "White Street Grill at the 4th of July Cafe". The new menu is very similar to Mattheson's but now the food is AMAZING (rather than just good)! The "new" chili was delicious and the ribs were great!. My husband (who hates salads) had the ribeye ceasar salad so I couldn't... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Dropped in here for a sweet treat and settled on sorbet...key lime and lemon to be exact. There were also raspberry and mango sorbets available. There was also a great variety of ice cream available. The person working there was happy to give me samples of the items asked for. A double scoop of the sorbet in a cup ran... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We happened upon this little place on our way back from the beach and went inside for a quick lunch. What a pleasant surprise! We ordered a veggie wrap, a blackened Mahi mahi wrap, a turkey blt wrap, and a turkey stacker, with fries and chips. All 4 wraps were delicious and the waitress could not have been more pleasant.... More 

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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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