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Island Dogs Bar

505 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6618
+1 305-509-7136
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Ranked #164 of 362 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $5 - $15
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: At Island Dogs Bar, you'll find open wide doors to the breezy world, happy patrons dotting the portico, irresistible ice cold beers, refreshing tropical cocktails, one-of-a-kind martinis, local live music drifting from a cozy stage. Flip flops and tank tops encouraged. The Island Dog Bar features an impressive menu of exotic hot dogs, authentic Boston pub pizza, and top notch bar favorites specially created by Iron Chef protégé Patrick Dunn. Don't forget to join our new rewards program. Sign up at the restaurant or online to receive a $5 gift certificate + a free meal in your birthday month!
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit to Key West we came across Island Dog as a fun place to watch, yes, the LSU Tigers. Island Dog is and 'Island' Sports Bar. Offering many TVs for viewing. Service was attentive and great. Our waitress was very friendly We went to watch the game and enjoy a few drinks so we didn't have any... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were out and about Key West looking for karaoke, and accidentally found it going on at Island Dogs Bar, I don't think this place is normally a karaoke bar, at least I hope not. They did not have the right equipment and the host was completely disinterested. As soon as we finished one drink, we left.

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KeyWestMgr, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

We are not a karaoke bar. We hosted a charity event fundraiser in which the host brought a karaoke machine to raise money. The event was a success. Apologies if you thought we were normally a karaoke bar. We are not. More

Stevensville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was a very nice bar. We sat on the front porch and had drinks while we waited for the ghost tour to start. The employees were very friendly and it was a nice environment. We sat next to two locals that were there with their dog. They were also friendly. It was nice to see an establishment that welcomes... More

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KeyWestMgr, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Its great you got to experience how great Island Dogs is and some Key West locals! Come back and visit again soon! More

Mandeville, Louisiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice, quaint bar close to hotel! The atmosphere was clean and sporty. I liked the fact that the bar was not over crowded and loud.

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KeyWestMgr, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Happy to hear that you had fun with us at Island Dogs! Come back again soon! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We decided on this spot as as way to get out of the heat and were pleasantly surprised by Island Dogs. The happy hour was priced nicely and the oysters were huge and delicious. The conch fritters may just be the best kept secret in the island. Kara was awesome the first visit and remembered us 4 days later. I... More

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KeyWestMgr, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Im glad Kara and Island Dogs helped make your honeymoon extra special! Hope to see you back here on your 1 year anniversary! More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Island Dogs Bar was a welcome stop during our trip to Key West. Friendly staff with just the right amount of wit to keep it fun!

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KeyWestMgr, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm glad you had fun with our staff! Hope to see you again soon! More

Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife needed a place to go to the bathroom, we figured why not sit outside and have a drink anyways. It was a lot of fun, and very relaxing. It started to downpour and our waitress Lauren was still running out to help us as we needed it. Food and drinks were good but nothing compared to the service... More

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KeyWestMgr, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Glad you came across us and stuck around to have yourself a great experience! More

Bonita Springs, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Maybe it was an off night, but the food and music was just so so. I expected better from the the reviews I'd read. Our bartender was the only positive experience of our visit.

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Tequesta, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We ate at Island Dogs Bar it was definitely a wow experience, the background music was perfect the server Nikki was very attentive and was right there for us during our dining experience, the food was great and the portions were plentiful and all meals came out better than we expected and we will definitely be returning there on this... More

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KeyWestMgr, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Im glad you enjoyed what Island Dogs had to offer and got to experience great service from Nikki. Stop in and see us again soon! More

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Born and raised just outside of Boston...I have eaten more lobster than any other food on earth. This is by far the best lobster roll I've ever eaten.

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KeyWestMgr, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Its great to hear that a true New Englander loved our New England style lobster roll. Come back and have another one soon! More

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