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505 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6618
+1 305-509-7136
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: At Island Dogs Bar, you'll find open wide doors to the breezy world, happy...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 184
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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent oysters and wings

Stopped here for a quick bite after day long snorkeling/kayaking cruise. Hit the spot. Sat at the bar and ordered the happy hour oysters. They were stellar, some of the best I've every had. Also had buffalo wings which were also good, cooked nice and crisp like I had asked. Not a fancy place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
crasher1339
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Goshen, CT
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Goshen, CT
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for a quick bite after day long snorkeling/kayaking cruise. Hit the spot. Sat at the bar and ordered the happy hour oysters. They were stellar, some of the best I've every had. Also had buffalo wings which were also good, cooked nice and crisp like I had asked. Not a fancy place but reasonably priced, fun and good... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Great seats along the street to people watch. Live entertainment to keep things moving. Busy with quick service.

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Hamilton, NJ
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Usually a stop for us when visiting KW. Stopped by on a Saturday night around 8pm. Bar and tables were packed. Ordered food and some drinks. The food has always been pretty good. Service was slow, but like I said, the restaurant was very busy. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

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Mike C, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back to visit us!! Catch ya next time around :-) More 

Chicago
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Jerked Chicken was good, as was the fish and chips. Fl craft beer called Jai Alaii IPA stole the show. Easy atmosphere, no rowdies, late night, and pleasant.

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Mike C, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your great Island Dogs experience! Hope you come back for more! More 

Rockville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a lovely experience hanging out on the outside table, people watching, getting some sun, and chowing down on the Island Dog Hot Dogs. The service was lovely, if a bit under staffed. The food was delightful. The drinks were just right. It topped off a lovely afternoon biking excursion. Give it a try, its much better than many... More 

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Mike C, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! Im glad you had a pleasurable experience with us! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Key West, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you're not a local, don't expect to get service here. Staff was extremely rude and kicked our group out for being "too loud" at 11 on a Saturday night. Do yourself a favor and take your money somewhere else where you won't be yelled at for having fun!!

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Mike C, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Since you are clearly connected to the review below, I'd just like to say that we here at Island Dogs are all about having fun and giving all customers a pleasurable experience, Local and out-of-towners alike. However, when a group is out of control and disruptive to other customers, staff and the live band, we are left with no choice... More 

Key West, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A group of friends and I were doing a pub golf event in Key West. Island Dogs was one of the bars selected for the event. When we all walked up (15 of us) we were greeted by the bouncer/bartender who said we were not welcome there. Confused, I asked for clarification. He told us that we were being too... More 

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Mike C, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry you feel negatively towards Island Dogs and its staff. However, when members of your group are rolling around on the ground, shaking bottles of beer and spraying it everywhere, the staff was left with no choice but to ask you to leave. The purpose of the Locals Only shirts are to make everyone feel like a local, not... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped in for a bit to eat. The waitress was very friendly. Had grilled oysters for appetizer. They were excellent we should have ordered a dozen. The fish tacos with fresh avocado wedges were the Bomb! The best I had in a while! The jalapeños were kickin!!

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Mike C, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! Come on back and see us again soon! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Island Dogs Bar is a great lunch stop if would want to away from Duval Street and the $5 tee shirt shops but still want to enjoy the outdoors and the activity on Front Street. The drinks are good as is the service but the food is a great surprise. We will be back for dogs next year.

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Mike C, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! See you next year!! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you not a local don't exspect to to waited on too soon. Pretty much ignored by the bar staff..didn't eat here. Just had drinks

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Mike C, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Apologies that you did not receive the proper attention while at the bar. Hopefully you'll come back and give us another try. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6618
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-509-7136

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?