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The Boathouse

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The Boathouse
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700 Front Street, Historic Seaport Area, Key West, FL
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700 Front Street, Historic Seaport Area, Key West, FL
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  • 16
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  • 4
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrific food and atmosphere on the docks!

We wanted something different in a different location and we found this little area near the historic dock in Key West with several well attended restaurants. This one looked relaxed and comfortable and the food was wonderful. My husband had lobster and enjoyed every bite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
travelgal1994
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Franklin, Tennessee
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Franklin, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We wanted something different in a different location and we found this little area near the historic dock in Key West with several well attended restaurants. This one looked relaxed and comfortable and the food was wonderful. My husband had lobster and enjoyed every bite.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After feeling disappointed with a previous restaurant recommendation from a local, my wife and I decided to give it one more shot. We took the advice of Captain Ben from Echo Catamaran and tried The Boathouse for happy hour. We could not have made a better decision for a place to eat! First of all, Happy "Hour" lasts from 4:30p... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Boathouse is located right on the harbor waterfront. We went for appetizers as they are 1/2 off from 4:00 to 6:30. Some drinks are also 1/2 off. There was a nice selection of seafood and meat appetizers. My favorite is the beefsteak and steak and don't forget to get the bread! Almost like a pizza! Fabulous! Always go at... More 

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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a fun place for happy hour. Half priced apps, and a great, tasty variety. Nice place to sit and watch the fishing excursion boats come in.

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This quickly became the new favorite place for Happy Hour for our group of Snow Birds wintering in Key West. Happy Hour dishes are very well prepared and reasonably priced. The staff is what makes this place our new favorite. All very friendly, hard-working and fun. Arrive early or you'll be out-of-luck for seating for more than a couple.

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Gulfport, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited the Boathouse 3 times during a recent week in Key West. Great service all three times, good food and a very relaxing atmosphere. I could have stayed for hours having drinks and enjoying the view!

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CT
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Because Alonzo's wasn't open when we arrived in KW we tried the Boathouse for HH and dinner and was pleasantly surprised. From all the years of traveling to KW we had never been there but we will definitely be back. The drinks were good and the food at HH was excellent and priced well. We also had a late night... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There is a lot of competition surrounding The Boathouse but if you're looking for a good meal that is fresh and tasty without busting the budget, then I would recommend trying The Boathouse. We each had the fresh catch and it was cooked perfectly. Jessica was a treat to deal with, quick with special requests (extra lemon wedges) and made... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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172 reviews 172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Located on the docks, we stopped by The Boathouse to meet friends that wanted to go for happy hour. The happy hour specials are some of the best in the area -- half-off appetizers and half-off draft beer, including pitchers. Our table enjoyed a variety of appetizers, all of which were good. The service was good too. Not a bad... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food was really good the service was okay. The prime rib was exceptional but fish and chips were blah. Set outside and the ketchup was not fresh had a stale vinegar taste.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Front Street, Historic Seaport Area, Key West, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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