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Mattheessen & Magilner's Candy Kitchen

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419 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
1 305.296.8014
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Dining options: Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best ice cream in the Keys

The ice cream is made by them and it is truly delicious. There are a couple of their stores around and they all have the great tasting ice cream. Single cups are large and substantial. Saw some cones and they looked equally as large. Remember you are in the Keys and it is hot and everything melts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ice cream is made by them and it is truly delicious. There are a couple of their stores around and they all have the great tasting ice cream. Single cups are large and substantial. Saw some cones and they looked equally as large. Remember you are in the Keys and it is hot and everything melts very quickly. They... More 

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Wills Point, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The giant cookies in the window caught my eye and had me running inside the shop! Once inside I was overwhelmed with the choices of homemade fudge, which I sampled and it was delicious, giant cookies, key lime pie and ice cream! I am a cookie connoisseur so I went with the chocolate chip and my son chose ice cream.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Key West for 23 years and have always made my nightly stop at Matthessen's for a cookie or some ice cream. You can't find better.

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Thank HerbertBaumann
Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly here & offered tastes of several flavors of ice cream. I really wanted mint chocolate chip, but it was very grainy. We got the gigantic chocolate chip cookie. It was $6 & worth it! It was warm, great texture, lots of chocolate chips, & fed the both of us. My husband got the coconut macaron... More 

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Thank DisneyGal2010
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the Chocolate Chip with Pecan Cookies and they were amazing! You seriously need someone to hide half the cookie from you, because you will eat the entire thing. My daughter ordered the Frozen KeyLime Pie dipped in Chocolate. My son-in-law got the fudge. My grandkids got ice cream. Needless to say, we all tried some of everyones and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually when you see cookies this huge, they are all show and no taste (usually quite stale). Not so at Mattheesen & Magilner's were these cookies are delightfully soft and incredibly delicious! I highly recommend this place to satisfy your sweet tooth on Key West!

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Lindsay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Free samples of fudge! Baked goodies--brownies and chocolate chip cookies! The gelato looked great and my family said it was very good, but I enjoyed a very large slice of frozen key lime pie dipped in chocolate.

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Thank KathrynLHall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice ice cream, fudge is delicious and cookies yummy. All great for sharing after a good dinner. Fudge peanut butter and the chocolate and the chocolate cookie is soft.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in for ice cream. They offer three chocolate flavors. Yummy! Plus the sample of chocolate fudge with walnut chunks was smooth and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Stop in for a sample of fudge and you will buy some! We also got a whole key lime pie. So glad we went back though. The cookies were worth the trip and the chocolate dipped key lime on a stick was even better than the whole pie we enjoyed. The chocolate was thick and completely covered the whole slice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 1 305.296.8014

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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