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Grunts

409 Caroline St, Key West, FL
3052948280
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Ranked #25 of 358 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, French, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A beautiful brick courtyard, surrounded by bamboos trees and palm trees.Located in old town but it feels like miles away.Grunts specializes on fresh seafood and a relax atmosphere.
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English first
Tampa, Kansas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have noticed a few very negative reviews which don't match the majority of good ones. Could this be a personal issue being carried out on a site for all to see. Let's not do this take care of your personal issues elsewhere.

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Jihlava, Czech Republic
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

never again, bad food, not fresh, long wait, no good place and service them for client is catastrophic....

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

First ate at Grunts a couple nights ago and came back for our last meal on this vacation. The quality and preparation of the food is top notch. Chef Josh has created possibly the best place for dinner in the Keys. Also they have the best wait staff, we love Lauren and Ozzie, best in the Keys. Grunts is fine... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I make reservation after waiting 50 minutes, my table was not ready. I have time to observe how the owner treat not just guest here but how he talk to there employee. The atmosphere in restaurant was very unpleasant. People come to Key West to have fun, not solving some personal problem of not happy restaurant owner. I think they... More

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Key West, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Food below average. Very little lobster in lobster mac. Salad with chicken had only little piece of chicken on it. Place very dark so you cant see what you eating. Service was super slow, it took 25 minutes to get appetizers out. Now here comes shocker: whole kitchen is outside plates just sitting in dusty shelves. There seems to be... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had Red Snapper and Mahi-Mahi with Scallops. No matter what they will tell you, fish is not fresh. We could see them defrosting it on our way to bathroom that night. Also Red Snapper is not caught around Key West. So absolutely not fresh. Food only ok, They have outside kitchen so it can never be properly clean no... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Restrurant is the real deal, best atmosphere and food. If you want true key west flavor, this is the spot. I could go on and on but in the end, you will fall in love over grunts

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Grunts was a great discovery for us on our anniversary. It is on a quiet street only a block off of Duval Street. We sat outside under the trees and had a fantastic dinner and a nice bottle of wine. The scallops and the swordfish were prepared perfectly and the service was spot on. The price was quite reasonable especially... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Steve from Marrero's recommended Grunts to us, just a short walk from the hotel. I was most impressed by our server (I think her name was Lauren, but I could be wrong). She was very knowledgeable & friendly. The lobster mac & cheese is really good. I'm not a huge fan of seafood, but felt like I should try their... More

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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The atmosphere was truly tropical at this restaurant in Key West. Patio dining under the shade of some tall trees. The food was plentiful and quality/taste exceeded my expectations. Since the restaurant has a unique partnership relationship with one owner runs the bar and the other the food, they should have a separate server running around serving drinks.

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