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409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-8280
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A beautiful brick courtyard and relaxed surroundings with bamboo and palm...
A beautiful brick courtyard and relaxed surroundings with bamboo and palm trees. Located in old town but it feels like miles away. Wifi available.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 463
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  • 139
    Very good
  • 35
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Off a cruise ship and wanted a Real Hamburger!

Ok, do you know that feeling of having bad food on a cruise ship? well, when i found this place I was dying for a good handmade and formed real beef hamburger! this was it. perfect. That is all I have to say! Oh, and don't forget the good draft to go with it .

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
cj15
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chester,uk
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  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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chester,uk
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Ok, do you know that feeling of having bad food on a cruise ship? well, when i found this place I was dying for a good handmade and formed real beef hamburger! this was it. perfect. That is all I have to say! Oh, and don't forget the good draft to go with it .

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St Charles,Missouri
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of friends who told us we should order food from the food court in back but enjoy. Drinks , tables and atmosphere provided by. Grunts. We were not disappointed. There were limited draft beer choices, but an extensive wine list, so we got a nice white pino greggio and waited to 15 minutes for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Grunts has Tennessee Steve on Sunday's for all day BBQ. Award winning ribs that fall off the bone, finger licking good! Enjoy a calm atmosphere off the beaten path with a cold beer or delicious wine. Best ribs I've ever had and I lived in Texas for years. Yummy!

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Lombard, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped at lunchtime for the food at Garbo's and since tables outdoors were filled, ate and drank inside Grunts. The bartender was friendly with the locals, but could care less about the rest of us. Is this the only place in the south where you're charged for an Iced Tea refill? And that tea came from a purchased plastic... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This review is for the bar, the food is provided by Garbo's Grill. We did eat here in the past but I believe they have closed their kitchen and are working solely with Garbo's Grill from what I can tell. Excellent low key bar, live music on some days. Just enough off Duval Street to be more laid back but... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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230 reviews 230 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This bar is located just off Duvall Street on Caroline, and we had drinks here one night while dining on taco's from Garbo's Grill which is located just behind Grunt's in a food truck. (Side note - in addition to going to Grunt's, you must also go to Garbo's and get their tacos. Uh-Ma-Zing). Anyway, the bartender at Grunt's was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The taco truck was in and the fish tacos were awesome. As an avid taco eater I can definitely say these were worth waiting for! (which you may have to wait, but grab a margarita while waiting and you'll be all set to go) we heard from multiple people that the beef tacos were even better! Great place with awesome... More 

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Lockport, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were directed here from the neighboring food truck, Garbo's grill. It was a nice place to wait for our tacos. We were lucky enough to grab two stools at the bar to eat our lunch at. Bartender was super friendly and efficient. Beer tap lines must get cleaned often. Beer tasted fresh. The bar was very clean, compared to... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

When “The party that never ends” on Duval St wears a little thin, and it will, take a short walk down Caroline St. and step back in time about 50 years to a more civilized Key West. Grunt’s Island Grill is a quiet garden spot that is easy to overlook but you would be missing one of the truly unique... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Loved Grunts Bar and the Peach Sangria was excellent. Bar Tender/Owner was awesome, when you go to Garbos Grill don't miss Grunts!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-8280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: cuisine.name.191

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

A beautiful brick courtyard and relaxed surroundings with bamboo and palm trees. Located in old town but it feels like miles away. Wifi available.

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