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409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-8280
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Ranked #22 of 366 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Utica, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Grunts has changed hands several times over the past dozen years. We love the setting and the small bar. The owner has leased out the food service as he's content with simply running a bar and collecting rent. Several small food service ventures have tried and failed, although most have been pretty good. The latest lessee was, and perhaps still... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

we went to eat at Garbo's and went inside grunts while we were waiting for a food. The bartender was extremely friendly and had a smile on her face. She recommended the sangria either red or white. My wife had the white I had to read and oh my goodness it was delicious and very tantalizing to the palate. We... More 

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Covington WA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

White or Red - Order the Sangria - Perfectly priced and delicious! While you're there grab a dish from Garbo's Grill food truck...you won't be disappointed. Grunt's has great atmosphere!

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birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Friendly staff and FANTASTIC SANGRIA. both the Red and the White. Forget Duval street, go somewhere that they know how to make a drink!! Grunts is the Best and now they have Garbo's with great Fish Tacos serving out back.

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Vernon, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Just off of busy Duval Street this is a nice little spot with live music. Had a great beer in an icy mug and enjoyed the music and atmosphere.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We visited this place last year and enjoyed the ambiance. This year there is a mini food cart that had the best tasting Korean Beef Tacos that I ever had. I usually don't eat much but they were so good that I returned for 2 more orders.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Get the Sangria! It is fantastic. Good, relaxed atmosphere and friendly bartenders. They have a good relationship with Garbo's, which sits out the back door of Grunt's. A perfect pairing!

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Nyack, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Have always heard of Grunts but this was the first time we stumbled upon it. Garbo's grill opened up there this week luckly while we were in KW and tried it the first day it was open. Burger and Korean BBQ was awesome. The bar at Grunts was terrific, great bartender, cold beer all that we needed. It is a... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Now that there is cheap and awesome food :), AND in the same spot as this great little bar with all the outside space in the world, the friendliest and sweetest bartenders. Its the best spot for lunch and beer in town! A must go see! Hidden 20 seconds off Duval.

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Key West, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the 2nd time in just a handful of years that the food disappeared. The restaurant which occupied the space over the last year was amazing, almost always packed, and now it's gone. It's a real shame because it's a great little space but without the food, it's just another bar with beer & wine.

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Frank C, Guest Relations Manager at Grunts, responded to this review

Our food vendor has recently changed. As of today 10/15/14 Garbo's Grill is serving lunch and dinner. Sorry you missed out during our changeover. More 

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Address: 409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-8280
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood

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