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409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-8280
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations
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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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
Nice friendly stop on Caroline Street for beer and wine

Found this little gem of a place while searching for Garbo's Food Truck. Much to our surprise they both share the grounds. Grunts apparently have been here for over 20 years (so they say) and Garbo's is now serving their food in the area behind the bar. So if you are craving a beer or glass of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Found this little gem of a place while searching for Garbo's Food Truck. Much to our surprise they both share the grounds. Grunts apparently have been here for over 20 years (so they say) and Garbo's is now serving their food in the area behind the bar. So if you are craving a beer or glass of wine while waiting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Came here to Grunt's because I wanted something stronger to drink than soda for lunch, since it's co-located with Garbo's or Garbo's is co-located with Grunt's. Well, I got a little more than a soda since I got the radler which is basically Grapefruit juice. The bartender was nice and friendly and the locals were also friendly. The feel of... More 

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were told we had to eat at Garbo's on our first trip to KW in the spring but didn't realize the food truck was nestled in the back of adorable bar and courtyard. The bartender was great and offered perfect beer recommendations. The courtyard area is perfect to chill with your drinks while waiting on the tacos, and then... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a great meal here last summer and I was initially sad to hear that they were no longer serving food. But it turns out that Garbo's Grill food truck has moved into the Courtyard! It is a great new set-up -- fantastic food from Garbo's Grill, with the relaxed seating and ice-cold beer from Grunts Bar. Definitely worth... More 

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Pylesville, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The bartender was great and offered great recommendations on drinks and food from the Taco Cart on their patio!

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Woodbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

No stress dining. Small yet creative menu, with a little spice. Find a seat. Get your drinks at the bar. Order your food at the food truck and get a pager. Enjoy your drink, the live music and then pick up your food and eat. Like hanging out in the back yard. Would go again.

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Northeast, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a neat little hideaway. We have been going across the street for several years but overlooked this place. That was a mistake. The building was rebuilt recently and lined with antiques tastefully done. They have a great selection of beers with some on tap and most in bottles. The staff is very pleasant and seem to be glad you're... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Liked the vibe at the bar. We only went during the day, and not at night. Went here twice during our 7 day visit.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's a little hole in the wall bar it's really awesome you really shouldn't try it because if you do your might mess up the atmosphere it's for cool people only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As much time as we've spent in Key West, I can't believe we've never stumbled into Grunts before. We were glad we found it this trip. Lisa, the bartender, is very friendly and helpful. This is by far the cleanest bar in Key West...and that's not even close. The other great thing is the food truck, Garbos, is now located... 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

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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

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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