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Grunts Bar

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409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-8280
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, 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
Awesome lil locals type bar.

We were looking for the new location of Garbo's Grill, which happens to be tucked via a small walkway, behind Grunt's. Grunt's is a small local hangout that offers a great atmosphere and friendly people. We sat on the back patio which overlooks Garbo's food cart. The Sangria was quite the hit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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  • Local cuisine
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were looking for the new location of Garbo's Grill, which happens to be tucked via a small walkway, behind Grunt's. Grunt's is a small local hangout that offers a great atmosphere and friendly people. We sat on the back patio which overlooks Garbo's food cart. The Sangria was quite the hit the weekday afternoon we went. We will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place isn't over the top and that's what's perfect about it. Old Florida feel, taco truck out back, music to rockin' inside-it's perfect for fresh off the water, kickin' back with a beer and hanging out with friends and family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

but the best thing about this BAR is the food stand located in the rear courtyard. The menu is small but the food prepared just right and a very worthwhile stop during the day of walking in Key West.

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Love this place. It was my first time there and it will be my go to bar from now on. It has the laid back island feel inside, with locals all around enjoying a beer. The atmosphere can't be beat.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great beer selection. The staff was very courteous. It is a great partner with Garbo's, the food truck parked outside. It is in an old historic house that was moved to the current location, and is decorated with great old photos of Key West.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Grunts is great. You get your food from the truck and it is so fresh and just excellent. Beer from the bar and sit back and enjoy a off the beaten path nice peaceful lunch.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This bar is just a block off Duval on Caroline...so close to all the craziness...and yet so far!!! If you need a little break from bumping into drunk people, take a little detour to this cute place. And order the white peach sangria. The red berry isn't bad either, but the white peach is possibly the most refreshing beverage on... More 

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

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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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

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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