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Charlie Mac's

404 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
305-302-0204
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Ranked #124 of 358 restaurants in Key West
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Grill, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Charlie Mac's is the winner of the 2013 Key Plaza Memorial Day BBQ Cook Off and serves up the best island-flavored BBQ in Key West. Inspired by the sizzling pits of South Carolina, Charlie Mac’s is Pat Croce’s latest Mile Zero local hot spot. Tap into two dozen brews. Order up an icy cocktail. Kick back to live music. Enjoy the great vibes right next to the Green Parrot Bar. And get lively with the Southernmost Hurricane Club on game day at the new official Key West home of the University of Miami Hurricanes.
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English first
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

...Getting better all the time. Borrowing a line from The Beatles, Charlie Mac's has done a splendid job of continuing to improve on their quality from the first time we visited shortly after they opened. We've had great meals on all four of our stops on this year's Key West journey and they've delivered tender, juicy meats with just enough... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We loved the laid back atmosphere and friendly service. The food was a wonderful surprise! They have a great chef and the food was awesome!

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SC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Don't really think of Key West as a place for BBQ, but this place does it right. The brisket is great. Ribs were very good. I'd definitely go back again.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I could not wait to get the brisket platter all week. It was yummy. The corn bread was delicious. The side choices are plentiful. The atmosphere was fun.

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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review

Glad to hear you loved the brisket! Thanks for stopping in. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

found this place whilst in the UK on trip advisor prior to going to Key West. Reviews looked good so.... gave it ago. It was awesome. Service was good, price very reasonable. one of the best BBQ places we have been to in the states. can't fault it really.

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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review

We were glad to hear you gave us shot and that you loved it! More

Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate at the bar for a snack because it was on the list for the KW Cocktail Challenge and were so glad it was! We ordered the Huckleberry Lemonade and an order of the Spicy pork mac & cheese balls (per bartender's recommendation). It was so good we came back the next day for the same order! The bar... More

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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review

Thanks for the repeat business! We were delighted to hear that you loved everything. More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Fish overcooked. Burgers under cooked. Pulled pork is decent. Took a bite of my napkin but accident didnt notice the difference between it and the fish taco. slow service. Missing many items from their menu. Wanted Mahi Mahi which is on at least 4 items, don't have it. Wanted a 312 beer don't have it. Wanted tangerine wheat, don't have... More

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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your burger was not cooked to your liking, please come back and give us another shot. More

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This bar should get more traffic. It is nice and clean and the selection is pretty good. It is also on the Key West Cocktail Challenge list and owned by Pat Croce. It is right next to the Green Parrot bar and you can even pose for your own mugshot while there. I would go back again on a busier... More

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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation! More

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ended up here randomly, but it ended up being pretty good. We had burgers, fish fingers and fried chicken and it was all pretty decent. Good service, cool A/C, just what the doctor ordered after walking around in the heat all afternoon.

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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and the A/C! Come on back More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

On a recent trip to KW my wife and I happened to peddle past Charlie Mac's as the smokers were going. Anyway we decided to stop for lunch and watch some of the World Cup. The service was slow even though our area, the high tops near the bar, was not very crowded. In fact we almost left. I am... More

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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review

Hi Derek, Thanks for taking the time to share your review, we were very busy during the World Cup and were delighted to hear that you loved the BBQ, especially from seasoned smokers like you and your wife. Come back and see us again soon! More

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