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Charlie Mac's

404 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
305-302-0204
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Ranked #123 of 357 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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Neenah, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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New York City, New York
1 review
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Reviewer
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6 restaurant reviews
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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

Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Located right next door to hands down one of the best little bars in Key West- The Green Parrot- is the amazing Charlie Mac's. The BBQ smell is amazing! The seating is great in most of the restaurant too. Ask to sit where you can see the street and you'll be taken near the huge bar area. They've got the... More

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

Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed everything! And yes.... It is very cool that we are located next to the best bar in Key West for live music! More

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went there with a date. Worst service ever !! Finally got our ribs after 70 minutes !! Remind you, two racks of ribs, two ice teas. Then it even took 20 minutes to pay the check. Absolutely the worst service but the cooks are doing a great job. The food was delicious. Unfortunately, the rotten service detracts from their great... More

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

Craig, we are really sorry to hear that you did not get the kind of service that you were expecting. please come in and talk to any manager on duty and please tell them about your experience We truly due aim to please and would love if you came back so we could take care of you. Thank you though... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Service was a bit slow but food was great and their prices were reasonable!!! The atmosphere was good and we were able to sit down and enjoy some cool air for awhile thanks to their indoor fans that do such a good job of cooling the place off. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who likes BBQ and even... More

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

Please come back in and enjoy the Best BBQ in the State of Florida! Thanks for sharing your review and your recommendation! More

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