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Louie's Backyard

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American, Caribbean, International, Wine Bar
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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
305 294 1061
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
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  • 106
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
over rated,

setting is lovely, wait staff indifferent, loses your reservations and really unimpressed that they have to wait on you. our bar waitress was just flat out rude and we couldn't really understand why, sort of set the evening off to a bad start. and the thing is we wertn crabby or upset, stuff... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
ViolinMom10
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Nevada, Iowa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Nevada, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

setting is lovely, wait staff indifferent, loses your reservations and really unimpressed that they have to wait on you. our bar waitress was just flat out rude and we couldn't really understand why, sort of set the evening off to a bad start. and the thing is we wertn crabby or upset, stuff happens and we were on vacation so... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The food was superb and the staff very friendly. Upstairs is a tapas restaurant with delicious small portions.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We always make this a "must" whenever we visit Key West. The conch fritters are the best in the US. Service is impeccable and the atmosphere is relaxing. Do not miss it!

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best overall restaurant experiences anywhere. The food and service are very good and the views and overall ambiance are amazing. On my last visit, even the grumpy hostess couldn't spoil the experience! Highly recommended.

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Columbus, GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant with amazing views. Despite being packed for Valentine's we enjoyed a great meal and great service. Would recommend trying to reserve an outdoor table for the view.

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Liverpool, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Louie's is a great lace for lunch. Fresh ingredients, a diverse menu, delicious cocktails and outdoor seating on the water. We've been here every time we've been in key west and never been disappointed. Try the island Cosmo - it's made with their own pineapple infused vodka. So good. The grilled snapper sandwich was delicious as was everything else our... More 

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The Southwest
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Casa Marina around the corner and did not find this place until our last day. Louie's was a breath of fresh air after so many "bellying up to the bar" experiences we had at some of the other restaurants in Key West. The deck is a wonderful place to have a drink overlooking the water... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

been there a dozen times and have Never been disappointed....if you visit Key West you have to go there at least once

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Syracuse, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Louie's was a great experience! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable! Our server suggested the shrimp and grits and she was spot on!! It was delicious! My husband had the crab crusted steak and loved it too! Great meal!

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oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is worth a check out since it was the place Hemingway hung out with his buds and it was his favorite brothel. Food was ok. Atmosphere fun. Key Lime Pie only a 6.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305 294 1061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, International, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?