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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
+1 305-294-1061
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
On the Water

Great view of water and very charming. The seafood(of course) was excellent and so was our waitress. This did not seem to be touristy and it was a bit away from the center of town. We took a taxi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
grande7
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Atlanta
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Atlanta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great view of water and very charming. The seafood(of course) was excellent and so was our waitress. This did not seem to be touristy and it was a bit away from the center of town. We took a taxi.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

great food, great atmosphere a must if you're in the area. It is costly but worth it. They have daily specials

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Mendon, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful and romantic dinner at Louie's backyard. The view from our table was breathtaking. The sunsets at Key West are a must see! The food was delicious!! The service was excellent. Everyone was so friendly. When we go back to Key West next year Louie's Backyard will definitely be on our agenda!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Have you ever eaten in a place that seems like they are not eager to have you there. Party of 6. We waited for table and were met by a very arrogant waiter. Food was not good. Salty and way over spiced. My wife had the shrimp which was served with shells still on it and tasted like it had... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Colleagues had recommended Louie's Backyard. So, we had to try it. Sadly, it wasn't the best experience we've had for dinner in Key West. The food was "so-so"...but, priced to be MUCH better. Richard was our server. He was professional...NOT personable, and, quite frankly, kind of "flippant." He asked where we were from and before we could answer, he turned... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Louie's Upper Deck is to die for. Attended a party of 20 on 4/21/15. Cannot say enough good things about the food prepared by Chef Martha and the whole staff. In addition to our group they had other customers. They did a fantastic job. You will not be disappointed and you will have a great view to enjoy.

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Dalton, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Awesome dinner terrific service. We walked in no reservations and got seated right away. The filet with a crab cake is spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food, staff was over the top! Beautiful location we have always loved Louie's but the really did a fantastic job for tammys birthday party! Cheers all!

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london
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this wonderful restaurant by the concierge at our hotel....and we absolutely LOVED it. The setting is beautiful perched right on the edge of the sea. The food was exceptionally good and all in all I think its probably the best restaurant in Key West.

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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Easy to get to, and a fine dining experience. We sat out on the rear veranda looking out at the water. There were a few tiered terraces. The staff, was wonderful and accommodating. The food was stupendous and delicious. great quality and presentation. I highly recommend this restaurant - an extensive assorted menu and entrees as well as a few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1061

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?