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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Upper Deck is the Place!!

Went to the Upper Deck and had some small plates, fantastic !! Here are the highlites The truffle fries- these are awesome with the fontina cheese fondue The grilled duck liver on lettuce The salted cod fritter where amazing Down stairs serves a great white table cloth meal but the views up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Bill C
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Ocean Pines, Maryland
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Louie's lives up to it's reputation! From drinks on their oceanfront deck to a superb meal to waiting for a taxi in the rocking chairs on the front porch. The evening was perfect. Our server, Ken, was fabulous. He provided excellent, seamless service and was entertaining to talk with. We enjoyed our evening so much, he was able to secure... More 

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Miami
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Historic home on the water. Dining indoors and out. The upper back deck is fabulous. Always look forward to the specials. Never cheap, always amazing. Excellent drinks. Close to Casa Marina, oldest and biggest historic hotel in Key West. Lunch from 11:30am to 4pm, dinner menu from 6:30 until 10pm. Come around the side to visit the AfterDeck bar. Wonderful... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, great service, wonderful food! Good by the glass wine list, excellent choices on their menu and the staff is awesome.

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Visited Louie's twice while in key west food is pricey but amazing, service was great and the view is wonderful very nice atmosphere for a nice romantic dinner

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Crystal River, Florida
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Fantastic location with a menu to kill for. If you are seeking a special evening out that great food and service will be a given, this is the place. I would highly recommend reserving a table in advance, this is one great place that is not a secret.

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went to the Upper Deck and had some small plates, fantastic !! Here are the highlites The truffle fries- these are awesome with the fontina cheese fondue The grilled duck liver on lettuce The salted cod fritter where amazing Down stairs serves a great white table cloth meal but the views up top and the more casual flair are just... More 

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Virginia
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Conveniently located near the Casa Marine Resort. Love the food and atmosphere. Beautiful dining, right on the water. Would definitely go here again!

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Auburn, Indiana
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After a busy day and evening we were a little hungry and didn't want a whole lot to eat before heading out onto Duval St. We were referred to Louie's by Mark Grey through Barefoot Billies. We all had the Bahamian Conch Salad, which was good. They also have seasoned popcorn to nibble on which was pretty yummy, too. We... More 

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Monroe, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely bar right on the beach. Staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. Marcy is the best bartender ever! We had small plates in the restaurant upstairs and had amazing food. A must!

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Never a huge fan of the downstairs, a little too snooty. Upstairs totally different with variety of specials and changing menu. Creative american. No reservations upstairs.

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Additional Information about Louie's Backyard

Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-1061
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
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
Average Prices: USD 80
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, International, Wine Bar

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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 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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