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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
305 294 1061
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Ranked #82 of 356 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, International, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch or an afternoon drink. Great view,excellent service,and good food. Varied menu and great specials.

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The food and service was fabulous. We eat upstairs and had a very fun evening. The food was very well presented.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

10 years ago we had an amazing meal here and we were excited to revisit on our trip to Key West, and it did not disappoint. the service was superb and friendly and the food top quality. the tuna starter was sublime and the tile fish and scallop pasta was superb. Yes it is high end but the whole atmosphere... More

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Orlando, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Louie's is without a doubt one of the nicest settings in K W for a meal and they charge accordingly. For lunch we had the snapper sandwich ($16.50) and the jerk rubbed shrimp with plantains ($20.00), both meals were great although the portions were a little skimpy for the price (don't let the pile of chips in my photo fool... More

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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

Seated in a corner next to loud men. A group of tables all seated at the same time in the same corner. Never once saw the host at the front desk walk through the dinning area. When we left he did not even acknowledge us. Impossible to carry on a conversation. So dark in the corner could not see our... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Serious foodies, in Key West for a few nites Louie's, we chose to have our anniversary dinner in this much acclaimed spot. Serious disappointment! To be fair it did rain half way through our outdoor dining, and we had too move inside, and it was a nice location on the water, but that was not the damper... Rather the cold... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals we had in Key West.. And definitely the best ambiance. Great views of the ocean and wonderful breezes. The staff was delightful.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Food was terrific and location on the beach can't be beat. Waitress was nice. Host at door was not great.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

On the 4th of July we ate upstairs in the "lighter meal" section of the restaurant. It was truly delightful in every way. The menu was fresh and unique. We began with gourmet popcorn, a selection of olives, and wonderfully prepared golden beets. Then we all enjoyed delightful salads ... one of the best Ceasar salads I have had! My... More

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Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is everything you want food to be. The view is beautiful but sit inside to truly enjoy the perfection of the food with no distractions like the heat. Three appetizers of conch, mussels, and foie gras were so wonderful. The salmon salad was house prepared smoked salmon! So good! We had 4 entrées which I will rank in order... More

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