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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
305 294 1061
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Ranked #74 of 369 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, International, Wine Bar
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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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had brunch here with friends on a Sunday, so the menu was limited, but all good food. Our server was a long time employee, and did a good job with recommendations. I had a different take on "eggs benedict" and the results were good...eggs were cooked perfectly and the flavors blended well...wine selection is also very good.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My wife made reservations for my birthday and we were very happy with her choice. We arrived a little early, they took our name and sent us out to the back bar. The bar area was comfortable and had a great view. My biggest disappointment was this is one of only 2 places I know of in the keys that... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Called 3 weeks in advance at 10:30 am today to request information about perfect seating for nice sunset meal and was cut off at least 5 times. Unfortunately I do not know the name of the "lady" I was speaking with but she was very rude. This restaurant comes highly recommended by my father who took my mother there 20... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to have a great meal away from the noise and shenanigans of the places on Duval Street, give Louis a try. It's on the other side of the island, away from the craziness (we like the craziness too). It's on the water, you can eat outside in a combination of torch light and tree lights. The bartender... More 

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Washington, DC
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125 reviews 125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Louie's is a top tourist spot on the south side of Key West between the recently restored resorts the Reach and Casa Marina. The "Afterdeck" is the bar area right over the water. part of the restaurant is also over the water behind the afterdeck and part is inside. Reservations are a must for the restaurant. The service was good.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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157 reviews 157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on Louie's while staying at the Casa Marina. The service was top notch and everyone was pleasant. The food was very very good - the best meal we had in Key West over a 4 day stay. After eating at a couple of other places, I wish we had come back here. . . Well done.

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Vail, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow. We had heard good things about Louie's Upstairs and accordingly held pretty high expectations. Apparently not high enough. The place is wonderful on all levels. The setting is justifiably delightful. On the water overlooking the Atlantic it's on a quiet street away from the Duvall madness. The wine list is assembled to avoid cliches, full of interesting by-the-glass options... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The food was good - however we wanted to eat at the main restraint. We were declined since we had no reservation. When we left an hour and a half later they were 80 percent empty. Ridiculous. Glad we saved $150 bucks

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Louie's for many years - it is always a highlight of our trips to the Keys. While we have not been in several years, our December, 2014 visit did not disappoint. The view from the terraced deck is breathtaking. We had a friendly, knowledgeable server who did her best to make sure we had an enjoyable... More 

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La Jolla, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Downstairs was full since we didn't make reservations so of course it was full, but we ate upstairs and loved it. We just ordered a bunch of small plates - somehow, the truffle fries with fontina fondue was the winner in my book, but the key west pinks, artichokes, and gnocci were all also great. We split a dessert that... More 

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Additional Information about Louie's Backyard

Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
Phone Number: 305 294 1061
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, International, Wine Bar

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