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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
305 294 1061
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Ranked #87 of 361 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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los angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at Louie's on the recommendation of our bartender at the hotel and I'm so glad we did! Don't let the name fool you, it's not a backyard view unless your backyard is the water! We showed up about an hour early because we wanted to have drinks on the deck out back. The restaurant inside is lovely... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It was our last night in Key West and we wanted to celebrate a fun trip with a wonderful dinner -- we couldn't have done better than to have selected Louie's Backyard. Seated on the deck looking out over the sea and feeling a cooling breeze sweep across us, we dined on culinary delights (I absolutely recommend the chef's special... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My friends and I arrived on Key West around 7 after driving in from FT Lauderdale. We enjoyed some pool time and noticed that Louie's Backyard was right near our hotel (The Reach) on the ocean side of the island. We called about 8:45pm and they said that they could fit us in downstairs for the full menu or we... More

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Naples, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Happy to stumble on this one. Nestled between Waldorf properties, Casa Marina and the Reach, is this wonderful beach house turned restaurant. Excellent service, superb view, and wonderfully prepared food. We will be going again. Worth the price even for Key West.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We came in the evening before sunset. We weren't hungry so we grabbed some seats on the deck and enjoyed cocktails. The weather was spectacular for mid August.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Perhaps one of the best meals ever. Amazing ambiance and the service was outstanding. Better than outstanding. Ask for Ken as your waiter. Obviously, on the pricey side, but worth every penny. Eat outside and bring your credit card. Relax, splurge and enjoy Did I mention to ask for Ken as your waiter? He has a wonderful sense of humor... More

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Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The back deck! The wine selection! The Food! The View! The Staff!!!! We ended up going back to Louie's 3 times because of the ambience, location and feeling of total relaxation!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

...I'll also add better service. We arrived early without reservations and we were told we'd have to eat upstairs. Not in a snooty way, but with a 'you'll be eating at the kids table because you're too late' attitude. I'm glad we did. Upstairs had a phenomenal view of the water especially at sunset. Arriving around 6, there were only... More

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of the best tuna steaks I ever had in my life, the food was superior. There is no kids menu here, so WATCH OUT because the entrees run around $40 each. We were able to get two bowls of pasta as part of a side dish, which worked out. The reservations were running about 45 minutes behind, so we... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had dinner here. Has a dress casual feel, so if you want to get dolled up, you won't feel overdone here. Definitely a romantic vibe, but saw families also. The view was very nice. The food and service was good. We could easily walk to this place from where we stayed. Parking could be an issue if you drive... More

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