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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
305 294 1061
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Ranked #93 of 362 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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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went into this restaurant with my family for lunch of a party of 8. Among our party was my 3 kids. We were approached by an older gentelman. This man was the rudest man I have ever encountered in my life. He gave us a look to kill. After waiting for approximately 5 -10 minutes with only a couple... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We made the mistake of getting into a Pedi-Cab to just go a few blocks from where we were. Of course, they charge by the minute, so our "driver" insisted on taking us to Louie's Backyard, which was the farthest thing away from where we started out, claiming it was "the best on the island". We said we weren't really... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If not for my server Jersey, would have been a disaster. Been here for lunch and dinner and has always been solid. Start off with obvious. Great location/ view. Beautiful inside , and good service and drinks. Now the tough part. Conch chowde was runny, very little conch and room temperTure w hard potatoe cubes ( awful) cracked conch is... More

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Albany, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

One of best restaurants on the island. Actually, three restaurants in one. Upstairs is the tasting room, with excellent wines, down stairs are options for indoor or patio dining. All have wonderful ocean views. Staff is a bit indifferent but cooking is wonderful . Ate here multiple times.

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fort lauderdale
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Brought a team of my co-workers there on a Wednesday for a late lunch. Immediate attitude and unacceptable behavior from our server for such a prestigious restaurant. Worst part was my food. I ordered a salad with yellow tail on it. Disgusting. I was so disappointed. This place is hit or miss.

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place is just beautiful, outside and in. It is a must place to go, sitting right on the open water. Excellent service. Unfortunately the food does not justify the price. Everything my husband and I ate was average, nothing was memorable, and it should be. Conch chowder was very ordinary. Mussels on pasta, bland. Yellowtail snapper was just ok,... More

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NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pricey- good food had a yellow tail snapper with corn relish delish Unfortunately you cannot see the sunset but its on the water and you can here the waves crash - tip it's nice to sit on the deck but you have to fight the bugs!

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Venice, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We visit Key West frequently, but have stayed away from Louie's primarily due to poor service and attitude. We decided to try Louie's again due to the overall good recent reviews. This visit the food was impeccable. Quality ingredients, well prepared, and attractively presented. Service was excellent, with no sign of the previous hostile attitude. The setting is perhaps the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food and drinks. Try the patio late at night. Great food and drinks. Try the patio late at night

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San Antonio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great restaurant with lovely water views! We had drinks on the patio and ate dinner on the porch. I had the Shrimp and grits based on the waiter's recommendation. It was so good that I found the re cine and have attempted to make the dish at home. Make reservations as the place is very popular.

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