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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Ocean sea breezes and what a view

Key West offers so many unique restaurants, and in our first visit to this island, Louie's Backyard is a place that is romantic, relaxing, and perfect place to take friends. We chose a late lunch on the terraced back porch decks under the umbrellas and tree shade, although the linen tablecloths and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Key West offers so many unique restaurants, and in our first visit to this island, Louie's Backyard is a place that is romantic, relaxing, and perfect place to take friends. We chose a late lunch on the terraced back porch decks under the umbrellas and tree shade, although the linen tablecloths and air conditioning was enticing. It's one of the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We dine here every visit to Key West. It is on the water facing east, so it is not a sunset place, but the ambiance is pleasant, both inside and outside on the back deck.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice fine dining restaurant in a converted old home right on the water, just a one block walk from the Southernmost Resort. They have indoor and outdoor (covered and uncovered) dining and bars with good views of the ocean. Service was superb with great attention to detail. We had the grouper special and it was prepared... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not at all what you would think. But Louie's Backyard has a romantic and beautiful setting overlooking the ocean and the calm waves with a beautiful sunset and delicious food. Prices were higher than average but service and food was superb.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great view and drinks at Louie's Backyard Afterdeck Bar. Marcy, the bartender, was great. She made great drinks and was very engaging and friendly. Great view, very relaxing.

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Charleston, wv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My wife and I got a tip from a local about Louie's and decided to make a stop for lunch. They have turned a quant seaside house/cottage into a dynamic restaurant that allows them to serve a casual lunch ocean side on their multi level back porch. Every table has a beautiful view of the ocean. Although we didn't eat... More 

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Astoria, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My favorite part of our meal was the conch fritters; the pepper jelly and wasabi served with the fritters really made this dish! The rest of the food was ok, it was good but nothing amazing. We were only here for lunch but i would have loved to try the weekend brunch. The louie's lemonade had way too much alcohol... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This restaurant is next door to the resort we where staying at. It was very expensive and very limited menu. What we had was good but not large portions.Service was fine.Great view of the water from patio.Would not recommend or return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went here for our anniversary dinner night and it was BEAUTIFUL! We sat at the upper deck and watched the sunset. The Key Lime martini is delightful and do not miss the truffle fries, I would've eaten them every day if I could! This was a great dress-up spot for our special evening. We will come back whenever we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Afterdeck is great for drinks with friends. Great service, drinks and view. Perfect place to while away the afternoon!

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?