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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Just drinks on the deck, but great.

Deck is right on the water. Beautiful view, great breeze and quiet location. Didn't order food, but it seemed to be very popular in the dining areas. We had good service and very strong drinks...be careful there! Kind of out of the way so a lot of the revelers on Duval Street don't find it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
CarolinaDiver
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Charleston, SC
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Charleston, SC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Deck is right on the water. Beautiful view, great breeze and quiet location. Didn't order food, but it seemed to be very popular in the dining areas. We had good service and very strong drinks...be careful there! Kind of out of the way so a lot of the revelers on Duval Street don't find it.

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Severna Park, MD
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15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is THE place if you want an upscale inventive white-tablecloth dining with an incredible water view. Our grilled octopus was amazing, perfect, but everything else was only OK (might have been better for half the price - it's VERY expensive). Points for taking risks but not everything worked. If we had to do it over again would definitely wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had a Sunday lunch here and it was very relaxing. Right next to the beach. The white linen give it a very luxurious character which matches the style of the building. Staff was very friendly and the kitchen is very good I think.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Overall this is one of the best restaurants anywhere with magical romantic ocean views. Great wine list. I visit there on every trip to Key West , at least 4 times a year. Very consistent and great wait staff.

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Miami, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here tonight. It was a last minute thought so we were only able to get an inside table at 6 pm. Yet they sat us by an open door so we were able to enjoy the scenery. Service was excellent. They prepared our grouper exactly the way we wanted, which was excellent. My husband... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I can not imagine a trip to Key West without at least one or two trips to Louis. This last week we had two lunches and one dinner there. Inside or outside even with the humidity is always a treat. And with Dog Beach next door it is a bigger experience. Face Book it and you will see why it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a must do in Key West. We had dinner out in the back overlooking the Ocean. Get reservations in advance and request outdoors. The food is awesome,service is five star and the views beautiful. Very romantic for dinner right on the ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great food, fantastic location, and the service is efficient, yes some parties may even have some fun, and yes the staff work hard to get your table ready, but popular places are going to have a few loud groups that over stay - 3rd time in 14 years - 13 covers and all were great

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I just ate at the outside bar here and it was great. The view was wonderful, had fish tacos that were excellent and the bartender was really friendly. No complaints. I will try to go back here for dinner next time I am in town.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Don't miss a dinner at Louie's Backyard. Book a reservation early for seating outside. Food is great and you will be dining right on the ocean. It's a don't miss!

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?