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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
305 294 1061
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Ranked #81 of 366 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great for Happy Hour watching the Winter Sun go down. Make reservations for dinner and try the Shrimp and Grits!

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Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The sunset was lovely. The food and service good. Steak was delicious. We would return to this lovely restaurant again

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Indian Wells, California
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Ambience is great, service is great, quality and presentation of food is great. However, the food could have been served a little hotter and I would like to have seen a little more friendly customer service from the front desk.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Having walked around town for about 3 hours, this was a very welcome respite. We didn't have reservations, but they accommodated us just the same. The food is excellent and we had a nice table with a large opening to catch the breezes.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a place! excellent food, top notch five star service and a view from the afterdeck that will blow you away! We are huge Buffett fan, so a Bloody Mary at Louie's was a must and we were blown away by how nice it is!

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Naples, Florida
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Love this place. Get a reservation and ask for outside. Go early about 30 min before sunset for the beautiful setting sun and views. Portions are large and everything delicious. We had the grouper and Shrimp and Grits. Spinach salad with a warm vinaigrette, pecans and apple was excellent. Service PERFECT.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Definitely make reservations here - you won't be disappointed. Our table wasn't quite ready so we had a drink at the bar overlooking the water while we waited. Once seated, the waiter was helpful with his suggestions and details on the specials. I had the filet because I needed a break from all the seafood we'd been eating, and it... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have come here off and on for many years and it is still our top place! Great food, great view of the water and top notch food. It is a bit pricey but definitely worth the experience.

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ON, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Louie's Backyard - AfterDeck...wow! There are various decks but we stuck with the Upper Deck and no regrets. I have read about the AfterDeck and Louie's Backyard in several books and had to check it out for myself. We made a point of going every day we were in Key West. Overlooking the ocean, the deck is huge, well kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great place to watch the sunset and have a first class meal. Various decks to look out onto the ocean. Upstairs is lighter fare and downstairs is a full menu. All of our meals were very good and the calamari was excellent. Dessert was just ok. Very good service and dinner prices were high.

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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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