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Square One

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Seafood, International, Spanish, Vegetarian
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1075 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040 (Square One)
The Key West Bus Route stops one block away at The Gato Building next to the restaurant"s Simonton Street parking lot.
+1 305-296-4300
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: The restaurant's New American cuisine features "chef driven"...
The restaurant's New American cuisine features "chef driven" ethnic twists on classic recipes that combine innovative global flavors. the Square One team of chefs take many old world dishes and transforms them through luxury ingredients and contemporary gastronomy featuring significant creative use of seasonal produce, regional herbs, exotic spices, fresh colorful foods, interesting sauces and homemade condiments. An eclectic offering of fine boutique wines, craft beers and innovative cocktails complement the cuisine. Enjoy your Square One dining experience in their sophisticated, yet truly upbeat, Key West ambiance all while being expertly attended by professional, dedicated servers.Square One is open every evening for Dinner. FREE PARKING in our parking lot.
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  • 45
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon calamari

Excellent appetizer and wine late in the afternoon. The calamari was delicious--unique flavoring and beautifully presented. Sauce was spicey, but not too much. Plan to return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Judy B
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to wait for 45 minutes for our food and the man serving us never told us why or apoligized or anything... There were 3 groups who came after us and they got their food before us. The food was ok, but the service was horrible

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1 Thank Lisa P
Canal Winchester, Ohio
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent appetizer and wine late in the afternoon. The calamari was delicious--unique flavoring and beautifully presented. Sauce was spicey, but not too much. Plan to return.

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Thank Judy B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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413 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Locate in a square off Duval is a great find! Loved the Pink Key West shrimp and grits. Wine list is great too. Would recommend this to those who love oysters and seafood. Sitting on the porch is great too.

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Thank Nancy O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been here many times in the past, when the past owner was there. We've been there twice with the new owners and it was ok. But last night was so bad we'll never go back again. I wish I could give it a 'less' than 1 rating. Where to start? Waitress didn't know the bar menu. We asked for... More 

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1 Thank EvidentlyInvisible
SQ1KW, Manager at Square One, responded to this review

Dear Negative Reviewer.... We just don't where to start: First off, it is UNFORTUNATE you were not happy with your experience. However, seeing as you said it was just OK each time you came, we are not sure why you came back again and again. Maybe our style of restaurant is not for you. Plus the fact that you have... More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place accidentally and were very pleased. It is a little secluded down a street into a small shopping area. The ambience is very nice and the menu was great. My wife and I had crab and lobster Benedict which were superb. Highly recommended for any meal.

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Thank paul303030
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was really nice. We had a great waiter and he made us feel welcome. It is off the beaten path but well worth the hunt. The prices were reasonable and the portions were large. I would definitely go back.

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Thank Pakrugg
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This off the main drag of ducal is just heaven...great service superb food and very understated design...the potsticker/dumplings Devine with the pickled carrots just yummy...bread scrumptious..the ahi tuna was smooth fresh and delicious...the risotto was heaven on a cloud...the food is science is the perfect experiment...the Sauvignon blanc was spot on...the key lime pie in a jar was fresh smooth... More 

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Thank Joseph K
Miami
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unwelcoming and downright rude staff. Don't waste your time. There are many great places to go in Key West, unfortunately this is not one of them.

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2 Thank ConchCritic
Saluda, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Square One is a bit off the beaten path as it is on Duval across Truman - located in One Duval Square. Nice area for outside dinning - not a special view but not a lot of foot traffic so it's quiet. We are always looking for new places and Key West has a surprising number of good restaurants. Square... More 

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1 Thank Kerry S
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been at this restaurant in previous years and the food was much more eclectic. Portions were adequate (not big enough to take home, but that's okay). Average shrimp risotto and mussel dishes.

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1 Thank Joan B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1075 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
    (Square One)
  • Public Transportation: The Key West Bus Route stops one block away at The Gato Building next to the restaurant"s Simonton Street parking lot.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-296-4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Spanish, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The restaurant's New American cuisine features "chef driven" ethnic twists on classic recipes that combine innovative global flavors. the Square One team of chefs take many old world dishes and transforms them through luxury ingredients and contemporary gastronomy featuring significant creative use of seasonal produce, regional herbs, exotic spices, fresh colorful foods, interesting sauces and homemade condiments. An eclectic offering of fine boutique wines, craft beers and innovative cocktails complement the cuisine. Enjoy your Square One dining experience in their sophisticated, yet truly upbeat, Key West ambiance all while being expertly attended by professional, dedicated servers.Square One is open every evening for Dinner. FREE PARKING in our parking lot.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?