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Banana Cafe

1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-7227
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Ranked #36 of 360 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $26
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Louisa Street
Transit: Bus stop half block away
Description: A classical French Cafe, After nearly 20 years, Banana Cafe is still owned and managed by the original founders and continues to offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner the best of France in a relaxed indoor and outdoor dining overlooking fantastic Duval Street. We have a beautiful french cafe upstairs who seat up to 25 dinner, and up to 50 for a cocktail party, personnel bar, private outdoor,private bathroom. From regional crepe and onion soup au gratin, to luscious Caribbean salads and country hearty sandwiches, perfect Parisian steak/frites or rare traditional specialties such as coq au vin and bouillabaisse, as well as a vast array of fresh local seafood selected every day to be grilled, sauteed, baked or roasted with a choice of unctuous sauces and accompaniments from the far corner of France: goat-cheese potato roulade, croquette of pomme de terre, Parisian gnocchi, rice pilaf
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My husband enjoyed a lunch one day and breakfast the next. Lunch was simple, flavorful and fresh. We enjoyed sandwiches on warm baguettes, I had turkey and Swiss while my husband had avocado and we Swiss. We ended up sharing each other's. For breakfast we had crepes filled with eggs and a variety of extras. Not too much but filling!... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Key West for the day and decided to have lunch. We were really lucky to walk past the Banana Cafe and were very pleased. There was enough on the menu for everyone - my son loved the BLT sandwich and I had the tuna salad. It was nice to have the choice and selection. We would certainly recommend.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Banana Cafe is busy, but extremely efficient and delicious. Service is friendly and the drink and food are authentic. I would highly recommend The Banana Cafe to anyone, for any occasion in the Keys.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived to Key west around 3pm, hungry and tired. This was one of the few spots still serving lunch, so naturally we decided to dine here. We had a therapy dog with us so we sat outside. At this point, we were maybe one of 4 other parties left dining. We were greeted in a timely manner and the... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This local favorite has been around for years. The owner was very welcoming with her lovely smile. We arrived around 8:30 am and about half the restaurant was full. The servers were on point and quick to assist with the menu. The Crepes were delicious as well as the fruit salad. There was a variety of food on the menu... More

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Lutherville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place was recommended by several people in the area. It had fantastic crepes. I enjoyed both the savory meat filled crepes and the delectable sweet crepes! I was in town for 7 days, and my wife and I made it a point to return for a second meal. Both were great!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We happened upon the Banana Cafe during a stroll from our hotel down Duval St. This place is amazing! French cuisine with a touch of American. The food was very fresh. The artisan cheese plate was delectable - made the palate sing. Our main courses were Jumbo Scallops, Fresh Catch Crepe and Chicken Fricassee. Wow! Delicious! Don't walk by this... More

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Derby, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved this special that the restaurant had! The bread was light and crispy. The pulled pork BBQ meat was very lean and tender. The soup was wonderful, too.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great tasting food at non-tourist prices (economical). We split a plate after walking all day and we were not disappointed. Fresh, simple and great tasting, even the service was nice!

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Orlando, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped in here with no research before, as we were boiling hot after a long walk in the heat of day, and also, of course due to hunger. Did we ever luck out! Everything we ate was simply amazing. the comments from the other diners near to us were the same...."Wow, this is fantastic," etc. my only comment, not... More

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