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Banana Cafe

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1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040 (Louisa Street)
Bus stop half block away
+1 305-294-7227
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Today
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A classical French Cafe, After nearly 20 years, Banana Cafe is still owned...
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 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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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
Service & Dinner

Arrived early for special event dinner. Taken upstairs where private event was held, right away. Very friendly & helpful staff were there already to wait on us, serving drinks and appetizers. They gave us advice on the best dishes to order later and some fun stuff about Key West we could do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Martinsville,NJ
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Martinsville,NJ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Arrived early for special event dinner. Taken upstairs where private event was held, right away. Very friendly & helpful staff were there already to wait on us, serving drinks and appetizers. They gave us advice on the best dishes to order later and some fun stuff about Key West we could do later. Service for the dinner was excellent. We... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ran across this place by chance and were pleasantly surprised. Ordered the white bean soup with duck which was good, just a touch too much cinnamon. We had the quiche and the nicoise salad. Both portions were ample and delicious. My only complaint was that the nicoise salad was topped with canned tuna (almost too much) which for the price... More 

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Florida/Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was so good I bought their cookbook! Very romantic place with great food and service in quieter part of Key West.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Tried this place one morning based on reviews and were very pleasantly surprised. Their was no wait for a table for 2, the tea and coffee are both very strong, but good. The food delicious and the prices are very reasonable. We ate here twice for breakfast while in town for 6 days. Did not have dinner but overheard a... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I chose Banana Cafe based on its location and the TripAdvisor reviews. Frankly, we were disappointed. I ordered the French Cheeseburger and my daughter ordered a BLT. Both were served on toasted baguettes that had been left on the toaster too long and were charred in places. The service was fine and the location was very convenient to the Southernmost... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Loved it!!! The food was excellent. Highly recommend. We will be going back tomorrow !! My daughter had a crepe and I had an egg sandwich!! Great staff and service !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After recommendation from the hotel we tried the Banana Cafe for breakfast! It was delicious. Wait staff was helpful and nice, open air dining on a beautiful day! Eggs/Ham and Toast fit the bill. The atmosphere was relaxed yet effective.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not our first time here, and it will not be our last. We ate here twice on this trip, and the service and food was as great as we remembered. It's Key West, so take your time, slow down a bit, especially those of us from the Northeast. Once you sit down, sip on your drink and relax. All the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A little bit disappointed with this crowded place which has a lot of good reviews. Maybe from people who never travelled to France:-) Crepes are not bad but the salted one are made with the same dough than the sugar ones... This mean that the savor is not great. Anyway it can be a good choice for a sweet breakfast... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Went by this place in the morning and found it packed. Not as busy for dinner, but the food was very good. We chose the fresh fish specials, mussels, and the scallops. All were well prepared and the service good.

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Additional Information about Banana Cafe

Address: 1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-7227
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
    (Louisa Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop half block away
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-7227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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 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
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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