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Schooner Wharf Bar

202 William St, Key West, FL 33040-6645
(305) 292-3302
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Ranked #125 of 346 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Open Air Waterfront Bar - 2 Happy Hours Daily 8 a.m - noon & 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Great Live Music Day & Night - Local and National Acts - House Magician Nightly - Home of Classic Tall Ships & Tall Sailing Tales - Voted Most Local Popular Bar Since 1993 - Raw Bar with Fresh Gulf Shrimp & Oysters - Tempting Island Cuisine & Munchies - Serving a Great Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner & In BetweenJoin us were locals feel welcome and visitors feel local!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you want to experience Key West, get off Duval and head to Schooners. Probably the biggest secret - they have two happy hours. One of the HHs is in the morning. The wait staff is perfect. They seem to be very local and as expected...informal. I found the breakfast food to be better than average. It is perfect to... More

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PA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We went here twice during our visit to KW over 2 days – we got BOGO coupons from their website and used them both times we went. The bar was very busy and they had live music too. We took our drinks upstairs to the rooftop deck and there were only a couple of tables occupied. It was a very... More

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Grand Rapids
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We love to come to Key West and listen to Michael and have been doing this for over 10 years. We had great lunch, with good service. The only complaint I can come up with was the construction nosie coming from near by.

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Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Schooner Wharf has always been one of our favorite places. It combines a great vibe, good music, good cocktails and great sandwiches. My personal favorite is the blackened red snapper. So good and never gets old. The backdrop of the pier and water make this a perfect place to enjoy many of the great things key West has to offer..

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you're looking for the quintessential "we've been to Key West" restaurant, this is the place! Excellent bar/restaurant atmosphere, exactly what you would expect for an island/local place. It's open to the outside, atrium style, so no windows or walls. They had a live band playing, and they were very good! The food was also very good! Service = excellent!... More

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Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our cab driver told us that Schooner Wharf Bar was the only bar that had live music at lunch time, so after we dropped our bags off at the hotel, we headed there. It was also on our Bar Card, so that was a plus. We had some trouble navigating to the place - my GPS kept sending us in... More

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This bar exemplifies the Key West experience. Fantastic drink menu, live music covering Jimmy Buffett, zac brown band, etc. and an excellent atmosphere. We also bought some hand rolled cigars and cigarillos from the small kiosk within the bar. They are delicious. A must-stop on your next key west visit.

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luton
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We loved the atmosphere and the live band were amazing . We did encounter a problem when we decided to move table to be away from the food servers hatch and to a more comfortable spot with a better view of the band . One of the servers was not happy and then ignored us all evening. The food whilst... More

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Key West, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I guess you get to the point where you just serve too many tourists and service becomes a very basic function. As a local, I visit the Wharf maybe three or more times a month. Food is ok and the view is excellent. Great place to relax and watch the business of Key West Bight. But when you have to... More

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Central Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Not sure but I think happy hour starts at noon here? It's really close to where we stay so we usually stop here once on the way out and for a last call on the way back in. Beers are cheap lots of locals and tourists, decent music. What more could you ask for in Key West.

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