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Caroline's Cafe

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310 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-7511
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cute little cafe right on Duvall's main drag. An outside location, fun to sit and people watch. Drinks were ok, but the lemonade was very refreshing. I had an amazing sandwich. It was a shrimp and bacon club sandwich. We went twice and I got that same entree both times. Wasn't too pricey either. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
SassyTravGirl
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Cute little cafe right on Duvall's main drag. An outside location, fun to sit and people watch. Drinks were ok, but the lemonade was very refreshing. I had an amazing sandwich. It was a shrimp and bacon club sandwich. We went twice and I got that same entree both times. Wasn't too pricey either. We also heard that breakfast there... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We finally made it to Caroline's Cafe I was a little disappointed, the food was just ok not as great as everyone says. I ordered the cheese steak and it was good but not as awesome as everyone says. The pigeons were a pain literally lol my husband dropped a few crumbs and they landed by his feet and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

To be honest, we've walked by Caroline's Cafe many times in the past few years and hadn't stopped in. OUR MISTAKE! We stopped in a few weeks ago for late dinner and what a great surprise. They were very busy but accommodated our group of 6 within a few minutes. Our waitress was swamped so the manager jumped in and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great energy- friendly and helpful waitstaff- delicious fresh boston lettuce spicy shrimp wrap and quesadillas. Our service animals were treated great as well, greeted with ice cold water. Recommend this as a great stop for a late night dinner or snack on Duval Street.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Manager and staff very attentive to special requests for food preparation variations. We are low salt dieters and they were very accommodating. The food is good and about the most reasonable price in Key West. Also not a noisy place. The manager had some shrimp sautéed special for us to avoid the salty seasoning normally used for the menu item.... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We just happened upon this restaurant as we wandered down Duval street hungry, hot and tired. The seating was outdoors and at first I objected because we had been in the hot, hot August sun but the area was nicely shaded and at least I could sit down. The service was excellent and portions were quite large. Every meal that... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were in Key West last week (August 24 - 30, 2015) and had dinner at Caroline's Café and we were not disappointed. My wife and friends were very pleased with their meals (don't remember exactly what they had, but there was none left at the end!), but my meal was fantastic. I love blackened anything, but decided to make... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've attached a picture of this double-decker masterpiece. You are looking at HALF (actually less since I had taken several bites before realizing I had to get a picture of something this special) of the sandwich! Wonderful outdoor "bistro" style café. This place is always packed, and now I know why. Right on Duvall Street in Key West, this is... More 

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Covington, LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch and were pleased. Very friendly place. The salads were very good and large. Nice place on Duval for a bite.

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

All five adults agreed we would never eat here again and figured the "great reviews" were written by intoxicated humans. The Spicy Jambalaya had good flavor but it was cold. The Shrimp and Bacon Club tasted like spoiled fish and rancid bacon and the Quesadillas were burnt, cold and lacking any taste.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-7511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?