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Caroline's Cafe

310 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-7511
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Ranked #28 of 362 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Marietta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We thought Caroline's would be good- looks great- looks fun. Wrong! I had wanted a shrimp po boy since being in Key West, so I got one. I asked our server if this was that fresh Key West shrimp I've heard about, and she told me no, it was poured out of a bag, just like everything else there. She... More

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Key West, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I like a lot of their salads. But I really like their Redenbacher Shrimp. It's an appetizer large enough for 2 to share... and we often use it as lunch with a side of fries and recently a side of broccoli!.

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Charlotte, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Once again, another delicious experience. I always get the fish sandwich and fries and love to sit on the bar side overlooking the street and people watch. The sandwich was perfectly done and crisp, fries were crisp and crunchy just like I like...and the homemade tartar sauce was perfect, not too sweet. The people watching just adds to the fun... More

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Pekin, Illinois
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped in with friends at Caroline's. First off a big shout out to our waiter Abner. He was a delight. I had the world famous Fish sandwich and it was the best ever!! Can't wait to go back in Oct. to have it again. Lot of it big portions. Every one loved what they had! Thanks Abner for your... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We asked a local where he goes for the best burger in Key West and he immediately said Caroline's on Duval. He said that the burgers were huge and if you like them rare (that's me) that they will cook them anyway you prefer. My wife and I got there in a pouring rain and sat at a table made... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Asked one of the locals where to eat a good burger, and he recommended Caroline's. Huge super delicious burger!! Also we ordered the seared tuna on greens, the lettuce was abundant and super fresh, the tuna was very good. Server suggested a side of spicy dressing, and it was perfect. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

First off, thanks to Doug for the great service and to the chef for another outstanding Shrimp Po' Boy (best on the island). Caroline's Cafe is the best place to dine and unwind on Duval Street. Wonderful food, friendly service and a casual, laid-back Keys atmosphere. It's no wonder we loved it as tourists but love it even more now... More

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Madison, Florida, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for a quick meal after having a couple of local people tell me it was the best burger in Key West, let me tell you they were right!!! The service was top notch as was the food. I will make this a regular stop from now on!

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was in Key West for a short visit and asked an employee at a store where the locals go for dinner when they are looking for comfort food. She told me that there was only one restaurant in town and that she and her friends could count on and it was Carolines on Duval st. My friend and I... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Last night was so rainy and stormy that my husband and I decided to order in for dinner. We chose Caroline's Cafe. The menu was a bit limited...just your standard pub fare. I ordered the dolphin (mahi mahi) sandwich, and buffalo wings. The food arrived very quickly, and was hot and fresh. My wings were delicious. The sandwich was a... More

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