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“Great little find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grunts Bar

Grunts Bar
409 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-8280
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Ranked #25 of 341 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A beautiful brick courtyard and relaxed surroundings with bamboo and palm trees. Located in old town but it feels like miles away. Wifi available.
Plymouth, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I decided to try Grunts based on prior reviews. We loved it! We enjoyed the patio seating with the beautifully lite tropical plants. The Sangria was great and the Lobster Mac and Cheese was amazing! A nice little stop post sunset celebration at Mallory Square.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unfortunate Name- but Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I discussed - why the name Grunts? I'm thinking something about the Marines and he tells me it's the name of a fish. We almost didn't stop because of the name, but we did because of the atmosphere and menu. A small bar is set in a remodeled Key West style home and all of the dining is outside on the patio under umbrellas and trees.

The staff were wonderful and friendly and the food was perfect. Red Snapper and Shrimp with a tastey sauce with capers for me. And, my husband had the Mahi with Scallops. Both were served with perfect Risotto and grilled veggies. My husband even ate the veggies-which is saying something. The Blonde Sangria went down a little too easily!

Very good food, nice people, and just a block off Duval near Whitehead.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Key West MUST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My significant other chose Grunts to eat at.... And I was super pleased with how amazing the food was. We made a reservation (luckily) and had a fantastic meal! The lobster mac and cheese with truffle oil was definitely the best mac and cheese, my other had in his "life". I actually was really pleased with the wine even though it wasn't sweet as I like. We had the Spiny Lobster dinner too. Excellent choice! And last but certainly not least, was the spectacular Key Lime Pie. Simply divine food!! Love this place and would definitely recommend to others visiting Key West. <3

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our large family group had a wonderful dinner at this charming spot. Outside dining just off Duval St. Red snapper was delicious!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lynchburg
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Just okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited Grunts based upon the reviews and was very disappointed -- food not bad, but not very good either. My table ordered the lobster mac & cheese, the mahi mahi and scallops, caprese salad. Mahi mahi did not tast right - the table tasted it and we couldn't say why the opinion was just meh. Mac & cheese was okay, but the same as what is being offered at restaurants everywhere. Nice selection of beer on tap, but not many choices for the non-drinker in the group. The outside seating was nice and service was attentive, but would not recomend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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