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“BBQ and Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charlie Mac's

Charlie Mac's
404 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
305-320-0204
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Ranked #80 of 378 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Brew Pub, Barbecue, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Charlie Mac's is the winner of the 2013 Key Plaza Memorial Day BBQ Cook Off and serves up the best island-flavored BBQ in Key West. Inspired by the sizzling pits of South Carolina, Charlie Mac’s is Pat Croce’s latest Mile Zero local hot spot. Tap into two dozen brews. Order up an icy cocktail. Kick back to live music. Enjoy the great vibes right next to the Green Parrot Bar. And get lively with the Southernmost Hurricane Club on game day at the new official Key West home of the University of Miami Hurricanes.
NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“BBQ and Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stopped in here for lunch. The food was great the bartenders very friendly. Fast service. Had lots of laughs with watching people take "mug shot" photos. It is an open air bar - I like that too. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thanks for the great review! Please come back and see us again soon.
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Howell, NJ
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not so great...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Visited for the pork belly sliders. They were excellent but the entire family woke up with food poisoning the next morning.

Huckleberry Lemonade drink was delicious.

Appetizers sounded better than they tasted.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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World Traveler
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33 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Bbq Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Delicious. I had the St Louis Ribs with the sweet sauce and it was wonderful. The cornbread alone was worth the trip. I would go back just for that. Our waiter had no personality but I didn't care because I was loving the food so much.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Hello and thanks for sharing your review with us. We were delighted that you loved the food! The cornbread is commented on all the time and is an Island favorite. We are sorry to hear that the service you received was not up to par. We hope that you come back and visit again soon.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Bloddy Mary on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went twice during our trip...they have the best bloddy mary's on the island and the dry rub is excellent...had the pulled pork and fired pickles both we very good, would return just for the bloddy mary's but the food is an added bonus

Visited August 2013
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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We were delighted to hear that you loved our House Spice Rub, Bloody Mary's, and the food! Come back and see us again soon.
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food & decor is awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Charlie Macs is something new and fits right in to the Key West environment. The Bar B Q is "out of this world"! Try the voodoo sauce!

  • Visited August 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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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We put a lot of hard work into the design of our restaurant and just as much hard work into perfecting our BBQ! We are proudly serving up the best BBQ in Florida! Come back and see us again soon and bring some friends.
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