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“Ambience, Ambience, Ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Heaven

Blue Heaven
729 Thomas St, Key West, FL 33040-7334
305-296-8666
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Ranked #25 of 367 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $15 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Ambience, Ambience, Ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We have been coming here for several years. We love the outdoor funky ambience. You are truly eating with the chickens, which is quite the experience. Our favorite has always been one of the benedicts for breakfast and that is what we ordered today. My husband had the lobster benedict and I had the BLT lobster Benedict. The flavor was great as usual but this time we felt that the lobster was overcooked, making it tough. The service was good as usual and we will return. Hopefully the owner will read this and do a better job when preparing the lobster.

Visited April 2013
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“Unique dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had Easter breakfast March 31. The atmosphere is an unusual Island feel. Food was delicious and atmosphere, a true Key West experience. Staff, unbelievably friendly and helpful.

  • Visited March 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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Cape May, New Jersey
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“Food and atmosphere great but long waits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was our second vacation in Key West and we had enjoyed two dinners at the Blue Heaven three years ago so we decided to go for dinner our first night this time. The food and atmosphere were still fantastic but the wait time was so much longer than what was predicted that we were a bit disappointed. This is a very popular restaurant and therefore understand all the juggling needed to keep diners close to schedule, but it would be better to just state a more realistic waiting time so people can plan accordingly. Definitely would go back next time we are in the area since it is a great location with fantastic food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Long Beach, New York
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“What fun, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This restaurant typifies Key West,. Unique property off the main congested areas. Large outdoor dining area and bar as well as a waiting area with ping pong table and assorted playthings for kids. A smaller indoor area is available, as well, but the outdoor experience is lovely. No reservations, but you can call 1/2 hour before and put your name on a list. The wait, however is usually 1 hour on a busy night. There is a band and a fun place to wait. Watch out you don't drink too many Margaritas while waiting, you will be famished by the time you eat. The food is excellent and varied. We were seated inside as we asked for "first available" table, We were glad we did; a rainstorm came through and many diners were huddled ourtside under umbrellas until it passed. Always chancy

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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“So good we went twice in two days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The food at Blue Heaven is delicious. First we went for breakfast, which was awesome, but then we heard dinner was a whole different experience so we tried that too, and it was! Food was really delicious and in both cases the wait was long but the atmosphere there is so great that you really don't mind. There is always some good music, art to look at, and general wandering to do, and then all the sudden it is your turn. Despite long list of people waiting for a table you are never rushed through your meal either.

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