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“Friendly staff & great drinks!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof
0 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305-296-7701
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Ranked #40 of 366 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
Description: Hot Tin Roof features bright vibrant colors indicative of the overall style of the Ocean Key Resort & Spa. The restaurant's 3,000 square feet of dining features indoor seating for 60 and an outdoor deck overlooking Key West Harbor, accommodating up to 40 people. The restaurant's lounge, Stage Door, serves a unique selection of themed signature cocktails and is highlighted with a custom-designed mural by Key West artist Jeff Beal. "It's a melange of tastes and fragrances, combining traditional Florida foods with Latin, Caribbean and tropical influences. It's funky, fun, and fresh with a broad range of tastes and sensations. The restaurant features a relaxed elegance with dramatic water and sunset views.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Friendly staff & great drinks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Service was great. Ceviche was the best I've ever had & how can you beat the atmosphere? You're on the water!! Go sit by the bar & drink up! Best margarita we had in KW!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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“Key West Restaurant Not To Miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Second visit to Key West - first meal at Hot Tin Roof. It was probably one of the top 5 restaurant experiences I've ever had & I've had tons. Between the views, the host, Joseph, and our absolutely SUPERB waiter, Louis, & of course, last but certainly not least, the menu - a wonderful mix of choices - I had delicious Snapper - my friend had Braised Short Rib - we even indulged in dessert - rare for me as a nutritionist in training - (Berry Crumble....OMG!)- everything about the experience was 5*****.

  • Visited March 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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“Great view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Nice place for sunset dinner. Make sure to ask ahead for seat on the porch or window seat. Joseph the general manager and Derick our waiter were very professional and accommodating. We had a dinner mix up and they made it more than right. Thank you!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Go for the view and service ..... Not much else.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Great service but the food was expensive for what you got. Small portions and limited choices make it my least favorite Key West recommendation. Sorry. I really wanted to like the dining experience.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, Canada
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“Spectacular Sunset - Average Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The view of the harbour, boats and sunset are spectacular from this restaurant. We had a table against the rail and had unobstructed views of the water. It would be hard to match this anywhere in Key West, except perhaps from Sunset Key.

The service at the restaurant was first class. The servers were extremely polite, knowledgable and professional.

I am afraid I can only rate the food as very good. The fish dishes were hot and had excellent portion sizes but we all felt the dishes were a bit too saucy. In addition I didn't feel the presentation of the entrees or appetizers was particularly special. For example the fish came in a cast iron plate with potatoes and asparagus underneath - good for keeping the food hot but not that attractive to look at.

Overall however we came here for the sunset dinner and were not disappointed.

Visited March 2013
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