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“Street side Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caroline's Cafe

Caroline's Cafe
310 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-7511
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Ranked #29 of 337 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Macclenny, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Street side Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Atmosphere, food, drinks and staff. Caroline's has at all. Brock was on point and was very helpful with selections. Watch duval st traffic while eating.

  • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Delicious and affordable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

The food was great and affordable. The service was also good, and the manager even pointed us in the direction of an attraction that we couldn't find. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 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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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of better meals in Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Come hungry if you go here, portions are HUGE. My wife had a burger, litterally 3/4 of a pound. She ate 1/4 of it. I had the steak sandwich which was huge and very good. It still has your seafood selections, but also has a ton of others. It really was one of the better meals we had in Key west. Very resonable in price. Being on Duval street and being this good can't beat.

  • Visited July 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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SE WI
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Perfect meal at the perfect time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had landed in Key West at about 11:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Our shuttle driver from Sunshine Scooters came to get us and take us to our cottage (Seashell Cottage) to drop off our luggage and then take us to get our scooter. It was about 12:30 now and we were hot, sweaty, hungry and thirsty. Right across from Sunshine Scooters was Caroline's Cafe. It looked wonderful with a good crowd of people enjoying lunch. We walked over and were greeted cheerfully and promptly by the host. We were seated right away and in less than a minute our wonderful waitress, Allison, came to take our drink order. I started with just ice water; I was so hot. I chose the peel and eat shrimp (Key West pinks) for lunch and had a yummy, tart Key Lime margarita along with them. Everything was tasty! My boyfriend enjoyed the Tex Mex egg rolls and Key West Sunset Ale. Allison was always there when right when we needed her and although the place was packed, she gave us the right amount of attention. When we are in Key West again, we will be back! I want to try some of the other delicious sounding things everyone is writing about.

  • Visited July 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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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“An excellent place in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Caroline's is probably as close as we come to a regular place we eat when we visit - it's great food, reasonably priced with good portions, and in a prime spot; it's close to everything and is a prime people-watching spot. Our server this time was Alison, and she was great - she was able to answer all of our questions, was friendly and cheerful, and didn't miss a beat. We make it a point to go new places when we visit, but we always end up here at least once a trip.

Visited July 2013
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