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“Overrated” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Caroline's Cafe

Caroline's Cafe
310 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-7511
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Ranked #29 of 367 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

Ate dinner here and not sure why the average rating is so high. We got a table at the bench tables which are located out back - off course the few tables at the front row overlooking Duval are quickly snapped up. In reality though many tables at the restaurant have no view at all so location counts.
We had a nice starter but the main meals were average at best - we wouldn't make a return visit. Lots of other places worth trying instead.

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“the total package”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

If you are looking for good food...reasonable prices...great location/atmosphere...staff who seem like true locals...this is the right place...good for lunch or dinner but would suggest dinner...really neat atmosphere at night...

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“Good food and great for people watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2009

Highly recommend this casual cafe. Open air atmosphere. Friendly staff and wonderful food. Sit at the bar facing the street and you can enjoy the "no cost entertainment" passing right in front of you!

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“good food and larger portions, unique menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

good food and larger portions, unique menu

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“This is the best value in town...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

Let's see.... looking for a casual, outdoor restaurant right on Duval with an elevated view and excellent people watching? Want excellent food at extremely reasonable prices? Then look no further than Caroline's.

I am a local who frequents Caroline's often and I have never left disappointed. I think it is the best place in all of Key West, and should be a must stop for any visitor. Between my girlfreind and myself, we have tried many items on their menu, and all have been excellent. Our favorites are the fish sandwich and the Southwestern salad, but the gumbo, the burgers, all of it, are excellent. Portions are big, prices are low, and the quality is consistantly excellent.

If you go, ask to sit in LuLu's section. She is the best server around, and will make your dining experience a pleasure.

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