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“excellent wings!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rum Barrel Bar & Restaurant

Rum Barrel Bar & Restaurant
528 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6658
305-292-7862
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Ranked #155 of 366 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: As the former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, Pat Croce loves sports as much as he loves Key West. He combined these two passions into the Rum Barrel Bar and Grill, a local sports bar with a Key West twist. There’s something for everyone at the Rum Barrel. Whether you’d like to watch the game on our big screen TVs and have a drink at our fully stocked bar, enjoy a meal with family in the dining room or head up to the rooftop Quarterdeck for live music and scenic views, you’ll find a comfortable seat and a warm welcome waiting for you. The Rum Barrel’s menu isn’t just your average bar food. Culinary director Michael Shultz and chef Kevin Siford create an irresistible array of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. Stop in for palate-pleasing favorites like Philly cheese steak sandwiches and queen conch fritters or sample unique specialties such as Joe’s Tug Mahi Mahi. Wash it all down with your choice from a vast selection of craft and specialty beers, signature cocktails and more than 150 different rums from our expansive bar. Join us at the Rum Barrel, where you’ll be among locals, visitors and sports fans who share your passion for good times and great food.
Kettering, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“excellent wings!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Eaten here in january,chicken tenders superb as well as the wings,exceelent location sitting outside upstairs,bar guys and staff very friendly!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We went to Rum Barrel since we had Philadelphia folk with us who knew the owner from a Philadelphia sports team. The waiter was very attentive, very helpful, and the food was very good. They have seating downstairs and on the roof. We had a mobility issue. Behind the hostess station, a door opens and there is an elevator. They allowed them to go up that way, so we could sit outside. View is great, can see the ocean and it was very peaceful and calm up there. We had a very nice time and enjoyed ourselves. The bathrooms are downstairs in back of the bar. Was a little perturbed as we were waiting for our party to gather, someone was sitting at an arcade/video type machine. Were watching it, think it had a card game and it went to porn pix. Thank goodness there wasn't anyone in our party under 18, I would not have been happy. That is fine if they want to have that, but warn people.

Visited January 2013
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Hollywood, Florida
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43 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“You Can Do Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The Rum Barrel defines average. Everything that I have eaten there just kind of tastes generic. It isn't bad, but it isn't really good either, a situation that unfortunately is widespread throughout Key West, and many other "tourist destinations." The portions are decently sized, but it is really hard to get excited about any of the burgers or other sandwiches that I have eaten there. The bar is okay, and has a decent happy hour.

[Hint: if the weather is nice, take advantage of the second floor open seating on the roof]. It can be really nice around sunset in particular.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Holladay, Utah
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Rum Barrel = yummy basics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Enjoyed our lunch at the rum barrel. We were allowed to seat ourselves so we chose the 2nd floor, exterior patio. The conch chowder had a nice flavor as did the crab chowder. Our salads were good and fresh. The only disappointment were the conch fritters which were far too doughy.

Visited January 2013
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Cody, Wyoming
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“1/2 off Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We tried to eat somewhere on the water, which was too snobby for us. Rum Barrel sat us quickly, brought the drinks right away and the half off app's were HUGE!

Visited January 2013
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