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“Awesome sunset and shrimp” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lor-e-lei

Lor-e-lei
81924 Overseas Highway, Mile-Marker 82, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-2692
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Ranked #26 of 83 Restaurants in Islamorada
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Elgin, Illinois
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Awesome sunset and shrimp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The food was really good! One of the best shrimp meals I've had in a while. The drinks are nice and strong. And the view is amazing. We brought our 5 year old with us. Everything we ordered was top notch. I can't wait to get back there again! This place oozes that Florida Keys relaxed atmosphere!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 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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“Excellent View of Sun Going Down with average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012


The view of the sun going down was totally amazing. One of the best spots in the area, place offers great music and cold drinks. Ordered food on two different nights, service was poor both nights and almost to the point of being rude. this plave could use a little better waiter/waitress and bartending skills.

On a good note, a local told me if ya want your food warm order at the bar and stay there. You will just miss the view.



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Sarasota, FL
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“Great place to watch sunset.. but don't eat here!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The view was great. The music was awesome. Would have stayed for the entire night, but the two appetizers we ordered were horrble?! Limited wine selection. Plastic plates? The food is NOT the reason to come here.. but the view is great!

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Angus
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“underwhelming experience in an authentic setting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Went full of anticipation. We were hungry and had heard good reviews. We were shown to a table with no light and asked the waiter if we could please have a light - a candle perhaps, as we couldn't read the menu?He replied bluntly "No" and walked away - not even stopping to read it or help us out.

Wow! what a welcome! After he had walked away we walked to a lamp post light to stand and read and choose our meal.

We ordered a nice crisp US white which was tepid. We asked politely if we could have have a colder one. He returned about 5 minutes later to say - Yes, you guessed it - "No"

Food was poor given the proximity to such fabulous fresh fish and produce of the sea - I'll not even grace it with a review. Not one of our better meals in the Keys.

The waiter never came to ask how everything was (A small point but I needed salt and had to find it myself from another table.)
The bill was presented with a definite sulkiness. After all this I did not add on a tip for service. Somehow that seemed to prompt an extension of his vocabulary and I heard his sarcastic "Thank you very much" ringing after us. A very disappointing night .

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Stuart, Florida
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“Not impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I didn't like it here & won't go back. Better sunset, better food, better view, better band, better service at Morada Bay.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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