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Square Grouper

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22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
+1 305-745-8880
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The menu really offers something for everyone. This spot has a very creative take on food preparation and presentation as well. Some dishes are simple and others are more elegant.

Thank Suncoast A
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here many times. Always a great experience. Top notch food and drink. Excellent service and a nice clean atmosphere. I was hoping it would smell of good ghanja. No such luck. Actually heading up there now for happy hour.

Thank Billy M
Tavernier, Florida
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a hidden jem! The food and service here is OUTSATNDING! The décor is interesting as well. Some of the best food we had in the Keys. Morgan is an OUTSTANDING server and goes beyond the call of duty to ensure you have a great dinner! Ask for her! Enjoy your meal here!!!

Thank FlaKeysChuck
Florida Keys, Florida
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Square Grouper is absolutely the best restaurant in the Lower Keys. We've eaten there numerous times and have never been disappointed. In August we visited with friends who were dining at the Square Grouper for the first time. We got drinks upstairs at My New Joint before eating in the dining room. Try the Hot Box, if you like... More 

Thank pattyduluthtoo
Burlington, New Jersey
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe I ordered the wrong thing but it was a special. It was fried conch and it was horrible. Everyone else had delicious entree's. I didn't send my food back because I knew my friend was picking up the tab and didn't want to make a fuss but you would think that something that was a special would be good.... More 

Thank Donna C
Naples, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Grouper several times over the past two years. Food is always 5 star with great service. Why I review today is a little feedback for ownership. Prices have steadily increased to a ridiculous level. There is a happy medium between exceptional food at the right price. BTW 10.00 for Gin & Tonic in a glass barely... More 

Thank James K
iamfood, Owner at Square Grouper, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive criticism review. My thoughts are...our house pour of gin, which is Beefeater is $8. Our Highball glasses are 11 oz., industry standard is between 10 and 12 oz. . We serve nice tonic...out of a small glass bottle, not out of the soda gun. You must have requested a higher end gin. As for our... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious...scallops were cooked perfectly...tuna was amazing...even the salad was great...but, if you get nothing else the fried banana split is the move!!! On top of that the servers were phenomenal!!

Thank Danielle R
Wasilla, Alaska
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262 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a huge fan of seafood, but I have seen the Grouper over and again when on vacations. We decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed! I had the grouper, which was very moist and tasty. I am so glad that we stopped in and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere!

Thank RDWNG1
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had someone recommend we eat at the Square Grouper. We are so happy we did. The inside is awesome, staff was amazing, food was so delicious. I will for sure be back to the restaurant. It is more than 5 stars.

Thank yoclairemo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the square grouper for about 10 years now. I still have a t-shirt from my mom when we came on vacation that is 10 years old. Even though it has a tiny hole in the armpit, all the best shirts do! Food is amazing of course, and being able to share the tradition of going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $34
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Cudjoe Key
  • Phone Number: +1 305-745-8880
Innovative fresh local seafood. House Smoked Fish Dip is phenomenal, a definite "must try"!! Our Conch Chowder and our Key Lime Pie are also something you should not miss. We also have a great Square Grouper Fish Sandwich, 16 oz Grilled Ribeye (Certified Angus Beef!), Salads and lots of small plates to share...Flash Fried Conch with ponzu and wasabi. We are open on Mondays from the last week in December thru April! We close every September from the Sunday AFTER Labor Day and reopen on the Thursday BEFORE Columbus Day Weekend.

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