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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Loxahatchee, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the food was excellent. We had to wait more than 45 minutes for a table. after we were sat at our table we had to wait another 20 min for food. The restaurant decoration is in accordance with the name and meaning of "Square Grouper".

Thank NatureLover555
West Palm Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went twice during a holiday weekend. First night we sat down at the bar due to the long wait and the second night we got a table. The first night we had seafood broth and shrimp with mushroom and jasmine rice. Both dishes were great. The next day I had the scallops with polenta, really delicious. But my boyfriend... More 

Thank Susana D
Key West, FL
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been dining here since the restaurant opened. Never a disappointing meal. Wide array of choices on the menu. Key lime pasta is to die for! Best meal in the Keys!

Thank Fe2O3
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because it is a local favorite, there was a long wait for a table. Luckily there was room at the bar immediately and we had a choice to wait or eat at the bar. We ate at the bar. The bartender was great and she knew the keys well so we had good conversations over what not to and what... More 

Thank NMLoneLobo
Key West, Florida
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have the most incredible experience ever... First we went upstairs heard live music and had espresso to drink... While we waited for a table downstairs... We were placed in a very eclectic room and our fabulous waiter KC really made the evening incredible... he was very knowledgeable with the menu and you exactly how to make the appetizers and... More 

Thank Vidal-01
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought 3 friends with me who had the audacity to order steak.... much to my relief, they raved that they were all the best they had ever had. I stayed true and ordered the coconut shrimp which were outstanding as usual.

Thank Dan O
Marathon, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has had a lot of hype in the Keys. After a twenty mile ride and a great lunch we decided to return for dinner. It was a mistake. We knew we were in for a long wait..fortunately they have a great adults only bar upstairs, with great atmosphere and music. We were primed for a great dinner..however our... More 

Thank kobrust
Bel Air, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Key West and a local told us about this place. It was a 30 minute scenic ride and when we got there a 35 minute wait. Both were well worth it! We started with coconut shrimp with a mango chutney. So good! I had the seafood stew which was absolutely amazing and my... More 

Thank jlynnbee
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant multiple times. The bartenders and waitresses have always been really nice so no issue with the service except for the one time that they brought me out the wrong entre (I ate it anyway. It was really good!). The place is kid friendly (especially for Key West) with a very large, very beautiful fish... More 

Thank Jason O
FenwicK Island, DE
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience was with getting their Seafood Chowder as a take out. This isn't listed under appetizers or soups, it is listed under their entrees. It is so full of seafood that one order is enough for 2 people. The night we ate in the restaurant, 2 men at another table ordered it for dinner and both took home... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $34
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?