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61000 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050-3756
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Algonquin, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely recommend this restaurant. You must have the Cobia, ceviche, and craft cocktails. Everything else is good too.

Thank BKIsland
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

How great to read you enjoyed dining with us so much that you would recommend our restaurant! It is our desire to create the best possible dining experience for each and every guests that walks through our doors and we are excited our freshly prepared menu options has truly left you with an unforgettable experience. Thank you for your review... More 

New York City, New York
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is quite chic, do not go with a swim bath. The menu is excellent and we enjoy the food. The staff was wonderful (Daneisa was the waitress). we had scallops and Skirt Steak. Very good experience. But pricey...

Thank pllc6272
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We are delighted to read you enjoyed your meal with us and our elegant atmosphere we provide. We will make sure share your review with your waitress and we thank you for your positive words. It will be a pleasure to serve you again at our Alma Restaurant. More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alma is a very relaxed atmosphere with nice dim candlelight, great music, and an excellent staff. Food was delicious. Delroy was our waiter and I have never had a better experience. Ioan the manager was also great. Both of these guys made sure we were taken care of. I never had to ask for my waiter and Delroy was always... More 

Thank freeryan82
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

From our fabulous staff to the ambiance of our restaurant, wow wonderful to read your dining experience was truly memorable! We are pleased you enjoyed your time here and will make sure to share your review with our team. Thank you for choosing our Alma Restaurant. We look forward to your next visit with us. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Moscato and a key lime pie martini were delicious. Had the specials for dinner. A bone in ribeye with mashed potatoes and veggies. And surf n turf filet minion with lobster tail mashed potatoes and veggies.

Thank Travelbug_8835
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed our fresh selections and service we provide at our Alma Restaurant. Thank you for sharing your favorite parts of your dining experience with us. We can’t wait to serve you again. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished eating an amazing meal. The service was exceptional- Kenroy was awesome! From the crusty bread and dipping sauce to the roasted chicken to the churrasco and finally the key lime pie and chocolate cake, it was probably the best food we have eaten in a long time. Kudos to the chef and the staff. We will definitely be... More 

Thank Debra G
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! We are honored that you choose to dine with us for your anniversary and thank you for sharing your review. We are thrilled your experience was exceptional and that you enjoyed our delicious menu options and friendly service we provide. We look forward to serving you again at our Alma Restaurant. More 

Maplewood, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waitress Daneisa was wonderful and we would ask for her again. She was warm, friendly, greeted my wife with a happy birthday wish, and well informed concerning the menu. The food was excellent. We had the Paella and Tuna. The restaurant was very nice. The hostess also greeted my wife with a happy birthday wish as we gave our... More 

Thank bebopsax
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We are thrilled you and your wife has such a memorable experience with our staff and that you also enjoyed our menu selections. Thank you for your wonderful review of our Alma Restaurant. Please wish your wife Happy Birthday from all of us here! We look forward to serving you both again. More 

Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While pricey, you at least get what you pay for at this restaurant. The sommelier was fantastic and the food was very impressive. They also had decent options for children. Worth the cost!

Thank Maria M
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

How great to learn that you not only enjoyed your meal that you found our fresh menu selections to be of good value. Thank you for choosing to dine with us at our Alma Restaurant. Please come back and dine with us again soon. More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a group of 28 people. The organizer was in the phone almost daily and the last few day several times a day with the restaurant. When we arrived, we had been split in two tables even though this had been clarified several times. The food was adequate but no what I expected for the price. After reviewing the... More 

1 Thank Sandra S
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We appreciated your review of your experiences with us. We understand that you had wished to have one long table for your group, but do the configuration of our restaurant, we were able to only accommodated two tables but connected differently. We have made several attempts to reach you pertaining bill and hope that you will contact us back so... More 

Somerset England
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101 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We chose the restaurant for our last night in the Keys and we weren't disappointed. The staff were attentive, friendly and informative without being intrusive. The food was delicious and refined with the freshest ingredients and beautifully presented.

Thank cros831
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

What better way to end your trip then with a perfect dinner! We are thrilled you enjoyed dining with us and appreciated our friendly staff. Thank you for your terrific review of our Alma Restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back again the next time your travels should bring you our way. More 

Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Jambalaya and surf n turf were very good. Asked for medium steak and got well done but lobster was really good. Their only soup on the menu was awesome. A loud group of 20 in the room ruined the atmosphere so we didn't hang around for more drinks or dessert but still spent $230 for two people. Server was great... More 

1 Thank David P
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

Although we are pleased that you enjoyed our menu selections and appreciated the service provided by our team, we do regret if your complete dining experience was not pleasurable. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back to our Alma Restaurant the next time you are in the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Caribbean
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61000 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050-3756
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Duck Key
  • Phone Number: 13057437000
Culinary Fusion With A Duck Key Flair Just because this is The Keys doesn't mean you can't, on occasion, dress up for a lovely night out. This is why we created Alma, our own fine dining experience at Hawks Cay Resort. We call it elegantly informal. By that, we mean you don't need a tie but you shouldn't walk right off the fishing boat either. Our expert (and rather eclectic) chefs combine the rich heritage of Latin cuisine with the culinary secrets and spices of the islands for an inspired fusion of flavors. Alma is all about having a great night out. That can mean just the two of you. Or it can mean sharing the fun with some close friends. Whether it's a romantic table or chatting it up on our outdoor patio, we'll do our best to make it great. Alma is an escape for those seeking a night of romantic possibilities, slightly decadent fun and, of course, great food. Our genius chefs create bold Latin dishes inspired and infused with the flavors of the Caribbean to bring you a melting pot of deliciousness you won't find anywhere else in the Keys. Sip a selection straight-up from the world's greatest Rum Bar or try one of our Alma specialty drinks while deciding if you want the Seafood Paella, or the Grilled Churrasco, or the Baked Lobster or...wow that's a tough decision. After dinner, sample the international selection of fine rums at our bar, light up a hand-rolled cigar out on the veranda or just kick back by the fire and enjoy an elegant night out Hawks Cay style. Alma is located at Hawks Cay Resort, midway down the Florida Keys on the beautiful island of Duck Key. To get to Alma, take US-1 to mile marker 61 and follow the signs to Hawks Cay's lobby. Our valets will gladly park your vehicle and direct you to the restaurant.

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