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Charlie Mac's is the winner of the 2013 Key Plaza Memorial Day BBQ Cook Off and serves up the best island-flavored BBQ in Key West. Inspired by the sizzling pits of South Carolina, Charlie Mac’s is Pat Croce’s latest Mile Zero local hot spot. Tap into two dozen brews. Order up an icy cocktail. Kick back to live music. Enjoy the great vibes right next to the Green Parrot Bar. And get lively with the Southernmost Hurricane Club on game day at the new official Key West home of the University of Miami Hurricanes.
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Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Brew Pub, Barbecue, Grill, Pub
FEATURES
Delivery, Reservations, Live Music
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Reviewed July 19, 2020 via mobile

We had heard about the BBQ at this place, and it was just a block from our condo. Not only closed, but a For Sale sign nailed to one of the poles out front

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed April 25, 2020 via mobile

Certain menu items were really good. Coleslaw, cornbread, pork, ribs were all good, portion size was excellent. Good range of drinks, had a couple of craft beers and my partner had a couple of different wines. One major let down was the burnt ends which...we ordered as an appetiser and it didn’t arrive until half way through the main meal after we asked. Having had burnt ends before I was a little surprised when they arrived, as it was cubes of deep fried fat. They was no brisket end to speak of. To be honest it was embarrassing that they even tried to pass these off as burnt ends. They should have just said they had run out. Price wise it wasn’t that cheap, but that’s Key West for you. The place was fairly empty and service was slow with our server not understanding what gluten free was. Not much choice for BBQ in Key West so this was an ok option but I wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

My friend and I came here for dinner the first night we were in town. I ordered the southern peach tea and my friend ordered the John Daly. We shared the smoked wings and had them put the sauce on the side, burnt ends &...the pork quesadilla. The quesadilla was my favorite and the wings were a bit dry, not because there was no sauce, the chick was just dry. The guy behind the bar was very friendly. I would def come back and try something else!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

We visited Charlie Mac’s last year on our visit to Key West and again this year. The pulled pork sandwiches and brisket were delicious and they have good prices. The servings are large.. so if you are getting a dinner you could share. I would...recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Smokehouse burger was unremarkable. Service was slow (not very busy). Pulled pork was average. It was happy hour but we were charged for the second drinks. We will move on to something better.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

the best burnt ends I have ever had! We were lucky enough to have a room at Purple Plum B&B just around the corner. Oh the smell was enough to drive you crazy!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Looking for something not from the ocean in Key West, try Charlie Mac’s for some good old bbq. All the standard fair, all good, all tasted fresh. Like so many other places in Key West, is it a bar, is it a restaurant, is it...a gift shop? Yes to all.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

I am from KC and we have the BEST BBQ in the nation. This was really good! The service was very friendly. We went there twice and Ted remembered us. Good eats and good time.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

There is alot of history on Key West. Charlie's Mac's is in Old Town near Ernest Hemmingway's house. It had cool decor. The food and service were just ok though. Like everything in Key West, it was pricey for what we got.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

Went there to watch the Philadelphia Eagles playoff game. Wow, even the staff wore the Eagles green! Atmosphere fun, nice menu. Food OK but more like a grub pub.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, Charlie Mac's offers delivery services.

Charlie Mac's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5