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Louie's Backyard

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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
3052941061
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Longwood, Florida
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't realize you needed reservations to eat here, but they told us that there were tables available at first come first serve upstairs in the cafe. It was still a great day experience. You still had great views, and the food was unbelievable. It was smaller portions (still decent sized though) and a smaller menu, but we still left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the entrance to the dining room you will quickly realize that you are in for a treat. I have been here many times. Excellent all around

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Thank Billy M
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a find, we were recommended Louie's by someone in a local hotel. You couldn't ask for a better location to have a glass of wine and amazing food in Key West. The staff were amazing, we ended up going 5 times in our 8 day stay. We had dinner there one night and it was magical, the setting and... More 

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Salvador
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant among the options recommended by our hotel, in function of the following criteria: by the sea, seafood and chic. The situation is really exceptional and not at all disappointing. If you manage a table on the outside deck you will enjoy a great moment above the stars. magic. The place is definitely chic, nice decoration, nice... More 

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Thank franceses
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is situated right on the shore of the water. It's stunning. It's actually a house that's been converted to a restaurant and it's lovely. The atmosphere is elegant. The food was delicious. The service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We never had to ask for our water glasses to be refilled, as I mentioned,... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the bacon wrapped shrimp to the famed waterfront bar, Louie's is a Key West MUST for dining and drinking. Incredible - just incredible. Enjoy!!

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Thank mlpack777
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is amazing and the service is equally good. The restaurant is in front of the beach so the view is beautiful.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a special meal this is your place. We sat outside in the back patio area which is stunning with incredible water views. The food was top notch in every way. We had bacon-wrapped scallops for an appetizer and shrimp and grits and swordfish for entrees. The brownie creme brulee was a perfect way to end the... More 

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Cordele, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate upstairs and had incredible food on a small balcony overlooking the ocean. We had some of the best calamari we've had. The Caesar's salad was good too. However, the most amazing thing was the duck and pear pizza. I know, right, duck and pear? However, the duck and pear went together in such an amazingly pleasing way that... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is charming and has a wonderful history. The views and bars are fantastic! The food and wine list are enviable, the service is 5 star. The Shrimp and Grits are the best we've ever had and we've had a lot, in a lot of places :) This is the place we will come back to again and again!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 3052941061

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?