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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
+1 305-294-1061
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
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1,651 - 1,660 of 3,162 reviews

Reviewed May 29, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and wine there. The service was very excellent. We had high expectations and they were easily met.

Thank Ronm1967
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Grabbed some appetizers here and desert before flying back home from the keys. The lobster sliders and truffle fries were wonderful. We also had roasted gnocchi with mushrooms and asian ribs. All of it was delicious but the best was the brownie creme brûlée! Service...More

Thank LisaC-Ja
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Wonderful setting and food for my birthday. Everything was right - quality, service, ambience. Highly recommended.

Thank JPL93
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although we had to wait 25 minutes for an 8:00 PM reservation on a Tuesday evening, Louie's is worth it. Outstanding atmosphere and wonderful food. A Tuesday night and the place was jammed. What more do you have to say. Folks just love this place...More

Thank G-buryCPA
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I had dinner here about a week ago and it was fab. We were seated outside on the upper terrace with a stunning view of the ocean. The food was delicious & our server was great. Best dinner we had in Key...More

Thank niclew33
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I always make a point to go whenever in Key West. The wait staff is excellent! I always make a dinner reservation 2 to 3 months ahead, and like dining outside. The night we were there, a torrential rain came in, and the staff made...More

Thank marciaj313
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We dined at this spot on my bachelorette trip to the Keys and it was everything I had hoped it would be! We were seated outside with a breathtaking view of the ocean. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! I would highly...More

Thank Syhria
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Louie's Backyard in KEY WEST is a must on your to do list for ambience. Sunset cocktails on the open water with waves lightly crashing. Louie's is on the East Side of Key West so the sun is not actually setting so it's cool and...More

Thank Florida O
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went to Louie's with three other couples, we had a nice table, excellent views. Our waitress happened to be from our state, MASS so we had some good conversation. The food, the service, everything was excellent. The bill surprisingly wasn't that much $ either. All...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Wow! Wish we would have eaten dinner here! But we did find it on our last day and had lunch and it by far was the best lunch spot on the island. Food is delicious, service very experienced and amazing view of the ocean! Don't...More

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February 2, 2018|
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Response from OldDrone | Reviewed this property |
The upper deck is casual, serving only drinks and small plates. There is sesting both inside and out, but the canopy of the palm trees, while lovely, dominate the views and block “sunset” viewing. They do not take... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1061
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