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Roof Top Cafe

308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
+1 305-294-2042
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Roof Top Cafe
1. Wonderful lunch stop
"I definitely recommend this restaurant-just a nice dining experience"
Linda B
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2. Delicious Shrimp & Crab Cake!
"marvelous flavor of the "Island Shrimp and Crab Cake"
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3. Beautiful ambiance
"This restaurant has a romantic ambiance. Love the decor and staff"
Red F
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an excellent dinner here with friends when we went to Key West. We didn't have a reservation so we started out at the bar with wine and stone crabs. They were excellent. For dinner everything we ordered was delicious and fresh. Grouper, Mahi,...More

Thank Stevief7
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Spotted this restaurant as was passing and looking for lunch. So glad we took the walk up the wooden stairs to enter a spacious dining area and tables with table linen etc. Had a great lunch so much so that later we booked a table...More

1  Thank stephenw825
Wednesday M, Owner at Roof Top Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us. We know there are many options in Key West. We appreciate the review and your business!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were disappointed with Rooftop Cafe. The reviews I read prior to making the reservation were very mixed. I decided to give it a chance and should not have done so especially on our last night in Key West. The atmosphere is ok. There is...More

Thank Caramia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is wonderful, the place is beautiful. You can’t see the sunset at all, but it is a pretty place. The crab cake was full of crab and was tasty. The snapper was $34 and it wasn’t fresh at all. It was rubber over...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic dinner all around. The service was spectacular. The menu is perfect, something for everyone but not overwhelming. The fresh catch was Yellow Fin Snapper and it was prepared perfectly. Quick service as well. Great location and ambiance as well.

1  Thank twiggg87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch, got the conch fritters and Cubano, great start to our family cruise. Mojitos and beers can't beat it . .

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here twice during our stay in Key West - the first visit being our first night. We made a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. They were crowded with several large, demanding parties which ultimately disrupted the...More

Thank smdaigle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I happen to be in Key West on my birthday nearly every year. I have chosen to have my birthday dinner at Rooftop Café for the last 6 years. Consistent excellence is the reason. The fresh catch is always treated with the respect beautiful seafood...More

Thank no1tek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been here years ago for lunch and had a bad experience, but time passes and we decided to try it again. There were 6 of us, about 8:30 and the place was nearly empty. It was in the summer, and it was pretty...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our uber driver recommended this place for drinks. SO GLAD WE CAME! The bar is sort of circular and we sat outside - the ambience is amazing with cute lights everywhere. What made our visit amazing was our bartender Mariam. She was absolutely incredible -...More

Thank Seville H
Wednesday M, Owner at Roof Top Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and shout-out for Mariami. We will definitely share your praises with her. We hope to see you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
March 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from scott892 | Reviewed this property |
Very close, but no.
Sara B
March 15, 2016|
Response from Sarah D |
Yes, they do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-2042
  • E-mail
Winner - 2014 Master Chef Classic Competition - Best Entrée - Seared Sea Scallops.Roof Top Cafe's Executive Chef has a style all his own. His rich, culinary history has brought him to Key West, via Miami and Paris, France. His culinary journey has taught him the incredible ability to balance flavors from around the world. Our Chef delights in bringing you his “New-Island” Cuisine; combining contemporary flavors of the tropics, spices from the far east and staples from the Mediterranean. Our Chef has mastered the ability to match these tantalizing flavors with the absolute freshest produce, meats and seafood available.The result is nothing less than spectacular, and has brought him many awards at the Marc House’s Master Chefs Classic, among other honors. Visit Roof Top Café in historic Key West and discover the fresh flavors of our New-Island Cuisine.
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