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Bobalu's Southern Cafe

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301 US Highway 1, Big Coppitt Key, Key West, FL 33040-5571
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Big Pine Key, Florida
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in to try the pizza. It was pretty good, and the onion rings were also good, but that's where it ended. We were one of two tables. We noticed a good amount of take out orders, than it hit us. The table service sucked. The waitress was horrible. The second waitress was more concerned about eating her own food.... More 

Thank swatman201
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was pretty good. My husband and I both had sandwiches. The fried green tomatoes were tasty. The pizza looks amazing though.

Thank Jennifer V
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Great selection for everyone. Great prices for the amount of food you get. We dined in and our server was great and service was quick from what I remember of our most recent dine-in. We order To-go a lot as well since we live near by. Quick, easy and delicious!

1 Thank arg6312
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Our family loves to dine at Bobalu's. The pizza and wings are the best. The owner, Tina, is always available and her staff is friendly. The price is good and the desert is always home made. You must try whatever desert option is available as it's never the same. We have never been disappointed dining there. I would say this... More 

1 Thank Kimberly S
Key West
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch...waited till dinner. Not exactly but close. Waitstaff tried but food took forever! Don't stop if you need to be somewhere. Food is generally good, when it arrives.

Thank Donauw
Franklin, North Carolina
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

You will feel like you're in the Islands for sure at Bobalu's. Service was outstanding and food was great! So much history to review in this restaurant. loved it!

1 Thank Judith H
Macon, Georgia
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This restaurant has a great variety of food. Pizza, veggies, wraps, hamburgers, seafood. I had meatloaf with green beans and potato salad. The green beans needed more seasoning but everything else was good. Someone in our party had a hamburger and someone else had a chicken wrap. Both said their food was good. The prices were reasonable. There was only... More 

1 Thank lizzeyriley
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We visit the Lower Keys annually, but this is the first time we visited Bobalu's. We will be back! We had the onion rings as an appetizer, and I had the Grouper Reuben. My husband had the patty melt. The only bad thing about our visit was that we didn't stop in until near the end of our trip. We... More 

1 Thank Tammy B
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We heard the pizzas were great.. We had them and there were great. I thought the pizzas were tops. Another day we had dinner there. The service was good. The food was very good. the turkey meal was real turkey and real stuffing. The down side was the cranberries was about a teaspoon.. very scant. I ordered more and got... More 

1 Thank t d
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent pizza and fun atmosphere for kids!! We weren't sure if we should stop because it kind of looks like a bar from the road, but while it does have a bar, it is very kid friendly and reasonably priced.

1 Thank Jane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 US Highway 1, Big Coppitt Key, Key West, FL 33040-5571
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-296-1664

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