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Updated 06/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Sloppy Joe's Bar, Drinks, Food, Entertainment and Merchandise. Sloppy Joe's is a Key West landmark located at 201 Duval Street since 1937. Sloppy Joe's is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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American, Bar, Pub
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Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the Key West icons so we had to stop by to check it out. They were pretty busy as usual but our service was great. I had the full moon fish sandwich and it was very good, definitely not you average fish sandwich....The drinks were great as well and they had a fun interactive band on stage, a great experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our experience at sloppy Joes was awesome! Great drinks, food, and music! But most of all the service provide by Kyley was second to none! Perfect way to start our vacation!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

May be a touristy spot but it was a really fun place to hang for awhile! Really fun live music, great drink options, super friendly - always smiling waitress. Was glad to spend a few hours escaping at Sloppy Joe's.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history. The atmosphere. The live music. The food and drinks! Everything about Sloppy Joe's makes it the go-to place in Key West! I always say that one day I'm going to get something else off the menu, but every time I go I ended...up ordering the same thing ... A sloppy joe and a frozen rum runner. They're just that good! The live music and the big fish caught by Ernest Hemingway himself hanging on the wall make for an incredible atmosphere. Hey, if Papa thought it was the best place on Duval Street to hand out, who am I to disagree!!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the places to be on Duval. Live entertainment, great drinks! Food is okay., sloppy joes are more of a salsa based than the typical sloppy Joe we are familiar with. There were a couple guys playing music, it was pretty entertaining,...everyone seemed to be having a great time.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sloppy Joe's has great drinks. Always room at the bar, no matter how crowded. It's got live music for listening while you just chill for a minute! Nice, small gift shop has better prices.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of those places that everyone tells you to go to.. Overpriced and under delivered.. Service was average at best at best and food was bland.. Great atmosphere it atmosphere for night life and band experience. If you're looking for a good place to...eat don't go hereMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not been in it in 30 years and did not like. You can see what it is from outside. Mostly just a tourist trap because Hemingway had drank at it for about a year.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch, the atmosphere is great, our server was great too. I ordered a pina colada, it sucked ! Had no coconut/pineapple flavor and not enough rum in it. We ordered: pulled pork BBQ sandwich, Pork Mojo tacos, Chicken sandwich and a Philly...cheese steak, we also had conch fritters and pretzels. $14 for 7 small greasy conch fritters, the pretzels tasted like the box they came out of with the nasty canned cheese sauce (Chez Wiz) would have been better. My tacos were flavorless, there were three of them, I only ate 2. none of the sandwiches came with a side like French fries, you have to order them separately. When I asked my co-diners how their food was they all agreed it was mediocre at best.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022

The best Sloppy Joe I have ever eaten! The entertainment was great and the staff very friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

This bar and restaurant was the favorite watering hole of Ernest Hemingway, when he lived in Key West and wrote many of his books. The bar has outstanding drinks, food and live music. This is a great place if you’re visiting Key West to get...some food, have a drink and relax. I highly recommend this bar and restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

Great environment, wonderful staff, and amazing food! The sloppy Joe was obviously great, and the drinks were good too! The best part was the history of the restaurant and the live music!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

If you like sloppy joes, this is the place to eat. Service was quick and friendly. Atmosphere was good with plenty of live music going all the time. My husband wears his Sloppy Joes t-shirt proudly! It was a good place to rest and people...watch. We definitely enjoyed our time in Sloppy Joes and don't forget to check out the t-shirt store.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

A great venue for live music and atmosphere. The place was busy but we found a table for four. Our server was friendly and helpful. The food was usual bar food - we had a variety of pizzas and fish and chips. All were really...good. Beers and cocktails also good. This place is best for the music and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I made a visit to Sloppy Joes during our recent closing to Key West. Sloppy Joes was the first place we ate during our 5 day visit. My wife had the classic sloppy Joes sandwich and I had the shrimp Po Boy....The sloppy Joe was good. It the PO Boy was good but nothing special. It was about 90% full Aimee took the first seat we found. Service was excellent but it was difficult to carry on a conversation since we were sitting close to the stage where they had a live act. If you want a true party place with a decent meal, Sloppy Joes is a place to go especially later in the day, but it will get crowded.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Just go to Sloppy Joes. Com and look at the web site.
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I believe there are gluten free options.
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Sorry for delay, I don't think you can book it's just a bar. You grab one as you walk in.
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Sloppy Joe's Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5