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Cafe Sole

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1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040 (Frances St.)
305-294-0230
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here Saturday night - We had the hogfish, salmon, and key lime pie dishes. What a treat to have dined at this place. A tiny little restaurant, but the food was delicious.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can still taste that Hogfish and can't figure out how it's cooked to perfection, exactly the same every single time!

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Thank Swalker1021
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was perfect,...the lobster bisque was nice and creamy filled with pieces of lobster,..and the hogfish was wonderful. Jason made the whole restaurant experience perfect. Cheers!! Chris

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Thank CadillacChris
Winter Haven, Florida
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cafe Sole is not to be missed in Key West. Located in the heart of Historic Key West the building itself is quaint,inviting and charming. The service is outstanding from top to bottom. Our server was not only knowledgeable about the menu but also navigated the Wine List in an expert fashion. You must treat yourself to the Hogfish house... More 

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Thank Robert D
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been there twice and will now make this a must go place every Key West vacation. The food is great, well worth a few extra dollars. Ask for Lukas if you go, he will make your evening special. Definitely worth going out of the way to eat there.

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Thank Bluecrab56
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food. Crabmeat topped over salmon was great. Nice wine choices. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Highly recommended by the B and B we stayed at.

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Thank Christine C
Kissimmee, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit came on the recommendation of a stranger who turned out to be spot on! From the moment we entered we felt well taken care of. It has a beautiful atmosphere and the food was top notch. The menu is amazing with many inviting choices such as Tuna Tartar to an extremely tender Filet Minion. They have early dining... More 

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TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "Nautic", Thank you for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole!! We're happy that stranger sent you our way so that we could take care of you and your friends. Yes, we do have a Summer Special going on right now and hopefully you were able to take advantage of that while enjoying your Tuna Tartar and Filet Mignon.... More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I walked into Cafe Sole without a reservation around 5:15 pm. The restaurant was empty at first, and that made me feel a bit nervous, but when our waiter informed us that all glasses of wine were buy 1, get 1 free as well as half-priced entrees until 6 pm, we were BEYOND THRILLED! I ordered the... More 

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TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "Khea", Thank you for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole! How lucky for you to get a free glass of wine and 1/2 priced entree for our Summer Special, especially without knowing about the deal and wanting to just come in for dinner without reservations! =) We're so happy that we lived up to your NYC standards and... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third time we were here. All three times, we sat on the patio. Yes, the patio is warm in June, and that's fine with me. The food is excellent. They have many kinds of fish, which we sampled. And, let's skip to the best part: dessert. I love the fact that they offer a trio of desserts,... More 

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Thank Johanna R
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "JR", Thank you for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole!!! We're happy that you enjoyed your dining experience outside on the patio. We do our best to make sure that the locally-caught fish we serve is always fresh and we're glad your meal was excellent. Thanks again for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your dessert as... More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here while on our honeymoon. Food was delicious but was eaten up by mosquitos while sitting outside. Sit inside or bug spray it up before you go.

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Thank Karen L
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "KL", Thank you for your review! We're sorry that you were uncomfortable and got bit by mosquitoes while dining outside; perhaps you're just that sweet. ;-) When you come back, please mention to the hostess and she will be happy to provide you with some bug spray. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free, European
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
    (Frances St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-294-0230
Description
Cafe Sole has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?