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Cafe Sole

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1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144 (Frances St.)
+1 305-294-0230
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family really enjoyed our meal at Cafe Sole. We chose to share a wide range of small plates and soups. The atmosphere was upbeat, food delicious and wait staff professional and friendly. The only reason that I didn't rate this as a 5 is that the artichoke prices at $18 w crabmeat was disappointing - little meat on the... More 

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cafe Sole is located in a residential neighborhood outside of the busy Old Town area of Key West. It is a converted house with intimate rooms - very nice. Fish is the specialty with nice selections. Our waiter recommended a great wine at a reasonable price. The food & service were excellent - one of the best in Key... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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188 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviewed this restaurant some years ago when the two 4 one was available to locals only. Not anymore. You cannot beat the two 4 one now that it is open to everyone from five to six PM. Dan is our favorite waiter there but we are biased as he is a Pittsburgh boy. The food is amazing and to get... More 

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Thank LindaW2545
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "LindaW", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole! We're glad you were able to take advantage of our early bird special. Dan surely is one of the greatest assets of our team and we're happy that you agree. Thank you again for your review and we're looking forward to seeing you again the next... More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience here, the chef was excellent, very creative and tasty meals. great atmosphere, extra friendly hostess and waiter (we loved him wish I could remember his name) Cute place tucked away in a nice neighborhood. If you like artichokes, the appetizer was one of the best I have ever had.

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

Dear "ChristineW", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything while dining with us and don't worry about remembering the waiter's name - we'll remind everyone what a great job they are doing! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you the next time you... More 

Fair Haven, New Jersey
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279 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get off of Duval Street and walk a few blocks to Cafe Sole. You won't regret it. The food is much better than almost anyplace on Duval and the ambiance is lovely. You won't be sorry, and the walk is good for you.

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

Dear "JohnH", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the walk to our restaurant and that the food was "better than almost anyplace". We love hearing reviews like this! Cheers, Team Sole More 

Melbourne, Victoria
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at Cafe Sole recently. It was recommended in the Lonely Planet and we were not disappointed. My husband was very impressed with his meal of sea scallops. I opted for an old school favourite Steak Diane and it was terrific. The service was excellent. And the Key Lime Pie was to die for. Thoroughly... More 

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Thank Polly-Anna56
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "PollyAnna56", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Steak Diane and your hubby liked his Scallops! We too, think our Key Lime Pie is "to die for" and we're glad you agree! Cheers, Team Sole More 

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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best restaurant in Key West. Service, food, decor (we prefer the garden patio), presentation, service (ask for Dan!). Compares with the best NYC fine dining!

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

Dear "SusanneR", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole! We're happy that Dan took such great care of you while dining with us and that you compare our quaint family restaurant to NYC fine-dining! =) Thank you for your awesome review and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in... More 

East Anglia, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting menu, knowledgeable and helpful staff, delicious food. A bit off the beaten track, but well worth the walk.

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

Dear "Uksnowy", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole!! We're glad everything was delicious and worth the walk. See you again soon, we hope! Cheers, Team Sole More 

Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must have is the hogfish..Spent my husbands 70th bday and it did not disappoint. Expensive but my scallops were the best I've ever had. nice casual.good service

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Thank kwalsh1124
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "kwalsh1124", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our signature dish, the Hogfish Sole and that you chose our restaurant to celebrate your hubby's birthday! We are honored and please let him know we said so. Cheers to you both, Team Sole More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor dining room here is enclosed enough to protect you from a downpour but open enough to enjoy the tropical theme. The service is attentive but not intrusive. Prices are not cheap but far from exorbitant. You can still get a nice bottle of wine from their award winning wine list for under $30. But the real star here... More 

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Thank JJP1952
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "JJP1952", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole! We are pleased to hear that you tried our signature dish, the Hogfish Sole and that you found it "fantastic". We love hearing reviews like yours and we can't wait to have you and your wife in again soon. Cheers, Team Sole More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 33040-7144
    (Frances St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-0230
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?