We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
+1 305-294-0230
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“hog snapper” (188 reviews)
“sole” (441 reviews)
“hogfish” (400 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,354)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,285 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am a good listener, and when my waiter told me this was their number 1 dish for over 20 years I ordered it. This was absolutely hands down the best fish I ate in Key West. It was cooked to perfection with four small...More

Thank ArtTeacher7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the knowledgeable, friendly staff to the excellent food and romantic ambiance, Cafe Sole never disappoints! The Hog Snapper is without a doubt my favorite dish on the island. It’s always fresh and perfectly prepared. I also highly recommend the beet and goat cheese salad....More

Thank CoastalKay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 7 on a Sunday night. We all had delicious food. Their food and service is outstanding. I would recommend when visiting key west to make a reservation here. You won’t be disappointed!

Thank Grandmalinda273
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hogfish Sole and Steak Diane were both scrumptious. Our waiter, Jason, was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient - the best waiter we’ve had - ever. Local spot off the beaten bath with the most delicious food.

Thank JMHfoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Key West not only because of the amazing food, top notch service, but because it is located on a residential street off the beaten path from the craziness of Duval Street. My favorite dishes here are the mushroom soup...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Sole came highly recommended by our B&B. It did not disappoint. The food here is perfection. Perfectly cooked entrees, wonderful sauces, impeccable service. We ate here twice during our one week vacation.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a marvelous dinner tonight! My husband and I both had the hogfish and it surpassed our expectations. Jason, our server, was attentive, knowledgeable and extremely personable. We have reservations somewhere else tomorrow night but we may just go back there again!

Thank LorrySuffern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would give it 5 stars. However this restaurant deserves 10 stars.The Beet salad was wonderful. The Hog Snapper absolutely delightful. Best Key Lime pie ever

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined last night at Cafe Sole'. As always, service was amazing with Susan and Jason (from South Africa) leading the way for us. They again remembered our names when we walked in the door from previous visits, and continued to treat us as value customers...More

Thank travelerdavel
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful service. I went with their signiture dishes, the couch carpaccio and hogs snapper and their "trios" dessert which included key lime pie. The food was sublime; balanced and flavorable, Best meal that I've had in a long time.

1  Thank Jim R
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 hotels in Key West
Eden House
2,037 reviews
.11 miles away
Silver Palms Inn
1,902 reviews
.39 miles away
The Marker Waterfront Resort
1,838 reviews
.41 miles away
Key Lime Inn Key West
1,458 reviews
.41 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
2,002 reviews
.17 miles away
Prime Steakhouse
687 reviews
.33 miles away
Incas Restaurant
340 reviews
.20 miles away
Date & Thyme
412 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Key West Cemetery
1,259 reviews
.18 miles away
Key West Burlesque Theater
12 reviews
.08 miles away
Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum
42 reviews
.28 miles away
Wreckers Sloop Mary
8 reviews
.31 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Vicki S
November 4, 2018|
Response from bjenniferb4 | Reviewed this property |
CAFE SOLE is delightful!!!! I believe their summer / hurricane season promotion has ended, but you might want to reach our to them. The menu and staff are exceptional...at any price they are WORTH every penny ! Cozy... More
Judith R
October 19, 2018|
Response from bjenniferb4 | Reviewed this property |
It is "old town" key west...parking is always 'limited' ...the restaurant is in a LOVELY, historic, residential neighborhood...worth the delightful, short walk from the main hub of the island..."UBER" is prevalent not in... More
January 27, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from RitaoftheRiver | Reviewed this property |
Went in August and they did.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing