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Banana Cafe

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1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-3149 (Louisa Street)
+1 305-294-7227
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our dinners were outstanding. Don't let the name fool you like it did me. I would never have guessed that a restaurant named Banana Café in Key West would serve fine French food. Many Gluten Free options as well. Our server was great as well.

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Thank Glenn F
Indianapolis
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here twice during our trip to Key West. It's a small cafe with some charm. The mahi mahi sandwich was so good I had it twice! My wife enjoyed the lobster mac and cheese on our first visit and the eggs benedict on our second trip. Deserts and coffee were also exceptional. We would definitely return if we... More 

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Thank Brad J
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were walking Duval St and wanted a place where we could eat a brunch style meal. We had our 13# miniature poodle with us. As it turned out, just as we arrived a table on the little patio opened up. The people there are extremely nice, service was excellent and they even brought a dish of water for our... More 

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Thank Gail C
Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal. Pricier than we initially anticipated but great people watching from our seats. Excellent crepe dessert and coffees.

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Thank cjbeach3
East Patchogue, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Banana Cafe serves French bistro food. The food was delicious. The crepes are especially good. They have interesting desserts too. Our waiter (I've forgotten his name), was friendly and efficient. This is a good place to go to escape from the noisy tiki bars and seafood places that abound in Key West.

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Thank Ryra305
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, great service and fairly quick- even on busy days. Had an amazing BLT and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Thank Janelle A
La Jolla, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice café - good food, good service. Reasonably priced. Had a delicious omelette and very good coffee.

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Thank LJDiver
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love, love, love! We go to Banana Cafe every time we're in Key West. The eggs Benedict and omletes are fantastic. Try the lobster Mac and cheese too! Super friendly staff.

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Thank Megan W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They were super gracious to let us come in right before closing time. The meals were excellent. I had the grilled Mahi with red beet risotto. Loved it! My friends enjoyed their hamburger, French onion soup and beet salad. We're grateful for the service and food. The ambiance is calm. Would definitely return!

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Thank sivazquez
Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch here in couple times and the food and service was super. The place is used by locals including the police so it must be good :-)

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $26
Cuisine
French, American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-3149
    (Louisa Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop half block away
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-7227
Description
A classical French Cafe, After nearly 20 years, Banana Cafe is still owned and managed by the original founders and continues to offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner the best of France in a relaxed indoor and outdoor dining overlooking fantastic Duval Street. We have a beautiful french cafe upstairs who seat up to 25 dinner, and up to 50 for a cocktail party, personnel bar, private outdoor,private bathroom. From regional crepe and onion soup au gratin, to luscious Caribbean salads and country hearty sandwiches, perfect Parisian steak/frites or rare traditional specialties such as coq au vin and as well as a vast array of fresh local seafood selected every day to be grilled, sauteed, baked or roasted with a choice of unctuous sauces and accompaniments from the far corner of France: goat-cheese potato roulade, croquette of pomme de terre, Parisian gnocchi, rice pilaf

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?