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Hemingway's Tavern

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Hemingway's Tavern is an epicurean adventure inspired by the life and writings of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway. With an emphasis on his beloved Key West home, the menu incorporates ambitious Floribbean flavors along with signature sandwiches, specials and classic dishes executed to perfection. Popular choices include the world-famous Cuban Sandwich, Snapper Hemingway, Key West Bowl, Bison Burger and Truffle Fries. And If brunch is on the agenda, Hemingway's serves up a popular menu from 10am to 2pm on weekends. Ernest "Papa" Hemingway was also renowned for sharing a cocktail or two with his pals in the "Key West Mob," especially his favorite Mojito. Reflecting his
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Bar, Cuban
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

it was excellent service with tasty cuisine. The grandkids loved it as the wait staff made them feel very very special. After the meal wait staff offered us to go containers Making it very simple, to take our tasty leftovers home. Initially there was a...wait time given of 20 minutes. Our table was ready within 11 minutes almost half the time originally anticipated, over all a great experience.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After going to the movies, my family and I decided to stop in and have dinner. The staff seemed very friendly as we waited to be seated and the food smelled pretty good from the outside. We ordered conch fritters and a few different sandwiches...and burgers. The conch fritters were not....authentic. They had a weird aftertaste and each one had a part that wasn't chewable. The burgers were incredibly dry and the seasoning on everything seemed as if it had an overwhelming amount of dill or something. Our waitress didn't bring napkins in the beginning and caught an attitude when we asked for some. Maybe people come here for the drinks and are too drunk to know that they are eating bad food. My tongue felt numb after leaving and a few of my family members said the same. Save yourself time and money and go some place else.More

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

We ate at Hemingways as a family this evening and had Alli as our server. The restaurant was busy and there was a wait for our table which is pretty common during dinner as the rest of Brevard County has figured out what we have...known since we first ate here 2 years ago. Hemingway’s is tops! Worth the wait, we experienced an incredible meal Thanks to the back of house staff and our server was incredible joyful, attentive, and professional. Our best experiences have been with Maegen and Alli, so feel free to request them! We had the chicken caprese melt with yucca fries which were perfect as usual. We are never not impressed. And we usually finish with a cafe con leche (double shot for the win!) Thank you again, Hemingway’s for always being our fav spot!More

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

Love the Sangrias and the mojo pork tacos! Our waitress, Cassidy, was great. Definitely recommend!!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiters responsive and had good attitudes. Above average service. The baby back ribs were extremely dry but had a good taste. They are usually cooked properly. Overdone.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time and an awesome waiter, Dian! He was on top of everything, excellent service! There was 5 of us, had wings, fish dip, truffle fries (excellent), tacos, the key west bowl, and snapper with crabmeat sauce. Dessert was guava cheesecake and...pumpkin cheesecake. We eat here often and never been disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an incredible meal with excellent service. Cinnamon was fantastic, charming and attentive. We Will absolutely be coming back again.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 5 to 10 minute wait on a busy Saturday afternoon, the staff was cordial and the service was great. Our food came quickly and was delicious, we will be coming here again!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great food selection love the lobster BLT. It was today's special and was amazing Th ank you so much for the great service love the environment

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic. Fries were crispy. Sandwiches were very hot when served, cooked as requested. They don't water down the liquor in their drinks. Absolutely worth the price and the wait.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the lobster Benedict. They just need how to poach an egg correctly. Expresso martini very nice, not too sweet. Good service.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the whole fried fish and my dad got the ribs, meaning I got both and both were amazing. I will be back!!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Polite friendly staff, great food, delicious martini (guava coconut!), really nice decor and loved watching Key West live on the big screen.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A small bit of wait time to be seated between 12:00 & 1:00. Food and service was outstanding … I highly recommend Hemingway.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2022

We stopped on a Sunday at lunch. The restaurant was packed with happy brunch eaters. We sat at a high top table and had to be patient. Service was slow. But the food was well prepared and worth the wait. The server was poiite and...very apologetic. We would come back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Nancy M
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Response from pstoots36 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don"t know.. We are there only during the lunch hour and never think about it at that time. Sorry..
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Response from louk139 | Reviewed this property |
They do not do reservations. You need to arrive in person, put your name on the list if nothing is available. For large groups over half the party needs to be present before being seated.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hemingway's Tavern

Yes, Hemingway's Tavern offers takeout services.

Yes, Hemingway's Tavern is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Hemingway's Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4