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Hemingway's Tavern

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Caribbean, Bar, Cuban
Reservations, 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, Live Music
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an amazing time! Service (Mary) was excellent and the food was so delicious! Great prices and we will for sure be back!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed our lunch while out looking over the area. Great food, great service and atmosphere to boot!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife had her heart set on the Cuban sandwich and it disappeared without a sound. A lot of interesting choices on the menu and I usually try to behave - staying away from bacon burgers - but their Guava BBQ burger was so different...I had to have it, and it was great. Our server Mary was fantastic and had no trouble talking us into the Sweet Plantain Bread Pudding. Topped with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel...even if you don't have room for it, you'll be glad you made room for it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the minute we walked in, we knew it was going to be good. The host greeted us and immediately took us to a booth in the bar. Mary was our server. She explained the specials. It was Monday so the 2 for 1 special...was Margaritas…any Margarita on the menu and you could mix and match. Mary was great. It was Memorial Day Monday and quite busy but she checked up on us a few times. The food was good as well. Being I was in Hemingway’s I thought it only proper to have a Cuban sandwich. It was delicious. Honestly, I could have eaten mostly anything on the menu. My husband had the mahi and that was equal as good. We can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was great the staff was amazing. we had mary she was wonderful and super polite i loved her.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great lunch today. Please order the crab on deck. It comes with a vegetable medley and Yuka fries. The server we had was Mary. It was a pleasure to have her as our server. We will request to have Mary as our...server again. We highly recommend Hemmingways and finish off your meal with bread pudding for you desert.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice ambience with defined seating areas, indoors and out, that felt cozy rather than vast. Server Mary gave excellent recommendations off the menu. I opted for the Caprese Chicken Melt while my husband ordered Ernest's Rib Platter. Both meals were flawlessly prepared and delicious. A...dessert of bread pudding, large enough to serve four people, topped off the meal. It was our first visit to Hemingways Tavern, but it won't be our last.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

I usually end up at Hemingway’s at least a couple times a month. Food is always great, I usually get the Key West Bowl. The atmosphere is lively and fun and even accommodating for business lunches. Mary is a fabulous server, attentive and friendly!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Their food was delicious and our server, Mary, was very friendly and comedic. Overall the experience was satisfying and we hope to come again soon.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great dinner tonight at Hemingways. Had the Key West Snapper and my wife had the ribs. Both meals were outstanding. We will be back. And Mary was a great waitress.

Date of visit: June 2021
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October 4, 2019|
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Response from AAAAAAmmmm | Reviewed this property |
As I know, they have brunch service.
November 17, 2018|
Response from TarasavageII | Property representative |
Hi Rick! We will he closed for thanksgiving so no buffet but thanks for thinking of spending your holiday with us! Have a great thanksgiving!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hemingway's Tavern

Yes, Hemingway's Tavern offers takeout services.

Yes, Hemingway's Tavern offers delivery 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