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“My New Favorite Restaurant!!!”
Review of Square Grouper

Square Grouper
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Cudjoe Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $34
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Innovative fresh local seafood. House Smoked Fish Dip is phenomenal, a definite "must try"!! Our Conch Chowder and our Key Lime Pie are also something you should not miss. We also have a great Square Grouper Fish Sandwich, 16 oz Grilled Ribeye (Certified Angus Beef!), Salads and lots of small plates to share...Flash Fried Conch with ponzu and wasabi. We are open on Mondays from the last week in December thru April! We close every September from the Sunday AFTER Labor Day and reopen on the Thursday BEFORE Columbus Day Weekend.
Asheville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My New Favorite Restaurant!!!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We lucked into this by chance, boy were we impressed! Stopped for lunch and the food was Excellent, so good in fact we went back twice more while we were in the Keys for a honeymoon. Dinner was the best though because we had time to really explore the menu. Our server Dan was incredible, he helped steer us toward dishes after we discussed our tastes and he was SPOT ON! Don't think I've ever left a 60% tip so gladly! From the flash fried conch, to the seared yellowtail, to the key lime ice cream, everything we ate was a delight! Even lunch does not drop a spec in quality. Had the best iced tea and tuna melt EVER! Who knew a tuna melt could be so GOOD?!? The entire staff was excellent. Can't say enough good about this place. My only concern is that the rest of the world will find out what a gem this is and next time we're there it'll be a four hour wait!!! (But I would still wait...)

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Syracuse, New York
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98 reviews
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“Get there before 5 for first dinner seating.”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Thurs evening we arrived before 5 and waited for door to open. By 5 there was a lineup of about 15 people and they kept on coming. When we left, there was a line outside of 20 people. There's a reason for the lineup. Well prepared entres paired with right combo of veggies and classy presentation. Also, knowledgable wait staff who give you details abot the method of preparation,

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Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Really delicious!!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Love the food and atmosphere, simply great. I like to go for lunch instead of dinner, they have a blue plate special daily for about $10! Incredible value!

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Sugarloaf Key, Florida
2 reviews
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“Great food in Cudjoe Key”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Pretty much love everything I've ever tried on the menu. Great beer and wine selection and always fresh seafood.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great meal served up fast!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had grouper sandwiches and salads, and coconut shrimp. Everything was fabulous. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. While the food may be a bit pricy it is well worth the extra few dollars to experience this superior food here in the Keys. Don't miss this place.

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