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“Good food - no atmosphere - priced above avg for food ordered”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Grunts Bar

Grunts Bar
Ranked #52 of 443 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A beautiful brick courtyard and relaxed surroundings with bamboo and palm trees. Located in old town but it feels like miles away. Wifi available.
Fort Mitchell, Alabama
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good food - no atmosphere - priced above avg for food ordered”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

My wife and I recently had food at Grunts. We went there based on reviews. The food was very good. My wife had red snapper and I had lightly smoked Wahoo. The restaurant has virtually no interior fashion. I gather most people elect to eat outside. We elected inside since it was raining.

Service was very good with a very personable and helpful server. Be aware that the food is cooked in an open air setting in a separate building about 20 feet away. This is ok unless it is raining and then the food is transported through the rain.

Dinner was very good and this might have been 5 star (since we really don't care about atmosphere) but the prices seemed a bit high. We had dinner as good or better elsewhere in Key West for the same or less money.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great meal.”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We found this place on tripadviser and strolled in on our last evening in Key West. I had the pork loin which was lovely and tasty and my partner had the fish of the day cooked perfectly. Nice to sit outside and not be too noisy as its on a nice side street but still close to Duval. Great key lime pie to finish. Good friendly service and modestly priced. Would definitely recommend.

Visited May 2013
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“A great find”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Grunts is what we extcpected to find in the keys, but was actually hard to find! Good food well cooked and presented a limited menu by most American standards which to me is a good sign as they focus on what they do well, we shared the smoked fish dip, followed by Red Snapper and smoked Whaoo steak both very good , for desert we had the cheesecake and their Key Lime pie again both very good, our waitress was great with all our questions, had a great bottle of Wente Chardonnay to go with the meal. The only strange thing was the bill, one for the bar and another for the food, not sure why.

  • Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great location, great food, super friendly service!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We dined here on New Year's Eve, we were not all crowded in, we had loads of space to relax and enjoy our romantic dinner. The waiter was super accommodating and never rushed us. The amazing chef greeted and warmly welcomed us, he even complimented my outfit! lol We can't wait to go back!!! The food was cooked perfectly, we had a mix of seafood and steak, salads and wine.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Sheila H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Real great place!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Great place, great food and top service! I think one of the best restaurants in Key West. When you walk to the restrooms in the back, you can take a peek in the kitchen. Loved this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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