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“Darn good Barbeque!”
Review of Charlie Mac's

Charlie Mac's
Ranked #72 of 448 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Grill, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Charlie Mac's is the winner of the 2013 Key Plaza Memorial Day BBQ Cook Off and serves up the best island-flavored BBQ in Key West. Inspired by the sizzling pits of South Carolina, Charlie Mac’s is Pat Croce’s latest Mile Zero local hot spot. Tap into two dozen brews. Order up an icy cocktail. Kick back to live music. Enjoy the great vibes right next to the Green Parrot Bar. And get lively with the Southernmost Hurricane Club on game day at the new official Key West home of the University of Miami Hurricanes.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Best chicken wings in the Keys! Larger than usual but nice and smokey and crisp. I recommend getting them naked (the wings that is!) with the hot sauce on the side so you can sample the other sauces they have out at every table, Mango Jerk, Yellow Carolina, and red Barbeque. All were delish! The servers were nice, and they have Brunswick stew on the menu which i don't see often in Florida. I didnt try anything else on the menu, but it looked good passing by. I saw and smelled enough to return next trip down.

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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Thank you for review and I couldn't agree with you more about the Wings! Easily the BEST in Key West! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

After a day of taking in the sights at Fort Zachary Taylor we were ready for a bite to eat and a cool drink. Charlie Mac's fit the bill. We sat outside at a sidewalk table and had our first glimpse of one of the many roosters that roam randomly around the island. This was our first visit to Key West and we were unaware of the rooster custom. As a matter of fact, I heard the crowing from nearby and honestly thought it was a ringtone on someone's phone. We mentioned this to our super efficient and very friendly waitress, Sophia, who explained that the roosters were protected and an intricate part of Key West's local color. Onto the food...we had barbecued brisket sandwiches which were the best I have ever had. The b risket was tender to a fault and served on a nice fresh roll. The accompanying fries were great as well. Thanks to whoever has decided not to load everything with salt as we find so often happens. We really enjoyed the flavor of the smoke in the meat and the potato in the fries. Three sauces accompany the sandwiches but we never made it past the one containing mango. It was the best and really complemented the smoke in the brisket. A pint of Brooklyn Brown Ale with these sandwiches definitely rounded things out nicely.

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Thank 405Donna
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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Thank you for the great review and Sophia says thank you for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Loved the St. Louis Ribs. They definitely fell off the bone. And the taste was tremendous! We also enjoyed the corn bread, slaw, and extra crispy fries. My wife chose the Turkey, and felt it did not have enough smoke taste, but, loved the rest. Yes, we will return!

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Thank JohnKare
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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Thank you for your excellent review and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the St. Louis Ribs, come back and try our baby back ribs next time! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Owned by Philadelphia's favorite entrepreneur, Charlie Mac's is our favorite of Pat Croce's Key West restaurants.
It's funny that it's located on the same site as the old Meteor BBQ that I hated to see close because they used to have such good BBQ but this restaurant takes BBQ to another level. Also, the Backyard Burger tasted just like it came off your grill at home.

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Thank Donna W
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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Thank you for the great review and we are proud to be serving The Best Smoke in the Keys! Come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

This place has consistantly provided amazing BBQ. It is so good and tender. The staff are always prompt and cheerful. Customer service will never disappoint, which is a problem in Key West. I can't recommend this place enough!!!

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Thank KeyWestPatty
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PhillytoKeyWest, Manager at Charlie Mac's, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Thank you for review Patty! Its always a pleasure to see you when you come in! Keep coming back and we'll keep providing The Best Smoke in the Keys. Thanks again for the great review.

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