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“Simple and with a local feel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mo's Restaurant

Mo's Restaurant
1116 White St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-296-8955
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Ranked #153 of 428 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Stockholm, Sweden
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Simple and with a local feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Best fish we've had so far on the island. Very simple place with plastic covers on the tables and painting hanging slightly askew on the walls. Friendly service, really good food and a complimentary slice of key lime pie and pumpkin pie. Definately woth coming back.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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miami
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Felt at home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Really friendly service, made us feel like we were eating at home. Shrimp with pasta was great, great snapper sandwich made to order was delicious. Garlic bread was just right, escargot was good but next time I will tell them to add more garlic..I love garlic! The place is nothing fancy and its a little out of the way but well worth it for a dining experience.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mo's diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Been to key west twice always start are day off at mo's dinercyou cant beet there breakfasts & the staff are great too ! Cant wait to get back there !!!!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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New England
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Humble Appearance, Extraordinary Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Don't judge a book (or restaurant) by the cover. Walk in, sit down and enjoy the friendly service and excellent cooking. We were a little hesitant due to the "homey" look of the place but really glad we pushed away pretenses and enjoyed the place. Escargots - excellent (soft and not overly garlicky); Snapper - excellent with a velvety sauce and some rice infused with coconut water; Oxtails - excellent with a rice/beans misture; garlic bread - excellent as the bread was rubbed with the garlic, not ladled onto it. The Haitian beer goes great with the food and the deserts are homemade. Entrees are priced in the $15 - $22 range, much lower than other places in the area. Gotta go.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Second trip to Key West, Mo's is still our favorite lunch on the island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I'll admit it, I've been hungry for the ox tail at Mo's since the last time we were here (Jan 2011). This trip to the keys was with a group of family friends who prefer fine dining for all their meals. While my wife and I certainly enjoy good fine dining (wife used to work in fine dining, and we're both serious cooks/"foodies"), there's something about good down-home authentic flavors. We've eaten at some of the "best" restaurants in KW, and while they were all delicious, our lunch at Mo's that we just ate, was be *far* the best food that we've eaten here to date. They were out of goat, so we went for chicken as the other dish, and it was also fantastic. That said, the ox tail continues to steal the show (and the habanero slaw doesn't disappoint). The ox tail was so tasty that we ordered an extra portion to bring back for the rest of the group in hopes that they might try it...but if not, I'm sure my wife and I won't mind devouring another portion as a mid-afternoon snack.

Do. Not. Miss. This. Place.

(Aside from their Haitian/Creole food for lunch, I hear they have a great french dinner as well)

  • Visited August 2012
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