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“Good food, Great view”
Review of Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof
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Ranked #81 of 446 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
Description: Hot Tin Roof features bright vibrant colors indicative of the overall style of the Ocean Key Resort & Spa. The restaurant's 3,000 square feet of dining features indoor seating for 60 and an outdoor deck overlooking Key West Harbor, accommodating up to 40 people. The restaurant's lounge, Stage Door, serves a unique selection of themed signature cocktails and is highlighted with a custom-designed mural by Key West artist Jeff Beal. "It's a melange of tastes and fragrances, combining traditional Florida foods with Latin, Caribbean and tropical influences. It's funky, fun, and fresh with a broad range of tastes and sensations. The restaurant features a relaxed elegance with dramatic water and sunset views.
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, Great view”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and I are foodies, and we are willing to pay for the experience. The food was good, but I'm not sure it was totally worth the price. They have a nice mix of options on the menu. The view was great! Make a reservation (well in advance) for a table during sunset to sit on the balcony. Service is stellar.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Cooper12345
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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“Flavor of the Keys.”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Recommended by concierge at Southernmost on the Beach. Awesome recommendation.
We were lucky enough to have a reservation around sunset... Absolutely beautiful backdrop to their comfortable, warm atmosphere. Staff was very attentive and we went with one of her recommendations for my wife and I, filet mignon for 2 with shrimp and lobster tail. One of my kids had mahi mahi and the other a burger. We started out with the freshest calamari and a Uniquely prepared scallop. Both delicious. The main course was just superbly presented, they like to use cast iron skillets and similarly unique cast iron plates for a couple of the meals we ordered. Great portions and not rushed during Any part of our meal. Dessert was no different and unique. We had, of course Key lime pie. You can't come here and not have at least one slice of key lime pie. Wife chose a Napoleon creation that was unique. And we had the lava cake. That was served to us in a really creative way. Highly recommend the lava cake. I will not tell you about it, you have to experience it. Almost forgot, they have great drinks for adults too, we had a coupon for one of their signature martinis. Was great sipping and viewing the sunset. Thanks for a great Key West experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“beautiful location”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

which does not end there! The food and the service were first class. We had a fantastic meal and we were waited on extremely well. This was by far our best dining experience in Key West.
Make sure you try the shrimp cocktail!! I have never seen a shrimp cocktail done like this or with these flavors.
If you go to KW make sure to get here!

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful View and Tasty Food”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice waterfront restaurant. We had dinner on the outdoor balcony and had the best sunset view in Key West. Entrees are pricey but all else on menu is reasonable and everything served was delicious. The best Mango Mohito ever!

Visited July 2013
Thank auggiebee
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Austin, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Waste of a view!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband made reservations for us to celebrate our one year anniversary at Hot Tin Roof. Yes, the view was gorgeous, the wait staff was friendly but the food has room for improvement. We even ordered the special, two steaks, a shared lobster and shrimp. The steaks had no flavor, however the shrimp and lobster were ok. Next time we'll be trying a local favorite we were told about at the end of our trip. Have a cocktail and enjoy the view, but don't spend the money on the main course, especially if it's on the list of specials.

Visited July 2013
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