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“Florida lobster with harbour view”

Commodore Waterfront Restaurant
Ranked #80 of 446 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
443 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Florida lobster with harbour view”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Magnificent harbour view in the evening. Take a table at the open windows and enjoy delicious seafood starters. We had Florida lobster as our main course and these two lobsters did not live in vain.. Very well prepared and beautifully served. We know Maine lobsters, but had never tried the Florida version. They are really good, a bit more sweet in the taste. A Sauvignon blanc from Napa made the experience perfect.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“What fun!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stopped by the Boathouse Bar & Grill for happy hour and had the most delicious small plates and fun, the wait staff was wonderful and made our visit so pleasant.

The view from our booth was really special and the warm tropical breeze through the large open windows were fantastic.

You should definitely make time to stop by this place you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited January 2013
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great appetizers”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

After a great Mallory Square sunset, we stopped at this waterside eatery. Diverse menu highlighted by a great page of appetizers. From lobster tempura to catch of the day fish bites we found it difficult to not order four or five options so we could share them. Service was quick and friendly. Prices typical for Key West.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ohio
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“The Commodore Boathouse Bar and Grill”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Stopped in here for a great late lunch and watched the boats. This is below the restaurant which wasn"t even open at the time. Great service and it was here that we first tried conch fritters

  • Visited January 2013
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Arkansas
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Maybe the best steaks in Key West”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We spent a week in Key West, Florida from 1/26 to 2/1. Bone Island was the historical name of Key West and many refer to it as “Key Weird” – a name not altogether unearned. Key West is one of those fabulously eccentric, fun, historic and diverse towns in the vein of New Orleans and San Francisco. Unlike New York, the town that never sleeps, Key West generally wakes up around noon. There is plenty to do before noon as all of the fishing and historic venues open early. In Old Town, the area you certainly want to stay, there are multiple restaurants and bars in every block in which to celebrate the cultural diversity of food. Many are tucked away, and somewhat hidden in old stately homes to small shacks. Unless you are from New York City, you will likely experience sticker shock at most restaurants, but, look around, and you will find equally good, if not better, food and quality in many large and small establishments. We have always been budget mined and quality driven. Now that we are retired, we are even more so. We visited a different restaurant from Saturday night through Thursday. (Except for Sunday when we prepared our freshly caught Spanish Mackerel in the condo) Please note that coupons for a free slice of Key Lime pie is readily available from many outlets, and you have a wide choice of restaurants that make the offer. You will find all five reviews under our Arkansas Traveler 69 handle.

Monday night we found The Commodore’s Boat House Bar and Grill on the edge of the boat harbor and marina. This is a large two story building with the “expensive” steak house portion on the upper floor. We are in the downstairs grill area. Happy Hour is from 4 PM to 6:30 PM with half price drinks. I had the prime rib and the wife the Lamb Chops. At $20 for the prime rib, I was expecting a smallish serving, but was pleasantly surprised when a large 1 ½ inch thick plate covering slab of meat arrived – cooked perfectly medium rare. Many prime ribs are virtually tasteless if left unseasoned. This one had a wonderful beefy flavor of prime aged beef. What was also astonishing, was our server, Jade, a young attractive, competent and efficient waitress brought our meals to us in less than 10 minutes. Jade was very attentive and was the best server of the week. The Lamb Chops were perfectly cooked as was the accompanying vegetables. We both had Key Lime pie for desert. It was one of the better ones we had that week. Total bills, with beer and mixed drink with tip came to $50.

  • Visited January 2013
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