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“The birds don't bite” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Caroline's Cafe

Caroline's Cafe
Ranked #40 of 428 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Caroline's offers appetizers, fresh green salads, sandwiches, entrees and some of the best, specialty cocktails on the Island! We offer free delivery to Old Town and all our food is prepared to order. Perfect views of Key West life on Duval Street from our raised, sidewalk cafe.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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“The birds don't bite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Good outdoor dining at good prices. Usual bar food with a couple twists. Fun to watch people go to Hard Rock across the street and pay more for not-as-good food. There will be pigeons and maybe a rooster wandering around. Don't feed them.

Visited October 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Lunch with friend”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice place, had a fish sandwich, & it was good. It was hot & no ocean view. Food was good, but not great.

Visited September 2013
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Key West, Florida, United States
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“Ladies who lunch see Lisa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Carolines Cafe on Duval is a cool tiki hut style bar, and as with all of the restaurants in this collection, the food is great, but LISA behind the bar is the reason I go. Lisa's southern charm has her patrons mingling with one another, locals and visitors alike. I typically order salad, and there are some great entree sized salads on the menu. The fried fish sandwich is monstrous and delicious and the Reverend Joe's burger is a favorite as well. One tip: if you order the salad check to make sure it is not water logged..the weak link in a great lineup...drain the greens!

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Orlando, Florida
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“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The food was so good. We were waited on quickly, there were 4 of us. The food came out fast enough, and no mistakes. I had the best blackened chicken pasta. Our servers were Brent, and Doug. Good work guys.

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King, North Carolina
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“Caroline's - Excellent.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a charming casual restaurant with wonderful food. The wait staff and the management were so friendly which made our dining experience even better. Food reasonable priced and very tasty. Great place to "people watch" on Duval.

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