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“Try Happy Hour” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hideaway Cafe

Hideaway Cafe
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Grassy Key
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
ga
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Try Happy Hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

elegant restaurant for the Florida Keys. prices a bit steep from full menu, but their early bird specials are great. Same food and beverages with smaller portions and nicer price. Great staff and fun to visit

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Key Colony Beach, Fl
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106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Awesome food, a cut above the rest...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2010

Awesome food, a cut above the rest. Overlooks the ocean, fine dining at it's best!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brownwood, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beach bargain Early Bird”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2010

Numerous offerings on the early bird menu including fresh fish, baked duck and shrimp. Start with a nice Caesar salad, a good sized entree with small plate of veg on the side. Seemed like you were being pushed into ordering wine and appetizers. We were given a choice to sit inside or the outside veranda. Outside was lovely and cool even tho it was in the 80's. Only about 4 or 5 couples took advantage of this special at 15.95.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank schluck
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Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cute place by the water but don't go there for the food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2010

The waiters seemed as if they didn't want us there. Maybe we didn't dress fancy enough for them. I thought you could wear shorts anywhere in the keys.

On the seafood special, the hogfish was mushy and didn't tatse lemony as the "francese' would suggest. The shrimp were overcooked, tough and tasteless, and the scallops were undercooked and tasteless. The waiter didn't seem to care.

The French onion soup was good and the escargot Edison were okay, nothing special.

My date and I did not enjoy being at the Hideaway cafe and were very glad to pay the check as soon as possible and get out.

We will never go there again.

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Thank BetsyOcean
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Miami Beach, FL
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Overall an excellent choice in the middle Keys”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2010

last weekend, we were staying at Hawks Cay Resort and found the restaurant options VERY uninspiring. with the quick and easy search on my Droid, we found Hideaway Cafe only 8.9 miles away. (tip: there is no restaurant sign -- look for the Rainbow Bend Resort sign.)

the place looks very casual, very "keys" (as in don't bring anything dressy to the Keys at all). the atmosphere is like a trailor home in the air. THE VIEW IS NON-OBSTRUCTED OF THE WATER AND BEACH (OCEAN SIDE). however, the food was EXCELLENT and the service VERY good -- quick, knowledgeable, friendly. the place fills up a little later in the evening, mostly with locals -- a good sign.

everything we ate was wonderful. my brother in law had the largest lobster in the universe (another tip: Florida lobster seasdon ends 3/31.) it was perfectly cooked and a great value. the osso bucco was excellent and also a great value. the wine list is short, but farly priced. OVERALL AN EXCELLENT CHOICE IN THE MIDDLE KEYS.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MiamiBeach1
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