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61000 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050-3756
+1 305-743-7000
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18:00 - 22:00
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Magnolia, Delaware
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upscale eating at Hawk's Cay Resort. Excellent seafood and filet! The wine list was good and the service was personalized. Peaceful to eat with no kids around.

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Thank Klynn518
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

Wow, what a wonderful review! It is so nice to hear that you found our restaurant to be elegant and charming as having a welcoming atmosphere is important. We will certainly share how much you enjoyed your meal with our chefs as they take pride in preparing the best dishes. Your compliments about customer service are truly appreciated, and we... More 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Hawk's Cay and ate at Alma - what a treat. The outside seating was delightful. The wedge salad was beautiful - a half head of iceberg with queso fresco instead of blue, black beans, and a cilantro dressing. Cobia was phenomenal - perfectly cooked, accompanied by rice and beans - and the Florida lobster tail was... More 

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Thank Marc G
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

It makes us smile to read that you enjoyed every meal that you ordered at our restaurant! We are delighted that you loved everything from the fresh wedge salad to the delicious lobster tail. Our chefs take great pride in preparing the best cuisines for our guests, and we are so flattered to read that we exceeded your expectations. We... More 

Pompano Beach, Florida
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived after 8pm for dinner (not too hungry) so I tried their meatballs appetizer with a side of mashed potatoes - both were very good with my hawks martini!

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Thank jackieflpowerboat
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! To learn that you enjoyed our meatballs appetizer along with the side dish is very flattering. We will let our talented chefs know how much you were impressed by their delicious meals. We are glad that you had a nice dinner, and we hope to welcome you back soon to our Alma Restaurant. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lot of different Tapas. All excellent! Dylon was our server and he made our night even more enjoyable!

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Thank rafaelparagao
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

It brings us joy to learn that you had an excellent time at our restaurant! We are delighted that you loved your meal and we will share your compliments with our culinary team. It makes us smile to read that you enjoyed the customer service provided by our team, and your comments will be shared with them. Thank you, and... More 

Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My dinner was good, I had the snapper. My husband was not wowed by the seafood paella for the price. The desserts, however, were sooo good. Bread pudding was to die for and key lime pie authentic.

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Thank Lorie M
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We appreciate you sharing your comments. It is nice to read that you enjoyed your main dish along with the desserts. We will certainly share all of your comments with our team. Thank you, and we hope to welcome you back soon to our Alma Restaurant. More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Expensive . . . The gin and tonic was powerful. Ordered lamb medium rare was medium to medium well. If the company had not been paying for it I would have sent it back, but it was tender so I ate most of it. Key Lime Pie and Guava Flan were very good. For the money I would return for... More 

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Thank 1Old-Grumpy-Guy
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your perspective with us. We are delighted that you were impressed with the desserts that we offer. However, it is disappointing that you did not enjoy your meal. We will certainly share your concerns with our culinary team as we truly value your satisfaction. Your feedback is appreciated, and we hope to have another opportunity to... More 

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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Reasonably attentive server. Seemed overworked. Had good drinks at the bar before and after dinner. That's what I'd share with most. I had lamb she had steak. Neither were particularly good. Surprised by the lack of fresh fish options considering the location. I'd go off property before I went back.

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1 Thank Jasontrocki
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We appreciate you sharing your perspective with us. It is disappointing to read that you were not thoroughly impressed with your dining experience at our restaurant. We always want to prepare the best meals for our guests and we sincerely apologized that you were not very pleased by it all. Your concerns will be shared with our culinary team so... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had a few dinners at this restaurant. Every meal was great and service was awesome. Key lime pie is very good!

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Thank zollnerfish
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that we went above and beyond in exceeding your expectations! It truly is flattering to learn that you ate here a few times and that you were constantly impressed by our services. Thank you for your review, and we hope to welcome you back to our Alma Restaurant. More 

st. louis
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The food is just "okay", not great. Far too expensive for what you get. Our waiter in the bar area (Christmas Day Night) was bland.

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Thank llcoolmel
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant for the holidays. We truly regret that you were not fully satisfied with the quality of our food and that you did not find great value in everything. We always want to provide a wonderful experience for our guests, so it is disappointing that you did not have a spectacular... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My husband had gone fishing and brought back his share of the catch and asked Alma to prepare it for our dinner. They did a good job but charged us $25 per person for preparing the fish. So $50 even though we brought the protein seemed a tad high. My son had the short rib and loved it. Desserts were... More 

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Thank tgd721
Hawks_Cay-FL, General Manager at Alma, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to prepare your fish for you! We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and the desserts that we offer. However, we regret that you did not find great value in our prices. We will certainly share all of your comments with our team as we always value the feedback from our guests. We hope to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61000 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050-3756
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Duck Key
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-7000
Description
Culinary Fusion With A Duck Key Flair Just because this is The Keys doesn't mean you can't, on occasion, dress up for a lovely night out. This is why we created Alma, our own fine dining experience at Hawks Cay Resort. We call it elegantly informal. By that, we mean you don't need a tie but you shouldn't walk right off the fishing boat either. Our expert (and rather eclectic) chefs combine the rich heritage of Latin cuisine with the culinary secrets and spices of the islands for an inspired fusion of flavors. Alma is all about having a great night out. That can mean just the two of you. Or it can mean sharing the fun with some close friends. Whether it's a romantic table or chatting it up on our outdoor patio, we'll do our best to make it great. Alma is an escape for those seeking a night of romantic possibilities, slightly decadent fun and, of course, great food. Our genius chefs create bold Latin dishes inspired and infused with the flavors of the Caribbean to bring you a melting pot of deliciousness you won't find anywhere else in the Keys. Sip a selection straight-up from the world's greatest Rum Bar or try one of our Alma specialty drinks while deciding if you want the Seafood Paella, or the Grilled Churrasco, or the Baked Lobster or...wow that's a tough decision. After dinner, sample the international selection of fine rums at our bar, light up a hand-rolled cigar out on the veranda or just kick back by the fire and enjoy an elegant night out Hawks Cay style. Alma is located at Hawks Cay Resort, midway down the Florida Keys on the beautiful island of Duck Key. To get to Alma, take US-1 to mile marker 61 and follow the signs to Hawks Cay's lobby. Our valets will gladly park your vehicle and direct you to the restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?