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Louie's Backyard

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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
+1 305-294-1061
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for dinner, and the outside seating area is beautiful! It is overlooking the water and a small beach, really romantic. I had the watermelon salad appetizer and the lobster appetizer, both of which I really enjoyed. We did not really like the rock shrimp appetizer. We were surprised that it was served cold, and it did not have... More 

Thank Kayla F
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to get away from the hubbub of Duval Street then take a leisurely walk down to Louie's. The food was excellent, the service a little slow but the view and the atmosphere made up for that.

Thank Halo71
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Location and sea view are top, so is the service. They change flatbread toppings every day and it a must do. Great Key West atmosphere.

Thank Fritz V
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Could you ask for anything more? Last Friday, four of us were seated in front of the open doors onto the porch. We could feel the breezes and see the moon shimmering on the water. The food was excellent - two of us had the snapper. The salad greens were fresh. Highly recommend.

Thank Jill L
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we went to this restaurant for my wife's birthday with friends. the view was stunning. the view was amazing. the service was excellent. if you want to have a unique dinner experience in key West, this restaurant is the place to go.

Thank Erem D
Portland, Texas
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Louie's to celebrate our son and his wife's 1st wedding anniversary. It was a fantastic dinner experience. All of our meals were prepared superbly. The wine was a perfectly complimented our menu selections. Moreover, the service was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. We definitely plan to eat at this restaurant again the next time we visit Key West.

Thank Ross T
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful buffet place to eat and it was only 23 dollars we went on Friday night and it was a great buffet they had everything sea food and even ribs, steak, and prime rib on the buffet. The ribs was so delicious and good and the only down fall was they didn't have any dessert on there... More 

Thank Veronica D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're looking for a great place to have a beverage or two and maybe have a bite, it's hard to top this place that sits right on the Atlantic Ocean. A group of six of us stopped here for a later afternoon drink and the view speaks for itself.

Thank Joseph A
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner. The portions were large and we were stuffed when we left. They have outdoor and indoor seating and the location is on the waters.

Thank Kristi G
Positano, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to Louie's since the 70's and while there have been many changes to this great restaurant and bar, the ambiance and time we spent are always memorable. The back decks were expanded years ago and now are roomy and serve up beautiful views. The menu was very good and we all enjoyed the food. The conch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1061

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?