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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lunch at Louie's was the best meal we had in Key West. Scenic seaside setting, delicious appetizers and entrees, and a great vibe. Highlights were the Conch fritters, Salmon Niçoise salad, and Tuna burger. Reservations required.

Thank Russell K
Lexington, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The night was lovely and the setting was perfect. We enjoyed the signature shrimp dish as well as the grouper, swordfish and yellow fin tuna. The meal started with warm bread, a crisp salad and savory sides. The service was attentive and polite. It's a must visit for a special night.123

Thank Laurie F
Hollywood, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always return to Louie's every time I am in Key West. The shrimp and grits is the best I have ever had, and the lamb chops are awesome. This time, our lovely young waitress, Donna was outstanding! During prior visits, we have encountered some rude waiters, and the host is very snobby and rude!

Thank Penpaduano
Cleveland, Ohio
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178 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

....you can't miss. Had a very nice lunch here, on the outside balcony. Food was excellent, and a proper Manhattan!.....if you want to sit outside, make sure you make a reservation, walking in won't likely work....this applied to lunch. But this is a first class spot for a great meal, cocktail, etc. Will return. One of my three favorite restaurants... More 

Thank Larz V
Henderson, Kentucky
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food, especially the Kale salad, is wonderful at Louie's. Getting past the hostess, even with reservations, without ruining the whole experience takes a lot of energy. We arrived shortly before 11 and "the horrible hostess" told us very abruptly they were not open and "you have to wait outside". When I ask if we could get a glass of... More 

Thank sbowen1926
Onancock, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This our first visit to this restaurant. We ate upstairs and had a terrific meal of several tapas. Great ambiance with evening dining as we viewed the calm waters. We will be back!

Thank Wayne B
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived without res and had to wait for 30 min as they said. Drink at the bar was average. Fish tacos were fried and again we did not know that. They seem to fry everything in this town. Shrimps, salade nicoise and the soup all tasted great. Highly recommended.

Thank Istanbulapt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. We dined both upstairs and down. Hands down the highlight of our trip. Thank you Max for getting us in. So glad we did not miss this gem.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Horrible service and staff- the bartender Marcie was horrible and verbally mean. Never going there again!

Thank Alley28
Rochester, MN, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff were great! This restaurant and food was the highlight of our trip to KeyWest this year. We come every year and have never been here. Awesome! Romantic

Thank Nadeen S

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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: 3052941061

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