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Louie's Backyard

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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
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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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our 21st year in Key West and we always make a point of having lunch at Louie's! Not that dinner isn't bad, it's is supper but lunch allows us to enjoy the great views from the deck along with the food. The salmon nicoise salad, conch fritters, and tuna sandwich were excellent along with super mojitos. To top... More 

Thank norby49
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch and drinks were marvelous! Sitting outside was great with very nice views. The food was very good we will definitely be back!

Thank charles m
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We travel to Key West once a year, and never without a meal at Louie's. Every meal has been delicious, but the last time I had the shrimp and grits and I don't know if I'll ever order something different. Simply the best I've ever had. It's pricey, but so is most everything in Key West. At least you're paying... More 

Thank Kristin T
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had our birthday dinner here. Watched a beautiful sunset and sat outside to eat. The ambience was excellent though it was a little dark eating our meal. The food was very good though it is pricey.

Thank Lisa O
Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told this was one of a couple of five star restaurants in Key West but I was skeptical. It turned out to be the real deal. A great bar with the ocean crashing right in front of you (I imagine sunset here would be killer) and great tables moving back from there. All of the food was wonderful.... More 

Thank Donald G
Dover, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at 5 pm and were told that they were booked until 8 pm, we went up to the Tapas bar on the second level and were able to get a table. The available small plates menu was excellent and the dishes unusual. We shared our choices and were happy with one small plate each, cheese plate, steak tacos,... More 

Thank firstswan
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for lunch and dinner for 20 years. It never disappoints. The food and the service are always top notch and the view is spectacular. I do not come to Key West without going to this restaurant.

Thank John S
Stuart, Florida
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539 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent the weekend in Key west and had to do dinner at Louie's. Once again, food and service EXCELLENT! And, you can't be the view right on the ocean!

Thank elindoo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The location and ambiance of the restaurant/bar are fantastic with the afterdeck sitting right on the water. The service, however, was some of the worst I have experienced and the management was not concerned when I voiced my unhappiness. We sat down at a table and the waitress did not acknowledge us for the first 35 minutes. She was only... More 

Thank Fred B
Bethany, Connecticut
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sign of a good restaurant is consistency. We have been to this restaurant 5 years in a row and it never disappoints. Food and service are always impeccable.

Thank al m

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