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“Cool roadside place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Key Lime Cafe

The Key Lime Cafe
Ranked #3 of 134 Restaurants in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$9
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nothing fancy , just good seafood and burgers .
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cool roadside place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

A must stop roadside shack with outside seating. Excellent ands fresh fish, chicken and fries. Either going to or coming from the keys, stop in you won't be disappointed

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Real Florida, real food at a road-side stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

We were looking to avoid franchises, and just liked the look of this Mom & Pop stand for food, Mexican pottery, and tropical tchochkes.

The kitchen is an open-air structure with picnic tables. The cook had that genuine friendliness that tells you "this is not a rehearsed line from HR, this is my life."

I had the fried conch basket, with fresh conch, a light crispy coating. Just the right degree of chewiness, without being tough. My friend had fish tacos, and the fish was also nice and fresh. They came with real cut fried potatoes, home-made cole slaw, and dip. It's not grande cuisine, doesn't pretend to be, but for a casual lunch, ideal.

A perfect light lunch on a warm, not hot, November day.

I highly recommend this place for a taste of "Authentic Florida!"

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Georgemia
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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great value - and flavor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

We didn't even realize this place had food, because we pulled in to get some souvenirs, and this sweet & sassy woman Janelle behind the food counter was there to meet our needs! My mom, grandma, & I all had mahi tacos which were to die for! Super flavorful and fresh, and the batter tasty but not overwhelming. You sit outside in this "garden" of beautiful art pots & garden decor, so that was fun too. Janelle, the cook/server, encouraged us to try this frozen, chocolate-dipped, key lime pie on a stick, which was a great recommendation because it was sooooo good! You can't compare it to "regular" key lime pie; it's just in a class of its own. Definitely stop in here because it's great food, and a really great price. Plus the souvenir shop is cool too.

Visited November 2013
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
“We stopped twice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Excellent key lime smoothies and seafood fare! Great place to stop for a quick lunch! We stopped there on our way to and from Key West! Friendly and knowledgable staff! I am still craving another key lime smoothie!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Denvertraveler77
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Coral Springs, Florida
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“So Fresh and So Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We were headed home after a great week in Key West and we wanted one last Keys food ex perience before hitting the real world. The Key Lime e Cafe at MM95 fits the bill perfectly. The lovely Owner/chef said she had great food cooked really well and she was not kidding. The Mahi fried fish sandwich was one of the freshest and tastiest we have ever had. The fries were hot and fresh, the homemade tartar sauce was great. The outdoor picnic table seating , wall art and plants are perfect to soak up the Florida Keys weather. I would eat this daily if I could. Thanks

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Karla M
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