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“Street had been blocked but make sure you stop in!”
Review of smokin tuna saloon

smokin tuna saloon
Ranked #44 of 444 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Smokin Tuna Saloon "There's Something Fishy going On "The Best Kept Secret in Old Town Key West Beautiful Key West Eatery and Bar in Old Town Key WestGrilled Mahi Mahi, Shrimp Ceviche, Conch Fritters, Spicy Tuna DipKey West Style Compound Canopied with Banyon and Ficus Trees 2 Tropical Outside Bars. Outdoor and Cool In-Door SeatingWorld Famous Apparel Gift Shop Featuring Local Artists Live Entertainment Daily
Rochester, NY
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298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Street had been blocked but make sure you stop in!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I'm not sure why but for the first part of the week we were there the street to the Saloon had a sign up as blocked, but the place was still open. We made it there our last night in town and wished we'd checked it out sooner. Very cool set up- the trees are growing right up in it, atmosphere was really laid back and there was live music. It was also the first night of the songwriter's festival so the place was packed- I believe it was headquarters. Anyway, we stayed for a drink and would definitely go back when its not as packed.

Visited May 2014
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Kitchener Ontario Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Hidden Diamond just a block off of Duval”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This place was awesome. The food was fast and delicious. We had Shrimp/oysters and drinks. The waiter young guy from I want to say Lousiana was super friendly helpful and had a great knowledge of the menu and the establishment.
We walked in and there is a live band there which was great. Then another live band right after. This was a great evening with great food great music and an awesome atmosphere. Cannot wait to spend another few hours there.

Visited April 2014
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Key West, Florida
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“Super music, super staff!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Smokin' Tuna hosted the Songwriters Festival and was slammed every night. Thursday night,with a packed house, Hostess Olga got the four of us a table at 8:00. Amy, our waitress, was amazing. The place was crowded, people were blocking her way at every turn, and she still managed to get us our food while it was still hot and our beer while it was still cold. That girl never lost her smile and polite attitude all night. She was still there when we left at midnight and back to work the next afternoon with the same wonderful attitude.
By the way, our food was good, too. That's not easy with that volume.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Average meal”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Good service, but this place was out of two specials our group tried to order. Atmosphere was fun, but food mediocre. Try the conch fritters & peel and eat shrimp, but I wouldn't go for any entrees.

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SmokinTuna, Owner at smokin tuna saloon, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Average Meal.....Sorry we were out of the specials that you ordered but that's why we call them specials. Best grouper on the island, best live entertainment on the island too...This week we are the headquaters for the KW Songwriter's Festival. Come on back and give us another try...you'll love us! C Tuna...Eat it! :)
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Caffeine Carl is the Bomb”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We have not eaten here, but the music is a blast and the bartenders are very good. Caffeine Carl (guitarist) is an animal and I mean that in a good way. He is so instinctive with the fret board and his huge hands cover the neck with ease. I will admit I am a child of the 70's so good guitar rifts are huge and Carl is superb.

Visited April 2014
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