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“This is the place for crab fishcakes”
Review of Roof Top Cafe

Roof Top Cafe
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Ranked #75 of 454 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$36
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Winner - 2014 Master Chef Classic Competition - Best Entrée - Seared Sea Scallops.Roof Top Cafe's Executive Chef Brendan Orr has a style all his own. His rich, culinary history has brought him to Key West, via Miami and Paris, France. His culinary journey has taught him the incredible ability to balance flavors from around the world.Chef Orr delights in bringing you his “New-Island” Cuisine; combining contemporary flavors of the tropics, spices from the far east and staples from the Mediterranean. Chef Orr has mastered the ability to match these tantalizing flavors with the absolute freshest produce, meats and seafood available.The result is nothing less than spectacular, and has brought him three, consecutive years' awards at the Marc House’s Master Chefs Classic, among other honors.Visit Roof Top Café in historic Key West and discover the fresh flavors of Chef Brendan Orr's New-Island Cusine.
Reviewed 27 June 2014

On our recent trip to Key West noticed this restaurant for its outside eating area upstairs. On a hot summer day this was the perfect stop for a delightful lunch. All staff were cheerful, helpful and very welcoming. A customer who was just leaving advised us to try the crab fishcakes "the best ever, and I don't work here and not commission!", so just had to try them and he wasn't wrong - they were the perfect lunch on such a hot day. Congratulations to the chef on such a good recipe. I would recommend this place to everyone. Thanks again to everyone.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

If you come to the roof top cafe, you should order there highly-praised crab cakes. It was to DIE FOR!!! The inside was pretty although the bathroom was slightly hard to find. The people there were very nice. It was also a fun experience to eat along the roof tops! I also love that pretty much all the walls were windows, allowing natural, happy-mood-conveying light in (that sounded really weird!! Haha).

Positive:
Good food
Great service
Nice surroundings
Nice lighting
Reasonable price
Plenty of space

Negative:
Bathrooms were hard to find and small

Tip:
Get the crab cakes!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

I ordered the shrimp and grits but only ate the shrimp out of it. The grits were more like soup and tasted like the bottom had burned on the pot that had cooked them. For $30 dollars I could cook better at home. Husband had the tuna special that was only so-so. Would never come back.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Our first meal and our first time in Key West, this place was awesome. We ordered the sea scallops with key lime butter sauce and it was the best scallops we've had. Also had the seafood and mushroom dip( special) and it was delicious. Had the key lime pie and it was fantastic, definitely from scratch. The service was also very good. Very happy with this place, highly recommend.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We had the grouper special and it was amazing. We enjoyed watching the people walk by on the street below following sunset at Mallory Square. The roof top deck makes you feel like you are in a tree house!

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