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“Chad's An Upper Keys Fav”

Chad's Deli Grill Pizzeria
Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Tavernier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Deli
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Chad's Deli is a full service restaurant featuring freshly made food, generous portions, and fair prices. We have a five page menu serving Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Burgers, Quesadillas, Pizza, Pasta, and home-made desserts. We also have a full service breakfast menu with a nice selection of pastries.
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Chad's Deli is on the overseas highway in Tavernier. Upper keys denizens know it well, and anyone who has spent time between Ocean Reef and Islamorada is bound to stop in at the popular place. Located in a strip mall it's easy to fly by Chad's and miss it...but, U turns on US 1 at MM 93 are quite common.
The deli is set up classic deli style with an ordering counter with large board illustrating the many menu options from soup to carrot cake, and a medium dining room and bar.
The menu is a bit mind boggling. A person would be wise to take the menu and spend 10 minutes figuring out what will work best; but once decided the hostess at the cash register is well versed in each item and makes suggestions accordingly (pickle/no pickle/slaw/no slaw etc.)
Considering the size of the entrees.....the price is spot on. In the tradition of the Carnegie, Stage and Juniors, the food is substantial. Take home boxes are the norm.
A waitress brings the food to your table when it is ready and happily finds the necessary condiments as you request.
A Steak sandwich on a sourdough bun with a delightful dressing, lettuce and tomato with accompanying dill pickle was enough for two. Ditto the chicken salad sandwich. The small serving split pea soup was tasty and homemade yummy. There are plenty of menu items from salads to fish that make such a deli a terrific stopping place, morning noon or night.
Chad's was busy and bustling, but not loud and not a hassle. A good deli done well will survive the many years as has Chad's.
Parking is free an adjacent to the restaurant. There's a take out menu and the service is pleasant and responsive. Don't miss Chad's if you're headed to either Alabama Jacks or Hemmingways....great mid point stopping place.

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Thank baird t
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Home made everything. We ate here twice and brought home the Carrot cake for breakfast! Soups are fantastic.

Thank D B
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This little treasure was recommended to us as we were traveling from Ft. Lauderdale to the Keys. Looking for a decent food stop without all the tourist trappings, a kind lady at a discount shoe store stop (made for my wife) gave us directions to Chad's. Apparently it is well known to the locals and now shared with my wife and I and your readers. Great service met us at the door. There is a small bar with beer and wine and a deli counter for take out service. We sat in the small dining area and were treated to a varied menu explained by a knowledgeable and friendly waitress. I had a sandwich with a cup of soup and my wife enjoyed a chicken parm on angel hair pasta, Both were freshly prepared (about a 20 minute wait) and delicious. We each took along a doggy bag for later, We will stop here again and would suggest you do also.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

My favorite local "go to or pick up" lunch place and pick up a calzone on the way home from work place. Love this place. Sandwiches are big enough for 2 (or save the other half for tomorrow lunch). I send my Customers there all the time. I probably have lunch from there at least 2 or 3 times a month

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Nothing to dislike... Large sandwiches.. you can split between two people... It's a local joint with locals hanging out and a relaxed feeling.

Thank Mary K
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