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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
+1 305-294-1061
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (133 reviews)
“tapas” (86 reviews)
“salad” (133 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
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Reviewed today

Great restaurant with a perfect location right on the ocean. Food was good but what impressed us was the beautiful deck over looking the ocean. Sunshine and cold drinks were the best

Thank JimfBearDE
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

By far, our favorite place to eat and drink in Key West. This time we ate at the Upper Deck (mostly small plates). The pizza was delicious as was the bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp as well as the beet salad. We also stopped by the...More

Thank Ballpark52
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for lunch with best friends and everyone agreed the food was excellent as usual. Even better might be the ambience . Nothing can be better than the setting on the back deck for lunch. Professional friendly staff is a treat. Need to return for...More

Thank barrnell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has been many years since visiting this venerable restaurant. Not sure why we kept trying new places. So glad we went for a late lunch. The food, the view and the service were all spectacular. I had the shrimp and fried grits and it...More

Thank Huron68
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The setting was beautiful. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The appetizer, lobster in truffle butter was one of the best foods I have ever eaten and I am a “foodie.” I’d take a bath in it if I could. Then I...More

Thank Terilyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting Key West for over twenty years and we always include a day for lunch at Louie’s Backyard. We have lunch on the patio so we can enjoy the beautiful ocean views along with the fabulous food! We have never been disappointed...More

Thank norby49
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten hear a number of times and all have been wonderful. The staff is very professional, the food is well prepared and has always been outstanding for us. You can eat inside our out on the "Porch" both are very...More

Thank 6533john
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After several visits I have to say that Louie’s Backyard is my favorite Key West dining spot for several reasons.... first... location, especially getting there early and enjoying the sunset from their over the water deck, second.... layout of the dining area with terraced tables...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed their Bellini with various small plates. Spectacular sunset view, probably one the best in Key West.

Thank Darlene43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night we had a very rude waiter, who left our table and had another server take care of us because we asked what the vegetarian options were. The second server was fabulous and I do have to say that our meal was delicious. I...More

Thank Kristine C
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28 March 2017|
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Response from meisterNewYork | Reviewed this property |
Sure, but you need to call for a reservation. Give yourselves at least a week. They do not take reservations if you just happen to stop by. Sit outside it's beautiful. We had lunch 3 days in a row, and dinner one night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1061
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