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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Variable, USA
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went shortly after taking the sunset cruise at Barefoot Billy's. We sat in the cafe, which has a different menu from the restaurant, but it was still great. We had the tempura green beans with aioli, truffled fries, skirt steak tacos and the soy glazed pork belly. All were superb, nice presented, hot and delicious. Our server was very... More 

Thank DVMDV8
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We started with dinner one night and came back for drinks the next afternoon. Dinner was very good with a broad menu prepared to our liking. Service was great as well. The end of day stop on the deck was very comfortable and the view was great.

Thank Keepingbusynow
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A cornerstone of Key West restaurants! Take time while planning to include Louie's Backyard! Exceptional Wine List ( Angela pinot from Willamette Vally is our favorite) and menu. In my opinion, this is easily a top 3 restaurant on the island. The shrimp and grits is a signature dish but you can't go wrong with any selection. A very romantic... More 

Thank Tim M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just had a lovely lunch at Louie's. There is no other spot on Key West with that view and ambience. The food was good - a shared kale salad, octopus small plate, clams and a bottle of very nice "featured wine" (A to Z vineyard Chardonnay). The bill was $72. The service left a little to be desired. Is... More 

1 Thank Joannernj
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The downside of Louie's is that you must book a reservation. The sooner in your vacation the better. The restaurant books up quickly due to it's well deserved popularity. The food is excellent and the view lovely. The key lime pie is one of the best I've had anywhere, not to tart and not too sweet. Perfection. A true first... More 

Thank roamingplanet
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit. Had the buffet downstairs and it was excellent. I had more than enough to eat. Our server Steve was very attentive and was at our beck and call at all times. Put the shades down so the sun was not in our eyes. Would go back in a heartbeat. Just passing through area.

Thank Donna R
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals we had in Key West. Grouper, risotto and vegetables were maybe the best I have eaten and I travel the world. The ocean view and breeze from the second floor balcony made the evening even more special. I can't say enough ability Louie's.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

View is beautiful. Great for cocktails. Food was good but not great. Had lunch so not sure about the dinner menu. Worth a visit for the view

Thank Donna P
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you find yourself on the beach in Key West trying to get away from the crowds, head to Louie's Backyard for a quiet dinner in the main restaurant or upstairs for small plates. Either way you are right on the ocean and can enjoy sunshine and the refreshing breezes during your meal. We enjoyed the small plates. The fried... More 

Thank Gina R
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Louie's for a romantic dinner. The experience was bad from the start. I had a reservation for 8:30 that I had made several days in advance. We showed up on time and waited about 5 minutes for someone to come to the host desk. We were told that they did not have a table ready for us... More 

3 Thank Matt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 3052941061

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?