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Bobalu's Southern Cafe

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301 USHighway 1, Big Coppitt Key, Key West, FL 33040-5571
+1 305-296-1664
11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thursday night, November thru April, 5:00 homemade turkey pot pie. Delicious. Crust top and bottom. Light and flakey. Piping hot from the over. Our waitress was a sweetheart. Had the Cuban sandwich which was one of the better ones we've had. Love their pizzas too.

Thank Patty S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent pizza prepared any way you like it. Reasonable prices, with nautical atmosphere & friendly staff. Good place to stop on your way to KW, or just hanging around the lower Keys & looking for a good place to eat. While the pizza is excellent, they do offer a full menu with a great selection.

Thank Onedukeof
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we stopped on the way down to Keywest for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. The food was cooked fresh and was obviously caught fresh. The lady who served us could not have been nicer and it was with a genuine charm. We had the shrimps and they were beautiful. If the rest of the food is as good as this... More 

Thank nick m
West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here before a few years ago and the food was very good but this time it took 40 minutes for our food to come out. The only saving grace was that the food was very good. I had the shrimp basket which had the biggest juciest shrimp I ever had. My husband had the turkey dinner and he... More 

Thank Sonia S
Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to bobalous for over 10 years. Even with new ownership the food has continued to be excellent and the service has usually been pretty good. Most of the time I have ordered food to go, and the food has been great. However, I don't know that I will eat here again as the the staff (one... More 

Thank kwjohnjohn
Cleveland, Ohio
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264 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Bobalu's is a good place to stop just before you get to Key West or on your way out. We stopped for lunch after leaving Key West. Fun little place with heavy nautical theme. We order shrimp corn chowder with crackers which was memorable. Excellent Patty Melt with good fries, and disappointing Key Lime pie with meringue. The Key Lime... More 

Thank RickyD23
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

just like home cooking . good ambience .nice service . Definitely a good place to go with family . the lobster corn soup its amazing . you wont be disappointed

Thank captwickers
Venice, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best pizza in the keys! You can have it fifty ways to sunday, but the basic pepperoni always our favorite. They have a full menu, but are known for the pizza.

Thank Luvn_Life_in_FL
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My family had an unplanned stop at Bobalu's on the way to Key West. We had a party of over 10 with a mix of seniors, adults, & older and young teens. No one ordered the same thing on the menu. A few ordered their specials and the others ordered off the menu. This "unplanned" stop became our best stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I like to go to non-commercial restaurants when we are traveling. We enjoyed our lunch here. Food was hot. Waiter was very personable. Price was decent.

Thank Marsha O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 USHighway 1, Big Coppitt Key, Key West, FL 33040-5571
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-296-1664

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