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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%
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“shrimp and grits” (150 reviews)
“lamb” (36 reviews)
“tapas” (95 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another incredible meal at Louie's. Sharka (spelling) was a phenomenal waitress and her recommendations were on point! The lobster with truffle butter may be one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. We had the filet and pork chop and both were amazing. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 96matthewow
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really cute place right on the water next to a little beach. Only had drinks and appetizers but absolutely loved the location and the view. The menu was not entirely what we were looking for but worth a stop and if you aren't in to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarkS120879
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our evening began with a drink on the deck watching the sunset. The views are spectacular. Louie's is a romantic, upscale but casual experience. Our waiter knew every ingredient of every dish and was willing to explain how they were prepared. All the dishes sounded...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 952cindyg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve always heard how cool the back deck was & finally got to visit. I had some alone time & went & had a couple cocktails & boy was it nice. It’s a quintessential on the water experience cocktail deck. The bartender was friendly &...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank conmartravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here to get a drink and sit by the water. They serve food but we didn’t order any. The main dinning was closed. We sat by the water and had a drink. The drinks were a little high. The service outside was slow....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bradshawkr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful restaurant with excellent service and even better food! We arrived without a reservation on a busy pre-Thanksgiving evening and were offered a nice balcony table in the upstairs café. Superb food and very friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AMG007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made the reservation based on the reviews and were not disappointed. My daughter who is usually very picky really enjoyed her lamb ribs and I had cracked conch and tuna tartare that were fantastic! The atmosphere and the views were great too!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank KarishkaLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first went to Louie’s in 1996 and have been back several times since. It was awesome then and was amazing this time as well. The bar is a great place to watch the sunset before the restaurant opens at 6. The service was excellent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They say 3rd time is the charm -- Nope. 1st visit was with friends. Impressive layout. Nice tables and looks special. Staff is well trained and very professional, but the bill was a bit much. The food was good, but I guess once you've been...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank IamaTurtle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went here and had Flick as a server and she was fantastic. She was knowledgeable about both the menu and the Key West area. I started with a Bloody Mary and it was very tasty. The Wedge salad was incredible and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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4 June 2018|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
we were in the keys mid April..I saw no evidence of the hurricane..we stayed at the southern most beach resort and found it to be just fine..they have several pools , one of which is adults only..
3 February 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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