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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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Stuart, Florida
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228 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The name makes one think it might be a burger joint; it's not. The food is sophisticated, interesting, expertly prepared. It was chilly outdoors, and the waitress loaned me her jacket -- that's exceptional service!

Thank HampsteadCarrie
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What else can I say? We went to watch a part of the sunset, which you can see from their bar, and then enjoyed a delicious, romantic meal. We were seated side by side which was fun!

Thank NadineMP
North Easton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent dining experience. Staff was helpful in describing how the food was prepared. I have never had swordfish and it was excellent! My wife had the filet , it was cooked perfectly and was one of the most tender filets she has ever had . Definitely will be back

Thank Wendy J
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not have reservations for the main restaurant so we went upstairs to dine. What a great alternative. The staff were great and the small plates were execellent. Small tables for two overlooking the water and so romantic.

Thank Frank R
Cape Coral, Florida
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tapas style. Ate octopus for the first time. Still can't believe I did and actually will eat it again! Food was very good, but I felt rushed. No rhythm to how dishes were served. No room on table top for so many at one time. Server was great when I asked for my Irish coffee to be made a specific... More 

Thank Regina B
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying I have eaten here a number of times over the years and always enjoyed the experience The location is the best part and I would go again. Although they were extremely busy the service was excellent. The food this time was not as good as in the past, my husbands rack of lamb flavor was... More 

Thank Tiberia1
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner at Louie's Backyard on our first night in Key West. The restaurant came highly recommended by friends and acquaintances who are frequent visitors to KW. We had appetizers and entrées and everything was delicious and presented attractively. Our waitress was attentive, amusing and offered excellent advice when asked. The outdoor seating provides lovely views of the water... More 

Thank Jennrmunn
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant with memorable food and beatiful outdoor seating overlooking the beach. Tried over half a dozen restaurants during our stay in Key West, this one is the best by far. Highly recommended!!

Thank SonerTraveler
Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been spending March in Key West for over twenty years and have had dozens of meals at Louie's. The view is one of our favorite restaurant views around the world. Over the years we have had overall quite nice experiences. The food has always been superior. Service is always excellent--although occasionally a bit pretentious. However, two recent Sunday... More 

Thank Steve T
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not have reservations, and were treated rudely by the hostess. Then we went to the back to order a drink instead, and waited for a long time, only to not get served. We left there with a bad impression of service.

Thank Debbie O

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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
USD 80
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
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?