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308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
+1 305-294-2042
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice last time we were in Key West and looked forward to dining here again, but were disappointed--mostly by the ridiculously dim lighting at our outside deck table! Call me crazy but I like to see what I'm eating without having to switch on my cell phone's flashlight. The food may have been tasty but I wasn't sure what... More 

Thank Faith W
Longmont, Colorado
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good place for lunch where you can gaze out at the street scene and enjoy fine food. We particularly liked the black bean soup.

Thank jhw80503
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After driving down to Key West from Key Largo (stopping at Key Deer Refuge and No Name Bar), we drove around a bit, parked and hit the Mel Fisher museum. After that, it was around 3 and we wanted lunch, but nothing too touristy, trendy or loud. An attendant at the museum suggested we try the Roof Top Cafe, and... More 

Thank Valerie B
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207 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First visit to KW we loved this place and kept it on our list of must do restaurants this trip. We prefer the outdoor, rooftop seating. The mahi mahi was, and remains, excellent. Frankly, we haven't found a bad menu choice. Wine list is nice. Service well paced. We'll be back next trip.

1 Thank Wiggleglass
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, service and food. Upstairs, outdoor seating on a patio with cool old trees growing up and around you. Creative, fantastic menu done really well. We've been coming to KW for 20 years. This place is highly recommended for a nice night out...

1 Thank scott892
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After you join the throngs to celebrate the sun set, this is a conveniently located place for great seafood and attentive service. Everything our large group tried was excellent, so feel free to order whatever appeals.

1 Thank OR-RoadWarrior
Rochester, MN, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Key West and we often go more than once during each of our annual visits to the island. A bit disappointed in the service this year - but will not let one visit ruin this excellent place. We always go for dinner. Everything we have ordered is very good. We will be back next... More 

1 Thank Nadeen S
Henderson, Nevada
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch, had Robert for our sever, Fun Guy!! I asked for the Ginger Pear Martini, I kept calling it a Ginger Bear, it became a joke with us. Had a few, so I cannot recall what I had to eat, but it was Great!! Hope you get Robert for you server and order the Ginger Pear!!!

1 Thank ARPtak
Wichita, Kansas
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was built around an enormous tree which makes a beautiful setting. The chefs attention to detail has created an exceptional menu. We had the shrimp and grits which has been enhanced with finely minced pancetta and wild mushroom risotto that had a deep earthy flavor. Although it was a busy night, Jill our server was very attentive and... More 

2 Thank Patricia H
Townsend, Tennessee
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here this evening. The service matched any 5 star restaurant where I have ever been. The food was fixed to perfection. I had Mahi Mahi and wife had the fillet. Both were prepared perfectly and presentation was the best! Do not visit Key West without visiting Roof Top Cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 36
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-2042
Winner - 2014 Master Chef Classic Competition - Best Entrée - Seared Sea Scallops.Roof Top Cafe's Executive Chef Brendan Orr has a style all his own. His rich, culinary history has brought him to Key West, via Miami and Paris, France. His culinary journey has taught him the incredible ability to balance flavors from around the world.Chef Orr delights in bringing you his “New-Island” Cuisine; combining contemporary flavors of the tropics, spices from the far east and staples from the Mediterranean. Chef Orr has mastered the ability to match these tantalizing flavors with the absolute freshest produce, meats and seafood available.The result is nothing less than spectacular, and has brought him three, consecutive years' awards at the Marc House’s Master Chefs Classic, among other honors.Visit Roof Top Café in historic Key West and discover the fresh flavors of Chef Brendan Orr's New-Island Cusine.

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