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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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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I come down each and every spring and make sure i leave room for a stop at Bobalu's. Everything i ever had here has been great and you cannot go wrong. Try the mango wings! Incredible and i've never had 'em anywhere else! You won't be disappointed here. and you won't leave hungry. Family friendly, cocktails available and something for... More 

Thank Nansk11
Key West, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've have lived here for over 25 years. And have been through 2 owners. We have dined in, and got orders to take out. Momma and I pulled a full shift and she didn't want to cook so we decided to go up bobalu's. Ordered a large meat pizza for me, and a large vegetarian pizza for her just for... More 

Thank Charles M
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of snorkeling and enjoying the beach about 20 milea up the road we stopped in hungry as a hostage. What a treat! I had the stuffed Snapper, the shrimp breading was incredible. Cornbread was OK but would be tastier if it were made as a cornbread casserole with sweetcorn added to the mix. The wife had hogfish... More 

Thank John K
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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156 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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 95 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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

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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
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?