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Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
+1 305-294-0230
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been coming to Key West for many years. With so many incredible restaurants, we try to sample them all. But I can't imagine how we missed this gem! Given a gift certificate, we chose Cafe Sole the other night. My...More

Thank Travelin' Gal R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife picked the Cafe Sole because it was rated one of the top ten restaurants in Key West...and that rating is well deserved. From appetizers (escargot), to dinner (steak Diane) and dessert (a triple header of Key Lime Pie, creme brulee, and fresh berries...More

1  Thank jdcoastie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything here is amazing from beginning to end. Greeted at the door with a smile. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was perfect. We enjoyed the seafood risotto and the bread. Loved the hog snapper. Literally melted in my mouth. Never had...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved everything about this place. The food was excellent and the service was very attentive. It was a cozy place. I am so glad that it was recommended to me.

Thank nancyed2015
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe Sole was recommended by a friend and then the hotel concierge recommended it highly. I worried about parking as it was street parking. After reading numerous highly recommended reviews, I decided to try it. We went about 6pm and found parking on Southard. Easy....More

1  Thank Rita of the River
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Really not worth the price. Food fell way below our expectations. The banana foster was a joke, a raw banana sliced in half in some juice and a tiny cup of ice cream. The filet was burnt, TWICE! I will stay with 915!

1  Thank ricjanscaglione
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went there first for two reasons : it was recommended by the lonely planet and they do 50% off all food on certain times (before and after rush hours). It was a really surprise when we tried the chief recommandation (red snapper), everything was...More

Thank Marine E
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Nice cosy little restaurant, good atmosphere. Jason our very friendly and attentive waiter recommended their 'famous' Hog snapper and it was a good choice, the whole family enjoyed it. A little bit expensive overall, mainly due to the cost of the starter which are over...More

Thank oxfordfry
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Fabulous French cuisine in a delightful intimate setting just of the beaten path. John Correra, owner and chef extraordinaire is also a delight... All the dishes are so flavorsome, it is difficult to pick a favorite; excellent wines are also on hand to accompany your...More

Thank Rosi W
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We have gone here for over 15 years. We celebrate our family trip for lobster. We had 16 this year. Kids 3-8 loved it. There is a kids menu and high chairs. Thanks

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Scott H
23 July 2017|
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Response from schmertzj | Reviewed this property |
No, no dress code.
Laura P
16 June 2017|
Response from anywho | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. this time of year
Kathy F
24 February 2017|
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Response from Cheffypoo | Property representative |
Hi You can park on the street. There are many spots that are not designated residential. You may have to walk a block. Cant wait to meet you, Chef John
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
    (Frances St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-0230
  • E-mail
Cafe Sole has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic
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