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Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
+1 305-294-0230
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“hog snapper” (173 reviews)
“sole” (411 reviews)
“hogfish” (373 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
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1 - 10 of 1,158 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We used to come here ocasionaly. Our last visit didnt make us Happy at all. Service was atentive and friendly as usually, unfortunately the Kitchen performance not at all. Not Sure What happened, but everything was off this Time. I Hope They will do do...More

Thank Puťák P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cafe Sole has been around for a long time - and the reason is that it keeps delivering excellent meals. My friend and I shared a pear and gorgonzola salad with endive and raddichio - a perfect starter! (And keep in mind when you look...More

1  Thank nancyolah
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great restaurant. It delivers fresh food to savor and enjoy. I recommend the fresh palm of hearts salad and the hogfish -- amazing!

Thank Teri C
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on Key West, we tried key lime pie at for different establishments. Cafe Sole's was far and away the best beating Blue Heaven's by a huge conch throw.

Thank whatever4631
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an OpenTable restaurant. It is on the corner street of a tranquil neighborhood. You had a choice of indoor seating with A/C or covered outdoor seating with fans. We sat outside by the window. We arrived in time for the 2 for 1...More

Thank kimborkr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place if you want locally caught fish, ala hogfish, snapper, and black grouper. My wife loved her hogfish (flaky, simple) and I really liked the black grouper -- the best in the local grouper family. Also good: conch carpaccio. Escargot was...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a old friend, all three of us had the Hogfish Snapper. It was absolutely the best. Service was top notch. Can't wait for our next trip down.

Thank David O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had another place in mind on Duval Street but the power was off all along Duval--fluke. We called around to see what restaurants were open and this was one. The hogfish was delicate, melt in your mouth, the mushroom soup savory and rich, the...More

Thank schmertzj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this place!! Off the beaten track. Amazing food. French influenced Mediterranean. Highlights were the Hogfish Snapper, Angels on Horseback (figs wrapped in bacon), Saganayki, and Conch Carpaccio. Dessert was to die for. Service and wine were excellent as well. Don't miss!

Thank NewJerseyShoregirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a GEM ! Southern French food impeccably prepared and with a twist. The Hogfish was outstanding. The dates wrapped in bacon incredible. The conch carpaccio was fantastic. The key lime pie was the best we've ever had. Our best meal in Key West!!!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kathy F
Where do you park
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
Just ate there this week and thought it distinctly average and gave it a 3 stars as it is not value for money. Now I read your review and find the tip was already on. I didn't check and now I am seriously pissed off. Thanks for your review.
19 February 2017|
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Response from TeamSole | Property representative |
We are sorry you're upset. We always recommend reading the bill before paying to avoid any type of confusion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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