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Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
+1 305-294-0230
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“hog snapper” (192 reviews)
“sole” (444 reviews)
“hogfish” (406 reviews)
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American, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staying on Fleming street and everyone recommended this restaurant. It was fabulous!! The French onion soup was the best ever and we split the signature hog snapper. Very nice atmosphere in quiet setting for dinner. Restaurants away from Duval in quiet neighborhoods are fabulous!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LucyW585
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this cozy little place, and by all means, try the signature hogfish dish. The staff was excellent, everything on the menu that we tried was superb. We will definitely go back when we return to Key West.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GoingPlaces9963
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner in in a quiet setting. Cafe Sole is in a residential area several blocks North of Duval which helps keep it peaceful.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank JimG689
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal here as always. I had the hog snapper and portobello soup as usual and it was delicious. Great atmosphere too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of the 7 restaurants we visited, Cafe Sole was my favorite. Off the beaten path, unimposing from the outside and fairly small inside, one might be excused for wondering if this is really one of Key West's best restaurants. In a word: Yes. Opened in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cantey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant after having done online review searches ahead of our vacation to KW, and were so HAPPY that we visited! The place has lots of local charm, yet has the feel of a fine dining establishment. My waiter suggested the Hog Snapper,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank BarracudaBunny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice seafood based dinner here. I am gluten free and the server was very sure of what was ok for me and there was a lot of choice. I had the lamb chops as a starter which were the second best...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank leejwalton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a good listener, and when my waiter told me this was their number 1 dish for over 20 years I ordered it. This was absolutely hands down the best fish I ate in Key West. It was cooked to perfection with four small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ArtTeacher7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the knowledgeable, friendly staff to the excellent food and romantic ambiance, Cafe Sole never disappoints! The Hog Snapper is without a doubt my favorite dish on the island. It’s always fresh and perfectly prepared. I also highly recommend the beet and goat cheese salad....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CoastalKay
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 7 on a Sunday night. We all had delicious food. Their food and service is outstanding. I would recommend when visiting key west to make a reservation here. You won’t be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Grandmalinda273
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Vicki S
5 November 2018|
Response from bjenniferb4 | Reviewed this property |
CAFE SOLE is delightful!!!! I believe their summer / hurricane season promotion has ended, but you might want to reach our to them. The menu and staff are exceptional...at any price they are WORTH every penny ! Cozy... More
Judith R
20 October 2018|
Response from bjenniferb4 | Reviewed this property |
It is "old town" key west...parking is always 'limited' ...the restaurant is in a LOVELY, historic, residential neighborhood...worth the delightful, short walk from the main hub of the island..."UBER" is prevalent not in... More
28 January 2018|
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Response from RitaoftheRiver | Reviewed this property |
Went in August and they did.
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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