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The Boathouse

700 Front St, Historic Seaport Area, Key West, FL 33040-6689
+1 305-294-1269
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster tempura” (26 reviews)
“kabobs” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 Front St, Historic Seaport Area, Key West, FL 33040-6689
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Main floor restaurant right on the marina, and The Commodore (much more $$$) is on the second floor. We went there a couple times for the happy hour starting at 4PM. Their lamb chops are fabulous! So are the peel and eat shrimp. If you...More

1  Thank indyfun
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When in Key West, catch the happy hour at The Boathouse on Front Street at the Key West Marina. The food and many drinks (drought) are half price. It’s very crowded, but the food is good, the service is excellent, and the price to be...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really liked happy hour particularly the $4 margaritas that are as generous and tasty as the ones we always enjoyed at Kelly’s before it closed. Plus, the half price small plates were delicious. We loved the coconut shrimp especially. Just don’t wait to go...More

1  Thank teachers55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The very best happy hour for both food & drinks we have ever gone to!!! Half price top shelf drinks at unbelievably excellent prices. The 1/2 price food items are high quality and there are a lot of choices. My wife & I got the...More

Thank big52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a four hour drive from Ft. Lauderdale we landed in Key West and were starving! We booked into our hotel and walked to the pier and found The Boathouse. So nice to sit right by the dock and look at the fishing boats. The...More

1  Thank Kassie1605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for Happy Hour, but get there at or before 4:00 pm or you will have a wait. Great appetizers at half price, like ribs, lobster bisque, lobster tempura, fish bites, mini filet and mushroom kabobs, coconut shrimp, and many more.

Thank ForTheUnderdog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us needed water front pet friendly dining. The outside tables worked fine. The staff would’ve let us in with our dos but health regs prohibit it. Anyways, busy Monday night I suspect due to the wind a cruise ship was still in dock....More

1  Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is the best, best prices, and most of all The Best Bartenders, Maria, Shannon, Rachel, Alicea, Kelsi. Always nice.

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. Had small plates of fried lobster and filet mignon with mushrooms. Had we not been there during happy hour, I might have been a little disappointed. The restaurant when busy gets very tightly packed, and can get quite loud. It was...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the harbour front. Very busy, so a good sign. Ordered bread starter, Snapper and Lobster tail. Very nice and huge portions. Friendly staff. $62 (including soft drinks).

Thank stuartbeesley
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Torii L
5 February 2018|
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Response from Phil G | Reviewed this property |
Every day
26 December 2016|
Response from GNRoney | Reviewed this property |
Maybe they are too busy or maybe bc they open at 4. But it is so worth it
31 May 2016|
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
4-6:30 and you do need to get there early if you want to sit at the bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Front St, Historic Seaport Area, Key West, FL 33040-6689
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1269
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