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Charlie Mac's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Brew Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
As featured in A Very Special Place and 1 other guide
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404 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-6539
+1 305-320-0204
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Clinton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Restaurant delivery is one of great things about Key West. We use it often since moving here more than 2 years ago with great results except for Charlie Macs. Twice now we have placed orders using their on line order feature and both times the meal arrived over 90 minutes after ordering, cold and incorrect. If you are planning to... More 

Thank LuckyFlint
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was wonderful!!!! We ordered the "sampler for two". It was fabulous!!! Corn bread...perfect, baked beans...perfect, brisket-ribs-wings...perfect, slaw...perfect. There was enough food to feed four people. Best Key Lime Pie we found in the keys!!!

Thank Jonathan-Heathe... P
Palm Harbor, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a short absence, the baked bean nachos are back on the menu and they are every bit as good as they were originally. This is the closest thing to Carolina BBQ that I've had outside of Carolina.

Thank Pat S
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place as part of the pub crawl they are part of. Got the t shirt and had some really good pulled pork sandwiches.

Thank Myles F
Mandeville, Louisiana
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a late night meal. Had the wings & ribs - they were awesome! The nice atmosphere combined with the great food & cold beers- need I say more?

Thank captbilly164
Clinton Township, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ food. Portions are quite large. Decor is also interesting to look at. Would recommend this joint.

Thank punchfaced
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is consistently good. The generous bowl of chili is rich and flavorful, not too spicy, and served with sour cream, cheddar jack and optional pickled jalapeños. The brisket is lean, tender and smoky, with sides of thick BBQ baked beans in a sweet molasses sauce, garlic green beans, cornbread and perfectly dressed coleslaw. Other sides are available.... More 

Thank Jillian L
Fairport, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have liked this place since it opened. The food is great but it takes a while. The smoked brisket, pulled pork, turkey and wings in whatever platter or sandwich you want are the specialties. This time we had pulled pork and brisket burnt ends, with an appetizer order of the naked wings. The wings were wonderfully smoked and tasty... More 

Thank happytourist_ny
Seneca, South Carolina
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The brisket was wonderful - very tender and moist. We went there for lunch. Plenty of tables available but we opted for outside. Wait staff was very efficient. Would definitely go again should we get the opportunity.

Thank Sharon C
Chestertown, New York
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They claim to be the best BBQ in Key West, from what I can tell they are the only BBQ in KW. My brisket was very good, juicy and tender. The corn bread was excellent and the coleslaw was good. I was not too fond of the baked beans. My wifes ribs were over cooked and dry, tough and not... More 

Thank csquared49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Brew Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-6539
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-320-0204
Charlie Mac's is the winner of the 2013 Key Plaza Memorial Day BBQ Cook Off and serves up the best island-flavored BBQ in Key West. Inspired by the sizzling pits of South Carolina, Charlie Mac’s is Pat Croce’s latest Mile Zero local hot spot. Tap into two dozen brews. Order up an icy cocktail. Kick back to live music. Enjoy the great vibes right next to the Green Parrot Bar. And get lively with the Southernmost Hurricane Club on game day at the new official Key West home of the University of Miami Hurricanes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?