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Louie's Backyard

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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Positano, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been coming to Louie's since the 70's and while there have been many changes to this great restaurant and bar, the ambiance and time we spent are always memorable. The back decks were expanded years ago and now are roomy and serve up beautiful views. The menu was very good and we all enjoyed the food. The conch... More 

Thank Llatrenta
Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend highly recommended my husband and I go here. Made a same day reservation for outside and was told 8:30. Arrived to feel my reservation was booked for 4 inside but it was for 2 outside. There were plenty of open tables so I'm not sure why we had to wait until 8:30? I ordered salmon which was good.... More 

Thank bailey0420
Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful secret tucked away on a quiet street with an incredible location on the beach. It doesn't look like mug from the street- but a wonderful surprise when you get to the beach side of the property. Food was excellent- although a bit pricey. We were there for a late dinner- so the special was sold out. Service... More 

Thank reinspahr
Somerset, Wisconsin
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384 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here while waiting for our plane to leave. We were just going to have drinks but decided on food too. I'm glad we did. The food here is prepared well, the service was friendly and fast. We'll be coming back.

Thank kruezers
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

one of the best meals I've ever had. Love this place. The food, location, view, service and ambience are outstanding.

Thank Kevin M
Dunedin, Florida
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While driving around in a rented electric golf cart, we ran across this place. Had always wanted to go in. Sat on the back porch on the water and had a great view. Wanted to stay for Thanksgiving dinner, but alas, we had not made reservations. Next time.........

Thank mahimike
Malvern, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent!! We called late, around 6pm, to see if they could accommodate a party of two for that night. First available seating was 9:30 or we could visit the Upstairs. It's small plates and everything we ordered was delicious! Great service, too!!

Thank lmiskewi
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate two of the three dinners we had in Key West at Louie's backyard. The food and the service were both excellent. If you want to sit out- doors looking out over the ocean, the sunset and later the moon you had best make a reservation, the earlier the better.

Thank Elizabeth P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here after hearing that Lattitudes had a week long wait list. Honestly if I was going to go back to Key West this would be my first priority. Decently priced for a nice meal, great cocktails and awesome view. Service was an A PLUS!

Thank J D
Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our favorite meal in key west, and that says a lot the food there is amazing. We had the scallops appetizer, and the shrimp with grits and the swordfish for dinner. They were both so great. Our server Donna was the best we've ever had, excellent experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 3052941061

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