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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
+1 305-294-1061
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here in the evening right after sunset. We sat on the patio, and it was great. The drinks & food were exceptional. I had the signature dish, the shrimp with bacon & mushrooms over grits. I wish I had some right now. We...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect meal to end our trip to the Keys. The food was only outdone by the view from the deck. So glad we did not skip this one.

Thank mhughes70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rock shrimp appetizer has pork rinds which is excellent. Also had the shrimp and grits which was very good. Conch fritters were the best in Key West. Good ambiance, you can sit indoor or outdoor and the service is good as well.

Thank Mr_Review00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was cloudy and slightly windy when we had our dinner there....but we were able to sit outside under cover overlooking the water. The food was excellent and our server, Ryan, was top notch. Will definitely dine there on our next visit to Key West!

Thank bmoactress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the basis of the TA reviews and the fact it's round the corner from the hotel but what a great restaurant. Starters: lobster and scallops. Dont think I've had better scallops. Entrees: yellowtail snapper and fillet steak. Snapper was delicate and delicious,...More

Thank GurnBlenston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were vising this beautiful restaurant a few days ago. We were amazed about the beautiful view in the restaurant to the ocean. Our server Myrna was very friendly and kind. The food was so delicious! Overall great experience ! We will...More

Thank Flman1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for dinner with friends on a recommendation. We weren't disappointed. The staff seemed friendly enough and the ambience was pretty laid back. The food was very good. There was no issues at all. I would recommend trying it. It is a little...More

Thank Stamrish1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a back deck bar that sits over the water. It is the most incredible place to go for a drink and stare out at the ocean. I have not eaten here but they have everything you could possibly want to drink and...More

Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for our 10th Anniversary! Although hot and humid we sat outside on the patio for our dinner and we had no regrets! The service was wonderful and the food was very good! We will return!

Thank kalliopi a
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location 5 Food 3 Staff 2 If you judge the restaurant by its cover it's amazing BUT we had a waitress who was pretty arrogant and didn't make us feel welcome at all. If you have to go, have a cocktail at the bar and...More

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Questions & Answers
28 March 2017|
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Response from meisterNewYork | Reviewed this property |
Sure, but you need to call for a reservation. Give yourselves at least a week. They do not take reservations if you just happen to stop by. Sit outside it's beautiful. We had lunch 3 days in a row, and dinner one night.
28 February 2017|
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Response from Russell K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are. However, we got seated at 2:30 and had a delightful late lunch that was not rushed. Make a reservation though.
2 August 2015|
Response from WinnieTavernier |
it's the keys. Nice shorts and shirt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1061
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