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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
+1 305-294-1061
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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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 days ago

We have bee coming to Key West for over 20 years. Restaurants have come and gone, risen or fallen. Louie's remains on top as our final "high end" meal of each visit. Last night proved the rule. Food was superb with a bit of upward...More

Thank qualjohn
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came to Louie's the first time in 1994!! It was excecllent then and continues to be wonderful. The ambiance, the service, the food.... all fantastic. And, I enjoyed the key lime pie here more than the pie from Blue Heaven!! One of the best...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I highly, highly recommend Louie’s Backyard for an elegant and wonderful dinner when in Key West. The indoor dining area is gorgeous, a completely restored elegant colonial home, overlooking the ocean. The terraces and outdoor areas are beyond words. And the food, upscale elegance. This...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Food I had in Key West and I did not have any bad food. Top notch this place. Service was great and food was amazing. Too top it off they have an incredible view on the ocean. So good we are going back again.

Thank Wheelz1968
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Key West for a medical conference. After having had a heavy lunch we were looking for something “light” for dinner. Concierge at our hotel recommended upstairs at Louie’s Backyard which did not disappoint. There were two of us, so we were able to sit...More

Thank JohnS3MD
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 Stars for this place! EXCEPT...1 Star (or less) for the hostess. Great location, food and service. Right on the water and a premium Key West view! However, do NOT go here without a reservation. 4 of us approached the hostess stand for lunch and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk ins for lunch .. not a problem . We were welcomed with open arms. The Hanger steak and Duck Confit were to die for as were the desserts

Thank skibum49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Key West style house converted into a wonderful restaurant with spectacular views of the ocean. The concept is original and breathtaking. The food was amazing! Scallops were huge and well prepared. I enjoyed the special, which happen to be Dolphin, and it was excellent....More

Thank mrtymar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very wonderful evening! Service was exceptional! Shrimp & Grits Signature Meal was out of this world. Recommend a reservation - we did not have one and were accommodated with inside seating. Will go back again!

Thank BillWMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on honeymoon in key West and decided to indulge with a meal to Louie's back yard, we arrived and had drinks out side which had a lovely view, our table, was outside but it didn't have the best view in the house, but...More

Thank Sep90
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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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