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Roof Top Cafe

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308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
+1 305-294-2042
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pembroke, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sat outside at a table described by the person seating us as the "best in the house". It was ok until she moved our umbrella to another table leaving us in direct sun. We mentioned this to her and she seemed to dismiss us. Our waiter was slow slow and seemed confused. Our drinks took more than 15 minutes to... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We celebrated my birthday and were greeted with a cheerful birthday wish and taken to a lovely outdoor table under a banyon tree. The patio was decorated with small white lights, very charming. The staff was attentive and friendly, the food was great, I had local snapper and my husband had Barbeque shrimp and grits, both dishes were cooked perfectly.

Thank WeTripping
Pembroke Pines FL
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The day was absolute gorgeous to spend it on their out door balcony setting . Wonderful breeze, nice view and the buzzing sound of Key West. Our server started us off with bogo mimosa (great little kick to start the day) We ordered the calamari it was pretty good, it was like a blackened calamari - different than what I'm... More 

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Bethany, Connecticut
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying our server Sara was excellent. Very attentive and understanding. I started with the pork belly appetizer. It was not good for a variety of reasons. I'm not sure if it wasn't prepared properly or if it wasn't cooked properly or both but the end result was gruesome. Definitely not slow roasted- devoid of flavor. I... More 

Thank al m
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must go to restaurant. Atmosphere is great, food is amazing and service is fantastic. Every time we go to Key West we have to eat at the Roof Top Cafe.

Thank MamaChickie
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed key lime colada and pomegranates margarita. Excellent. Then had romaine salad and pork spring rolls. Thought all were in spot. Others had empanadas (good) and lobster/crab cake (good). Waitress Brittany was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We were sat outside on balcony edge w a great View of Duval St.

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Carmel, Indiana
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at a table on the balcony overlooking Mallory Square. Wonderful view and pleasant servers. Elevator available for our walking-impaired friend. I had a lunch that offered a great variety. Conch fritters, half a Cuban sandwich, black bean soup, and key lime pie all for one price. Two for one drink special started the day off well!

Thank Drjudi1
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the duck, the husband had the filet minion and my mum had the tuna. The food is amazing. The ambiance is intimate, maybe a little dark to read the menu for the oldies... The only downside was the service, it took a fair bit to get a drink, food and service. Over all it was a great meal.

Thank Georgefr
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good spot ,friendly service .food was good ,nothing really special but if you just want to sit and have a bite is fine. Location is great ,and if the patio is available definitely sit outside.

Thank tsvetelinabenova
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Roof Top Cafe with my family of five. The atmosphere was inviting, relaxing and romantic. So depending of your reason for dining out, i don't think you will feel out of place. I recommend sitting outside as the mix of nature and moonlight can't be beat. The restaurant offers fine dining in the typical non-pretentious key west style. My... More 

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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
US$7 - US$36
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-2042
Winner - 2014 Master Chef Classic Competition - Best Entrée - Seared Sea Scallops.Roof Top Cafe's Executive Chef Brendan Orr has a style all his own. His rich, culinary history has brought him to Key West, via Miami and Paris, France. His culinary journey has taught him the incredible ability to balance flavors from around the world.Chef Orr delights in bringing you his “New-Island” Cuisine; combining contemporary flavors of the tropics, spices from the far east and staples from the Mediterranean. Chef Orr has mastered the ability to match these tantalizing flavors with the absolute freshest produce, meats and seafood available.The result is nothing less than spectacular, and has brought him three, consecutive years' awards at the Marc House’s Master Chefs Classic, among other honors.Visit Roof Top Café in historic Key West and discover the fresh flavors of Chef Brendan Orr's New-Island Cusine.

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