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Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
+1 305-294-0230
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate with 6 friends and had a delicious dinner. Wines are reasonable, mozzarella salad was to die for delicious and several of us had French onion soup which was wonderful. At least 3 people had the hogfish which we have had many times and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took advantage of the three course dinner special for $33 and it was outstanding. The food was great and the service was above and beyond the call. I had the portobello soup, the tuna and topped it off with the best key lime pie...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal here mostly because of the service and atmosphere. The dishes read better on the menu then they actually turned out, but nothing was bad. I think they need a bit of work on their sides. Shredded carrots, bland rice and...More

Thank ckster
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small neighborhood restaurant is away from the Duval Street frenzy and offers relaxed, attentive dining and a strong wine list. Salads and seafood and desserts made for a great evening! The potato and vegetable pairings with seafood were perfect. CAFE SOLE is a must...More

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, service at a reasonable price. We had an early dinner with friends last Wednesday. Our neighbors had recommended Cafe Sole. The service with Jason our server and atmosphere were nice. To top of off they have a early bird special if you order...More

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Sole is a lovely restaurant tucked into a neighborhood east of Duval. We had been there twice before, but not for the past five years. What drew us were three things: the tropical ambience, the hog fish preparation, and the attentive service. All three...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited recently with my dad, who loves seafood, and my husband, who is a vegetarian. My dad ordered lobster bisque and the shrimp pasta. My husband and I had the baked artichoke, cheese plate, risotto and veg pasta. My dad was very happy with...More

Thank Swati G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a manager at our hotel and it did not disappoint. The area we were seated in was an outdoor enclosed area with ceiling fans. I do not know if there is an air conditioned interior but we were comfortable. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local and this was our first time trying this restaurant and not totally impressed. We had the lobster bisque and steak with mashed potatoes and veggies. Soup was really good but a very small portion. The steak was a bit dry for a...More

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant after visiting Key West multiple times and while my husband and I both did enjoy our meal and do not mind paying a price for a quality dining experience, we both did feel that it was overpriced...More

1  Thank clairsmolack
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Response from Rita of the River | Reviewed this property |
Went in August and they did.
Scott H
23 July 2017|
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Response from NewJerseyShoregirl | Reviewed this property |
No not that I know of
Laura P
16 June 2017|
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yes they do. this time of year
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
    (Frances St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-0230
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Cafe Sole has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic
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