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Cafe Sole

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1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144 (Frances St.)
+1 305-294-0230
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Laval, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the best meal in the Key's,the atmosphere was very relaxing romantic ,the menu offers quite a range of delicious choices ,we had difficulty choosing and an extensive wine list,Our waiter was friendly and answered all of our questions about the menu.The service was not to fast nor to slow it was perfect.Our meal was delicious! You even have... More 

Thank suzettebrodeur
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been dining at Cafe Sole for 15 plus years. My husband and I never miss a chance to go when we are in Key West (once a year at least) In the off season they have a great deal before 6:30 you get buy one get one free entrees and glasses of wine. Their specialty hog snapper is... More 

Thank Judith S
Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Among my best dining experiences in Key West. It was highly recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. The menu offers creative, tasty appetizers and wonderfully prepared entrees. The extensive wine selection is an added pleasure. Its intimate and relaxing atmosphere completes a perfect dining experience.

Thank TallyTown805
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Sole started with a very nice experience. The restaurant is pleasant and clean. Our waiter was courteous and attentive. He suggested some menu items and wine. We chose two appetizers and a bottle of wine. The apps were very good and nicely presented. We both ordered a fish entre and when the dishes arrived they looked so good. The... More 

Thank WineGuyFlorida
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been to this restaurant in a few years but after reading reviews and checking the menu online, we decided to try it. To begin with, the wine list online is not up to date and the menu online does not display any prices, so some of the menu prices were a bit of a shock. I was... More 

Thank Mslater65
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We began with the baked artichoke appetizer, unique and quite tasty too. We had the hog snapper which was fantastic and fettuccine with mushrooms and asparagus. Both dishes were fresh and delish. For dessert we ate the most incredible key lime pie on the island. Just the right amount of tart and sweetness with the perfect amount of meringue layered... More 

Thank Harlee S
St. Petersburg, FL
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for our anniversary dinner. This is slightly off the beaten path but well worth it! Romantic ambiance. We started with a stuffed grilled artichoke (which was wonderful), followed by lobster bisque and the Cesar salad. I highly recommend all of these. The food was amazing and our service was top notch. We will most certainly be back!

Thank Nsoda
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by Cafe Sole on a Thursday evening hoping to get a table quickly. We were warmly greeted by the Hostess (Who may be on the owners?), and immediately seated in a nice corner of the patio outside. Dan, our waiter was outstanding. Helpful and attentive but not overly so. He had wonderful suggestions, made us feel at home... More 

Thank Richard C
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous snapper-sweet and delightfully surrounded by mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables with just a hit of crust and sauce!

Thank Shellie W
Key West
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had multiple items on the menu with our favorites being the beet salad, angels on horseback, saganaki and then the hogfish for dinner. Everything was so delicious and our server Brian was incredible. This was such a wonderful experience!

Thank TracyKeyWest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?