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Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
+1 305-294-0230
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“hog snapper” (186 reviews)
“sole” (436 reviews)
“hogfish” (397 reviews)
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American, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG cannot say enough about this restaurant. Summer Specials were unbelievable, 50% off all food from 5-7, AND not over priced for Key West. We made reservations for inside, for air conditioning, but the outside seating was covered with fans. We had for appetizers of...More

Thank Mags B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went back twice! The Hog Snapper was excellent! So were the clams, the lobster bisque and the wine list! They have great early dinner specials too. MUST TRY!

Thank Christina N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the mushroom risotto with blackened scallops which was amazing. The second courses we chose were the blackened Ahi Tuna, Filet, and Hogfish. Each entree was absolutely delicious. We completed our experience with the Key Lime pie and Chocolate Pecan pie. Both desserts...More

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations for four on Saturday night, and Cafe Sole didn't disappoint. I started with the French onion soup, and everyone else had the lobster bisque. We were all pleased. I had the skirt steak and everyone else had the hogfish. To be honest...More

Thank RGHgracon3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner inside this time around. Summer early dining special is a great deal. Service, presentation and quality of food along with ambience works for us. Our meals carried a number of unique flavors brought out by spices, veggies, etc that you would not...More

Thank RMC5216
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming corner restaurant, attentive staff, and delicious hog snapper, tasting so delicate, almost sweet. Now I know why its often compared to the taste of scallops.

1  Thank MaryFrances125
Cheffypoo, Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you MaryFrances, We really appreciate your joining us and trying the hog snapper. come see us again soon. Happy days in paradise to you and yours.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went after driving past Cafe Sole for awhile, (we live in town). The staff was very nice, we were seated on the patio, nice and quaint. Bread and some kind of hummus like spread was brought out. Butter would have been nice, I was...More

Thank FairlaneHT
Cheffypoo, Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear FaillaneHT I so sorry you had a less than perfect meal. Our food at Cafe' Sole' should always be tasty and enjoyable. We hope to give you a much better meal the next time you dine with us. Bland and boring food and ribeye...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, ok food, good service but was scammed into paying a gratuity twice. The member of staff will know who they are.

Thank David C
Cheffypoo, Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear David, I will review your check and get back to you asap if you can let me know the date you dined with us. We will reimburse any double gratuity. Please respond to me at cafesole@gmail.com. Thank you for dining at Cafe' Sole'. Cheppypoo

Reviewed 9 June 2018

We love Key West and have reviewed Cafe Sole several times over the years. We stopped in with a bunch of friends on a recent trip and are happy to report that the restaurant is not only as good as ever, but maybe even better...More

1  Thank Norm L
Cheffypoo, Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Norm L Thank you for dining at Cafe' Sole' again and bringing your friends and family with you. It's our pleasure to please our regular customers and keep them happy. We are looking forward to serving you again the next time you are here...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

This was the best meal we had during our recent trip to Key West. We recommend the dates, the hog snapper, and the key lime pie. Also recommend having a reservation because there are not many tables.More

Thank landt62016
Cheffypoo, Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Landt62016 Thank you for choosing Cafe' Sole'. We are glad you liked the menu, you choose three of our signature dishes. The Hog fish snapper is our all time best seller, stuffed the dates stuffed with garlic wrapped with bacon our rightly famous, and...More

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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, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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