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Square Grouper

22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
+1 305-745-8880
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Must go to the Grouper each year we visit. Better than Key West places . Food is delivered quickly from the kitchen and served hot on the table. Fish is never overcooked. Can't go wrong ordering the daily special.

1  Thank barrnell
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best seafood anywhere. Great service. Great atmosphere. We have been to a lot of great restaurants all over the world, Square Grouper is our favorite by far!

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Square grouper sets the bar for excellent service and fine dining from seafood to vegetarian. No complaints!

1  Thank morriscrady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a week in Cudjoe key and ate at Square Grouper a couple times for lunch and dinner. Very good food and worth the visit and wait (if not ridiculous).

1  Thank Lee R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've come here for many years and were worried that Irma would do them in. Still fabulous. Slightly modified menu but all my favorites still there. Mimi at the bar is still a trip.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch at the Grouper! I had the blue plate special; philly chicken cheese, and fries with a draft yuengling...11 bucks! Can’t beat that! He had the yellow tail lunch special with the champagne sauce...he was in heaven...our friends had the grouper sandwich, always...More

Thank Chrissy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in recently with my co worker for lunch in between service stops. We both ordered the Deluxe Burger, medium. When we got them they were extremely well done. Our server asked how everything was and we told her how overcooked our meal was....More

Thank Belugalu11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place accidentaly and it was superb. Staf here was friendly and attentive, Grouper sandwich was fresh and very flavorfull. we will be back for sure.

Thank ttakacs2017
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Drinks are great, service is wonderful, and food is delicious. The best dinner that I’ve had in the Keys. This is my new “go to” restaurant.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I saw mention of the Square Grouper in promotional material I received from the rental company during our recent visit to Key West. Since I absolutely love grouper, we decided to make the drive up to Cudjoe Key for lunch. It was hands down the...More

Thank OhioBuckeye826
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Erin M
29 June 2016|
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Response from Katie T | Reviewed this property |
Totally! We took our 6 and 7 year olds. You can write on the tablecloths (paper over linen) and there are crayons on the tables. There are also kids menus. :)
Jodi F
30 March 2015|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it, the term is 'slang' for a bale of marijuana that drug smugglers would drop into the ocean current from a plane to be carried to the Keys and be picked up there. I guess it makes sense. Anyway, that's what... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Cudjoe Key
  • Phone Number: +1 305-745-8880
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Innovative fresh local seafood. House Smoked Fish Dip is phenomenal, a definite "must try"!! Our Conch Chowder and our Key Lime Pie are also something you should not miss. We also have a great Square Grouper Fish Sandwich, 16 oz Grilled Ribeye (Certified Angus Beef!), Salads and lots of small plates to share...Flash Fried Conch with ponzu and wasabi. We are open on Mondays from the last week in December thru April! We close every September from the Sunday AFTER Labor Day and reopen on the Thursday BEFORE Columbus Day Weekend.
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