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409 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040-6501
+1 305-304-3004
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We had read great reviews on trip advisor about Garbo's and so after a bicycle ride around the Island and watching a Power Boat race needed a drink and something to eat so decided to check Garbo's out for ourselves. Have to agree with other reviewers that the Fish and Shrimp Tacos here are to die for. Fantastic. See photos... More 

Thank pookybun p
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This place is such a find. It has everything a successful business needs. Simple menu, low overhead and amazing flavors. They even take credit cards. In our group we sampled the shrimp, fish and beef tacos. They were all amazing but the beef was the most. Sweet, spicy and juicy in every mouthful. Not to take away from the fish... More 

2 Thank RobfromPA
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

The fish tacos were outstanding. I got them w/o peppers loved them. Wife and son got peppers. Too hot for them and overpowered the taste. Your choice. Get there early setting is limited and waits are long.

Thank MnHawk
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

I know first hand why this is rated #1 on TripAdvisor. My boyfriend and I showed up on a Tuesday night and the line was long. This was around 7:30pm and they stop taking orders around 9pm. We had to wait an hour for our food, but it was well worth the wait. I ordered the Yum Yum Shrimp cayo... More 

Thank shemarafaye2009
Bentonville, Arkansas
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

I just love the Owl! I mean Trip Advisor! I love to check out the eating venues that have the highest reviews, mostly when I am traveling & don't know the area. Today was a great example: we are traveling in Key West, Florida & we were looking for a place to have lunch. We found Garbo's Grill having a... More 

Thank Maria S
Key West, Florida
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388 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Garbo's Grill is my favorite place to eat in Key West! Yes...expect a wait because everyone else is trying to get some of this awesome food but they tell you how long it will be to get your food. And the wait is well worth it. Pricing is very good for Key West and you definitely get your money's worth.

Thank Banshee694
London, United Kingdom
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493 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

This Korean-Mexican-Conch stall is run out of the backyard of Grunts Bar on Caroline Street and serves half a dozen dishes including fish taco and hot dogs with a twist. I had fish taco with red cabbage fresh coriander, mango and jalapeños (would hold jalapeños next time) and it was delicious. My partner had a hot dog which although fat... More 

Thank Eat1Drink2Travel3
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The reviews speak for themselves. Be prepared for a wait. Well worth it. Nice bar on property for beers. Cayo Tacos were great.

Thank searayc
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Very tasty indeed - sure we waited 40 minutes but that is about a beer or two and you should be on island time in Key West! For those of you complaining about the wait - get a life.....or go back to Ohio!

2 Thank Richard H
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

I have had this place on my to go list for a while. We were not disappointed. We had a wait for 30 minutes but we're lucky to get a table in the wonderful garden setting. The fish burritos are amazing. The fish is fresh and the jalapeños go well with the sauce. The kids had the burgers... There are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Caribbean, Korean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040-6501
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-304-3004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?