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2 Cents Restaurant & Pub

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416 Applerouth Ln, Key West, FL 33040-6535 (Duval)
+1 305-414-8626
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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ST. CROIX
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A little place, next to a sex shop, just off of Duval. I had the taco special, my wife had a burger, others had salad and appetizer. Reasonable for Key West and very fun wait staff.

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Thank NICKATREST
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We're glad that you had such a good time here, Nick! It's especially great to see that our staff gave you such fun and friendly service -- we'll certainly be sure to pass your kind words along. Thanks for everything -- we can't wait to have you all back again any time! -Thanks for your 2 Cents! More 

Miami Beach
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came to 2 Cents because of its James Beard reputation. The chef must have been on vacation as the Shrimp fried rice was dry and the shrimp overcooked and tasteless. I returned the dish and ordered their recommended duck nachos. BORING. Finally, I had the shishto peppers Quite disappointed as I can cook them ALOT better. Where was the... More 

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Thank ILoveTraveling2
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

This is certainly surprising to see, and we can assure you that this is definitely not the normal experience that we hear about. Our entire kitchen staff is incredibly knowledgeable in all things regarding technique and preparation, and your concerns are something we'll be checking into right away. Thanks for everything -- we hope for the chance to have you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Kevin was absolutely fabulous and provided the best service we have had in years! Food was always excellent and when there was minor hiccups he made everything more than right for us.

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Thank jscalab
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We're so excited to know that Kevin left such an awesome impression on you! Seeing that you've always had such great experiences here really means a lot, and thanks so much for sharing your kind words with everyone. We can't wait to see you here again! Thanks for your 2 Cents! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Key West we always try to have at least one meal @ 2 cents. Fantastic well prepared cocktails in the adjacent bar. Dining under the stars and a creative menu that has a something for everyone.

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Thank Steve B
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

It means the world to be one of your Key West traditions, Steve! Knowing that everyone is able to find something tasty to enjoy is fantastic, and we can't wait to see you again! Thanks for everything, Thanks for your 2 Cents! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent appetizers and drinks for happy hour. Get there early! Gets crowded and you may not get in time.

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Thank Drew S
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We're so excited to know how much you love our happy hour, Drew! Thanks a bunch for helping to spread the word -- we can't wait to have you back again any time. -Thanks for your 2 Cents! More 

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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time having Shishito Peppers. Not too spicy, great pepper flavor. Bone marrow, El Pastore Tacos, buffalo shrimp salad and foie gras were all very good. Funky little place.

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Thank Rob A
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We're so glad that you had a great time, Rob, and it's especially awesome to know what a big hit all of your food was. Thanks a bunch for spreading the word -- we can't wait to have you back! All the best, Thanks for your 2 Cents! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 5 of us celebrating a birthday in Key West. So glad one of our group knew about the Happy Hour at 2 Cents. First of all.... free bacon! And, if that's not enough, you get to roll dice to determine your drink price. Several of us were lucky to roll for $1 or 1/2-price drinks. The chicken wings... More 

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Thank Gram-in-STL
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you and your friends had such an awesome time here, Gram! It really means a lot to have you all swing by, and thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with everyone. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again some time! Thanks for everything, Thanks for your 2 Cents! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was awesome. I love the calamari and they also made amazing drinks. This is a fantastic little gem. I also got great service at this spot.

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Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We're so thrilled to know that your drinks and calamari were such big hits, Poppy! It really means a lot that you consider us to be a great local gem, and it's especially nice to see that our staff gave you such awesome service. Thanks for all the kind words -- we can't wait to see you again. Thanks for... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zachary our bartender was hateful and rude. We have never been treated so poorly by a server before. It is a shame because the food is excellent but because of him we will not be returning. We asked to speak to the manager and he said he was the manager.

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Thank Christi B
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

This is very surprising to see, Christi. While we understand that everyone has different preferences when it comes to food and drinks, one thing we have complete trust in is everybody that we have on staff. This trust definitely extends to Zachary, who we know as an amazing bartender that consistently receives high praise from the people who pass through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome. Kevin our server was beyond great. This is a fantastic little gem in Key West. I recommend highly.

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Thank Greg W
Chris S, Owner at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We are absolutely honored to have earned your recommendation, Greg! Knowing that Kevin gave you such incredible service really means the world, and we can't thank you enough for sharing your experience with everyone. It really means a lot, and we can't wait to see you again! Thanks for your 2 Cents! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Applerouth Ln, Key West, FL 33040-6535
    (Duval)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-414-8626
Description
2 Cents Restaurant & Pub is Key West's premier destination for good food, craft cocktails, and a fun atmosphere! Come by for a quick drink and an appetizer or stay a few hours for dinner! Our menu boasts everything from a fresh Kale Caesar Salad to Thai Chicken Wings to the Royale With Cheese - a half-pound Angus burger on a brioche roll! We certainly have something for everyone. But let's not forget our cocktails, like the refreshing Hibiscus Jalapeno Margarita, the Stockholm Syndrome with Makers Mark bourbon, or our French Press 77 martini. Whether it's a bite or a sip that you're craving, you'll find Key West's best menu at 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?