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Louie's Backyard

700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
+1 305-294-1061
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“shrimp and grits” (134 reviews)
“tapas” (86 reviews)
“salad” (136 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
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Reviewed yesterday

The front of the restaurant is unassuming but the inside is lovely and the outdoor dining and bar area it is beautiful. (Ask for outdoor seating when you make your reservation because the awnings off the back block any view from the first floor dining...More

Thank ChrisN438
Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely corner spot on the upper balcony to watch the sun set on our last evening in Key West. The small plates were delicious and we think Louie's has the best key lime pie in Key West. Louie's is always a must...More

Thank Elise B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My absolute most favorite relaxing spot for a cold afternoon beverage with a view!! Love getting away from Duvall and enjoying the ocean!

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch the other day while bicycling around Key West! It was a beautiful spring day and we were fortunate to be seated outside. Although the food was quite good, the service was terrible! Our waitress was unfriendly and the service exceptionally...More

Thank mermaid15
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

love this place, the setting is fab! friendly & helpful staff. very delicious food, highly recommend the double lamb chops. one of our fav key west restaurants bar food is good too

Thank bollie67
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch. I had the chicken salad with noodles. It was very tasty. Slightly on the pricey side but really nice overall. The key lime pie was a bit strange. More like custard than pie.

Thank ckster
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to brunch at Louie's - seemed like a terrific location. However, we had a terrible experience. I explained to the waitress that I have a gluten allergy, and asked whether certain items on the menu are gluten-free. She seemed annoyed at...More

3  Thank christina_tripster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told this is the place to go well it’s not ,,, way overrated and overpriced I could cook grouper better then this,,, two of us got the special and we were disappointed

2  Thank Bob Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute, late dinner brought us upstairs to Louie’s for their tapas style menu. Wait staff was attentive. Parmasian chips and hummus and olives were very good. Mushroom gnocchi was mostly mushrooms. Skirt steak tacos were very good. Cauliflower was a little over-curried. We missed...More

1  Thank Ldeck
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been our first night standard for 15 years. The ambiance, service and food are top notch. As another reviewer noted, we were disappointed that conch fritters were gone from the menu. The conch stew was thin and overly spiced but the cracked conch...More

Thank jemdc35
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1061
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