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Roof Top Cafe

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308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
+1 305-294-2042
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11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First visit to KW we loved this place and kept it on our list of must do restaurants this trip. We prefer the outdoor, rooftop seating. The mahi mahi was, and remains, excellent. Frankly, we haven't found a bad menu choice. Wine list is nice. Service well paced. We'll be back next trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, service and food. Upstairs, outdoor seating on a patio with cool old trees growing up and around you. Creative, fantastic menu done really well. We've been coming to KW for 20 years. This place is highly recommended for a nice night out...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After you join the throngs to celebrate the sun set, this is a conveniently located place for great seafood and attentive service. Everything our large group tried was excellent, so feel free to order whatever appeals.

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Rochester, MN, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in Key West and we often go more than once during each of our annual visits to the island. A bit disappointed in the service this year - but will not let one visit ruin this excellent place. We always go for dinner. Everything we have ordered is very good. We will be back next... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch, had Robert for our sever, Fun Guy!! I asked for the Ginger Pear Martini, I kept calling it a Ginger Bear, it became a joke with us. Had a few, so I cannot recall what I had to eat, but it was Great!! Hope you get Robert for you server and order the Ginger Pear!!!

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was built around an enormous tree which makes a beautiful setting. The chefs attention to detail has created an exceptional menu. We had the shrimp and grits which has been enhanced with finely minced pancetta and wild mushroom risotto that had a deep earthy flavor. Although it was a busy night, Jill our server was very attentive and... More 

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Townsend, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here this evening. The service matched any 5 star restaurant where I have ever been. The food was fixed to perfection. I had Mahi Mahi and wife had the fillet. Both were prepared perfectly and presentation was the best! Do not visit Key West without visiting Roof Top Cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have come to Rooftop Cafe the last 4 times we visited Key West, and it's been amazing every time! The food is delicious - absolutely love the lobster and gnocchi, the goat cheese salad, the shrimp and grits and the snapper (we shared with other couples as the portions are more than ample). The service is always excellent. Most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with friends that had been before and loved it so much they had to go back. It's a great place. We sat outside under a tree. The food and the service were fantastic. I got the scallops. They were delicious and cooked perfectly. We also got the cracked conch appetizer for the table and that was really good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty pretty place to dine. We ate outside on the roof overlooking Front street. Lights threaded through the trees made for a romantic setting. Service was friendly. We began our meal with seafood empanadas and they were delish. My husband had the scallops as his main course and he loved them, said they were perfectly cooked. I enjoyed the Mahi... 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$ 7 - US$ 36
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-2042
Description
Winner - 2014 Master Chef Classic Competition - Best Entrée - Seared Sea Scallops.Roof Top Cafe's Executive Chef Brendan Orr has a style all his own. His rich, culinary history has brought him to Key West, via Miami and Paris, France. His culinary journey has taught him the incredible ability to balance flavors from around the world.Chef Orr delights in bringing you his “New-Island” Cuisine; combining contemporary flavors of the tropics, spices from the far east and staples from the Mediterranean. Chef Orr has mastered the ability to match these tantalizing flavors with the absolute freshest produce, meats and seafood available.The result is nothing less than spectacular, and has brought him three, consecutive years' awards at the Marc House’s Master Chefs Classic, among other honors.Visit Roof Top Café in historic Key West and discover the fresh flavors of Chef Brendan Orr's New-Island Cusine.

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