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Cafe Sole

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1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144 (Frances St.)
+1 305-294-0230
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Bethany, Connecticut
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten here multiple times over the pst 5 years. It seems every time we eat there we have the pleasure of having Jason as our server. On rare occasions when we dine out, we strike up wonderful conversations with folks around us. Besides remarkable food that was pleasantly paced and impeccable service, the conversation was wonderful. Every appetizer,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant off the beaten path but worth the trip. The hogfish and scallops were great. One of us ordered blacked grouper and blacked swordfish showed up but it was still great. The soups were fantastic. French onion and portobello soup were top notch. The lamb chop appetizer was so tender and delicious.

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wilmington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the family ( 6 ) for our last dinner in Key West after 2 weeks of a fabulous vaca. I decided to try Cafe Sole well I think I made a bad decision. The place was quaint and cozy. The waiter was par, the food was above par. I ordered a Choc souffle and 15 minutes later the waiter... More 

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Paris
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246 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is pleasant with its covered patio. The food was, generally speaking, very good, except for the sides served with the lobster: It was an unidentified mishmash. When you pay 50 dollars for a dish, you could expect better. The key lime pie was also questionable.

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Thank Mikeworld
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105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll start by saying the atmosphere, service and food quality are all up to the standards of fine dining. Seating in a garden room next to the stained glass window is lovely, and the servers are very attentive - even on a busy evening. As recommended, we ordered the Hogfish and it was outstanding. My one concern: we dined at... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had all the usual suspects, i.e. the award winning choices at Cafe Sole. The hog snapper was very tasty but it was “upgraded” for New Year’s Eve by reducing the amount of hog snapper and adding one (1!) shrimp which upped the price. However, it was New Year’s Eve, the food quality is very solid and the Key Lime... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has spoiled me for hogfish. it is exceptional every single time. other food items are great as well but my experience is a little limited because this is what I always order. Service is generally attentive.

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Thank Dianne S
Key Colony Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karen and I ate there again last night. It is only a block from our home in KW. She had hogfish, I had the tuna with a berry sauce. Both were excellent. Jason was our server, great. The staff in this restaurant is as good as I have ever seen. If you are in KW, make this a destination.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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215 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining with local friends and they love this place. Now I know why...Everything we ordered was fantastic. Possibly the best Hogfish and Key Lime pie in town!

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georgetown, ontario
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two plates of their specialty, hogfish snapper - one was fully dressed, the other was missing radicchio garnish and lime. Rice was average but overall it was made up for by the fish preparation, sauce and grated carrot. Service was excellent and accommodated special preparation request very well. Atmosphere was very nice and a quiet location away from the main... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
    (Frances St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-0230
Description
Cafe Sole has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?