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Louie's Backyard

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Louie's Backyard Review

Feast your eyes on a steal-your-breath-away view and beautifully presented dishes prepared by executive chef Doug Shook. Once you get over sticker shock on the seasonally changing menu (appetizers cost around $10–$18; entrées can hover around the $38 mark), settle in on the outside deck and enjoy dishes like grilled scallops with portobello relish, grilled king salmon with fried risotto, and mint-rubbed pork chop with salsa verde. A more affordable option upstairs is the Upper Deck, which serves tapas such as flaming ouzo shrimp, roasted olives with onion and feta, and Gruyère and duck confit pizza. If you come for lunch, the menu is less expensive but the view is just as fantastic. For night owls, the tin-roofed Afterdeck Bar serves cocktails on the water until the wee hours.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Labor Day to mid-Sept. Upper Deck closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch at Upper Deck.
Updated: 03-26-2013

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    Great Terrace

    On our first night in Key West, my partner and I had a wonderful meal on the terrace. Our waitress, an interior designer by trade, was genuine and attentive to all her tables. Definately a must in Key West.

    by boston1972, 8/23/07
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    Always a pleasure

    We go to Key West at least once a year and always dine at Louie's once or twice. That said, we always go for lunch and always eat at the Afterdeck Bar at the edge of the ocean. Fantastic!

    by mojitogirl, 2/3/07

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