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Louie's Backyard

  • 700 Waddell Ave. Map It
  • Key West
  • Eclectic

Known for

  • The more affordable Cafe at Louie's, upstairs for dinner only
  • Cheaper versions of the same food at lunch
  • Drinks at Afterdeck Bar, directly on the water

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's 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, settle in on the outside deck and enjoy dishes like cracked conch with mango chutney, lamb chops with sun-dried tomato relish, and tamarind-glazed duck breast. A more affordable option upstairs is The Cafe at Louie's, which serves tapas such as shrimp fritters with coconut curry, house-made ricotta-and-spinach gnocchi, and kaffir-lime-scented pork meatballs. 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 Information


700 Waddell Ave., Key West, Florida, 33040, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Labor Day–mid-Sept. Cafe closed Sun. and Mon.

Published 07/06/2017


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