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buffetbuster

Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Thu, 01/25/07 1:34 PM (permalink)
I was looking around Hollyeats under Eateries Gone By and I was surprised to see that they had the Dennis Pharmacy Lunch Counter in Key West, Florida listed. I hadn't heard anything about it closing. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I was last there in September of 2005 and had a really good breakfast.
 
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    Greymo

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    RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Thu, 01/25/07 1:56 PM (permalink)
    Unfortunately, this is true. The diner part of the pharmacy has closed and the pharmacy has moved over by K-Mart.

    I used to stay at the motel across the street and we would run over there to get "take out" for our lunch around the pool almost everyday.
    They made the world's best egg salad sandwiches. Their Cuban food was terrific, too. I never did have one of their hamburgers which Jimmy Buffet is supposed to have eaten and which inspired him to write "Cheeseburger in Paradise."
     
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      Ashphalt

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      RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Thu, 01/25/07 2:12 PM (permalink)
      That is truly sad.

      Oh well, yet another reason not to visit Key West.
       
      #3
        buffetbuster

        RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Thu, 01/25/07 2:36 PM (permalink)
        Greymo-
        Thanks for the info. Too bad....I really liked this place.
         
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          tamandmik

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          RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Thu, 01/25/07 2:45 PM (permalink)
          Displaced by... K-Mart? That really sucks. What a loss to Roadfood.
           
          #5
            buffetbuster

            RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Thu, 02/8/07 6:07 AM (permalink)
            I noticed that the Dennis Pharmacy, a.k.a. Conch Cupboard Luncheonette still has its review listed. I assume that once a place closes, the review should be pulled.
             
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              chemegator

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              RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Wed, 03/7/07 3:10 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Greymo

              Unfortunately, this is true. The diner part of the pharmacy has closed and the pharmacy has moved over by K-Mart.

              I used to stay at the motel across the street and we would run over there to get "take out" for our lunch around the pool almost everyday.
              They made the world's best egg salad sandwiches. Their Cuban food was terrific, too. I never did have one of their hamburgers which Jimmy Buffet is supposed to have eaten and which inspired him to write "Cheeseburger in Paradise."


              I have heard of several restaurants that claim to be the inspiration of cheeseburger in paradise, in places ranging from Mobile, AL to Gainesville, FL to St. Barts.
               
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                blue heaven

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                RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Wed, 03/7/07 4:24 PM (permalink)
                Hi....we were in Key West just this past november and it was closed. When I asked the locals they said they were putting a bank there. Luckily I had already bought a key west poster the year before.
                 
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                  magoomus

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                  RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Fri, 03/9/07 1:14 PM (permalink)
                  The latest news is that they've re-opened in Bahama Village at The Art of Baking with Henrietta. I wonder if the Cheeseburger is still $2.95.
                  http://henriettakeywest.com/
                   
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                    snarkle_pants

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                    RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Mon, 05/14/07 4:14 PM (permalink)
                    I'm a new poster who lives and eats in the Florida Keys. I'll be looking for posts about our island food and hope to contribute.

                    The good news: Yes, the original cooks from the Conch Cupboard luncheonette at Dennis Pharmacy have opened in Bahama Village within The Art of Baking with Henrietta, located at 316 Petronia Street. The menu is nearly exactly the same. I ate lunch there today and was very happy. Other locals have been consistently pleased. Oh, the lima bean soup!

                    Bad news: The Cheeseburger is now $3.50.
                     
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                      stanpnepa

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                      RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 05/15/07 12:16 PM (permalink)
                      We were there the day the news broke that the counter at the Dennis would be closing. They were so busy they ran out of cheeseburger buns. So we had it on toast. Still, pretty darn good. Nice people too, glad to see they've just moved to somewhere else.

                      The Keys have had a tough time since the hurricane hit---Cole's Peace relocated, and Chicharrone's (sp?) closed too.
                       
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                        finfin

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                        RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Fri, 08/3/07 11:57 AM (permalink)
                        They had great breakfast there with Café con leche! Wonderful stuff! We had to go there because of the parrothead draw.
                         
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                          happytrails

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                          RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Sat, 01/12/08 5:28 PM (permalink)
                          Dennis Pharmacy Luncheonette is now located at 316 Petronia very close to Blue Heaven.
                           
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                            happytrails

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                            RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Sat, 01/12/08 5:30 PM (permalink)
                            We are in Key West until the end of March and will let everyone know how the food is at Dennis Pharmacy Luncheonette.
                             
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                              buffetbuster

                              RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Mon, 01/14/08 1:12 PM (permalink)
                              happytrails-
                              Pardon my ignorance, but does this mean that they moved away from Bahama Village (within The Art of Baking with Henrietta) and have their own building now? I admit to being a little confused.

                              Either way, I look forward to hearing what you think of the place!
                               
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                                ybbhomeless

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                                RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 06/24/08 8:04 PM (permalink)
                                The Cooks Of Dennis Pharmacy Luncheonette joined forces with The Art of Baking by Henrietta at 316 Petronia originally. Later Henrietta's moved and now the cooks have the entire location to themselves.
                                 
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                                  rastadoc

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                                  RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Sat, 07/5/08 4:50 PM (permalink)

                                  Dennis Island Cafe is now located in Bahama Village at 316 Petronia Street, approximately 8 blocks from the pharmacy location.
                                  - Dr. Jaay
                                   
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                                    mary913

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                                    RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 1:16 PM (permalink)
                                    I'm going to the Keys this weekend and would like to know about some new lunch places. We already been many places like Key's Fishery, PePe's,Conch Republic, Hogfish Bar & Grill, and Margaritaville. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm going to try Conch Cupboard and I've always stayed away from Blue Heaven because I've heard the lines are long. Also, it's gotta have a view.
                                     
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                                      finfin

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                                      RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 1:44 PM (permalink)
                                      A Very nice place to eat is Louie's Backyard. http://www.louiesbackyard.com/

                                      I like lunch at Turtle Kraals.
                                      http://www.turtlekraals.com/home.html

                                      The deep fried soft shell crab sandwich at Crabby Dick's is hard to beat!
                                      http://www.crabbydickskeywest.com/key-west-restaurants.htm

                                      I never had a problem getting into Blue Heaven.
                                       
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                                        hatteras04

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                                        RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 1:56 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by ybbhomeless

                                        The Cooks Of Dennis Pharmacy Luncheonette joined forces with The Art of Baking by Henrietta at 316 Petronia originally. Later Henrietta's moved and now the cooks have the entire location to themselves.


                                        And does anyone know what happened to The Art of Baking by Henrietta? We were there in April and went to the Petronia location and were told by the staff that Henrietta's was gone and they did not have any further information. They were actually a little rude about it so we went somewhere else to eat lunch.
                                         
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                                          finfin

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                                          RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 2:32 PM (permalink)
                                          1111 Eaton St. Key West, FL 33040 That's what I found at yellow pages. Their web site appears to have been abandoned.
                                           
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                                            Zombuswoof

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                                            RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 2:48 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by mary913

                                            I'm going to the Keys this weekend and would like to know about some new lunch places. We already been many places like Key's Fishery, PePe's,Conch Republic, Hogfish Bar & Grill, and Margaritaville. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm going to try Conch Cupboard and I've always stayed away from Blue Heaven because I've heard the lines are long. Also, it's gotta have a view.


                                            I haven't seen any mention of my favorite place for coffee - Sandy's Cafe on White St. Great cafe con leche, buccis, and cuban sandwiches. It's just a walk up window/counter with a laundrymat behind it, but trust me, it's worth it.
                                             
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                                              finfin

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                                              RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 4:00 PM (permalink)
                                              That sounds sooo gooood. I'm on a diet right now though, so all of this is sounding really good.
                                               
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                                                Oneiron339

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                                                RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 4:22 PM (permalink)
                                                El Siboney has great Cuban sandwiches.
                                                 
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                                                  Greymo

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                                                  RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 5:29 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Oneiron339

                                                  El Siboney has great Cuban sandwiches.


                                                  All of their food is terrific and the price is right!
                                                   
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                                                    mary913

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                                                    RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 9:58 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Zombuswoof

                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by mary913

                                                    I'm going to the Keys this weekend and would like to know about some new lunch places. We already been many places like Key's Fishery, PePe's,Conch Republic, Hogfish Bar & Grill, and Margaritaville. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm going to try Conch Cupboard and I've always stayed away from Blue Heaven because I've heard the lines are long. Also, it's gotta have a view.


                                                    I haven't seen any mention of my favorite place for coffee - Sandy's Cafe on White St. Great cafe con leche, buccis, and cuban sandwiches. It's just a walk up window/counter with a laundrymat behind it, but trust me, it's worth it.

                                                    Thanks for the advice, my husband loves cuban sandwiches so that may be our place. I am not a frequent coffee drinker but at Sarabeth's on they have a wonderful coffee. The aroma made me try the coffee and by the time I got home to Hollywood I called the owner to find out the name, although I still can't find it up here. Also, the owner is a very nice gentleman and runs a beautiful restaurant with a fine eye to every detail of the food, service, and decor.
                                                     
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                                                      mary913

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                                                      RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 10:26 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by finfin

                                                      A Very nice place to eat is Louie's Backyard. http://www.louiesbackyard.com/

                                                      I like lunch at Turtle Kraals.
                                                      http://www.turtlekraals.com/home.html

                                                      The deep fried soft shell crab sandwich at Crabby Dick's is hard to beat!
                                                      http://www.crabbydickskeywest.com/key-west-restaurants.htm

                                                      I never had a problem getting into Blue Heaven.

                                                      Thank you so much for the suggestions. I looked through all of the websites you offered and I think Crabby Dick's might be our place. We have two children and I get the impression that the other two might be too involved for their attention span. What do you think of Blue Heaven? I've been to Pepe's many times and I love their chipped beef in toast(never seen it on any menu before.) Also, I love Sarabeth's, they have an awesome key west shrimp omelet.

                                                       
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                                                        Holly Moore

                                                        RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Tue, 07/29/08 10:35 PM (permalink)
                                                        I'm a fan of B.O.'s Fish Wagon. Fish sandwich, conch fritters, dogs, hot dogs. Good eating, good beer, the way I had always imagined Key West would be.
                                                         
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                                                          finfin

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                                                          RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Wed, 07/30/08 10:31 AM (permalink)
                                                          Mary913,

                                                          Blue Heaven is cool. Eating outside with the chickens and the tire swing and the chicken graveyard. The kids might enjoy it. Our daughter hated the menu and the 'tude ruined the meal... When the waited asked if we needed anything else, I think I asked for a gun. We left her at the house when we went to Louie's backyard.
                                                           
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                                                            Zombuswoof

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                                                            RE: Dennis Pharmacy/Key West, FL Thu, 07/31/08 10:44 AM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Holly Moore

                                                            I'm a fan of B.O.'s Fish Wagon. Fish sandwich, conch fritters, dogs, hot dogs. Good eating, good beer, the way I had always imagined Key West would be.


                                                            B.O.'s was a great, true roadfood experience. There's something special about great food and the fear of your surroundings collapsing in on you at the same time.

                                                            I also enjoyed Lulu's Kiss, which if I remember is on Flagler. I believe it's an old gas station. Burgers, fries, shakes, etc.
                                                             
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