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Louie's Back Yard

700 Waddell Ave., Key West, FL - (305) 294-1061
A romantic dining spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Louie's serves high-fashion Caribbean food in a laid-back way. Among the specialties not to be missed are shrimp and grits, grouper and Key lime pie on a gingersnap crust.
88% Approval Rating (18 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
shrimp
yellowtail
Grouper
Key lime pie
Arugula Salad

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"When we visit Key West and think about dinner, we think of more than something to eat. We think of the ocean, warm breezes and tropical beverages in a magical place. Those thoughts logically lead us to a table at Louieā€™s Back Yard, where the best seats are located on ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

700 Waddell Ave., Key West, FL
(305) 294-1061

http://www.louiesbackyard.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A southern classic: shrimp and grits
"A southern classic: shrimp and grits"
Michael Stern





Grouper is a favorite entree on Louie's menu. Here it is presented on a foundation of spicy black beans.
"Grouper is a favorite entree on Louie's menu. Here it is presented on a foundation of spicy black beans."
Michael Stern


A great combination: spicy chorizo sausage and firm local shrimp, all heaped with roasted vegetables and drizzled with freshly-made aioli.
"A great combination: spicy chorizo sausage and firm local shrimp, all heaped with roasted vegetables and drizzled with freshly-made aioli."
Michael Stern


Mojitos are said to have been a favorite drink of Ernest Hemmingway, which he learned about in Cuba and drank while living on Key West. Those are fresh mint leaves in the glass with lots of rum.
"Mojitos are said to have been a favorite drink of Ernest Hemmingway, which he learned about in Cuba and drank while living on Key West. Those are fresh mint leaves in the glass with lots of rum."
Michael Stern


Louie's deck by day
"Louie's deck by day"
Michael Stern


Lunch and dinner are different experiences at Louie's.
"Lunch and dinner are different experiences at Louie's."
Michael Koenig


This is the view from the deck of Louie's Back Yard at twilight. What a great place to eat ... and to drink margaritas!
"This is the view from the deck of Louie's Back Yard at twilight. What a great place to eat ... and to drink margaritas!"
Michael Stern


Bathers and local dogs enjoy Louie's Backyard (the Atlantic Ocean).
"Bathers and local dogs enjoy Louie's Backyard (the Atlantic Ocean)."
Michael Koenig


On the way to paradise: this is the view of the keys from the plane descending towards Key West.
"On the way to paradise: this is the view of the keys from the plane descending towards Key West."
Michael Stern



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