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Louie's Backyard
Louie's Backyard

Louie's Backyard

9.736 reviews
££££
American, Caribbean, Wine Bar
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  • 6.8
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  • 6.6
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700 Waddell Ave, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-1061
http://louiesbackyard.com/
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In 1971, Louie Signorelli's oceanfront Victorian home was transformed into Louie's Backyard. The original restaurant seated only 12, and had one lone waiter. In 1983, Phil and Pat Tenney purchased and ... Read more
lovingly renovated Louie's - with special attention to the maintenance of the buIlding's historical integrity - and transformed it into the architectural delight it is today. Their efforts earned it a placement in the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Louie's is a gourmand's playground, a cafe-style restaurant with an oceanfront background setting - a must-do experience which has become a Key West tradition.

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Burns

Another one of our favorites and if you're lucky enough you can visit the small but entertaining dog beach next door and find some sea glass!

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Greenville

Louie's is one Olof the best foodie restaurants in the South! Great location for a romantic date or a smith group of friends!

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Stroll to the After Deck, sit at the bar (seriously, sit at the bar), and enjoy a Sundowner. Dress cool. it can be warm in the summer.

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Local from Key West

Skip the fussy, old-school "Floribbean" cuisine of the downstairs. Instead, head up the stairs to the more laid-back tapas room. You'll get the same breathtaking ocean view, the same well-thought-out wine list, plus tasty, innovative small plates, perfect for sharing with friends. Chef Martha Hubbard offers delightful nibbles such as sake glazed beets, gourmet popcorn, and artesanal pizzas. Though Louis Backyard is a Key West tourist attraction, most out-of-towners don’t even know about the upstairs, which has a different chef and a less-hefty price tag.

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A wonderful setting out on the back deck with bar to enjoy sunset depending on time of year and location of sun. The restaurant is also fabulous. There is also a tapas restaurant upstairs.

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Plano

An upscale restaurant with unique dishes, sits right on the Atlantic providing beautiful views while dining on the patio.

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Ride your bike down to Key West’s Most Popular destination, where you can dine on incredible cuisine served by a professional staff on either the fabulous multilevel deck or in the elegant dining room; it’s many folks’ idea of heaven…” – Zagat

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Chicago

I will give all its points to the location! Lovely backyard.. Food is okay, more of tourist oriented.. Not much for vegans but yes the place makes it up for almost everything!!

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Canonsburg
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Excellent food in the restaurant and great patio for drinks on the Afterdeck. Right on the water.

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Carrollton

A must try place in KW! All-around perfect restaurant. Expect price to accompany perfection.

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Burns

Not just fabulous food. the view and ambience are special. Sit on the right side of the outdoor deck and see the Canine beach. It's a real hoot. This should be 10 stars.

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Great for lunch or dinner or a drink at their outdoor bar. Great ocean view.

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Padua

A really nice restaurant with a fantastic view on the Ocean. It is located in a very quiet position, in a Victorian building. there is th eafterdeck bar, a quite big terrace with a fantastic sight directly on the water, and the upperdeck bar, very elegant. the food is good and genuine, with fresh fish and local vegetables and fruits! to try, at least once in KW!!!!!

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Eufaula

Great brunch! Wonderful location right on the beach facing the ocean. Perfect for a Sunday morning wake up call. The Banana Pancakes are a dream!

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Philadelphia

One of my favorite!

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Loveland

Love their salads & key lime pie. The view is breathtaking

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Water front fine dining, one of our favorites

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Local from Key West

Upscale restaurant on the water. Lots of outdoor seating.

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West Columbia

Excellent lunch or dinner with a beautiful view

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Beautiful setting on the beach. White tabelcloth's

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Aliases: Louie's Backyard/The Afterdeck Bar

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