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Hot Tin Roof
Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceankey.com
  • Phone: (305) 296-7701
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 7:30am - 11:30am;
    Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Caribbean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Brendan Mica
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Off street parking as well as several public lots, including Mallory Square.
A word from Hot Tin Roof
Hot Tin Roof features bright vibrant colors indicative of the overall style of the Ocean Key Resort & Spa. The restaurant's 3,000 square feet of dining features indoor seating for 60 and an outdoor deck overlooking Key West Harbor, accommodating up to 40 people. The restaurant's lounge, Stage Door, serves a unique selection of themed signature cocktails and is highlighted with a custom-designed mural by Key West artist Jeff Beal.

"It's a mélange of tastes and fragrances, combining traditional Florida foods with Latin, Caribbean and tropical influences. It's funky, fun, and fresh with a broad range of tastes and sensations. The restaurant features a relaxed elegance with dramatic water and sunset views.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "After reading great reviews, my husband and I put in a reservation at Hot Tin Roof for our honeymoon in Key West. In my note on Open Table's website, I asked if we could have a romantic seat with a great sunset view. Hot Tin Roof delivered! We sat outside at a table for two with the perfect sunset ambiance. The music from the performer at the pier below was clear enough to hear from the deck and it added to the experience. The service was incredible- our waiter was knowledgable and very personable. There was also an attendant who made sure our glasses of water were no less than half full. The food was delicious and fresh. We would absolutely recommend Hot Tin Roof to anyone looking for a fresh romantic setting with the Key West vibe!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We took our kids for a beautiful dinner on the patio overlooking the water to watch a beautiful sunset."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I made reservations to celebrate my husbands birthday. We had a wonderful experience! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent!! Great setting for a romantic dinner. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "When in Key West, of course you go to Mallory Square for the Sunset Festival. We made an 8:45 reservation. We got there early and waited at the bar for our requested window table. Everyone was super friendly and attentive. Unfortunately our entrees took an hour. We were finally served at 10:05. That is just way too long to wait. There was no explanation and no apology. It appeared to be the norm."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This restaurant has the best service by far. The food is amazing."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "What a great location to watch a fantastic key west sunset, with great food and nice music. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We had the special for 2, which included 2 large filet mignons which were delicious, plus 2 lobster tails and shrimp. Complimentary bread appetizer and tasty drinks too. Very special night!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The dish selections were great. Paella was good and Grouper was nice. However, over cooked chocolate desert dish - which does require baking but when cooked in the mini-cast iron bowls they use - it was way over cooked. This is a great sunset view location!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "If u like sit outdoors..there is the option. We r here in late July.we opted for indoor seating. But u get a sunset view with sunset keys island right close by.. The food was pretty good ( we r from NY so standards to very high!). The fresh seafood was pretty amazing and wine selection was awesome. U r on vacation with great view and good food. If u r a foodie, this is definately an option!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Another outstanding visit to the Hot Tin Roof; I turned my nephew on to the "roof" for a sunset dinner and he loved it. Our waiter was patient and allowed us to cool off prior to ordering dinner after riding the bikes down on a hot early evening in July. The wine, appetizers, dinner, coffee and especially the service was professionally prepared and served. Joseph was very accomodating and kind. I always visit the "roof" when I am in town and plan another visit in November. Thank you, Billie"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Beautiful setting. Very good food. Server terrible. Slow, Attitude, very snippy. We reported our distress to the manager who did every thing possible to correct the problem. Surely this was an incident limited to the one employee but it served to ruin our evening."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had requested a romantic table and after a martini at the bar we were seated. Outside, with a tremendous view of the arriving boats and the the scenery at sunset was fantastic. The service was great both by our server and the bartender. I was somewhat disappointed by the limited choices for fresh seafood given we are tight there on the water. More meat dishes than fish, which I counted only three.they should really offer much more in seafood and caught locally! Other than that, a great experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Sunset dinner at Hot Tin Roof is a rare opportunity not just in Key West, but in the U.S. With a world-class kitchen, the food is outstanding. With an elevated view of Key West sunsets, it is a special setting. Outdoor seating is available -- ideal unless it is very hot. Indoor seating provides great views as well. A varied menu has something for everyone. Cocktails were crafted very well. Service was outstanding, attentive, not overbearing. The only "other" is that outside it can be loud until about 30 minutes after sunset. On our recent dinner, the volume outside was a bit loud. After the live music stopped, the internal music at Hot Tim Roof provided nice ambiance. Great for a romantic evening, great food special sunsets."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I would highly recommend. Very reasonable price for such an awesome dining experience."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Hot Tin Roof only once before, another time of year, and the total experience was as wonderful as the first time several years ago. There were tweens present at other tables; however, I would not recommend this place for children unless they are "foodies" and can really appreciate a delicate meal. This is our "last night in town" place to go, and always try to go at sunset. Make reservations."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As mentioned in many reviews the view and location are amazing. But also the food and service are great, truly enjoyed a great dinner and prices are fair."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was delicious and unique. Our waiter was very knowledgable and explained everything to us. We had fantastic service and a great meal. I loved the atmosphere; it was romantic and relaxing. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Service was excellent - food was great - beautiful room and view of water."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Went for brunch. Great ambiance, great food, fabulous Bloody Mary's."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were greeted by the manager I guess and was very friendly and offered us complimentary champagne for our anniversary, we declined just because champagne doesn't agree with me and my wife. The flatbread app was excellent , we also ordered a surf and turf dish that was a special. Everything was well prepared , the manager again offered free desert for our anniversary , which we declined because we stuffed ourselves, so he gave us our drinks for free- mohito and a stoli club, which I thought was very generous of them. I would highly recommend hot tin roof to anyone visiting key west. Great location.. Great staff.. Great food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "At the Northern end of Duval Street in the Ocean Key Resort this is not your usual hotel restaurant. The outdoor tables have the best view of Key Wet Harbor and the sunset. Service is outstanding. We shared a dinner of multiple small plates. All of the food was excellent. The timing and presentation of each dish was perfect. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and service! From the lighted menus to the knowledgeable staff this restaurant was great! Tucked away from the crowded street with incredible outdoor dining to view the ocean."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Muy lindo lugar, muy buen servicio, muy buena atención, muy buena comida. Un lugar para volver, para recomendar."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with some friends. The for was outstanding, we especially liked sharing the small plates and trying lots of different things."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Dont recommend the ceviche. It looked like it was 5 days old. Our waiter was amazing, but unfortunately that was the only positive thing about the experience. They really need to change their ways if they want to stay in business in a town known for its seafood..."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The prices and quality are out of line. When entree prices are in the high $30's the meal needs to be especially worthy. Not so. It's a hyped up place with great ambiance but the food quality is very poor. Short rib dish was cold and the fontina cheese was a poor overpowering choice for the dish. Grouper was swimming in a tasteless white soup. Don't mind spending on a nice dinner but it was not a nice dinner. Hot tin roof needs to get their act together and stop fooling the people."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Wondered where we were going on entering the hotel as that was nothing to look at, but once in the restaurant that all changed, great venue, lovely staff and well cooked and presented food, nobody rushed you, great steady pace and very calm environment. Really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I came for the sunset and stayed for the amazing food and cocktails. Definitely get Hemingway's Daiquiri. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We weren't for the sunset views although the weather didn't cooperate. With that being said, the food was good and service were very good. A bit on the pricey side, but still worth a visit"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were eight for a special family lunch and could not have been more pleased. Thanks!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrating our wedding anniversary at the Hot tin Roof on Friday May 30th. We had a wonderful meal, the waiter was attentive and the complimentary champagne was a nice surprise. We will come back the next time we visit Key West and oh, the outdoor seating a must!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "If you are looking for an excellent restaurant with great service to watch the sunset in Key West, you can't go wrong with Hot Tin Roof. While the masses gather in Mallory Square, you can enjoy the relative peace and quiet from above. Be sure to stay well past the actual sunset time because the sky (and lighting for pictures) is much better in the 30 or so minutes after the sun drops over the horizon. The crowds of people also disperse, making for a quiet, romantic setting. The food was also very good. We chose small plates, including the sataki, cheese plate, and asparagus. All were excellent and our waiter was friendly/attentive without being overbearing. We would definitely go back and highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in, the service was incredible. We were celebrating our anniversary, and they sat us at a table with the most beautiful view of the sunset. Our server Oleg was the very best! He was on point from the very beginning to the very end. All the staff there was incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed. The food was to die for and the drinks delicious. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was our best meal in Key West this trip. We come fairly often and really enjoyed everything we ordered. Highly recommend! Look for the coupon for a free beverage up to $12. My husband and I ordered the Hot Tin Tini (for free) and loved it - not too sweet, not crazy strong - perfect taste."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Disappointed. We have dined here for many years for our anniversary. This will probably be our last. Food was very pricey for the quality. We never minded the price because food was worth it. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The taste was ok, but not what one would expect from a $100 plus meal. The lobster dressing flavor imo didn't match. The service was ok. It would have been fine if we had paid $50 (my wife and I are foodies so don't mind spending on food) but the meal was on par with a chain. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Paella was sub-par, under seasoned and soggy. Mussel appetizer had a few that were not open. Seafood was very fresh. Compliments to the bartender for an excellent sazerac. Overall a good dining experience, just did not meet expectations."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We did a mother/daughter dinner here on our last night in Key West. Our dinner wasn't until 8:30, but we arrived early and were able to order drinks from the bar and watch the sunset from the hotel deck nearby. The service was wonderful and the outdoor area was just lovely, even after sunset. Our server was incredibly polite and attentive. The food was okay compared to everything else, but still good. Many of our items were a bit over-salted, but the scallops in the scallop risotto were some of the best prepared I've ever had. It's nicer, and certainly not cheap, but was a lovely evening. Oh, and the signature hot tinni cocktail, was great as well."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Excellent service, food, and ambience! We often dine out. Keep up the fantastic job!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Arrived a bit early from our reservation time. Hostess was able to accommodate us, and seat us early. We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to take our time, no rush. We told this to our waiter Chris & he didn't put any pressure on us for ordering. Chris was a very knowledgable and personable waiter. We enjoyed having him as our server! Overall, food and service was excellent. Scallops risotto was excellent!! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "A fabulous setting wonderful selections on menu attentetive service. Great overall evening"
    Dined on 5/11/2014