Hot Tin Roof
Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceankey.com/
  • Phone: 3052967701
  • 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: Caribbean, Latin / Spanish, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Hot Tin Roof reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (72)great for outdoor dining (62)romantic (58)special occasion (52)fit for foodies (49)great for brunch (19)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (16)notable wine list (15)good for groups (13)great for lunch (10)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Awesome brunch.
    Keywesteats
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    $39 unlimited a la carte menu with unlimited Bloody Mary bar and mimosas. Can't argue with that for brunch. The bar tender will also make any vodka drink you want if you don't want a mimosa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Hogjones
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went as a group of 4 to celebrate a birthday and it did not disappoint. There was a mix up with servers initially and it took a while to get service but they absolutely made up for it. Our sever was fantastic. The food was unique and fresh. Highly recommend the lobster cocktail and the lobster mac n cheese, both of which had beautiful portions of lobster. The tuna tostadas were great too, with the perfect amount of heat. We had a gluten allergy in our party and they easily accommodated. We had lovely fish, steak, and incredible drinks too. We definitely will go back and would recommend it to everyone. It's a must for any key west trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanderlust
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Delicious!!! Can't say enough great things about this place. The view is amazing, the food was perfect (which says a lot coming from several foodies who are spoiled by New Orleans cuisine). If you are in Key West, this restaurant should be on the top of your list! And don't miss the lobster Mac and cheese
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been there many times. Food is great. Normally service is superb. Last nite we got ignored a little too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Birthday Celebration
    Birthdaygirls
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our group of six women were in Key West celebrating our 50th birthday. We chose Hot Tin Roof based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. I had asked for a table with a view and when we walked in the door our table was ready on the beautiful patio over looking the water. Everything from the service, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere, the music was fabulous, of course the sunset was beautiful. What was even more fabulous was that someone picked up our entire bill! So yes we will pay if forward next time we have the opportunity. Most defiantly worth checking out. Thanks so much for a wonderful birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Poor Ambiance
    SkyKing
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our third time eating at Hot Tin Roof, we keep coming back hoping the experience will be different but alas, no such luck. You better know someone and get one of the VERY few tables outside that is not in the traffic pattern. Most tables are jammed too close together, particulalry those inside. Plan on having other guests rub their butts against your table a few times during the meal and have servers rushing all around, definitely not the place for a quiet romantic dinner. The meals are some of the best in Key West and the service was very good. Probably not going back, too many other places in town with better environment and equally good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A+
    Titan
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Typically, I am not one for writing reviews. However, after my experience dinning at Hot Tin Roof, I feel the need to write this review. The Service was spectacular, the food was fantastic, all of the staff members were very attentive, and the view of the sunset timed perfectly with our entrées. Who could ask for more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Key lime Pie
    iEat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary, so we were looking for a nice romantic restaurant and wanted to try somewhere new. Hot Tin Roof has an excellent location, just off Mallory Square. Cocktails were delicious, food was amazing. We topped dinner off with the best Key lime pie on the planet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good not great
    Supersue722
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We went here during our first night in Key West and I must say that the view is the best on the Island, however, the food was pretty average. Also, our server was handling a large party as well and the service was very slow because of it. She came over and appologized but it took a long time for our meal to come out. For the prices they charge, I think I was looking for more than a great view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Don't miss out on a sunset dinner, fantastic location and view! Food was very good, if they have the mixed plate of steak, lobster, shrimp and maui-mahi get it, worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Respite from Duvall St
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent getaway from the DuVall St craziness, yet close enough to enjoy bofore or after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CaptainCohoe
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A great location with a breath taking sunset view. In addition they had a great menu and the food was prepared with culinary excellence.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food. Beautiful Sunset
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A lovely place for a romantic dinner and perfect spot to watch the sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed!!
    Bw0701
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service, extremely accommodating! I specifically asked for a great view and memorable experience for my best friends bachelorette "little black dress" night and the staff definitely delivered! Not only did they seat us by the water (which I asked for), the manager personally came out to greet us, we received an appetizer, dessert and shots on the house!!! Amazing:). I ABSOLUTLY recommend this place! Good job everyone!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Key West Gem
    SoBeVisitor
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Just can't say enough about the experience. The food was outstanding and the service was even better only to be overshadowed by the unforgettable view. It is a must visit if in Key West,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very bad waiter
    RaidersMJVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We are locals and once a month we go to brunch here. Our waiter was really bad. Due to a medical condition and not feeling well that day, I needed certain types of food when we arrived and had 3 dishes picked out. When I ordered them, our waiter Gene said that I could order only 2 items at a time. My husband stated that I just needed to order 3 to start and that after that we could order 2, but Gene refused to allow me to order the third item. Being repeat customers, I know in the past our wait staff would take our order for everything and put in a few items at a time so I know this was a limit imposed by our waiter. Because of his refusal, I was forced to go elsewhere to get the nutrients I promptly needed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome quite occasion
    KWgrl88
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our waiter Kenny was awesome, Hot Tin Tini was my favorite and the lobster mac and cheese is a MUST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good view!
    Vivian
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We were there celebrating my husband's Birthday, and this restaurant was recommended by the Westin, where we were staying. We were promptly seated on time for our reservation, and opted indoors since it was so hot (and the sun had not set). The food was excellent, service very good. The only issues that prevented this review from five stars was we were seated beside a serving station as well as double doors to the outside dining area and it was a constant distraction. The doors were constantly opened, with a rush of hot air pouring in throughout the entire meal. The wait staff seemed to gather at the wait station and where they were busy, they chatted amongst themselves and we could hear all of their conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Dinner
    4EvrInLv
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took my wife to the Hot Tin Roof for our wedding anniversary and our time was amazing. From the very attentive and special service, including a couple of glasses of champagne, to our delicious dinner, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HOT TIN ROOF 9/3/2014
    WILL115
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Things started off ok as I was on time for my reservation and the attendant said that if I wanted to eat outside it would be a wait of about 10-15 minutes; well almost an hour before I got my table. The manager was nice about it and covered my bar tab. Happy note well on to the food, I ordered the Surf N turf for two ( yellow tail, lobster and filet Mignon, and three prawns . steak was over cooked as well as prawns.... fish was great. total for the meal plus tip $150, the only reason I give it 3 stars is simply because of food, at that price the food is not supposed to be rushed get it right so I don't feel like I wasted my money. overall I would visit again but I would be that guy that sends food back the next time food is over cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch -- 1 of the best!
    BradBuck
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Unlimited Mimosas (and they use La Marca Prosecco) & the best Bloody Mary Bar on the island! The tapas style plates are scrumptious! The Short Rib Has is amazing! I always leave full and satisfied to begin my Sunday Funday with @HotTinRoom
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The menu was eclectic with lots of options. The paella was excellent and the view amazing. The bar noise was a little loud so sit farther from bar if possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • keys brunch
    patti
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    great selection of items exceptional service great ocean views
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    dbhr
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    !!;!!Best brunch in town! A great value and gorgeous setting
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!!
    SWLTML69VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food and service was impeccable from the beginning to the end!! The short rib and the burger was extremely wonderful and very tasty along with all things but the Ice tea! A MUST TRY Resturant - highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Ate dinner here a few nights ago and the view of Sunset Key was lovely, plus the service was one of the best i had and the food and drinks were great too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honeymoon Sunset Dinner
    TheMacs
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Tin Roof lives up to its name
    Paulz812
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a really good dining experience here. It's located off the end of a long pier overlooking the gulf and that was fun, and you have a choice of either dining outside or inside. I recommend dining inside, if you are not used to the Florida heat or if you don't like sweating at dinner. The meal looked appetizing and tasted really good. The service was pretty good and the decor was kid friendly. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset Dinner
    Mmetzgar
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We took our kids for a beautiful dinner on the patio overlooking the water to watch a beautiful sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Judy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good food. Great service. We will definitely return next time we are in key west
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Michi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but...
    keys2dine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    doglover14
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This restaurant has the best service by far. The food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pleased with hot tin roof
    baileyrec
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location - Good food
    dddd
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful sunset view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset dining at the "roof"
    Traveler
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot tin roof
    nan1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a view
    PatMVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot Tin Roof is Hot Ticket
    Salavaux
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.