Hot Tin Roof
Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof

  • 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: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Hot Tin Roof reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (63)great for outdoor dining (58)romantic (54)special occasion (52)fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (18)great for brunch (17)good for groups (17)hot spot (14)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Exceptional
    Bauesd
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We had a lovely key west sunset dinner on the patio. The food was excellent! As was the service! A charming cozy wonderful spot. The tomato and burrata salad was large and so cold- perfect for the key west weather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    EdMusick
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Love the Hot Tin Roof! I'm impressed that the manager always makes a point to visit each table everttime we visit. Very knowledgeable bar staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frank
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great experience..delicious food.wonderful ambient.. amazing serviced
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset dining
    FLFred
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great location to view the sunset with fine dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • incredible!!!!
    laura
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    my boyfriend and i go to key west often and we always go for the championship powerboat race...and we have never before been to hot tin roof until this past weekend..i made reservations for friday night and we loved it so much that we made another reservation for sunday night. even brought a friend. we were very pleased with everything about hot tin roof and will return again. our waiter josh i believe was his name was excellent....i recommend this place as a must try...it overlooks mallory square and in the evening the view is breath taking..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location to view the sunset!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our waiter, Derek, was great and provided us with a no rush atmosphere. This was a last minute find as we wanted a place to watch the sunset! Very romantic atmosphere outside after the sun sets. Only down side was the bar next door had live music which was pretty loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breath taking Sunset
    Peggy48
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Spent last night in Key West at this restaurant and couldn't be happier this this choice. Chef's special for two was outstanding as was the Hemingway Margarita. Josh our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us some great suggestions. At the end of the evening the general manager stopped at our table to inquire about our meal. The sunset was the prettiest we had seen since our arrival in Key West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask what the special costs
    Carpoolguy
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My wife and I had a lovely dinner here at the end of October. The service was a little spotty as the waiter seemed preoccupied with other guests. As he read through the specials, he mentioned a mixed grill, suitable for two. He didn't offer the price and we didn't ask (our mistake). The mixed grill was really good with a lobster tail, scallops, shrimp and a really nice filet. And it was plenty for two. Imagine our surprise when the bill came and the mixed grill was $160. Just the mixed grill. So in terms of quality, excellent. In terms of value for the money, not so good. The drinks and the appetizer were terrific. The key lime pie was more like a cheesecake than a pie. The atmosphere was nice, but it was a windy night so they had the windows rolled down and there was some flapping noise. All in all, I would recommend Hot Tin Roof - just make sure you know what you're paying.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food and spectacular views
    Winechic1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    When in Key West a stop at The Hot Tin Roof is a must. Outstand food....creative menu....fabulous views and great service! It as a great lunch spot....and a must for Dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss in KW….
    ACKFoodie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We stumbled upon this gem on Open Table while looking to enjoy a late lunch and avoid some rain. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and despite having to cover for the bar tender who didn't make it in that day, she gave TOP service without missing a beat. She even had the chef and pastry chef come out to speak with us. Don't miss their twist on key lime pie……a truly southern Key Lime Cake!!!! It was the best dessert we had all week. We will be back again next spring to enjoy their fabulous Kale Salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hot tin view
    phot2gfks
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I have been to the restaurant a couple times and to the bar. I would say that the food is delicioufantasy fest was in attendance and everyone enjoyedwe had a great time at the bar the other night and the queen of fantasy fest was in attendance and everyone enjoyed themselves. The view from the deck is fantastic and I would highly recommend it has a sunset dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Love the ambiance!
    OdetteSBVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Four of us dined on the patio hoping to catch a sunset. Too cloudy, but all was good. Food was excellent, service was great, and the ambiance really great. Definitely would return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Key Lime Pie
    abquVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We tried several other Key Lime pies while in Key West, Hot Tin Roof had the best in our opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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.