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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
  • "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
  • "This was our first time dining here. It is now on our list of must eat at restaurants. The waiter was the best. The general manager made us feel very welcomed. The only wrinkle in another wise perfect evening, was the couple incessantly complaining about their table location. You know who you are. The waiter and manager where above gracious.i think they were really looking for a free meal. The food and ambiance is outstanding."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Very good location rood vertrek good excellent best service"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "When we first arrived service was very friendly as soon as you opened the door.Was seated right away.The wait staff was very attentive throughout the entire meal.Food wise the food was very good.I had the caramelized grouper it was superlatively made my better half had the steak and that was excellent.The portions were big.Had a great meal the next night.Would deffenitly go back again.Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is NOT TO MISS! It is not easy to find but definitely worth finding. Great drinks! Beautiful full menu and a professional staff! The food served here is among the best food served in Key West, with a flair!!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Booked a reservation for our anniversary as we have done for the past few years. One of our Key West favorites. Apparently when using Open Table you must specific ask for patio dining. We did not so table was available. Spoiled our celebration"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Impeccable service, appetizers, and the sunset view that passes over an off-shore island while sailboats pass through where the Atlantic and Gulf join is to die for! The staff is very attentive and we had oysters, scallops, and asparagus that were fantastic. Bring your camera, sunglasses and prepare for a little warmth before sunset as the sun is very bright. This place is much more subdued compared to the party atmosphere in many locales nearby. This was exactly what we wanted."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great romantic restaurant with spectacular view on the ocean and the sunset. The food was terrific and the staff really professional."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our best dinner in Key West! Waiter was excellent wish I could remember his name. He even gave us the recipe for the shrimp we had as an appetizer, from the chef. Better than Louie's Backyard!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Right at the end of Duval, Hot Tin Roof is a romantic spot on the water. A great drink list, good food, friendly service, and the building is beautiful!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here while celebrating our anniversary in Key West and the staff took great care of us. We had a fantastic view over the water and our meals were both excellent. Would return should we go back to Key West."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant not just for the menu but the beautiful outdoor deck. Unfortunately, when we arrived, there was not outdoor seating available. While the inside is lovely and romantic, we really wanted to go to this restaurant to sit outside and by the water. The hostess was very apologetic and showed us to a nice table by the window. Again the inside is very nice but, being from New York after a long, cold winter, we weren't happy and even considered leaving. A minute later the hostess came back and said that there was a table leaving. She had the waiter move us outside where the view was lovely and the food was very good."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Un bruit épouvantable à cause de trois girls !!!!!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was great here, a little pricey but good. The lighting is low but perfect for a romantic evening out."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food and service are excellent. Highly recommend this spot."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Good service food outstanding vue on the sunset magnifique only problem loud music coming from the close pier during the sunset"
    Dined on 4/7/2014