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
86 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (66)romantic (58)great for outdoor dining (57)special occasion (50)fit for foodies (38)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (13)good for groups (12)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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.
  • Best Brunch Ever
    jimmyd
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I would highly recommend. Very reasonable price for such an awesome dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Paradise
    arshoelover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent experience
    BartVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot Tin Roof, Key West
    TXFoodie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Service was excellent - food was great - beautiful room and view of water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip!
    Trish
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went for brunch. Great ambiance, great food, fabulous Bloody Mary's.
    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.
  • Sunset dinner
    Bluedog
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a view
    foodie1VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding views!
    Barrlietch
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELENTE !!!
    Delfin2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Muy lindo lugar, muy buen servicio, muy buena atención, muy buena comida. Un lugar para volver, para recomendar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Gem
    ARtraveler
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MRAZVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really?
    Mysay
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hot Tin Roof
    GillyR
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food and sunset view
    KWFoodie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I came for the sunset and stayed for the amazing food and cocktails. Definitely get Hemingway's Daiquiri.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Great Atmosphere
    SFisher
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special family lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were eight for a special family lunch and could not have been more pleased. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foxknockers
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate