Martin's
Martin's

Martin's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.martinskeywest.com/
  • Phone: 3052950111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Martin Busam
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Martin's can accommodate groups for dinner from 12-60 in our palm tree garden. Our main dining room seats 50 and our out door lounge can accommodate 10 - 80 for cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres. Is your group larger rent out the whole restaurant with all three floors for a truly memorable event.
  • Private Party Contact: Martin Busam 3052950111

Getting there

  • Public Transit: no Public Transit Stops
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: off street parking on Duval Street
A word from Martin's
Martin's surprises the guest with a classic and tropical mix. As soon as one arrives, one feels surrounded by European sophistication with a touch of the playfulness of the tropics-just like our menu. All sections-formal dining area, lounge and garden are flexible as are our menus from formal classic European cuisine to informal/ tropically inspired tapas, appetizers and desserts. In addition to a full complement of imported champagnes and imported and USA wines, the bar provides a complete range of tropical and classic cocktails. The clarity and quality of style that surrounds you in Martin's reflects the menu's flexibility and quality from a Martini to a weekend brunch to a formal dinner to a banquet or evening of dancing in a chic, cosmopolitan setting. As soon as one arrives in Martin's, one feels surrounded by European sophistication with a touch of the playfulness of the tropics-just like our menu!
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Martin's reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (9)special occasion (8)great for outdoor dining (7)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (3)good for groups (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Martin's NEVER Disappoints!
    DinermeisterVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Have been to Martin's on a number of special occasions, but this was our first brunch along with another couple, It was superb. Two different omelet orders, a Benedict, and a seafood crepe. All beautifully presented, all perfectly prepared, all delicious. I am still thinking about the exquisitely prepared seafood crepe. I want another one...soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome night
    Fuzzy
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Martins was superb! Scallop appetizer with my guest and I sharing the Duck and grouper. Portions are generous and food delicious! Pavel, our server was amazing, very professional and personable and took great care of us! Owner was nice too! Thanks and see you soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem close to Truman in Duval.
    Gourmandfrank
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    High class place to have a nice dinner and spend time in romantic conversation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martins
    Kristina
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We truly enjoyed our evening. It was quiet and our meals were wonderful. Our party of 4 each ordered a different entree -- the yellowtail snapper, filet mignon, black grouper and the lobster tail. Each meal was delicious! We would highly recommend Martins' and we plan on returning on our next visit to Key West.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality was good...lacked flavor.
    MorganVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    My husband and I ate at Martins for our 6th wedding Anniversary. When we arrived the server sat us and said "happy anniversary." outside of that nothing else was mentioned. We were seated outside in the front table for people watching. I had the surf & turf and my husband a steak. Both were good cuts of near and the lobster tail was fresh and well cooked. The most flavorful thing was the mashed potatoes which were very good. We both had martini's which were delightful. Price was on point for a typical steakhouse...a great deal if you order anything from the sea. Not a place for children. As in typical Key West style people are dressed both up, down, and sideways. Overall it was a nice night--hoping the chef was just off his flavor game.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Had my first experience at Martins this past weekend. Went for a birthday brunch. Wow! Great outdoor spot to people watch. The food was outstanding. I had the Asparagus on Toast. A thick slice of German Style Toast, a beautiful piece of ham, covered with Gouda, and asparagus. Tasty. My friend had a Crab Benedict. Lots of crab, eggs done to perfection, with a wonderful Hollandaise Sauce. The service was very good. Our waiter was constantly refilling water or asking if we'd like more coffee. Food was served quickly. As a Key West resident for the last three years, Martins was one of the restaurants I hadn't yet tried. I'll be back again. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try it!
    George
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Definitely one of the better places to eat down at Key West, the food was great and the restaurant was beautiful. It has the New York feel that you don't get in any other restaurant around the area. It's a good change if you're tried of eating outside and seeing chickens running around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE place to eat in Key West!
    GrillMasterVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    I was impressed by the breadth of the menu--something for everyone. Steak, seafood, German food (Schnitzel, Duck Breast Schwarzwald), Vegetarian Plate, Surf & Turf, Lamb Osso Bucco, Rack of Lamb are just a few. Of the five of us, we had Wiener Schnitzel, Jäger Schnitzel, Grouper Dijon, Yellowtail Capri, and Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo. All were excellent. I had the Wiener Schnitzel and it was the best since I was in Germany. We shared orders of Yellow Fin Tuna for an appetizer--perfectly prepared with ginger, wasabi, soy, and seaweed salad. Finished with spectacular Apple Strudel for dessert. The lobster bisque was too fishy tasting--very strong. The wine list was extensive. Our server, Pavol, was attentive, professional, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and prompt service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Good food and prompt service as usual. Quiet evening as we went early prior to the theater. Good martini selection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic
    LovestoEat
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Martin's is a restaurant and martini bar yet the two are separate. There's outside seating as well as inside seating. The atmosphere is very romantic and quiet while the restaurant is very beautiful! The food was incredible and the service was magnificent. It's an awesome place for some fantastic food and a romantic dinner as well. We will be back!!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time won't be our last
    Justengaged1
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    I thought the food was amazing. The waiting staff made great recommendations and kept us trying new dishes that were excellent. The atmosphere was great with the street of key west right out the window.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely steakhouse w/ outdoor dining
    Ags4food
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We were looking for a nice steakhouse for our last dinner on vacation and this was a great pick! Loved sitting near the front patio area, but not right on the street. My steak was cooked to perfection and my husband really loved the fish plate he had. Veggies and sides were especially good and fresh too. The service was great; we had reservations and were promptly seated, and food was delivered in a very quick manner as well. We'll definitely return on our next trip!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot in Key West. Wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Great spot in Key West. Wife had Maine lobster. A bit pricey but not once you realize where you are. The lobster was fresh and well prepared. The Jaegar Schnitzel was nicely prepared and tasted great. Service was excellent but the restuarant was not very crowded when were being served.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ordered the WIENERSCHNITZEL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    I ordered the WIENERSCHNITZEL which was way overcooked. I have pictures to show the food overcooked if interested. I asked the waiter about it and he said that was the way it was served - NOT! I have had it before, but mine was crispy and burnt on the edges. The waiter didn't come around too much to give us more tap water even though we were one of the two couples sitting inside. Won't be going back to this restaurant - price, service and food was not up to par for the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Martin's, on the Atlantic
    RonKVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    Martin's, on the Atlantic side of Duval Street, is a great dining experience. From Tapas to a full menu you can't go wrong at lunch or dinner. The chef brings a German flair to the menu so save room for a unique apple strudel. Service was very attentive. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the past few Sundays,
    KWfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    For the past few Sundays, we have had a fantastic brunch at Martin's. Our group sat in the back garden and dined on eggs benedict, crepes, some tapas and mimosas. The WIENERSCHNITZEL Benedict is amazing and will have you coming back for more every Sunday. Other lighter fare is fantastic as well. Favorites include the Tropical Waldorf salad and shrimp/scallop skewers. You can't go wrong with the seafood crepe - simply delicious. The staff at Martin's is very attentive and gracious. Our server Wayne was awesome. Martin's is a Key West gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • We really enjoyed our time
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We really enjoyed our time at this fine restaurant. Our waiter, Wayne was top notch and professional. It was a pleasure to dine on outstanding seafood and each dish was better then the last. The outdoor eating area is wonderful... definitely try this fine restaurant and enjoy the best in food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eddie O
    eddieoVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The food and service was superb! Such a surprise to find good German food in Key West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Everything was very good. The food was outstanding and somewhat different from what you see on other restaurant menus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Look inside
    William
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    The exterior is nice but is understated when compared to the high quality of th e food served within. Excellent service, friendly staff, reasonable prices for this quality. This was our second time there and we intend to return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spent our 5year anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Spent our 5year anniversary there. They made it quite special..
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • At the last minute we decided
    greatvaluesVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    At the last minute we decided to have dinner at Martin's and were happy that we did. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. It was rather cool outside so having the option to eat inside where it was warmer and more comfortable was a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Though the restaurant emmaculate,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Though the restaurant emmaculate, the service was wonderful and the ambiance was very nice, the food left a bit to be desired. We ordered from Tapas and dinner menus. We started with the Lobster Bisque and Potato Soup. The Potato Soup was actually quite good. The Lobster Bisque on the other had was atrocious. From the Tapas Menu we had the Grilled Lamb Chops. They were good, not great. For the main course we had the Weiner Schnitzel with Spatzle, the Yellowtail "Florinetine", and the Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo. The Weiner Schnitzel was huge but bland. The Spatzle was room temp, dry and chewy. The Yellowtail was o.k. nothing extraordinary. The Fettuccini was luke warm and the pasta was over-cooked. definitely not worth the money.
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  • Patronized Martin's on Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Patronized Martin's on Valentine's Day so had a special dinner menu. Girlfriend had the stone crab claws and the Maine lobster (she loves her protein) and I had the Waldorf salad and filet. Both meals were prepared correctly and tasty. Interior reminded me of a European eatery with small intimate tables lining the walls- close enough to other patrons for interaction, but still not too close that you couldn't hold a private conversation. Upon arrival, it felt as if the wait staff was "encouraging" us to eat outside, but we chose to eat indoors, which was wise as the wind and strong rain came down within 10 minutes of being seated. The waiter was pleasant, but his voice was loud for the ambiance-also was condesending to fellow customer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We had a great meal at Martin's with excellent service. We ate outside for dinner and the ambiance was lovely. The apple streusel for dessert was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were not impressed by the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    We were not impressed by the food. I had shrimp which were tough and chewy and my friend had rib eye steak which was also chewy and not up to the usual steak standard we have come to expect in USA. Unlike other reviews we found this dining experience to be very ordinary.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We had 4 in our party and had fish and steaks. All of the food was OK. Not bad, but not memorable either. There are a number of much better restaurants in Key West.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was sometimes slow
    ArabellasVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Service was sometimes slow but the food was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plenty to Choose From
    foodseekerVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The menu at Martin's is quite extensive with a "German Food" influence. We weren't too hungry so we noshed from the Tapas Menu and were quite satisfied -- nothing great but nonetheless a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE this place. Our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    LOVE this place. Our favorite resturant in Key West.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were looking for a nice
    Nashvegas
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We were looking for a nice romantic fine dining restaurant for our New Years Eve dinner and were fortunate enough to snag a reservation at Martin's. It did not have a lot of reviews but we decided to take a chance based on the menu. Turns out they had a planned menu that was superb! Our server was very nice and knowledgeable about their wines. Request a table on the back patio. We will go back when we return to Key West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed with the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Disappointed with the food and service. Lobster was overcooked and the service was slow.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Wienerschnitzel is the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    The Wienerschnitzel is the best we have found anywhere and worth the trip from Naples. They so need to repair the rubberized surface on the outside seating area - the large sink hole on the left side is dangerous and unexpected as the hard wood surface changes to a sponge material and then all of the sudden your in the hole and tripping.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I arrived a few min,early
    JsaaveVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    I arrived a few min,early for my reservations. Since I was alone, I was stuck with a table on an uneven surface next to propane tanks even though a good small table a few feet a way stayed empty for almost all of my meal. It took 10-15 min before my waiter was informed to see me. I felt like an after thought thru most of my dining experience. The chowder was ok; the Waldorf salad was excellent but the chocolate moose desert was not very good. I love chocolate but I left 1/2 this desert. That should tell you something. I have eaten here before with a group for brunch which was nice, but would not recommend especially if you are dining alone.
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  • Had a wonderful Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Had a wonderful Christmas dinner! Our server, Annetta, was awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Thanksgiving Meal
    MikeV
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We were in Key West for Thanksgiving and had an incredible Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Meal. Although there were several Turkey dishes availble (including Turkey Schnitzel)we opted for Stone Crab, Florida Lobster and Grouper. YUM!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good location for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Very good location for dinner on Duval. Very nice rear outside seating with very good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, very sub-standard
    1PDBankExecVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    Great food, very sub-standard service. Lovely setting for Key West restaurant, unfortunately, the waiter was inexperienced at providing exceptional service, and I am usually pretty forgiving. Hope more training is provided to accompany the dinner setting and prices.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT your typical "KEY WEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    NOT your typical "KEY WEST FARE", the variety @ Martin's will keep you coming back to sample the plethora of accessible & affordable european inspired dishes. Be it fish, fowl, beef or vegetable, leave it to Master Chef Martin to bring authentic flair to the shores of this tropical "Island Paradise", at a convenience & price you can't beat with a claw cracker. Be sure to save room for desert & a "Chocolatini". :
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Our Favorites
    WiningDining
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    This is a wonderful restaurant and one of our Key West favorites. The menu offers a variety of choices. Our friends had FL lobster and they couldn't stop raving about it. We had jagerr schnitzel and spaetzle. Absolutely the best we've ever had. Even our German family was impressed on their last visit. Dining inside or out, you won't be disappointed with the service, the food or he atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate