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Southernmost Beach Cafe
Southernmost Beach Cafe

Southernmost Beach Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://southernmostbeachcafe.com
  • Phone: (305) 295-6550
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 8:00am - 11:30am; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner nightly : 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, American
  • Executive Chef: Ben Schneller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Southernmost Beach Cafe has a full catering department. Hosting parties from 20 people to 500 people. So if you want a party in the sand next to the beautiful Atlantic ocean, we are the place for you.
  • Private Party Facilities: With interior accommodations, poolside and beach side facilities, we can accommodate all your small business and special event needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Dining Contact (305) 295-6550

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Trolley Stops within 1 block of restaurant
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking just outside the restaurant.
A word from Southernmost Beach Cafe
The Southernmost Beach Cafe is Key West’s premier beachfront dining restaurant. Located at the south end of Duval street on the Atlantic ocean. The Southernmost Beach Cafe offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. With daily happy hours, and cool drinks. We offer a full catering department for parties large or small, if you are celebrating a wedding or a birthday we have what you need. Also featuring beach chairs, paddle boards, and volleyball.
For fine cuisine at affordable prices overlooking the ocean, come to the Southernmost Beach Cafe...
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "For the second time in a row, our dinner here was disturbed by a lively (or raucous) wedding party going on in another part of the restaurant. The hostess and waitress were very considerate and accommodating, but our experience was still less than wonderful. From now on, we will make reservations on a night when the party room isn't booked."
    Dined on 11/26/2014
  • "Outdoor seating overlooks the keys in a very informal setting. Hogfish is likely the best item on the menu but served with dried pieces of bacon and chips of chorizo I which is rather clumsy. Should have been purified into a sauce over the fish. My wife's coconut curry style fish had a teaspoon of really flavorful sauce so we wish it had more. Overall, the fish was really good but the presentation and culinary class leaves much to be desired for $35 fish over jasmine rice. The Calamari appetizer was overcooked and chewy and came with no real seasoning and a mayonnaise like sauce, again showing the lack of culinary expertise you want from a higher end restaurant. I would recommend as a lunch spot or casual dinner with your kids but not for eclectic dining that is fit for foodies."
    Dined on 11/13/2014
  • "The menu was varied enough to make meal selection a thoughtful activity. The staff was very enthusiastic and attentive. Best of all was the quiet table overlooking the beach. Conversations were easily intimate."
    Dined on 11/11/2014
  • "For the prices charged and proximity to (right on) the ocean, one would think that the kitchen would know how to prepare fish. My wife and I both had the grouper, she had hers grilled, I had mine blackened. Both of us commented that the fish was quite "fishy" tasting for presumably "fresh" caught. The chef's idea of blackened was to drown the fish in old bay, rendering it nearly inedible. Topping it off, the server seemed to think she was doing us a tremendous favor by coming to our table (eventually) - requiring us to hunt her down when we wanted additional drinks or the check. If the place had been busy, I would have been sympathetic. Alas, the distraction was co-worker chit-chat that was clearly higher priority than customer service."
    Dined on 11/10/2014
  • "Can't fault the food, service, or view. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 11/5/2014
  • "I very much enjoyed my dining experience at the Southernmost Beach Cafe. The location is excellent and the food was very good. (A hot tip: try the tater tot appetizer. It was really good! Who knew!!) The restaurant staff was very good. Our waiter (Arjay) was a terrific guy! Very friendly, helpful and prompt. Very well done, Arjay!"
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Southern Most Cafe was beyond great. All the food was so delicious, we have been craving the fried Ribeye. Our server Jason went above and beyond to make our night incredible and fun! Can't wait to go back when we are in Key West again."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "Great night scenic view on the see. Good service. Food fine"
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "The southernmost hit all the high points for us. Great food spectacular views, and great service. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed their meals,no complaints at all. The views are amazing, this is a must stop for everyone in Key West."
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "We ate here twice whilst in KW, view is amazing and the fact that you are only feet from the waters edge makes it a must see for breakfast. Staff were friendly and the coconut shrimp was the best food in the world!! We had it for starter and main it was that good."
    Dined on 9/8/2014
  • "Lovely view, good food. I had a great pasta dish with checked and Alfredo sauce."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were in the Keys celebrating our first year together. We wanted a romantic spot on the water. The food was good and the staff was friendly, but the wicker/plastic chairs and tile floors felt slightly cafeteria like. We sat along the edge of the restaurant, we could see the beach but the high thick plastic railings kept it from feeling like we were on the beach and since it was too dark to see anything, it didn't help the ambiance. It's a better spot for a nice lunch or brunch."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Girlfriend weekend and we went here our first night for dinner. The food was amazing. Our waiter, AyJay made the evening so enjoyable. He was accommodating, an amazing server and gave us great suggestions on how to spend our time in Key West. Drinks were all delicious too!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a great meal here, sea view and well priced food. The key lime pie with an Oreo cookie base was yummy and the lobster tail sure citrus butter delicious."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This was a wonderful place with amazing food. I got the Lobster 2-way, which was lobster Mac n' cheese with a half lobster tail on top of it. It was amazing!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We usually spend our time in Key West on the other end of the island but saw this restaurant while sightseeing and it looked like a nice shady, breezy place to have lunch. But we actually visited this gem of a restaurant for dinner---while most people were at the other end of the island for Sunset Celebration---so maybe that's why it was not crowded, but was very peaceful and the service was excellent. The food was delicious---I had the Snapper & my husband had the Grouper--both cooked perfectly and imaginatively. My husband's favorite part was the free piece of Key Lime Pie they offered since we were celebrating my birthday! The pie was made with Oreo cookie crust rather than the traditional graham cracker---it was OUTRAGEOUS!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "What a great "first dinner" in Key West. The Key Lime Margarita was outstanding, as were pretty much any fish dish you may choose. Fresh seafood, well prepared for maximum flavor. Great memories now!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant continues to be our favorite dining spot in Key West. Great views with ocean breezes. The service is excellent! The drinks are delicious! The coconut shrimp are the best! Take a walk on the pier in daylight. We will return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Celebrated our 30 th Wedding anniversary at this restaurant and it could not have been more romantic! Service and food excellent! Definitely make a reservation so you can sit by beach. Even though open air seating, fans made it comfortable. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The location is fun - huge outdoor dining with covered patio that sits literally on the beach. Some diners had quiet time while their kids played in the sand. The food was hit or miss. I had a simple grilled Mahi that was quite good. I can't recall what my companion had but he didn't like it as much, wished he had gotten something prepared more simple. There was a wedding in the far half of the patio but it was not bothersome, they were screened off and it added to the fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent selection of local seafood. Quick and courteous staff. Wonderful selection of preparation methods and sides."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Watched the US World Cup soccer game in the bar after having a wonderful dinner - was a great time"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Southernmost Beach Cafe has pretty good food, but the prices are a little high for what it is. As far as the seafood goes, I would say there are other Key West restaurants that have better/fresher food. However, this place is on a small (man-made) beach so you have a (limited) view of the water. Although we came for dinner, I would recommend coming here for lunch instead. The truffle fries were delicious, as were the mussels."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at the Southernmost Beach Café: Great view, delicious fish and a nice athmosphere. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "By far the one of the best meals I've ever had! I had the grouper with jasmine rice- it was amazing. Great view too!! Highly highly recommend!!!! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was ok. Could smell the sea when a breeze came. Service was excellent. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We were staying at the Southernmost on the Beach hotel (great place!), and were a llittle worried about eating at the "hotel restaurant" but it was fantastic. Food was very good, staff was extremely friendly/attentive, and the beachfront views could not be beat! Would go back again anytime!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife and I went for the ambiance of dining on the beach and were very pleasantly surprised by the food. It was a wonderful experience. The pidgeons were a distraction."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time, the food was great and the service was Fabulous. Never felt rushed or ignored, 4 of us for dinner, it couldn't have been any better."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Had dinner here twice & breakfast 3 times and enjoyed everything we had. Everyone very friendly. Only suggestion is they need a sign directing people to the hostess stand is you come in from the Southern most beach resort. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We went in May with a large group. The food and service were good. Nothing really special. I enjoyed the beach view."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great outdoor restaurant right on the beach,great service great food highly recommend"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The beautiful view at the end of Duval street and the delicious food make this a great place to fine away from the (also) fun bar scenes!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Awesome ambiance, great service and fantastic food. Came over from Dallas and Southernmost lived up to all the recommendations."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent. Don't miss this one. Make a reservation"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Made a reservation here for our anniversary - expecting a nice upscale restaurant - not at all upscale. While it was ocean front, our view was of a couple making out on the beach and a tractor hauling seaweed off the beach while enjoying the awful smell of seaweed or fish or ???? Our waitress was not friendly and somewhat of a prima donna (while I'm sure my husband enjoyed her SHORT-shorts, I did not), they were out of the wine I ordered, my husband's fish entree was very overcooked and dried out and we definitely will not be returning here for dinner. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We drove down to Key West from Toronto and we weren't sure what to expect. We loved Key West and had the best dinner we've had in a long time at the Southernmost Beach Café. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu selection and provided us with some great touring advice for Key West. The filet was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. The mahi mahi and snapper were fresh and fabulous. We will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Outstanding!!!!! ."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We booked a table for 8:00 pm for after our wedding ceremony. There was at least 1 other wedding there. We were slightly early, and were seated on time. The restaurant was still quite busy, when we got to the table the entire experience felt rushed. From the server to the food, everything seemed rushed."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I would give this place five stars if they had a gluten-free menu. Being pregnant with a food allergy is no fun when you're on vacation. Southernmost was beautiful inside and out, just wish the staff had a clue about gluten:( Everyone else in our group had decent meals. The hummus was good with a Turkish flavor. Great view of the ocean."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
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