Southernmost Beach Cafe
Southernmost Beach Cafe

Southernmost Beach Cafe

  • 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 3052956550

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Southernmost Beach Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (19)scenic view (16)good for groups (9)romantic (8)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Key west dining
    DesertPeopleVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    2BeachBums
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy poor food; worse service
    BR549
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Can't fault the food, service, or view. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice restaurant!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!
    gigglescastellanos24
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place and set
    Gilles
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great night scenic view on the see. Good service. Food fine
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation family dinner
    mmedvedVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't be beaten
    Davepa1967
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for good food and view
    Vnewton
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lovely view, good food. I had a great pasta dish with checked and Alfredo sauce.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not ideal for our occasion
    NicBent
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around good place
    LoraKats
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely meal with a sea view
    Melandjake99
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 307 reviews are from the Southernmost Beach Cafe reviews archive.
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    Jmurphy
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peace on the Beach
    JanR
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Key West Virgins No Longer
    TheWindyCityVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Coconut Shrimp
    TurnberryGirl3VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You won't be disappointed
    Heavenly
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beachside location
    LynnsFinds
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely come back again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Excellent selection of local seafood. Quick and courteous staff. Wonderful selection of preparation methods and sides.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Mary
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Watched the US World Cup soccer game in the bar after having a wonderful dinner - was a great time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Bevo62
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great
    237dave
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Southernmost Beach Café: Great view, delicious fish and a nice athmosphere. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food was ok. Could smell the sea when a breeze came. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable beachfront dinner!
    Derek
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PopeBubba
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable
    mickeycrazie
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful view
    jesoliva
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went in May with a large group. The food and service were good. Nothing really special. I enjoyed the beach view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome on the beach dining!
    onvaca
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Great outdoor restaurant right on the beach,great service great food highly recommend
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So beachy yet classy
    admc
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the beach
    Beaches4life
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Awesome ambiance, great service and fantastic food. Came over from Dallas and Southernmost lived up to all the recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ocean view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent. Don't miss this one. Make a reservation
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Choice for Anniversary Dinner
    livinthedream
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great dinner - worth the drive
    Hibernators
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Southern Most View w/Dinning
    jeepblueocean
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Outstanding!!!!! .
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy place, average food.
    PBHM
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Down and out gluten-free girl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location. The food was
    cefhome
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great location. The food was very good and the service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic