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Banana Cafe

4.4
306 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Banana Cafe in Key West, Florida is a casual French restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its food is influenced by French cooking techniques and cuisine, as well as the local flavors of Southern Florida and the Caribbean. The atmosphere at the Banana Cafe is casual and cozy, and its kitchen emphasizes fresh, local ingredients.

Some of the dishes at Banana Cafe include breakfast classics like sweet or savory French crepes, a salmon omelet and eggs Benedict. Dinner is full of casual takes on French classics like a country pate board, French onion soup and more creative dishes like duck breast pot stickers and seafood crepes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Caribbean, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast and lunch
Daily 7:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(305) 294-7227
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Vargas
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Private party facilities
We have a beautiful french cafe upstairs where we can seat up to 25 guests for brunch or dinner, and up to 50 for a cocktail party.
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Private party contact
Daniel Balbi: (305) 294-7227
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Louisa Street
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Parking details
Street Parking on Duval street or side street, always plainly of parking.
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Public transit
Bus stop half block away, cab in key west take less then 15 minute to get you anywhere
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Special events & promotions
We do special events in our upstairs dinning, indoors and outdoors up to 50 for cocktail party and 25 for dinner.
Private room with your own bar and restroom and outdoors patio.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great recommendations on the menu and very good service!

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Buckskin (Key West)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We wanted a reasonably priced rooftop restaurant close to our hotel for our last night on vacation in Key West with our son and daughter-in-law, and Banana Cafe fit the bill perfectly. Our waiter was helpful and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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RichardAndAnn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Enjoyed the food and the good service. On Duvall but not too noisy.

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Keysmarine2014 (Key West)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fast and friendly service on the rooftop

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vipTrollingstone (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Don't be put off by the name. This is a suprising good French cafe on the quieter end of Duval St. Ate outdoors on the balcony. Nice choice of French dishes and some American. French onion soup, served a little too cool, was still excellent and the seafood crepe was awesome. Overall a very enjoyable dinner that was priced just right. Only criticism was the service was a little slow but did not ruin the overall experience.

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vipGail (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The PEI mussels and french bread were fabulous and my seafood risotto just perfect. Service was great and the sangria we had with our meal just wonderful. Would recommend for a casual meal at the quieter end of Duval Street.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a wonderful time. Great food and delightful staff. Banana Cafe never disappoints.

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vipBob1inBrookline (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Pleasant place with really nice wait staff. Unfortunately, one of the dishes we ordered was a pork chop that cam out overdone. Ruined the meal for us. Probably won't return there.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Had special prix fixe NY eve dinner here. Wonderful meal, though price a little steep due to occasion.

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vipSrqstay (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Had an unpleasant experience. We had two little children and they agreed to do grill cheese for them which was nice but not needed. We just didn’t want to pay $78 per child for the four course prix fixe menu. We did order one chicken entry from that selection trying to make things easier for the kitchen. We then were charged a full $78 for our 3 year old even though she only had the chicken from the prix fixe and no other courses unless they counted a simple crepe and ice cream kid’s dessert! New Year’s Eve notwithstanding, it was very early when we went and we were their first guests. They could have handled this far better and communicated their plan in advance. To us this was fairly predatory. The waitress tried to explain that they did so given the grill cheese was added, but they charged us for that as well! They also didn’t disclose their corkage fee to us, merely charging us instead. Corkage fees are fine and expected but their pricing practices overall on 12/31 were very disappointing. It wasn’t worth ruining New Year’s Eve to argue with them vs leaving and trying to forget them. We are saying good bye to this place after many years and special meals. No longer a special place for us and just another price gouging tourist trap.

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