Bistro 245

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617 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Bistro 245 at The Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina is located on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or sunset cocktails and snacks as you watch the boats enter and leave the harbor. Waterfront dining at its best.
Our Chefs prepare unique breakfast items, an array of mouth watering salads and sandwiches for lunch, fresh local fish and juicy steaks for dinner, all with a Caribbean flair.
Bistro 245 is also the island's premier location for our nightly sunset celebration. Come out for people watching, the famous cat show and to see the nightly celebration to end the day.

To follow Key West local emergency directive all guests entering the restaurant must wear a protective face mask covering mouth and nose and all guests will have temperature taken via non-contact digital thermometer prior to seating. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees of more will be denied access with recommendation to consult a medical professional.

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Amazing
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and the view cannot be beaten!!

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Platts16
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Beautiful views

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vipReggie
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic!! The view of the water and people watching complemented our meal. My shrimp arugula salad was wonderful and my partner's ceasar salad with chicken was fresh and crisp.

Highly recommended, we can't wait to go back. Drinks were yummy.

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vipDavidC
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was very disappointing.

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BrewmasterLee
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had lunch there the day before. The lunch menu was great. Dinner menu disappointing. Service and staff excellent. Great view of sunset.

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Mitzi
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and a wonderful atmosphere on the water!!

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OnurM
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baris is always on top of everything, great atmosphere, Rebecca is always making sure people having a great time there. Hats off the food and the service

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vipmitchellc
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was very good; however, we had absolutely horrendous service. We did not see our server for the first 30 minutes of sitting down. The “quiet” booth that the hostess suggested was tucked in the back of the restaurant and we felt forgotten about. It took us getting up to note our lack of service to the hostess for us to get noticed. If you’re looking for good food, this is a good spot. But if you’re looking for good service, I suggest you look elsewhere.

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MichaelI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the sunset as we sat down. An appetizer of crab cakes was delicious- the cakes were definitely mostly crab. Grouper was a special for the day and was prepared beautifully, as was a yellow snapper. The only drawback, which I realize the restaurant can do nothing about, was that people smoking stood and/or walked nearby and the smell of cigarette smoke often was about.

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Elaine
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch outside on the patio was fabulous! The lobster Mac and cheese was the best! Fun watching people walk by and the cruise ship out front. Definitely will be back!

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HankF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our overall experience was very nice. We were there for my husbands birthday dinner. The food was very good, and prepared as requested. When we got our bill, my husband noticed that his beverage choice of bourbon on the rocks had an additional charge of $2.00 for the "on the rocks". We paid xtra for ice in his drink.... We had been drinking water with ice throughout our entire meal. This was certainly an unnecessary charge. Left us a little sour...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Key Lime Coolada was amazing!

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TerriL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fast even though they were extremely busy. I would definitely come back here!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Sunday brunch was phenomenal!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our wedding anniversary. Food was good but the loud crowd inside the private room was disturbing. And did not allow for better seating options

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

So loud and food was aversge

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome location and wonderful food. Prices are high yet so is everything in Key West.

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Theaterlady
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unexpectedly delish in a hotel restaurant. View is great right at the sunset celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dining experience. We had the snapper, scallop appetizer, wine and key lime pie. All was delicious as well as great service with a nice view of sunset. Would return in the future!

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KMBarnes
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Took an hour to receive food after ordering. It arrived cold. No apology or recognition of the problem. Won’t be back.

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vipBeth
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

1st visit was great! This time, there was a foul odor in the outside dining area. The shrimp and lobster were tough, pasta starchy and garlic sauce thick. Server was flip.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic in taste, quality and presentation. Our server was pleasant, offered an appetizer suggestion and paced the evening out well. Definitely a place we will return.

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vipLocal
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in town.

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juliac
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very lovely space and tasty food

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Cj1975
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is amazing and the food is just as good. The service was so so this time but the food was right on time!!

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ThomasM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a easy place to grab dinner in a tourist location and turned out better than anticipated.

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StefanieE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We decided to dine here on a whim after a day in Key West. We made a reservation for 7:30 but arrived early and they were very accommodating! We were seated straight away. We ordered a few drinks which came promptly and were delicious! My daughter and husband shared 2 entrees, the steak au poive and the pesto chicken pasta. Both were generous portions and delicious! The steak was perfectly cooked! I had the appetizer scallops which were outstanding! We are so glad we made the decision to select Bistro 245 to dine at...lovely views and off the main area so it is quiet and the food is excellent.

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TomD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The wait staff was understaffed. Food flavor was poor and expensive. Their were several tables that asked for their bill and didn’t seem to have prompt service. Parking was also a problem

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vipBeth
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent
Waiter was a bit short and dismissive. Dropped bottle of wine and glasses at table then left....
Very hot no fan

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FoodWriter
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We booked this restaurant to watch the sunset as it boasts but the restaurant does not sit next to ocean's edge and we ended up eating a drab, over priced meal while looking at the backside of tourists, blocking the sunset.

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The seafood cocktail was a sad lobster tail cut in half longways with a dirty fin, four small pieces of crab in a plastic dish with smashed sprouts as a garnish under the cut, oh and two shrimp. Very lame. I don't think good seafood should be cheap but I'm expecting cleanliness and freshness. The soup was decent. Drinks were not impressive, my rum runner tasted like medicine. The staff was very kind and attentive but that doesn't make up for the fact that the food was disappointing.

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SueK
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second trip to Key West and our first time at Bistro 245. What a great place! The buffet was fantastic and when they say bottomless mimosas, they mean it! Our waiter kept refilling my glass, I almost thought I would never get to the bottom! This will be a place to revisit every time we come down.

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AmyW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were there for 25 minutes and only got water. A server never came to our table. The hostess wasn’t interested in seating us and we got up and left and no one even said a word to us.

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F00die
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful harbor front dining on the patio. Everything you'd expect from a Margaritaville restaurant. Great spot for sunset dining. The Gazpacho was delicious, I highly recommend, the grouper was light and delicious. The margarita was a fresh one (no mix!) with just tequila, agave, lime juice. Delicious.

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vip1officediva2
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Located in the Margaritaville complex, this casual, waterfront cafe is located directly in front of where the cruise ships dock. We went for a late breakfast/early lunch. The service was a bit off, but the food was good and the mimosas were yummy.

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MelissaH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was delightful. It was Valentine's Day and the staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and special. The location is great--right on the water. The food was very flavorful. Recommended for anyone wanting a true Key West experience.

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WalterM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. What a wonderful place to go to watch a sunset while having the most delicious food and rinks. This is a must-experience restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the perfect dinner at Bistro 245. The food, the service, the ambiance and the sunset! Couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful experience. We’ll be back!

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JESSICAY
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

GREAT FOOD, it's TOO BAD the service was horrendous. We came for lunch reservations and the experience took close to two hours. I had to go up to the bartender to ask for glass of waters, which you think would be provided at an nice establishment such as that. (I asked the server for water, twice, but they never came.) When we needed our paid for beverages refilled, I again had to go to the bartender. He sent our server over to us. I don't know where the woman (our server) was going. The crazy thing was we had a reservation, we weren't just some pop in table at an odd hour. I saw other tables servers, but ours kept disappearing; I assumed she must have been slammed at inside tables, since we ate outside, but when my husband went into the restaurant, he said NO ONE was sitting inside. When we first arrived it was a bit full, nothing crazy, but the service never improved, even when all the tables cleared out and there might have been 6 tables remaining. The outside seating is nice and you have views of the water, but you also have huge cruise ships to the right and left of the eating area (on our given day at lunch hour). The food was great, it's a shame the service was so poor. I probably would not recommend stopping there for food or drinks, unless you sit at the bar (bartender seemed to be on point). There are a ton of delicious places to eat in Key West, unless you have a lot of time to waste and like getting your own water and drinks, plan to stop elsewhere. (Bistro 245 - I would definitely suggest you have a talk with whoever was our server, you will kill the business if that keeps up.)

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scottc
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor table with good view of the water. Waiter was very nice, attentive and prompt. Recommend the Truffle Crusted Grouper and the Expresso Creme Brûlée. Pre dinner bread was delicious. Good wine list.

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