Pilot House Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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The Pilot House Restaurant is a local's favorite and a Key Largo landmark. You can choose to dine outside at our waterfront Glass Bottom Bar overlooking our five star marina. Then again, if you’re looking for a more private experience consider dining indoors in air conditioned comfort.

All dining experiences offer a selection of beer, wine, cocktails, fresh local seafood and shellfish prepared a variety of ways, raw bar selections, a broad choice of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and deserts. For the little ones we have a full “Kids” menu. **Please note that Standard category tables are indoor tables.**
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.2
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vipChristyL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was okay. Not bad at all, but nothing overly memorable. Great setting on the water and service was good. Would come back when in town. (In fairness we came on a Monday night, so not always the best night to eat out.)

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining space on the marina. Accommodated our group of 8 nicely. Need to start polishing the wine glasses, but the food was amazing!!

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GlenV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service, with an exceptional location

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice views of the marina but for a local bar type restaurant the prices were steep. $28 for a plate of pasta??

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vipTuckerTwo
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The kind of seafood one imagines in the keys - fresh caught, layers of flavors, tropical drinks, and key lime pie to top it off. A place that's heavily frequented by locals as a dependable go to for great local fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Eat indoors if you don’t want to be surrounded by smokers, which stinks because the view of the marina and boats is cool, but the smoking at the bar and outdoor tables makes it hard to enjoy dinner.

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vipdursop
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Ambiance for a beach bar is good, great happy hour. Valentine's prices for dinner, of course, were up. I would not recommend it for special occasions. Harbor bar yes. I asked if they used Key West Pinks for their ship dishes. Told no, they use a local source. I'm thinking Publix?

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Great location but disappointing food. Octopus was so tough.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sitting outside was nice, but the band was very loud, making it difficult to talk. Service was fine- a bit indifferent, but prompt. The food was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good in general except waiter did not know what type of oysters they had and claimed the cook wouldn't know either. We ordered them anyway, they were just ok. Rest of our food was good except our drinks didn't turn out as we hoped (especially for the price). We made some modifications so that we could enjoy our drinks (overall this was disappointing). Glass bottom bar is way over marketed, it's only under a few bar stools. We would not go back again.

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vipRusty
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Casual atmosphere with "water view" overlooking a marina. Service was prompt and attentive. Overall food was very good, enjoyed conch fritters, conch chowder, smoked fish dip, and grouper sandwich...all very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good food, great staff. I will come back (and I leave in France)

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vipLookingforgoodfood
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This place is a classic dive bar on the water. Inside dining is sterile and quiet. Outside is loud with live music and interesting local people. We ate dinner twice and the best things we had were the steamed little neck clams and fish sandwich.

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psukkrew
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus was amazing! Fantastic as usual.

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vipConnieL
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, place and ambiance.

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beejeats
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loud, fast, gettm in and gettm out kinda place.

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place lots of fun live band

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vipSally
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great casual atmosphere. We sat outside which was great. Ask for a table away from the band otherwise you can talk with your dinner companions. Good food and drinks.

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vipJulieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Jen was awesome! The food was great and a good value.

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vipTonyA
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food

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vipJohn
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Was quite disappointed, perhaps they were overwhelmed by being open on Xmas eve.

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vipCassAnt
Miami
202 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!
Great view and nice selection.
Good staff, polite and attentive.
Definitely will return next time I’m in the Keys, Enjoy!

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vipEddieDayna
Naples
94 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ate here 2x during the week in Key Largo. Excellent food! From salads to fish to casual sandwiches, everything was excellent. And the hot fudge sundaes are delicious and huge. Live music almost nightly. Outdoor covered seating, large bar seating also.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner. Wonderful food and wonderful location.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined here for Thanksgiving. The food and drinks were delicious. The service was beyond reproach. The view was outstanding. It definitely made for a memorable Thanksgiving in the Keys.

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MeganM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We will definitely recommend

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vipNRH7777
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our waiter had a severe attitude problem. I asked not to be seated next to the bar where there about 6 people smoking because my nose closes up and I start coughing. He acted like I was in the wrong for asking such a thing. It’s not like I was asking the people to stop smoking just asking to not be down wind of it. They seated us in the corner where we had a great view of trash floating in the water. I said nothing not wanting my food to spit in. The food was ok not spectacular. Our waiter continued to have an attitude through out our dinner even though seating was the only thing we asked for during our stay. Sad the glass bottom bar doesn’t exist anymore since the last hurricane. It definitely caters to locals and I felt like they didn’t want us there because we weren’t from there.

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly helpful service with a lovely waterfront location.

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LauraC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our food and the service was great. Had read this was a good place for sunset, but no view and in Oceanside. Had heard there were glass bottoms around bar, but they were covered up after the last hurricane.

Pilot House Restaurant
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Yes Hurricane Irma did a job on us and unfortunately when repairing the deck we found structural damage underneath so the glass panels had to go to ensure the safety of all. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipSHERRIK
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got to the restaurant about 10 minutes early . The hostess and General Manager told us they don’t participate in Open Table and they will not be able to seat us . The General Manager went as far as to say we are lying since he is not contracted with Open Table.
We showed our reservation , but left anyway due to the horrible treatment we received .
We do not recommend this rude establishment, There are so many restaurants on the riverfront to choose from that want your business

Pilot House Restaurant
Responded on August 9, 2019

I am very sorry that you had such a bad experience. Personally I would have done the same thing and left if treated that way. The only problem is we are not a riverfront restaurant. We are located in Key Largo, Florida on the ocean side in a marina. I do believe that you are confusing my restaurant with another. I am the general manager and I would NEVER treat a guest that way. If you are ever in Key Largo stop by and visit us. I would love to buy you a drink and laugh about the mix up!

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vipmwooduk
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pilot house is always a solid choice for us for a laid back weekend lunch. Service by Immanuel was a little slow at times, but he did apologize for the delay which is fine. Wine was cold. Food was good. My steak quesadilla was delicious. Prices are reasonable and a nice view of a marina to boot.

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vipDavidC
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location in the marina. Hidden away. Not ultra busy. Great service and decent food

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NicoleC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Only reason we chose the restaurant was the glass bottom bar. Storm irma wiped it out in 2017 and now just regular bar. The restaurant shouldn't advertise this feature. Lots of disappointed kids arrived!
Food was decent, just didnt meet our expectations from false advertising.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service could have been better and the decor is very outdated but the food was delicious and on point! Off the beaten path cool spot

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AndresR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great drink specials, food and service every time we have come is just amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food is very poor quality apart if you take the common dishes, Cesar salad, and stuff like this. And what I found rude is the very quick service for you not to stay too long! As soon as you put your cutlery down the people come and immediately remove everything and 1 mn later you have the check.
I don’t recommend this place although the spot is really fantastic!

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vipPaigeS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great cocktails and outstanding music. Our server was terrific- friendly, attentive and knowledgeable

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vipBaycruiser
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. Great food, good music and friendly people.

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Mythreesons
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious, staff attentive and just another great keys atmosphere! I got the Pistachio crusted mahi mahi from diners, drive-ins and dives and it was so delicious before I knew it my plate was empty! YUMMY!!!

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LisaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I wish we would have known about the glass floor not being there. I also wasn’t aware of the smoking being allowed and was sat between 2 smoking tables, which wasn’t fun. Service was great and food was awesome.

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Pilot House Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 451-3142.

Pilot House Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

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