Calusa at Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo

4.4
41 reviews
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Creole
Begin and end the day at Calusa, an indoor/outdoor Creole-Caribbean restaurant hinting at a sliver of New Orleans flavors. Enjoy your morning specialty Illy coffees with panoramic views of the crystalline blue waters of the Florida Bay and end the day with the most eloquent paint brushed sunset evenings. The intricacies of the cuisine will shine through with native elements that are true to the spirit of the Florida Keys.
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SJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is incredible - definitely sit outside on the patio. The food and service were great!

C
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good, but the service is seriously lacking. Although the service was friendly, it was obvious that these were not experienced waiters and busboys. We sat at our table for about ten minutes before anyone came by to ask if we wanted water. Our glasses were not refilled until we asked for it. The busboy just dropped the appetizer forks off of our plates and onto the table instead of taking them. We were done with the appetizers so we didn’t need the appetizer fork anymore. We could have ignored it, but he literally tipped the plates on their side and let the forks fall to the table. I know they haven’t been open very long, but the staff needs better training. Although our food was very good, and the desserts were absolutely delicious, the lack of service will probably keep us from returning.

i
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious. It is a casual upscale restaurant. Menu is limited but offers a little bit of everything. Staff is attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommend.

HM
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved it so much. Super good food and an amazing restaurant.

M
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Calusa is a lovely place to dine. the service is outstanding, everyone we encountered there was kind, polite and professional. the food has Caribbean flavors. the desserts, especially the Key Lime Pie are excellent.
It does get warm outside in the summer months and there are mosquitoes, if you want to eat indoors go early. They have the best bread and butter! Thank you!

AD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Don’t bother making special requests or state seating preferences. These are simply ignored.

MI
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Cindy was fabulous! The crafted cocktails delish and the food very tasty! We will be back soon.

NR
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A touch overpriced for Seafood Pasta with 3 shrimp and 2 small lobster claws but we get we're paying for the ideal Bay Views. Menu is a touch limited, but overall selection and ambiance is fine.

LF
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing dinner!! Try to sit outside if you can for an unforgettable view especially sunset. Great service from beginning to end:)

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and ambiance ! But really slow service.

T
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed 3 meals during our stay this past weekend and were very impressed with the entire experience. We look forward to returning sometime soon! Thanks again

AS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We dined here while on vacation staying at Bakers Cay. The outside seating had a great view of the ocean and was perfect to watch the sunset. Highly recommended.
The food was very good. For appetizers we had the conch fritters and chowder, both great. For dinner I had the keys pink and lobster pasta which was excellent, my wife had the blackened grouper which had great flavor but was a bit dry. All in all a very nice experience.

AC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were staying on property at Baker's Cay and ate here for both breakfast and dinner twice. All of the times we ate here the food was very good and the service was good too. Will definitely visit again on a return visit to the resort.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It would be difficult to find a restaurant with a more picturesque location. Overlooking Florida Bay, the views above the trees are fantastic. The service was first rate from all staff. The food was excellent with plenty of options to suit most people on the menu. Overall a wonderful dining experience.

CB
Naples
80 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant offering great variety of dishes. Every thing tasted great, and the drinks from the bar were super. Inside or outside seating. Prices were very reasonable.

KB
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with a ocean treetop view. Food was pricey, but outstanding. Our waitress was outstanding as well

Y
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful . I book through open table because I have never been disappointed - until now . Wasted $300 on dinner for 3 with the worst service I have ever received and mediocre food . The manager is worthless and the employees are clearly miserable . I will never step foot on this property again and I hope you won’t waste your time or money here either - there are so many other excellent restaurants in the keys . We tried something new tonight and were utterly dissatisfied and disappointed .

A
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallop dinner was delicious along with the corn succotash and fresh veggies of asparagus, carrot, and brussel sprouts. What a great dessert of chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce to end the meal!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner with beautiful views of the sunset! The staff was Great ! They were all very pleasant and very attentive!

S
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. I had the whole fish broiled in a banana leaf and my wife had the pasta. Plenty of food and excellent service. We have been staying here for a few days so some of the team knew who we were which made it a special touch. Highly recommend!

EZ
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my moms bday and we had a beautiful time. Jerika was wonderful.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptonal everything here!!! will be back soon for sure

AA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

excellente , I love the place the services , amazing family

IG
Key West
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed. Booked for Mother’s Day, they did not have a notation that it would be buffet style in 2 different rooms. Lots of running around to the outside area to fetch food - did not get to enjoy my time. in addition the champagne advertised was not available unless you wanted to pay a $20 up charge. The food was the basic every day hotel breakfast with some really basic additional items that were not particularly warm or appealing. Will not go back.

KJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. We wanted a romantic evening with a beautiful sunset and we weren't disappointed. We requested outside seating on the upper tier and wow!
Loved the complimentary sunset toast.
We were only there for the dining but the resort looks like a beautiful place to stay when vacationing...I definitely reccomend.

PO
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had to wait 20 minutes for hostess to show up. Had a reservation, but she said they had no tables anywhere. There were 4 different couples all waiting in line to which she just rolled her eyes and walked away. We went to bar area, waited another 20 minutes before bartender of only 3 people at the bar finally stopped by. We asked about eating dinner at the bar and he said it depends on how the kitchen is doing. An honest answer I suppose. I wouldn’t even bother going to this place. It was very clear they have a captive audience and they could care less about the customers.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with a spectacular view. Food was just ok and overpriced. Staff was friendly, but our waiter was inattentive on the night we visited.

PM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We made reservations for lunch for 12:15 for a table overlooking the water. Sadly, we had to wait a very long time to get a table that had a water view. However, in the end, all worked out and the value was great. The food delicious and we enjoyed the drinks to celebrate both Easter and a special anniversary.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was impressive with carving stations of ham and prime rib. There was even a candy bar set up for the kids, my son loved it!

S
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably some of the best food in the Keys. View is beautiful, atmosphere had lots of people and a band, service was friendly and present, presentation was like I have never seen and DRINKS....yum! All just spot on.

AB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We ordered the surf and turf without the lobster. It only took $6 off the price. I ordered my steak well done but it was medium. The waitress came to check back 5 to 10 minutes after. We told her it was way undercooked and she did offer to have it taken back. At that point, we had waited too long and didn’t want it microwaved. Instead of taking the steak off or given a 50% discount, they gave us a free dessert to share. There were only 3 other diners there at the time so it wasn’t a matter of it being busy. $120 for 3 Mini drumsticks, 2 salads and an underprepared steak minus the lobster isn’t worth the cost. No bread with dinner either.

LL
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and Professional Property. The staff was out of sight!

KL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I struggle with this review. The food was very good. Burrata salad - wonderful, fish cooked in banana leaf - very subtle flavor but delicious, key lime pie - superb! Other items we ordered (conch fritters, etc) good. The setting is beautiful. We were there for sunset and the trees, water, and sun provide a spectacular backdrop for dinner. The service and ambiance brought our last dinner in Key Largo down, however. First, there was a large group of three families with young children on the same level as us (parents one end of the table and kids at the other) who all just got louder and more "out of their seats" as the night wore on. Not the restaurant's fault, but little was done to curb their effect on the other diners. We received our appetizer and salads at the same time, our server thought she had closed us out while we were waiting and waiting to order dessert, and we finally requested, on our own, a move to a quieter table for dessert. Unfortunately, the inside seating area is all hard surfaces, so quiet was relative. I hope the restaurant continues to work to provide a consistent level of food quality, ambiance, and service to have a real winner here. The potential is there.

NW
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful tree top setting, food was great

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great desserts and service.

DF
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great water view from a 3rd floor balcony. Pricey but worth it.

AD
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table on the upper level, outside along the rail, and enjoyed watching the sun go down. The food is served hot and has wonderful flavor. The half roasted chicken is fantastic, the surf and turf was perfectly prepared. The jerk shrimp app was so flavorful and fresh. Our children loved the chicken fingers and the hummus appetizer. Our servers were very attentive, yet gave us time to enjoy our meal. Highly recommend!

A
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Didn’t know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised with the very good meal. Everything was hot and tasted delicious.

JP
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding employees very friendly and outgoing. Make you feel part of the family

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