Calusa at Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo

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$31 to $50
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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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Conch fritters, YES

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our waitress, Tiffany, made the whole breakfast amazing. So kind, patient and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipKristieW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Vacation stay for few days during spring break

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AshleyN
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Wait staff was friendly & attentive. The view is stunning. Quiet & peaceful for the most part.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, wonderful staff outstanding food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outside dining with incredible view of the sunset. Complimentary sunset champagne toast...nice touch. It’s tough to find fine dining on the Keys...this place is remarkable.

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vipTony
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you're in Key Largo and want a nice dinner, Calusa is a good candidate. The kitchen does a very good job executing on a limited number of enticing options. The setting, being right on the water, is also very inviting. Service is professional and while not the most inexpensive place to eat in the area, it is a good value.

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vipUnderwhelmed
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Terrible service, excellent food.

Took 15+ min for our waitress to show up and get us water. When she finally did, we were ready to order everything - so ordered appetizer and meals. The appetizer took over 20 min to arrive and then only one meal came out. The guy who brought the food wasn’t sure what happened to my friends meal so he went to find the waitress Virginia. She shows up 5 min later and never put in the order apparently. I was done with my meal by the time she brought my friends meal. Her attempt at resolution was giving us a free dessert - which we didn’t even want ... we were out of water for over 20 minutes also, which is all we were drinking. Inexcusable. It wasn’t even remotely busy - we were her only table. She wasn’t even apologetic about it either ...

So much for a great meal our last night in town. So disappointing.

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vipFergie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience

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vipSuziQ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The food was good but not outstanding. Overpriced for what it was. Menu felt limited. Beautiful location and decor though. Appreciated that we could get kid-friendly items even though they werent shown on menu.

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was average. The fail was not the wait staff but rather the kitchen. 60 minutes to get the main meal out.

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vipstrictmb
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We drove all the way from Miami and where told that since it was a long weekend only people staying on the resort where able to visit the restaurant and bar so we were not able to have dinner or drinks at the bar.

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vipCriticAM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic. Must try the blackened Grouper. It was amazing! My daughter had the surf and turf and the filet was so soft that you could cut it with the fork. My wife's Mahi was delicious too. Overall the best food we ate at our trip to the keys. As usual in the keys, even with a reservation, they make you wait for at least half an hour to be seated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the short rib - phenomenal!

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GaryH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but excellent menu. Beautiful sunset. Friendly service.

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vipJk12647
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Easy to eat at thehotel night of check in. The menu is somewhat different. The food was good but far from great as per other reviewers. It was sort of pricey but to be expected as it’s a captive hotel customer. Good for one night but that’s it. Better places outside hotel in key largo if you have a car or Uber.

Breakfast buffet good if you have it included. Otherwise expensive so again go outside hotel, but all is a drive away as nothing to walk to from hotel.

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RosannyS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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DanR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food and views were very good, the service left something to be desired, but it was not too bad. All in all, a nice experience.

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vipSarahJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really worth the price. You can pay highly for dinner anywhere in the keys, but at least here you have the view, setting, service and facilities. The Mahi Mahi is fabulous. Would be nice if they offered a little bread or nibbles at the table whilst waiting for the lovely food, just a suggestion because the cocktails are strong! we will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had dinner on a Saturday evening. Restaurant was not packed but service was very slow. Took a while for food to come out. There was a wedding going on so that may have slowed things down but that is no excuse. They charge fine singing prices for average food. Convenient since we were on property and not many other options nearby.

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ChristianO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was very friendly and prompt. There was a wedding party that moved into the bar right as we sat down so snarled the drink order. Other than that, what a great place for a quiet dinner with a great sunset view!

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RICHARDJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and beautiful setting! Lots of water sports and beach activities.

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vipmlsen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, even if the portion sizes were sometimes small and inconsistent. We went there twice as we were staying at the hotel. The first time we went, I had a salad and then curried cauliflower. Both dishes were VERY small so that I was still hungry when I finished dinner. The second time we went, I ordered the same things (I’m vegan and these were the only options), and this time the cauliflower was a good size but the salad was ridiculously small. Not sure what’s going on.
The service was very good both times we were there and the atmosphere was very nice as well.

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vipLuv2dine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Cindy was fabulous! We were in Key Largo for a few days and this was our last night’s dinner. It was by far the most spectacular. I cannot rate the venue, the food, the service, or the setting/ambience more highly - top notch. The blackened grouper entree is a must.

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BekkiG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you get a Tiffany as your server it’s even better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, food and service. It’s a beautiful resort and a beautiful restaurant that was perfect for my husband and I and our kids. Looking forward to going back soon!

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Wehrzoo
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner buffet was very good, staff was very friendly

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Lumbsdc
Canberra / ACT
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Although we couldn’t afford to stay at the beautiful modern resort, we booked this restaurant for our Christmas Dinner. The only real Christmasy thing in the buffet was a delicious bourbon-baked ham, but we also had our first key lime pie on the Keys, which was great. The restaurant staff from Jamaica were wonderful and we enjoyed chatting about the cricket we were missing in Australia. Definitely recommend this elegant (but not stuffy) and tasty restaurant.

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MARKm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff with first class service and a dinning view of the sunset to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas eve and Virginia was excellent.

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DarrenM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Shared a milestone birthday with my spouse at the Resort and Calusa, being their touchstone restaurant. Sat above the mangrove and Gumbo treetops at sunset. Amazing ambeance and attentive service. The Keys Pinks and Lobster Pasta is a must-have. Key lime tart with raspberry sauce was tantalizing.

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PhilipS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had the Thanksgiving Buffet. It lacked many choices, I was initially served some type of Turkey roll that the server took out of the turkey cavity. When i said something she began to carve the whole turkey and added a piece. Desserts lacked choices. Food was very average at best.

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vipJeremyM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great setting and friendly staff. $50 buffet was not worth it. Prime rib was not good, Turkey was dry. Shrimp mixture was good. Most "hot" items were warm, at best on the buffet. Gratuity auto added for a party of 2. $127 for 1 adult and a 13 y/o.

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GeraldR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Booked this past Thanksgiving buffet there and it happened to be my wife’s 50th birthday as well. Food was ok and for $50/person we expected more. Ambiance was fantastic as well as the setting so we realized that played a part in the cost. Check was $162 for two people and two drinks and there was no mention of gratuity included in that total so I added 20% on top. Way overpriced dining experience!

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JenniferS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at Calusa restaurant (Bakers Cay) was amazing. The warmth & beauty of the restaurant along with the outside dining with sunset view was spectacular. All of the staff was super friendly and playfully uplifting. It was a lovely buffet that included all of the traditional Thanksgiving items. Would have loved to have a fish item such as Mahi Mahi for my daughter who does not eat turkey or prime rib. Definitely needed to have a larger selection of desserts (only had a couple selections pumpkin & pecan pie) otherwise it was a perfect, relaxing day. Thank you to all of the staff who made this a memorable holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent Thanksgiving with my family. Wonderful ambiance, food and service. Love it and will recommend!!

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AnneW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cindy was our server and a very pleasant and good experience. Food is always good at Calusa, the only reason I couldn't give 5 stars as it is very expensive relative to the portion you receive and drinks are fairly expensive. We had the Group and Scallops - and can't go wrong with either. We are locals and visit Calusa a several times a year, but due to price we must limit the amount of times we do frequent the restaurant.

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HelenaB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for romance and getaway. Food is very delicious and server was truly wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hostess was absolutely lovely and our server, Rusty, was very attentive. The food and drinks were delicious. It was a wonderful anniversary dinner. Calusa is definitely a new favorite. p.s Choose seating with views of the water, the sunsets are phenomenal.

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vipJamesD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food exceptional servuce

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