Grand Cafe - Key West, FL

4.2
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Grand Cafe Key West in Key West, Florida has been the recipient of a Wine Spectator Award every year since 2006. The restaurant has become known for its expansive selection of vintages. Its entire list is 35 pages long and includes bottles from France, Hungry, Australia, Spain, Chile and more.

The food at Grand Cafe Key West also deserves your attention. You can begin your meal with the bruschetta, jumbo lump crab, tomato bisque or the soup de jour. For your entree at Grand Cafe Key West, consider the blackened mahi mahi, capers and creamed potatoes, grilled yellowfin tuna or the pan seared sea scallops.

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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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3.9
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waitress seemed to ignore our table. Fish was overcooked.

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vipjackm
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable experience!

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JonathanH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Love being right on Duval Street. 5-Stars

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WilliamG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Limited menu. Service was average but the server was nice. Mashed potatoes were cold and no butter was provided. It was nice to outside however.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The place is beautiful - location, presence, everything on the surface is world class. Our waitress was remarkably pleasant but either didn’t have the support staff or simply too many tables.
My food was well below average.
It’s like a designer and a decorator got together to create the perfect KW dining experience - but forgot to tap a chef and an experienced restaurant manager.

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vipcjb20
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great location. Food was good. Our server was lovely, but everything was painfully slow. It started with them not having our reservation ... which we booked on Open Table. We watched another couple come after us ... same thing. The hostess looked bewildered on the reservation.

Salads were really good. My son had the truffle shrimp penne ... he loved it. Crab cakes were tasty, but more breading than crab.

Overall it all worked out fine. A bit pricey, slow service, but the location and food make it a nice spot.

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ShanaMyersForQVC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great spot to people-watch along Duval Street. Scallops were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Had a fixed menu for New Year’s Eve which was overpriced.

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vipLindaT
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very happy with our table, on the porch overlooking Duval St. Food was very good, however my tuna was served with a very spicy Thai sauce, that made my eyes water! People who love Thai food would love the tuna! Our waitress was superb! Gave us time when we needed it, and was quick when we were ready to leave. Will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat.

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WendyK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible and the food was mediocre for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with family

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SarahI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside and it was a lovely atmosphere. The full snapper red curry dish was fabulous. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner w/the family. BEAUTIFUL night w/my husband &boys.

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vipBrumas
Key West
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A regular lunch favourite and a new addition to our dinner list

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome as usual!!

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JandN
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Thanks to Grand Cafe for taking care of our locals with good food, lovely ambience, and great specials!

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Joekeywest
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, right on Duval st, great for people watching, food was amazing, one of the best places to eat on the Island. You get what you pay for. Highly recommend Grand Cafe.

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vipPerky
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Crab cake appetizer was very good. Entrees were fair: red Thai curry with shrimp and snapper with shrimp in sauce on top. The snapper seemed to be under done while the shrimp in the sauce were overcooked. Sauce had a nice flavor though. I wouldn’t order this dish again. The red Thai curry dish needed more coconut and heat to punch it up. The lychee martini was excellent, but our server had to be flagged down to place our orders a couple of times, so service is lacking. Overall, I would not recommend or go back - too many other places that are better.

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SandraS
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, with great service and excellent food. A truly enjoyable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good. I had the yellowtail
Snapper with a tomatoes cream
Sauce. It could have used more sauce, but was prepared well and was delicious. My husband had the fillet and added scallops, for which he paid $12 extra, and he only got two of them. His meal was tasty, though.
The service was very slow. They were quite busy. A lot of locals were taking advantage of a half price locals deal. Also, people were there before going to opening night at a local theater. The server offered us free key lime pie to compensate, and we took her up on it. We got one slice to share. Not my favorite key lime pie, though. Very sweet and granular, not smooth. We will go back, though.

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BrendaL
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything is always great at this lovely restaurant . Maria and her staff always make us feel so welcome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner as always!!

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LauraB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We really wanted to try this restaurant. We walked up without a reservation and the outdoor seating was basically empty. We were told, we could not be seated outside without a reservation. So we made a reservation on Open Table, selected the outdoor seating option, and came back a half hour later with our reservation. Again, outdoor tables were maybe 70% empty at this time. We were told that they cannot accept outdoor seating reservations from Open Table and our only option was to sit inside. We mentioned that you could specifically select outdoor seating as an option on the App and they said that it should not be that way and that we could not choose outdoor. We advised them to change their seating options on Open Table but that we would not visit again.

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BRIANZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was a little too slow for my Taste.. 20 minutes to get a cocktail 45 to get an appetizer. The food was great though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Great location, have dined there before. This visit was Thanksgiving and they had a full restaurant and about 4 servers. .. not good. Our server was buried, she spoke to us 3 times - in total about 60 seconds. Never got water with our meal, and no chance for a 2nd beverage. And while we had empathy for her the hostess just kept seating people... it made no sense. Clearly they didn’t care about customer service just $$$. Food was fair, it came out hot and correct so good job to the kitchen staff!

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TimR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great to people watch out on the front patio. Food was excellent for the price. Cocktails were mediocre and service was very slow.

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vipmusicaltitan
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 40th birthday with a friend of mine and our ladies. We were seated outside, which was awesome this time of year (although the noise from the Hard Rock was a bit overwhelming). You really need to check out the inside of this place though- just a really quaint place with a lot of character.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We haven’t been to Grand Cafe in several years. My husband wasn’t crazy about it the last time we were there.

This time was wonderful! Food, service and ambiance!

Our table was the very best!

Thank you for a wonderful evening!

TM
vipTMark
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When the weather is right this is the place to eat and people watch on Duval St. Great location and the food is quite good. I had a fried fish sandwich (yellowtail snapper) and it was as good as any on the island. Good cocktails and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Very good food and service.

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vipLisaZ
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

waitress was terrible
food bad
sea bass had so many bones you couldn’t eat it

no apology from staff

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was very good. Service wasn’t commensurate with the quality of food or the ambiance.

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vip2bigeaters
Tampa
374 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely older home conversion into classy restaurant. The best conch fritters in Key West. Terrific service in comfortable surrounding.

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vipMichaelL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch place right

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vipFritz
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful evening. My wife and I requested seating inside, a storm was coming into the area. Flickering lights added to the ambiance of this old haunted house. The food was exceptional; fresh, flavorful. I had the Chef's sampler plate. We shared the Greek Salad with our entrees. The owner Maria was very attentive. She recommended a wonderful Pinot Noir from Oregon she had personally discovered. Dana was a delightful server. Following dinner we headed to the intimate rear bar to enjoy cordials and coffee. Have recommended to friends and will return.

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vipglynne
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Impressive cuisine with upscale service in the heart of old town with great views of Duval !

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vipSusanR
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for Duval St people watching, yet upscale menu, service and entrees.

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Patrick
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good drinks, but food just so so. Nice outside setting. I would try again though.

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PTaylor
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a great seat on the veranda and the food was so good!

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Grand Cafe - Key West, FL is rated 4.2 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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