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Little Pearl

4.7
221 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Nestled in the heart of Old Town and away from the bustling downtown streets of Key West, Florida, sits an excellent spot for fresh local catch and innovative cuisine with a tropical twist. Make a reservation today, book us for your next event, or simply just drop in!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 204-4762
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Ingelsby & Ryan Sharpio
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Terrific food and very good service . The best so far on our trip in key west

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is in a unassuming building a few blocks away from Duval Street. The focus is on wine and fresh fish. There is a small bar with only three seats. If you are a single, you might want to eat at the bar and chat with the bar tender, who is quite knowlegable about wine and champagne. The tables are small and jammed quite close together in the style of a Paris bistro. It is not a place for a quiet date, but if you want to interact with people at neighboring tables, this is the right spot for you. There are banquettes agains the walls. You and your dinner companions can fight over who gets the cushioned seats. The other chairs are hard, but not uncomfortable for the hour it will take to have dinner. Be sure to get the cheesecake. It is big, so order one and get two forks. The fish is perfectly prepared. Gravitate toward the daily special if it is a fish that you like.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved it. Very small do make a reservation. Will be back if ever in Key West

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great yelliowtail snapper! a must have!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Who ever thought you could pack so much great food into such a cozy little restaurant in a Key West neighborhood! I've been to Little Pearl before and the menu and the service is always top notch. It is a place for local seafood and the creativity that goes into each dish is amazing! We tried the wahoo ceviche, jumbo shrimp and grits, and the octopus appetizer is a must! See you again soon!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Just perfect. The service, the food, the place all excellent. The menu is modern with new techniques and dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Little Pearl and it’s sister restaurants simply nail menus that you can come back to over and over again. All of the fish is prepared beautifully, respecting how fresh it is, but with great twists. Nice, reasonable wine selections and terrific staff. Wish I could bring Little Pearl back north!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Best meal we had on key west. Excellent food. Great service. Friendly and inviting. The food had an attention to detail that is often lacking. So good!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had some great highlights here. The service from Patrick was the best of our whole trip! The octopus was outstanding! Great heat on that dish and probably our favorite of the night. The Wahoo ceviche was good but the Waldorf hotel actually had our favorite ceviche of the trip. The snapper was delicious but a tad under seasoned. The swordfish was amazing and perfectly seasoned. The dinner finished up with the mini Key Lime pie which was spectacular. It would have been nice to get that on the house since we were celebrating our engagement but it was so good we didn’t mind that it showed up on the bill. Overall, a wonderful experience in an eclectic, cozy place. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Ambrosia!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

outstanding off the main street place for great food and a good conversation

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very good food one of the best in the keys, nice place. The only thing, why don't they serve wine per glass only, most of us are walking to go back to our hotel or guesthouse. ...but i'm french ....
Anyway, this resto is a place to come bavk

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great place with fantastic food. The service was not as good but this is definately worth a visit

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great dining with local fish and seafood done creatively. Small in size, great service. The octopus & scallops were superb.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome! Great food- small space but great environment!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Every item ordered was good

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food. Say no more. We had snapper and scallops.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We will not return- so many other great places in Key West. My husband’s fish was improperly (over) cooked. He sent it back and the chef sent it right back out stating “that’s our medium”. Really,?! The pot pie was watery and terrible. Very disappointed. Don’t waste your time and money.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent, service was great. It’s a little tight, but a true gem.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This place is certainly worth visiting if you're looking for some upper scale dinning in Key West. It's a newer place, replacing a previous restaurant which was also good. It's trendy right now so a reservation is a MUST on the weekends. Everything on the menu is wonderful. If you're here for seafood don't skip the Wahoo.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This place is small and is off the beaten path but it is a pearl (pardon the pun). First, my wife and I arrived 45 minutes before our reservation but we were seated anyway. The wine selection is great with some real nice options, the specials were very great and the menu items were equally fantastic. The shrimp and grits were very good and the red snapper was off the charts. Great place!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This is such a great restaurant located in the most unsuspecting location on the island. Right in the middle of residential old town key west. They just fire on all cylinders here. Lighting is perfection, ambience is vibrant yet relaxed, and the food is incredible. I highly recommend a visit, but reservations are a must and a few days in advance might be a good idea.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I had the scallops, which were perfectly cooked. My date had the shrimp and grits, which she loved. The atmosphere was really nice. This was the best meal we had on a seven-day trip to the Keys. I'd strongly recommend it to anyone going to Key West. In fact, I already have!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fantastic!! As always

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We are frequent visitors to Key West and always try a new restaurant when we visit. The food was fantastic and we look forward to coming back.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Way too noisy for us. The place is very small which in itself is not bad but at one point my wife and I could not hear each other as it seemed like everyone was talking louder and louder.
A shame because the food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Best seafood ever!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Little Pearl was outstanding. A very small restaurant reservations are a must. Our meals were outstanding. The server was very friendly and efficient. We will visit Little Pearl on our next trip to Key West.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I am still craving the lobster/shrimp potpie! I can't wait to get back to Key West and the Little Pearl will be my first stop.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Yearly visit to Key West. First visit to this eatery. Can't recommend this restaurant enough- will definitely be back next year! Awesome meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place to have special dinner in key west. Specials were amazing, bread was great. Very cozy.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My favorite restaurant on the island by far. Amy and Dan offer most professional service. The wine list is well curated and the food is sublime.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The surprise of the weekend. Great food and service. We will be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Only restaurant in key west that deserves a Michelin star amazing inventive and creative food.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

In Key WEST I want fresh seafood with flair and Little Pearl is a gem. Go with the local catches and you will be well feted. Octopus, Crab and Conch Cakes, Wahoo and a thoughtful wine list....
One of the best Key West spots.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever had in Key West! Everyone’s meal was over the top! We will make it a regular dining option moving forward.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Table was ready and waiting upon our arrival! Service and food were great! We will visit again next year on our annual trip to key West. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

My new favorite restaurant on the island. Swordfish and scallops are my favorite entrees.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Our waiter Dan was great. The food was delicious and prepared well. I would definitely eat here again.

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