Little Pearl

4.7
380 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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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Beer, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent evening except out of KEY LIME PIE!!!! HOW???? Anyway. the place is really cool, small and well appointed. Lisa was our server and she was outstanding. They work together though and I wish I knew thet Bulgarian guy's name, he is so animated. The staff is super friendly and chill. The octopus is the best I have EVER had, nice combination of Asian influences with a great spice. The most tender I have had. Mixed Greens Salad were chilled and the dressing was perfect. Wine list very reasonable with nice selection. Entrees, Snapper with a guava beurre blanc and couscous, outstanding. Grouper with a citrus butter and risotto, was WOW. Great place, GREAT service, GREAT food. Will return. Thank you to Lisa and the team.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The server got mix up with our table order to the table next to us.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dan was a doll!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is amazing but the noise level was almost stadium level as we were surrounded by several large parties on a Saturday night... whom I think had been drinking for hours before arrival. My advice: enjoy this best of KW restaurant early.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Just excellent, fresh, nicely prepared seafood. Excellent lobster, shrimp and crab pot pie!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Staff knowledge & descriptions right-on with every detail. Food quality & freshness over the top!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very well! Excellent food and wine!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food, wine, and service. Overall fantastic experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was phenomenal and staff was very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great location! The food is fantastic. The best restaurant I have eaten in during my stay in Florida. The staff was super friendly and we really felt like being with friends. Such a beautiful restaurant, very cozy and stylish. The food was a sensual sensation! Go there!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The food was great and so was the service and the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in town. Love the scallops and swordfish entrees.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Amazing meal, the server was one of the owners, she was super knowledgeable and friendly. The food was outstanding, Shrimp and Grits, some of the best I have ever eaten and a perfectly cooked Ribeye. Very memorable evening in Key West.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

My husband and I ate at this resto twice while vacationing in Key West. What a little gem it is! We had great servers, especially our first night there. Unfortunately, I don't remember his name, but he was so friendly and helpful in explaining the food and wine. When we went there again on our last night in Key West, he remembered us and took the time to come to our table to chat with us again. All the staff and owners were welcoming and we had great experiences both times. We were very lucky because this resto was literally a 2-minute walk from our Inn, so was very convenient for us, however, even if it was further away, we wouldn't hesitate to eat there! All the food was amazing and very tasty. At first look when the plates arrived at our table, they seemed to be small portions, but they were actually quite filling when all was said and done, and very delicious!!! It's a tiny place, only seating about 45 people, so reservations are definitely needed. It's very cozy and tastefully decorated. The menu from the appetizers, entrees, desserts and wine were all great! I can't say enough about this great little gem and don't hesitate to HIGHLY recommend it to anyone living or visiting Key West. If we ever have the opportunity in the future to visit Key West again, we will definitely reserve a table at this great resto!!! We wish them every success!! Cheers from Canada!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Right from walking in the door the service was exceptional. The staff seemed to work in unison. We started with the baked oysters then we had the seafood pot pie and ribeye. We could not finish. Unfortunately cannot comment on desert because we were too full. It’s a small place so I would suggest getting there early with reservations for better seating. We had 6:45 reservations, arrived at 6:30 there were 2 other parties there. When we left the place was full. We will definitely be back. Thanks Little Pearl.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Staying in the neighborhood. Wanted “off Duvall”. Had the scallops! Wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Loooved this place! Always looking for great places to eat and this one didn’t disappoint. Perfect vibe, decoration and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The food tasted as good as it looks! Everything was delicious, even the desserts (and I have a savory palate not a sweet one). I can't wait to go again so I can try everything on the menu - one bite at a time.
Our waiter Dan was informative and very attentive.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This was defenitely one of our favorite places that we ate at this time in the keys. I know all the hubbub is about Latitudes, Michaels etc... but the Little Pearl is a "Little Gem" of a place. From the food, the ambiance, the service, the total package, we were impressed. The snapper with the pearl couscous was out of this world and the poached peach desert was divine! This place has earned a spot in my permanent restaurant rotation when I visit the keys.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Amazing all around!
I travel all over the country and can say this is a perfect example of seafood excellence.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

My husband and I went for our Anniversary dinner. We had a bottle of wine, swordfish, and the ribeye. Everything was absolutely amazing! Would definitely go back and recommend for a must eat!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Le meilleurs restaurants de KW...beau travail des produits

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The best of Key West! Amazing service with attention to every detail. Amazing food! We tried 4 other fine dining restaurants and this one was by far the favorite. We had the Prawns and The Buccatini pasta!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Date night while on vacation

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2018

This restaurant appears as a gastronomic one but the mixes tried are not well married at all. Way too spicy to taste something behind ingredients that could be simply appreciated if prepared in a simple way with plane herbs, etc
Wine is shown as premium one as it is almost basic inexpensive ones in some wine countries... not expected way too expensive prices.
But I guess some people are bought with the ambiance and huge romantic wine glasses...
Friendly people but when asked for more bread, the server never appeared again. Had to ask another one when my dish was almost finished to discover that they had dicided not to serve me more... I would have appreciated sincerity.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Excelent food, nice environment, good service, nice decoration.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This cuisine had amazing flavors and was beautifully plated. The food quality was so appreciated. We all enjoyed our meals, wine, crafted beer and great service. As locals I would say this is a place you won’t want to miss! My entire party would highly recommend Little Pearl.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The snapper was fantastic! The buttery sauce it was in was so delicious I could have eaten it with a spoon!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Great food, Great Service. One of the Top five restaurants in Key West

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food as always is top notch. Tuna creme brûlée is great! Small place with a big time feel. Servers are on point with recommendations and wine list is pretty good. One of the top 2 spots to go in Key West. Steak and grouper is ridiculous. Enjoy my friends.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great seafood choices and a great ambiance. More upscale but still felt relaxed.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Amazing and awesome.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Best seafood on island and most creative dishes especially apps. Last time escargot served a bit cold but other than that always very good.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Best Restaurant in Key West and away from the maddening crowd. Five stars all the way.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was excellent, wine was pour was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was outstanding as usual and the service did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was very very good .We were a table of 4 .We are french and in the USA it is difficult to find a good restaurant wich is not too much expensive.
The lime key was also excellent.
Very nice evening
We enjoyed the food , the people and the place (nice decoration !)

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We found this little gem on our weekend trip. We will definitely have dinner here when we come back to Key West.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Excellent service and food! I highly recommend dining here while in Key West.

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