Little Pearl

4.7
632 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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!
Reservations are recommended!! Please call us for parties larger than 4 people.
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JZ
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Having a reservation at 9pm, more than half the menue was sold out. Very disappointing. The food itself was decent, partially randomly mixed with sides. Wouldnt go again.

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B
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, thoughtful, delicious food, and attentive, friendly service. We really enjoyed our meal (both the food and the experience) at Little Pearl, and would definitely recommend for a nice, high quality dinner in Key West! We enjoyed the ambience also. The interior is relaxed yet stylish. Our server (Ryan) was very knowledgable about all of the menu items including preparation and was friendly and professional.

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LM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good the pear dessert was amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Painfully noisy locale with no ceiling to absorb the high decibel conversations going on- specials were out by 9pm but the service staff did their best to compensate. Risotto dish was not a risotto although grouper was ok but nothing was more than average. Key lime pie was served warm and crust sloppily made not evenly covering the mini pie. Nothing to write home about and wouldn’t necessarily come back- not good value for money. We left deaf from the dinner as we left you could hear the high decibel chatter from across the street. What a shame.

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SA
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal I had was excellent with very good service. Later comers will have a limited menu choices, if the previous customers ordered all the fresh fish. Be sure to save room for their homemade pana cotta.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is superb!

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CB
Key West
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have been to little pearl several times and always wonderful. Had an issue with my tuna being over cooked and it was handled poorly. The chef was right and I was wrong..(have had the dish on previous visits and it was great). After sending back the waiter avoided us and it was uncomfortable and embarrassing. We had out of town friends with us.

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E
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect fish prep. Friendly service. Excellent food

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G
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous, inspired seafood. Attentive and informed service in a cozy atmosphere with great wines. I would highly recommend making a reservation if your in Key West.

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SO
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely hands down the best food in Key West! Went on a friends recommendation and it was amazing! We tried the octopus based on other reviews and it blew me away with the presentation and taste. Not over cooked and so delicious! Our server was so attentive and there when we needed him. The scallop entree was fantastic as well with a corn purée and chorizo oil. The table bread came with a house made jalapeño butter also good! It is a very small place but that’s what makes the ambiance! Only about 15 tables. Inside dining only. Love love loved it!!

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Good food. Very crowded. Too many tables for small space.

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SK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had such an amazing time at Little Pearl. It was cozy, quaint, fresh, and local. The seafood and atmosphere were so incredible that we booked for another reservation while still at the table! It’s a small place so be sure to get a reservation as there is limited seating at the bar. We wish Key West had more gems such as this one!

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tied 2 of the fish dishes, snapper and grouper, both were excellent, as was the service.

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AL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best seafood I have ever tasted: fresh, perfectly cooked, and inventively seasoned. Service was impeccable as well.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our very personable waiter. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful in accommodating dietary restrictions for one of us. Food was unique and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience on island. Great folk!!!

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EF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at "The Little Pearl"! We loved the fish dishes that we ordered, everything was exceptional including the service OXOX

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Servers Daniel and Ryan were awesome! Amazing food!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great night

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ME
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

They served burned octopus and would not admit it even though it was inedible. It was my birthday and totally ruined the evening. I work as a chef myself so I can distinguish between grilled and ruined. The waiter didn’t even have the nerve to come and tell me the chefs decision.

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Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We spent four nights in Key West and this was one of our best dinners. It’s a small, out of the way, restaurant that really delivers with great seafood. A little noisy and crowded but the food is worth it.

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B
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu has an outstanding selection of fresh sea food. The wine list, although not long, is well curated. The decor makes good use of the natural ight from the windows in the early evening hours. Noise is the only downside. The restaurant is small, and I had hoped for an intimate and relaxing dinner, but it was hard to converse over the noise from some of the other tables.

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D
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu. Excellent service. Friendly atmosphere

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best meal I have taken in Key West during 4 days , I stayed there
Foods are amazing
Wine quite good too

En résumé une belle expérience, pour un français exigeant

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! Quaint restaurant in a neighborhood in Key West off the beaten path. Have been here several times and it's my favorite restaurant in Key West ( and there are some good ones ). The Bangcock octopus is a great appetizer as are the diver scallops. I've tried a few different entrees but my favorites are the Allen Bros. ribeye and the swordfish. The vegetables are a perfect compliment to the meal and the service is very good. The waiter Dan is exceptional and a great attitude. Try this gem and you're sure to be back!

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AE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing bite of tuna tartare brûlée

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place overall , just a pity that 50% of the main course was out of the menu , but our server caught that up with good vibes and good service .
Thank you .

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P
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great little neighborhood gem that we stumbled upon during our stay in Key West. The small and intimate dining room set the tone for the evening. Our server was very knowledgeable and made our evening even more memorable. We started the evening with a half dozen of the oysters in a mignotte sauce. Delightfully acidic. We followed that with the Spinach Salad. Nicely balanced. Lastly, we shared both the Swordfish and the Tuna. The Tuna was well prepared, but the Swordfish was the star! What a lovely sauce! All in all, we experienced a very nice evening and will definitely return when we are visiting the Keys in the future. Please make reservations early because they tend to fill up fast.

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C
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Saturday Night Dinner was outstanding!! We were seated immediately upon arrival and our server was very helpful and nice. I had the diver scallops and my wife had the shrimp & grits. Both were fantastic - presentation was great but the food was outstanding. Scallops with the sweet corn purée and the succotash was one of the best meals I have ever had!

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F
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible!

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RS
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service, very good food, a nice neighborhood ambiance but nothing fancy, small bar area.

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The tuna tartare appetizer was so salty, it was not edible. The grilled octopus looked great, but was only tolerable as it was also salty. I recommend called before you come to make sure they have what you want on the menu prior to coming as they may very well be out of it. We were disappointed that 2 out of 4 fish dinners they were out of.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was superb. Great, personal service where you felt they wanted to provide a quality experience. Would go again

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YB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The small plates were delicious! Everything was amazing and the team of servers worked well together to make a seamless environment that was amazing. We appreciated all the food and the ingenuity of the meals and appreciated the details that were put into every plate. We will, most definitely, be back!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating NYE and wedding anniversary.

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JP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited the Little Pearl on New Year's Eve. They had a prefix menu. However, there were several very good choices in each course. The waiter was very knowledgeable about both the food and wine menus. The meal was excellent. Even though it was New Year's Eve, we never felt rushed. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant.

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PT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal. Great fish, cooked so well. Lovely wait staff and owner.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was extremely salty. Waiter never asked how the meal was.

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K
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Little Pearl is an OK restaurant overall. My wife loved the grouper she ordered bu my lamb wasn’t as good. Great service though. Little jammed as this is a very small restaurant bit overall it’s Ok.

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NF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for my birthday with family. Excellent food, atmosphere, and service

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