Matt's Stock Island Kitchen & Bar at The Perry Hotel

4.5
179 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
At Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar, the ingredients speak for themselves. It’s American Coastal Comfort Food—simple, comforting, and delicious in a way you’d never expect. Whether you bring in your own fresh catch for us to prepare or come in to order just a few dishes, you’ll want to try everything on the menu. Don't miss our signature seafood towers, that arrive in a tacklebox filled with your personal raw bar including oysters, shrimp, lobster tail, tuna tartare, and ceviche.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am
Bar
Daily 8:00 am–10:00 pm
Lunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Salty Oyster Bar
Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(305) 294-3939
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kalen Fortuna
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Avenue
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Parking details
The Perry Hotel Key West parking lot is next to our restaurant and offers plenty of free and accessible parking.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good breakfast food
, slightly overpriced.

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EK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and atmosphere. Had a singer that night he was really good

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner with a friend. It was awesome from beginning to end!

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LS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

2nd time for Thanksgiving dinner. Good, not great in food. But, ambiance was great! Regular menu looks tasty, though.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Perry Hotel which was also outstanding and wanted to have a nice dinner in Key West. We read reviews for Matt’s and decided to try the hotel’s restaurant. The grouper was amazing. We also ordered the pink shrimp and side of Brussels sprouts which were delicious. The two cocktails we ordered were wonderful too. Overall great dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend. We also sat outside facing the marina and caught the end of sunset which was an added bonus.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I had been to the Perry a few times before, and this time I was very disappointed. We had excellent service before and this past Tuesday, not so much. Our reservation was for 6:00 p.m. and we arrived early and had a couple of drinks at the bar before going outside to our table. The service was just very slow. At one point my friend ordered a drink and we asked three different people where it was because they kept forgetting it. It took 20 minutes to get a vodka and soda. The place was not that busy and there were a bunch of staff standing around and I have no idea what they were doing. We ended up getting out of there after 8:00 because everything took so long. This was over $240 tab for four people. Very disappointing. The food and ambiance were excellent, but the service was less than to be desired. Hopefully, they get that all worked out.

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TA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere and food!!!!!!! Great service!!!!!!!!!

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AR
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Enjoyed the fish tacos. Kind of hard to find and tucked back from a marina.

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T
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A Great evening with friends in a lovely setting. And a full moon to top it off!
Food was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find. Service was impeccable. Ambiance perfect. Then the live music was great. Best restaurant this week in key west.

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Key West
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The worst value in Key West. As a local who dines out regularly, it’s disappointing to visit a business which appears to con its guests with very normal food at an elevated price. Go to Martin’s or Tavern and Town for a better experience!

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MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was exceptional. The restaurant and lobby area is way to loud - some noise dampening panels are necessary -though there were only 20 people dining inside, it sounded like 200! Very bad acoustics. The rest was great!

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SC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was poor and unattentive. We ordered two different kinds of fish and what we got was the same fish, dressed differently. The fish was good but not what we ordered. We had waited so long for our food that we went ahead and ate what we got instead of waiting to fix the order. The Yukon baked potato was anything but a Yukon potato.
I have eated here before and found it quite good so maybe this was just a bad night, but there is no excuse for the bad service.

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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best fried snapper anywhere on the rock. The lobster was fantastic, as were the vegetables. Never a bad meal here

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CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff are so friendly And efficient. And the food is a very high-quality and unique presentation.

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WM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food and service in this hotel restaurant and bar in a location that is unique.

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MR
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance at the hotel! The dining room was too crowded & loud.
So Keanna from the bar was excellent regarding her suggestions even though
we’ve been here/there many times‼️

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SM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I've been to Matt's several times since they opened. The space itself is nice, as is the ambiance, however they can't seem to get the food right no matter what I order. This last time I had the king salmon, which was a pricey $35, and it wasn't prepared very well on the grill. The flavor was decent at best and was raw/cold in the middle Also, for some reason the chef likes to cover everything with bacon. Given we had several vegetarians at the table this was problematic, including sending our asparagus back. This has happened on previous visits as well where the fries included bacon. If you go here go for the live music and drinks but don't expect too much as it relates to the food.

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DB
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outrageous food! Every course better than the last one. We enjoyed the clams, oysters and salads. Hemingway cocktail was superb too!

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E
New England
36 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal. Sat outside, which was delightful--watched an approaching storm. Had the smoked fish dip and fresh yellowtail snapper, beautifully prepared. Waitress was great, friendly and thoughtful. Definitely recommend this place.

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VT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Understaffed waited for drinks and dinner. Private party inside so they should have staffed up and possibly had an outdoor bar for dinner patrons

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a very nice Sunday lunch here. Fresh, excellent food, prepared and served with attention to detail. Try this place.

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Key West
34 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely to sit outside on their patio for dinner with a view of the Stock Island waterfront at dusk! Quiet conversation, not crowded on a Saturday night. Service was excellent - our waiter was very knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. If you want to enjoy waterfront dining but want something away from the Duval Street and Old Town crowds where there is ample free parking, make the trip out here to Stock Island. We were not disappointed! Great place for a date. The food is a bit on the pricey side - my snapper ceviche and grouper were both very good, but not exceptional. Their key lime tart is excellent. They do have a great tasting menu summer deal for three courses for $30, which also includes 20% of wine bottles and $2 for their house cocktail.

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KW
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great waiter loved sitting outside with the brewze

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DV
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice ambiance, energetic ambiance! Only remark we have is that the glasses of rosé were really dutch like 😄! USD 10 a glass for half a glass is expensive! Nevertheless, food was good! We definiteley recommend the restaurant!! It was great!!

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j
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Matt's Stock Island Kitchen has wonderful ambience. The outdoor seating is awesome. Even on a hot day , the breeze made our dinner spectacular, and looking over the marina just adds to the experience. My husband ordered the Oysters and they were fresh and tasty. Our Grouper was tasty with the exception of the overfried cornmeal crust. This is the second time I ordered my fish this way and that was my mistake. There are many things yet to try on the menu. We will be returning on our next trip to Stock Island.
The S O B bar next to the pool is a gem as well.

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!

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KH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is very friendly. Debra welcomed us back to Matt's.

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CM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a casual meal with many choices. All staff were so very friendly and attentive from the hostess Deborah, to our charming waiter Rustam and even the quick Balan clearing off our used dishes. Such a pleasant evening meal, feeling welcomed and special. Food is delicious and just the right portions. Will be back!

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r
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leon was our waiter and he was fabulous.! We had teens that asked lots of questions and he patiently answered them and helped in making menu decisions. The fish tacos were spot on! Great environment!

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt’s was perfect. The food was original, fresh and imaginative. We are discerning, and each course was wonderful. The Fire and Ice salad was the most unique and delicious take in a salad we have seen in a very long time. Good service, great patio view. Stock Island has a winner. As locals, We did not know about Matt’s until we fueled our boat and the Marina mentioned it. A great secret, but not for long.

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Key West
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Love the vibe & atmosphere! I think they should of turned off the fireplace on the outside patio. Kinda ridiculous to make a hot climate more hot.

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PF
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service was awesome great job Matts Stock Island

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EW
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a great experience. I’m a 30-year Key West resident and consider Matt’s a real safe haven from “yea old tourist traps” in town. I highly recommend for all occasions.

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j
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Restaurant is very cool. We brought in our own fresh catch and the chef made it ceviche and tacos. The filet was a touch over cooked for the tacos but it was still pretty tasty. We had to flag down another server for a second drink and also for our check. That being said it was a very relaxing meal.This is our second visit and we will be returning on our next trip down to Key West.

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ME
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best meal we have ever had in Key West. . .We cannot wait to come back!!!!!

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at Matt's. We loved our dinner and will be back!

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KH
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice spot by the harbor. Saw some dolphins while we dined which was nice! Unfortunately the patio is right next to the pool so there were some rowdy kids making a lot of noise nearby. Food was good, service could have been better. But a very nice ambiance.

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SD
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food on Stock Island... including fresh fish, lobster, oysters and amazing steaks. The key to each plate is the variety of amazing sauces available...every dish is carefully crafted, along with delicious side dishes.

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B
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one of the best dinners why staying in Key West would highly recommend very good

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