Ocean Grill & Bar

4.5
199 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Ocean Grill & Bar is in many ways a testimony to the bounty of the sea, the adaptability of creating wonderous dishes from the vast variety of life beneath the waves and the endless multitude of flavors created by cultures all across the world using all manner of natures riches to bring out the natural beauty of seafood. Chef Lea has lived and breathed Key West's very own bounty of delicious seafood for over 20 years. Winning many awards along the way for items like 'Butter Poached Florida lobster' and our signature dish 'Shrimp & Grits', he decided to give back much of what he has learned and create a largely seafood menu with flavors ranging from Cajun/Creole to the far East of Asia. An eclectic gathering of the finest ways to enjoy what we are blessed to have on our very own doorstep. You can find on our menu or Special's board local items like Florida Lobster, many varieties of local Seafood. Join us for a feast of seafood paired with a wonderful and relaxed atmosphere.
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner there last night with some friends. Had no idea what to expect. Really only chose it because I could book on open table app, and the had patio dining.

Well I’m glad I did. The food was fantastic and the service was great! All 5 people had nothing but rave things to say about their meals.

The calamari appetizer was so tasty. The bread they bring to the table so good. My husband had the seafood risotto and he said it was delicious. I had the clams and mussels chorizo - so good. Definitely try it out!

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Madelyn
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

FROM THE MUSSELS LOBSTER AND SKIRT STEAK EVERYONE IN OUR PARTY ENJOYED THEIR FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE WE ATE OUTSIDE VERY NICE AND CLEAN SETTING

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Had to send the drinks back. Mixed very badly. Crab cakes were tastless and fell apart into crumbs.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny our server was great and accommodating. Food was delicious. Recommend the snapper special!

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BruceB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Snapper was phenominal! Highly recommend.

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vipGreatchoice
Sydney / NSW
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and superb service! The cioppino and lobster tail with crabmeat and hollandaise were awesome! Service excellent, setting lovely and very COVID-conscious. Definitely a repeat!!

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vipFloridaGuy
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. $8 for all you can drink mimosas and bloody Marys is a great deal especially for key West. Food is great she service is extremely attentive.

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TalkerEater
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food with outdoor seating. Service was prompt and efficient. Tables were not very separated, and it’s a busy place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Food great.

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vipChatti
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good meals that were enormous in size. Very impressed with the food and service was good. We sat on the patio. Made reservation for a 50th birthday celebration which was stated on the reservation. The waiter never mentioned a birthday which most waiters will note when it's on a reservation. The only thing that was a total turn off was the bathrooms were messy and unkept. I mentioned this to the waiter to let him know. Overall great food experience-be ready to eat!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!

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vipNancyEstero
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! The lobster bisque was perfect!

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LNMD93
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to eat on Key West. Excellent food and dog friendly. Great service. A hidden gem. Tucked away on the main drag of Duval Street in a back alley. Highly recommend it. Pricey but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside at a small table for 2. Our server, Augustine, was great. Our meals were fantastic

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vipGary
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Able to sit outside which was good. Didn’t have great service or food- just average . Grits were best food we ordered. Would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visiting the keys. Stopped in for dinner. Waiter was a bit slow and bit real friendly but food was delicious!

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carriew
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary drinks were very good! Great value too! The French toast was so very good!

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Abby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We all had seafood, everyone enjoyed their choices. Nice atmosphere, indoor and outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster was huge and delicious! Loved the spinach, shrimp, artichoke dip. Great find.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friend visiting from TX wanted excellent seafood - everyone was pleased with their dishes and the truffle fries are amazing! Happy hour drink specials rounded out the evening - but no one left room for dessert!

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MSheff
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wait staff was very attentive. Food was average so felt that the prices were a little high for the quality of the food.

MJ
vipMJM1
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely evening! Service was good (Augustin was attentive), minimal corkage fee and food was good as well (although we ordered a skirt steak medium and it came out very rare). Overall, positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Hidden gem off the end of Duval. All of our food was great tasting and believe we had a lot. Christmas dinner was perfect. It was a bit chilly and they had nice heat lamps outside for us to stay warm and cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. We had jumbo lump crab cakes, although they were not "jumbo lump" crab they were still delish. Also had the tomato and fresh mozzarella salad, delish as well. Would definitely return when in Key West.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went their for brunch. My teens had pancakes and French toast. I had bottomless mimosa and eggs. The food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good when it finally came. Service was SLOW for drinks especially (not bar, I’m talking water). Forgot our appetizer & brought it halfway through dinner after we told them
Not to worry about it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cakes were amazing and it was very good service

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, a bit pricey, ok ambience, decent service. Not crowded I assume because of pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Lobster bisque was phenomenal. The garlic infused loaf of sliced bread was great. Artichoke/Spinach/lobster dip was great too. Meals were awesome. But, best of all was Vasko the manager from ?? Ask him where... He was nice, professional, and attentive. We had a wonderful time. Ocean is a step off of Duval St. Totally worth it! You won’t be disappointed. Really cool vibe, and the place was super clean and upscale, comfortable decor. I’m always looking for decent reviews because I rely on them. This was our first time to the keys. We will be back. And we’ll definitely be going back to Ocean Grill and Bar. Thanks, Vasko! We will see you again!!!!

P.s. family review,. Wife and I are in our mid 40’s, and two kids age 19, 12.
We are from Pennsylvania, and go out to dine a lot. Hope it helps anyone reading this.

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vipSteveT
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service with excellent food!

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Feast
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for all occasions! Food was delicious and very nice attentive waiters!

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vipJessicaS
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Large portions and super tasty

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Skiholimont
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$7.95 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys! ‘Nuff said.

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CMol
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food/atmosphere and the service was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent & our Server (Relu) was outstanding!

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vipTammyway
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant is lovely with a modern artsy upscale feel. It was a crisp December night; but dining outside by candlelight with the propane heaters & fairy lights felt cozy, intimate, & special. I do wish the host would have seated the 5 loud drunk guys inside away from the couples trying to have a romantic dinner. The ladies room was dirty & poorly maintained. It had those brown paper towels that make your hands smell like lunch bags & that awful pink pearlescent soap from the middle school bathroom. The floors & baseboards were old & dirty. The hideous catalog print wallpaper feels cheap & outdated. The whole room needs a good scrub & remodel. Our server was a polite young man. He made no suggestions & wasn’t particularly attentive or quick. However, our cocktails were perfectly balanced & beautifully presented. The Pinot noir wine complemented the fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and balsamic in the caprese salad perfectly. We ordered mahi but they were out. We asked if they could prepare the red snapper with the Parmesan crust and it was truly one of the best things I’ve ever eaten! The crust was crunchy & full of flavor. The fish was perfectly cooked. It tasted fresh, was white & flaky. They served it over al dente carrots & gorgeous red peppers with mashed potatoes. The veggies all tasted garden fresh. The plate was colorful & beautiful. The bartender & cook here are true artists! The host, server, & bathroom seemed out of character for a place where you can easily spend $200 on dinner for 2. We are foodies & this was a meal I’d put against Michelin star restaurants we have visited in Manhattan, San Diego, San Francisco, Sidney, and Toronto. What a great surprise!

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vipGigiW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outdoor seating. It was well spaced. The food was fantastic and the portions were ample. Marginal service, as they were busy. A bit of a bill mix up at the end but was resolved quickly. Would definitely return

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vipCHIP
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great drinks! Outdoor dining was perfect! Service is excellent! Going back for lunch!

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vipSusanT
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love their wine pour! Best on the island!!
This is our 4 th year of dining here all winter.

FAQs

Ocean Grill & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 296-4300.

Ocean Grill & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.