Ocean Grill & Bar

4.4
274 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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vipSueS
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Brunch with bottomless mimosas. Lobster Benedict was delicious too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good and so was the food. However, there was an issue with the cloth napkins. The dye in them stained my husband’s shirt, my watch band and my nails as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

This place was extremely disappointing. We basically were robbed. First, we were offered the daily special of “fresh” crab stuffed lobster tail. We proceeded to order lobster bisque which came out to be basically bowls of mush. Immediately we saw a change in our waiters demeanor once we sent them back as they were completely disgusting and inedible. Each and every one of the “fresh” seafood dishes were NOT fresh and were obviously frozen. The most disappointing being the ridiculous $90 crab stuffed lobster daily special which was absolutely not fresh- it was tough and rubbery. The most disappointing aspect of dining here was receiving the check and seeing an automatic gratuity charge for our group as well as an additional tip sneakily included. The policy stated that an automatic gratuity charge would apply for parties 6 and up and we were only 5 dining. Upon realizing this, we called the restaurant knowing how much we left in tip (well over the correct amount) and they lied to us about the amount we left. The whole experience felt really dishonest- for food that was extremely below average.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , wonderful brunch with bottomless cocktails to start the day, nice atmosphere dining outside

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vipKathyP
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply outstanding. Friendly wait staff, excellent service!

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vipMellow44
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outstanding! I would definitely recommend this location and would go back, again and again, and again,...

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AngieM
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I think the restaurant was having an off night. We saw three tables leave before getting a drink order. They didn’t have the dish I was hoping for so I tried the lobster bisque and feel like there were weird spices in it.

We asked for outside because of Covid but the seating was so close together it would have mattered. You couldn’t get out of your chair without backing into snigger guest.

Our waiter was great. We did order everything right at the beginning too since we knew what we wanted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were very disappointed in our experience. They insisted that we had not requested an outdoor table and seated us inside. The inside was stuffy with no air circulation. We decided we weren’t comfortable there and explained. The maitre d did not seem to care at all and offered us no option but to leave. It looked like a lovely place outdoors, but the attitude was not a good one.
They might have at least said they were sorry and offered a future booking. It was a Saturday night and we knew we might not find another place. Fortunately we had a great dinner at 915 where the staff was very nice.

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KellyN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food is good.
Service is good.
A little pricey.
Not great, but good.

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SuzanneB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We came for brunch - arrived at 10am at opening. Took over 45 minutes to get our food. It was Ok - nothing special. Would not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was very bland. Steak was not good. I do not like to write bad reviews, however, I depend on them so much that I feel I need to be honest. I would not recommend this restaurant

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vipFrankA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Menu was decent bu the 2 specials they had were very good.
Would recommend for a family meal.

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vipLindaT
Key West
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything would have been perfect. They managed to get us seated for 6 when we had reservations for 4. Very busy. Food very good and service very good and timely. Problem with the bill. Over charged us by $100. Lucky we checked it out and they corrected. Check it out before you pay!!

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BrianP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio and enjoyed the roosters walking around. Service was great, the food was very good. The grouper special with shrimp on top was amazing. No room for dessert!

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vipSusanS
Detroit
64 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great breakfast menu... bottomless mimosa was probably not the best choice... cheap champagne early in the day makes for a major headache the rest of the day.

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TraceyC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was Ok. ..not bad, not great. Service, menu, ambiance—nothing memorable... too many other options to put it on a list of places to recommend

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PaulB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service was a bit slow and the host was a bit “cold”. Our waiter was attentive but he disappeared for about 15 minutes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large group of 10. Good food. Reasonable wine prices for a restaurant. Good service.

Would return if we're back in the area again.

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CourtneyP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was good....terrible service. Server didnt come to our table for 20 mins after we sat ( after we asked hostess for a server). Then the server didnt know the menu, critiqued what we ordered and never checked on us again until he brought the check. Again....terrible service

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

John our server was fantastic

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vipRomeoG
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and fast service!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari was the best. . So the crab cakes were.
Good experience and great service.

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Betsy
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service, delicious mimosas

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FrankD
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Easter Brunch and it was great. Food was delicious had bottomless mimosas and the staff was fantastic. They do brunch all week it’s a great value.

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SusanC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Easter brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here on Easter. We sat on the patio. The weather was lovely and so was the ambiance. The food was incredible and the service was great. I couldn’t think of anything to improve our experience. I highly recommend. Yes, it’s expensive but well worth it and we weren’t hungry until dinner. The portions are huge. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you go for breakfast try the French toast, it was awesome! And don’t forget to get a bottomless mimosa.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

First time dining here. Service was slow and seemed overwhelmed. Waiter was nice but seemed to be covering a lot of tables all at once. Food was very good. Would try it again.

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Brittany
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and bottomless mimosas were fantastic! We had such a great time and will definitely go back the next time we're in Key West.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was extremely pleasant and attentive. The food was perfect temperature, perfect taste, perfect presentation. We really enjoyed the patio service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food was cold and messy. Their were flies everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great! loved the place and had good service

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JanetR
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When we got there they said we didn’t have a reservation. I showed my confirmation email from Open Table. They found us a table, & I received an email you from this site. 2nd night in a week this happened. Last one was First Flight saying we didn’t show up. Meanwhile we were there Sunday at 5:15. Hope this doesn’t happen more. Thanks

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dbg28
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The hostess was horrible. Rude puts it mildly. Insisted on seating us behind the door where it was impossible for anyone to fit without moving the table since the table right next to it was occupied. The chairs were literally up against each other and the door side chair was up against the door. We were moved to a high top table for two by who I assume was a manager since he overrode the hostess. We enjoyed a nice dinner with a good server. The hostess tried to sit at least 2 to 3 other groups at the table behind the door and all refused. Convenient to our hotel but I wouldn’t return there mostly because of the hostess.

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Shesohappy
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to dine here twice during our week stay it was THAT good. Our waiter was outstanding. He remembered what each of us had ordered during our first visit. My spouse and I split a meal and they plated it separately for us, rather than your typical extra plate, you do the work. We shared the grouper, shrimp and lobster risotto. Best ever! Our friends loved their meals too. Don't hesitate to dine here. You will be so happy you did.

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vipPerk
Boise
38 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had read reviews about poor service at this restaurant, but our server was very good and attentive. The outdoor seating was also very pleasant. I just didn’t care for the food. My husband had the grouper entree and liked his meal. I had a caesar salad and thought it was overdressed. I also ordered the shrimp and grits appetizer as my entree and did not like it. The shrimp was good and there was an ample amount, but the grits were too runny with too much cream or cheese. The dish was very, very heavy and I wouldn’t order either of these items again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and fantastic service here! Highly recommend. We overheard the large table behind us say they’d came a second time because their experience had been great also.

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MJ007
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave was great server super food and awesome ambiance

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TeddyA
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location off main road and perfectly positioned away from the crowd. Food was good and fresh although taste was not very seasoned. In-house wine selection was great and offers large portions. Overall, had good experience.

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Shesohappy
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 6 and everyone said it was the best meal we’d had during our week in Key West. We expected great seafood and they did not disappoint but even the steak was exceptional. We all highly recommend this great restaurant! We were seated immediately and the service was on point.

FAQs

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

Ocean Grill & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 274 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.