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Permanently Closed - The Dining Room at Little Palm Island

338 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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This restaurant is permanently closed. The Dining Room serves lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch offering the finest foods and wines from around the world, all served in an ocean front island paradise. There are seasonal menus along with tempting daily specials.

Executive Chef, Stephen Belie and his team prepare menus featuring our signature "Modern Tropical Cuisine" which is a blend of classic American, French and Cuban techniques and flavors.

Your journey will begin with motor yacht transfers to our private Island from our Welcome Station on Little Torch Key at Mile Marker 28.5 on Overseas Highway. Always confirm your motor yacht transfer time when making reservations by calling 305-872-2551.
Enjoy one of the countries most romantic dining rooms with endless ocean views and beach front tables.
Our dress code is country club casual but gentlemen do need to wear a collared shirt. No jeans, cut-offs, swim attire or T-shirts allowed.
No children under 16 are permitted.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, French, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Children must be 16 years of age.
The time of your reservation is the time that you will need to be at the Welcome Station to take the complimentary motor yacht transfer to the Island. Please plan on being at our Welcome Station 10 to 15 minutes prior to departure. The motor yacht ride is 15 to 20 minutes from our Welcome Station to Little Palm Island.
For lunch reservation the boat leaves the shore station at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.
For dinner reservation, the boat leaves the shore station at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
For Sunday Brunch reservations the boat leaves the shore station at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm on Sundays.

Our dress code is country club casual but gentlemen do need to wear a collared shirt. No jeans, cut-offs, swim attire or T-shirts allowed.

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Phone number
(305) 872-2551
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stephen Belie
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We can accommodate small groups up to 40 guests. Please call us directly for additional information at 305-872-2524.
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Cross street
Pirates Rd.
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available at our Welcome Station at 25800 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL 33042
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Live music most nights.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipopuskoz (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Romantic dinner. Perfect execution. Delicious food. More than adequate wine by the glass. (We had a long ride home back to the cheeca lodge.) It saddens me to think what may have happened to this fine restaurant and the key deer that inhabit the island.

OpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Great place, great atmosphere, great food, great service!

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

We were staying in marathon for opening lobster week. It was our anniversary while we were here, so I found this place highly recommended online. After looking at the photos, I was sold. We certainly were not disappointed. So romantic, and right as we sat down we had key deer walk right up and lick our fingers. Food was delicious, service was excellent. I wish I could remember our servers name, she was blonde and had an accent. She was great, very helpful when I couldn't decide what to order. Brian at the bar was awesome as well. I wish we had a place like this at home. We will definitely be returning when we come back down to the keys!

Giardi (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

A little pricey but special! Between the boat ride, a drink out on the deck and a easy pace dinner... real nice Sunday afternoon and evening!
Would strongly recommend if your in the area. The accommodations are memory makers👍

vipClara (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on July 12, 2017

Too quiet! We felt as if we were dining in a 5 star library!

Bojunk (Key West)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

Now three times to the Sunday Bruch. and many rimes for dibber. One of my favorite dining places in the world.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2017

Just a wonderful experience. The cusine is amazingly delicious and the atmosphere is picture perfect especially for the sunset. Service is top notch. Live entertainment really adds a special touch. We enjoyed staying on the island and dining here each evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

This fabulous island dinning experience is not to be missed if you are anywhere near mile marker 28.5 in the Florida Keys. From the classic launch ferry ride to the island, the miniature Key deer that roam the property , the incredible sunset, and a meal like none you have ever experienced on a beach. Truly fit for foodies in a classic tropical setting.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

We had a fabulous evening. The food was wonderful, the service top shelf and the scenery spectacular. We were even graced with a visit by the Key Deer. After a wonderful dining experience we enjoyed a drink and great music on the patio before taking the launch back to the mainland. Always exceeds expectations!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

Amazing romantic dinner with wild deer visiting our table and beautiful sunset on the beach. Love this place, would recommend this to anyway trying to impress their significant other.

viphappyeater (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

The dinning room at Little Palm Island is a great place, the food is very good but expensive, the ambience is just breath taking. There are 3 dinning options, dinning on the beach (need to reserve), dinning on the covered patio and inside dinning (AC). note if your afraid of wildlife the beach option gets a little strange as the key deer will come right to your table and sit there. the sunset here is beautiful and i will be coming back here.

william (Key West)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

The food, wait staff, and ambiance was without a doubt one one the best dining experiences. The ferry transport to the island was also exceptional. The sunset over the water and island it self is beyond beautiful.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

The most beautiful experience. Food and drinks were amazing, everyone was incredibly friendly, and the location was breathtaking. We will continue to visit every year!

OpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

With out a doubt, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I have been coming to the keys since a child, but never had been to little palm island. I heard many good things about it and I was curious to try. Let me tell you I am sad I just went there last week! I will now come everytime I am down in the keys (which is a couple of times a year.) The atmosphere, view and staff were all fantastic. The feeling of relaxation i experienced while dining staring at the teal crystal clear water with my boyfriend can not be duplicated easily anywhere else. I was blown away by the Key deer that came up to me and let me pet him while drinking a mimosa and eating raw oysters. Truly a one of a kind experience.

OpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2017

Fabulous views. Key dear were a special treat. My grouper was a bit off but everything else was lovely. The manager the waitress and servers were very nice even when the credit card machine went out.