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Permanently Closed - The Dining Room at Little Palm Island

4.7
338 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

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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Cuisines
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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Catering
We can accommodate small groups up to 40 guests. Please call us directly for additional information at 305-872-2524.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
Live music most nights.
Additional
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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4.7based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.9
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4.1
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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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👍

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1.0Dined on July 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Stunning setting! Outstanding food! Wonderful service! In town from Colorado for a week on vacation and went out for a nice dinner. Amazing ambience with dining overlooking the water. Key deer on the property were so cute to watch during dinner. One of the best dinners I've ever had - an experience I won't forget!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2017

Table on the beach. Totally unhurried. You have your table all evening. Watch the sunset. Wonderful cocktails. Food is divine. Listen to live jazz (never too loud) as you sit around the fire pit with your after dinner coffee/liqueur. Boat ride back to the shore. Sublime.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

This was our 1st experience here. Beautiful location, friendly staff & delicious food. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Outstanding in every way and we have enjoyed coming since 1994

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Wonderful experience. Great Anniversary dinner with ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

It was amazing, the view and the overall experience was wonderful. A deer was sleeping in the bushes next to the patio while we ate. It's a great destination to "get lost."

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

The trip over on the boat was very delightful! When coming island everyone is so friendly and the layout is so nice! We got to watch the sun set while eating dinner and enjoying wine. Little deer came by and we got to watch the fish jumping out of the ocean. Dinner was amazing! I think it was lacking a little on the main course but ever side dish we had was on point! This was extremely expensive date night but you only live once and I would recommend it. You have to remember you're also paying for the experience that you can't really get anywhere else.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2017

A wonderful place from the water taxi out, the wonderful cocktails, and great food. The Sunday Brunch is unbelievable! Betty was delightful.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2017

At first I thought I died and went to HEAVEN ....then I realized where I was Little Palm Island !! The food and the service was 10 star , we will be back. My wife is already making plans to return Thanks Dave & Joyce & Katie & Bob & Stacie

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2017

Our 5th visit and it was as good as the first!!!
Our annual spring visit to the Keys always includes Sunday Brunch on Little Palm!!!
The food is great, the atmosphere and views are priceless!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

The food, service and ambiance is all you would expect from such an upscale, fairly hidden gem. We can't wait to return again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Very upscale exclusive resort with no televisions, phone use prohibited and access to the island by private boat.
Food, service and atmosphere was amazing. Our server, Anna, and her assistant were helpful and on point, as was the dining room captain and the rest of the staff.
Cold avocado soup and Giant shrimp cocktail were followed by prime NY strip steak and seared scallops. Homemade key lime pie was enjoyed with rich coffee by the fire pit at the beach while waiting for the return boat ride home!! Awesome

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Island atmosphere
Beautiful place
Exceptional service

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2017

This one of the best way to dine in the Keys. It a great way to in joy what is the best way to eat, in a setting that is of the level of the rich and famous.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2017

15 minute ferry takes you to a beautiful island and great restaurant with impeccable service. A bit pricey but great special occasion place.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2017

The view is extraordinary. The food was delicious if a bit overpriced. The boat ride to and from The Dinning Room at Little Palm Island was very nice. Three Key deer walked by as we were concluding our meal.

There are some things that need attention. In particular, staff members wore uniforms that were stained and one of our linen napkins had a lipstick stain on it.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2017

We loved the experience and ambiance at Little Palm Island, simply amazing and so secluded. The staff does a phenomenal job, and they really go out of their way to create memorable experiences for their every day guests.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

We ended our vacation with dinner at Little Palm Island everything was phenomenal there it was such a great way to end our weeklong trip. It was very romantic for me and my girlfriend the food was great the boat ride was awesome to the island on the Truman would definitely recommend for a very romantic date . It is a little bit of expensive but very well worth it .

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Little Palm restaurant has beautiful views along with great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2017

This resort dining room is like something out of a dream. Perfect in nearly every way and the kind of a place you fantasize about for a very special occasion. Only beach and horizon, the epitome of romance. We did, however, feel snubbed because we were only there for lunch. They failed to realize we were considering staying there at a later date. Guess they didn't feel marketing was important. The food was splendid and utterly imaginative at the very worst.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Best restaurant in the country! Bar none. We will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2017

Fancy! Self-proclaimed foodie and lover of the good life, I found this sojourn to Little Palm island utterly beautiful, romantic and tasty! Great live music (the guitar player took the ferry over with us!) and fresh, creative cocktails - even my blue collar boyfriend loved it. Best lobster I've ever had - hands down. And I eat a lot of lobster....

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2017

Disappointed. Every time we come here it has been perfect. Not this time. The wait staff were not knowledgeable. When questioned they had to go ask someone. Service was slow. The whole experience was not up to their usual high standards. We bring guests here as a high point of their visit. Sorry to say it was a low point. I can not recommend anyone spending the time and money as it is now. Let's hope they will move back to that high standard of the past. This has always been a special place for us and hope it will be so in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2017

Thank you!
Friends and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon comprised of excellent informative service, visual panorama and the piece de resistance: a gourmet lunch which was agreed to be a complete culinary delight complete with more excellent attentive service, on target culinary suggestions and incomparable ambience! It was voted on amongst the group as the best experience so far in the Keys- and we have had many to compare to!
We are planning to return soon and stay....

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

if i could give it 6 stars for the incredible, unique location, i would.. it's worth every minute of the historic boat ride to this truly enchanted island.. the setting is spectacular and the food is excellent.. go early and enjoy time at the fabulous bar before dinner, too.. a true adventure, so make sure to not be in a rush to really enjoy it..

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