Southernmost Beach Cafe

4.1
991 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
The Southernmost Beach Cafe is Key West’s premier beachfront dining restaurant. Located at the south end of Duval street on the Atlantic ocean. The Southernmost Beach Cafe offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. With daily happy hours, and cool drinks. We offer a full catering department for parties large or small, if you are celebrating a wedding or a birthday we have what you need. Also featuring beach chairs, umbrellas.
For fine cuisine at affordable prices overlooking the ocean, come to the Southernmost Beach Cafe... Breakfast and lunch are Walk-In only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 991 people are saying
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DaveK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food and view was amazing. 3 drinks 2 breakfast meals was $72+ Definitely not a save your money kind of place. But would definitely go back!

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vipSoniaS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food and service were very good. Unfortunately, it rained that evening and the weather wasn't going to get any better. The floor in the restaurant was dirty and the women's restroom desperately needed attention. A guy at the bar was drunk, loud, and obnoxious, dropping the "F" bomb every other sentence, but the bartender did nothing. Made for a less than enjoyable dining experience. We will not patronize this restaurant in the future, but for the food.

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vipLuv2dine
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view right on the beach. Good food and service but if you come to key west get used to seeing chickens and roosters every where they enjoy outdoor restaurants too

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VonW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at Southernmost. The food was delicious and we had a great view. Unforgettable.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as Always!!!!!

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BillC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. Very good wait staff. We ate there twice during our trip.

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BillC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific. The views are fantastic. They had a musician playing and he was awesome. We may go back a second time this trip

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

The idea was nice...However...Chickens were running around, f*cking & fighting, flying towards tables. Pigeons flying inside in the rafters. Waiter spilled my drink and didn't bring another one. Steak was overcooked and as soon as it was served couldn't enjoy it because of the flies. We were seated by the bar, where there was a dog barking.

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SavannahP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a Dirty Goose martini with blue cheese stuffed olives. We had the pork belly appetizer that was delicious. My boyfriend got the Key West fish fry which he loved. And I had the drunken scallops with lobster mashed potatoes. Our meal was a 10/10 very good. And we got to eat right by the water and watch the sunset.

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vipLisaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Maybe we hit an off night but it took about 15 min for a server to show up at our table. She must have been new too since she was not familiar with basic beer selections and the menu. The avocado and tuna and grouper cheeks appetizers and their watermelon and beet salad were outstanding. The scallop and yellow snapper were also good but my carbonara was very bland.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too many flies in the outside seating area. Otherwise good. Nice view

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kimski
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was beautiful. Situated right on the beach overlooking the water, it wad breezy and pleasant. Food was outstanding. Our server was attentive. If watching the sun set in Key West is part of your itinerary, do not hesitate to see it here.

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KENNARDM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

It was very ok here. I chose it because I saw a previous review on it being good for anniversaries and it’s not. For a typical dinner it fine, but for a special occasion I would look elsewhere.

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MitchellK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Waitress was nice. View was good. Lobster tail was terrible. Tasted like gas fumes. We ordered 2 and neither person was able to eat it.

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viptmmm
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting. Outdoor seating is shaded and very comfortable. Does not have direct view of sunset but still worth a visit. Fish and burgers were great.

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vipPETERB
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Somewhat disappointing..not what it used to be. Food has gone down hill and server was overwhelmed by high maintenance large groups and we got bare minimum service. Go elsewhere. It's a shame as a few years ago we wanted to eat here every night. Sad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only our waitress was nice. Everyone else was rude, lazy and on their phone.

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maryo
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and Sara is the sweetest, nicest server. She is caring and she made our night

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KarenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Scallop with lobster mashed potatoes was delicious. Mixed fried seafood was ok. The fried fish fillet lacked flavor if not using the dipping sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu, but delicious food. Key Lime pie is to die for. Sit outside, if possible - the view of the water is gorgeous. A little pricey, but that’s just Key West.

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Herbs6
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southernmost Beach Cafe was wonderful! The staff was friendly and food and drinks came quickly and were delicious. Due to a flight delay, they were able to change our reservation and accommodate us, which was really wonderful. Would definitely return here.

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vipNolaGirl
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Had very rude waitress. 8pm reservations, seated at 810. First thing waitress says is “last call for food is 830”.. she repeated that statement twice in ten minutes. So rude and unprofessional. I will never return

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vipMrsWood
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our meal was enjoyable, I had the fish combo, my son had the steak. Service was good and the view is nice. However, 2 of the 3 restrooms were out of order and the one that was open was understandably busy and dirty...

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TiaL
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always delicious and the view is always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and location loved the scallops!!

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vipAdamW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I suggest going elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

The toilets were not working and the condition of all bathrooms were unsanitary, the toilets have been backed up for 3 days.
Towels on the floor of the toilet and chickens were in and out the kitchen.
Fly’s everywhere.. for spending $200.00 it was awful
Good was good. Other than that. I rather go to Chick-fil-A

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great scenery and great sea food!

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Fensma
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Carbonara was very yummy! I would also recommend the candied Brussels.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was very excited to try this place but unfortunately our waitress was terrible. She would not make eye contact, she wouldn’t check our table, and it took forever just to ask her for ketchup because she would walk away before you could say two words. My husband and I felt as if she was purposely ignoring us from the very beginning, but we have no idea why. It ruined the atmosphere of the place. On the other hand the coconut shrimp was delicious and the view was very peaceful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and service . Right on the water!

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ChuckH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ocean setting! The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was very good with a fresh flavor and presentation.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the Southernmost Cafe! Every time we have eaten there it has been amazing

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ZMIII
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been coming to Key West on and off since our wedding here 12yrs ago. The Southernmost Cafe is always on our list of places to eat every visit, because they never disappoint. Their Key Lime chutney (that’s what I’m calling it) blew me away. Dip those conch fritters in it champions. Do forget their breakfast either.

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vipRunnerny2244
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The place has a great location by the water. Food was decent, but it was so hot sitting there eating. Most of the fans were broken and there is no AC.

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Craig
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for 4th of July and had a delicious dinner with view of the fireworks from our table. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful in ordering. And my Ultimate Margarita was the best. We will be back for lunch before we leave Key West.

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vipFayeandme
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I get it, July 4th, after a pandemic & a trainee for a server. We ordered a second drink that never arrived yet we were charged for it. Waited for the trainee to return to the table but she never did. A person who seemed to be a more experienced staff member finally came over. I pointed out that we were charged for a second drink that was never served. She reacted oh so sorry I’ll take care of it. Waited a bit she returned and said I took it off the bill because the bar was to busy. Ridiculous!

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KennethM
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a outdoor wedding taking place right on the beach next to the restaurant. they were still capable to deliver our food quickly. The wait staff is terrific and quickly takes the food orders from all the customers. And again I'll give the entire staff from the chef down to the bus boys a 5 STAR rating.

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vipNancyc
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Atmosphere is wonderful food was just ok.

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MaggieC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and there was live music! Price wasn’t too bad for the overall experience.

FAQs

Southernmost Beach Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 295-6550.

Southernmost Beach Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 991 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.

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