Sun Sun - Casa Marina a Waldorf Astoria Resort

4.1
215 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Boasting one of the most unique dining settings in Key West, this by the sea restaurant blends marvelous ocean views with a refined menu of classic Key West cuisine, showcasing the freshest local seafood and locally grown produce.

We are now taking reservations for Thanksgiving, November 26, 2020. Reservations taken 11-3pm. For parties of 7 or less, please book right here through Open Table. For parties of 8 or more, please call us Directly at 305-304-3818. This is an amazing and traditional holiday buffet with station attendants serving you directly to keep things safe and sanitary. Your tables are 6 feet apart. Offering a chilled seafood display, carving table of roasted turkey and prime rib, traditional Thanksgiving fare finished with a Chef inspired holiday selection of desserts.

Also for those very special occasions Check out our one of a kind Toes in the Sand, Oceanside Dining experience.

Experiences

  • Toes In the Sand

    $150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Take off your shoes and head to our private beach for your 4 course Toes in Sand dining experience. Celebrate a honeymoon, birthday, or date night. $150 per person, 24 hour notice required. 24 hour cancellation required, any reservation cancelled with out 24 hour notice is subject to a $50 per person fee.
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vipRonski
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best experience!

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vipTrptCabSauv
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We are annual visitors to Key West and had dined at Sunsun for several years, but had skipped it the last couple of years due to a couple of less than satisfactory meals. We decided to try it again this year and were pleased at the changes they had made. This place is definitely back on the list!

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vipDFWTXDINER
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The scenery and ambience are utterly amazing, the food was not my favorite. I throughly enjoyed the compressed watermelon salad, it was delicious yet somewhat eclectic in flavor. However the rest of our meal was a little disappointing. The shrimp cocktail was mediocre at best, and the blackened Mahi Mahi was so-so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very surprised a Waldorf Astoria would serve Caesar dressing still in the Paul Newman’s plastic bag.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine Day

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SherylG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Valentines Day dinner

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vipBoDave
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Having made a lunch reservation on Open Table and reading about the outdoor setting did not prepare us for what we experienced. First we had to hunt down a very busy food manager because there was not a hint of a host station. The manager was surprised when I showed him my reservation and said “ I didn’t know we took reservations? He made every effort to immediately find us a table which was greatly appreciated because of the occupancy. The food and drinks were served with a slight delay from expectation. Food was limited but very good. While the Waldorf is a great place, this was basically a deli/bar lunch served around the pool with wet folks walking by. Not what we expected. Certainly not worthy of reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I made reservations at the best hotel in Key West (Waldorf) for Sunday brunch on Valentine’s Day. We live here but had never been there. My wife and daughter and I dressed up and went.

Arrived on time, the hotel is beautiful and has the best beach spot in Key West. I said we had reservations and they looked confused and lead us to the beach bar.

Beautiful spot, but only bar food. No table cloths, plastic spoons and cups, and burgers and fries. Not good and not cheap.

It was sold as brunch and was not very tasty C- bar food. I would highly recommend if you are day drinking, but would never dress up for a Sunday with family.

They even said we didn’t need reservations here. Lol.

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Natal
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Thursday night band brought in locals who stood around and brought in their own beverages

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vipDawn
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant isn’t separated from the bar area. People from the bar were mingling right beside our table as we ate.

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ShannonK
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The menu was extremely disappointing. Very few options. We had reservations, but were placed right by the kitchen, with staff hollering "where's my chicken." And dishes clanking. The food was delicious and service was outstanding.

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NataliyaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, great service ! but food was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the place is beautiful and the sunset breathtaking! The staff was awesome, our waiter was the best! Great food. We did the toes on the sand, not cheap but totally worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took 90 minutes to get appetizers and the soup was cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try a full beach day with out of town friends at Casa Marina. Truly one of our best days here ever!

We reserved our cabana through amazing staff member (outside) named Duvall in advance as they sell out quickly. He let us know there was a packaged event for the Super Bowl so we said we’d try it!

We arrived early to drop our bags at our incredible beach front tented chairs right on the water. We then walked the boardwalk all the way to the airport for our work out. Our belongings completely secure the entire time.

We came back to a hustling wait staff with full food and drink service all day. Mid day we we’re treated by the Manager of the hotel as well as other team members throughout constantly checking in on us if we needed anything. Jesse, Jason and Jim (GM!) were truly impeccable, friendly and incredibly kind.

We were then asked if we did not like our cabana? I shortly found out I had a fully reserved tent with tv, fans, fridge etc... all front and center by the pool! We had apparently sat at the wrong one:)

We were ready to come off the beach and spent the rest of our day and Super Bowl night with couches, a catered buffer that was great and of course, the energized bunny waiter, Duvall, who keeps the entire pool deck satiated.

During Covid this hotel has managed to creatively, safely and impeccably maintain service, great hospitality and community. We spent 13 hours there yesterday and our guests who typically travel all of the world were beyond impressed, relaxed and amazed.

Thank you to the incredible staff at the Casa Marina Key West. Truly a top notch hospitality team!! Way to go!! We’re locals now and we love you guys!!

Best,
Andie

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JeffreyG
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The Casa Marina has created a dining experience with wonderful potential but given the proximity to the outdoor bar our beach dining experience was ruined initially by some loud and drunk patrones.

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RGOTT11
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Christmas Dinner 2020: We were surprised the venue is completely outdoors. We were even called by the venue to confirm our reservation earlier in the day. A heads up on the coldest night of the year that we would be dining outside would have gone a long way in improving what followed:

Upon arrival at the bar we were surprised to see multiple patrons smoking cigarettes. It is an outside bar, and it is key west, but that was a shock. It was the closest night of the year and we were told the space heaters didn’t work. As in all of them. So they were totally unprepared and we were offered towels to wrap ourselves in.
We both ordered the “Christmas Dinner” which was decently portioned and priced.
We were sat under the trellis and they sat a young family of 6 next to us where we were able to listen to episode after episode of Peppa the Pig on their iPad at full volume.

We had dined at Bull and Bear in Orlando 4 nights prior and had high hopes for this Waldorf Experience but were completely let down.

We were in Key West and shame on us for not just going to Conch Republic.

We will not be returning for dinner.

JA
vipJamesA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We booked here for Christmas, unfortunately it was one of the coldest days in Key West. We were not made aware it was an outdoor only restaurant so we did not stay long. There were no heaters and the service was slow.

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vipexcellent2dineat
Key West
24 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I went for Christmas day dinner. The food was awesome and it was quite cold (mid 50's) I was curious why they did not do in door seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had Christmas dinner here. It was absolutely amazing!! The food was delicious and the service was great. Ocean front dining was serene at sunset... There were no begging birds or anything. Everything was just perfect.

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DillonS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

oh. my. gosh.!!!!! this place was just absolutely outstanding. we had our honey moon here at casa marina, and this dinner changed everything for us!!! the bar was set high for the resort, but the dinner and service we got from Steven, just made the vacation. it really sealed the deal on us wanting to move here!!! so highly recommended.

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LaurieC
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner.
Food was fair, very expensive for the amount.

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DianaR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful location with a view of the ocean. Highly recommend it. Friendly service.

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vipexcellent2dineat
Key West
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thanksgiving turkey I’ve ever had. The live music was awesome.

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vipJHoppe
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Closed and did not notify us

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We booked the “Toes in Sand” special to celebrate our engagement.

Overall the dinner was a great experience however it was not worth $150 per person. The only drink included was a glass of champagne. If more drinks were in included in the price, it may have been worth it. We ended up ordering a bottle of wine separately.

Food was fine but nothing spectacular. Price included 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts. The ambiance was obviously great being alone on the beach. Service was good but we didn’t see our waitress very often given we were far from the restaurant. She did throw in a cute starfish ornament from the gift shop as a engagement gift - so that was a nice touch!

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vipAshley
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Toes in the Sand experience for our honeymoon and CANNOT say enough positive things about the staff, food, atmosphere, or all-around experience. The staff bent over backwards to ensure that we were able to have our special evening due to inclement weather. They were exceedingly professional, helpful, and kind, and the evening was one of the most beautiful that I have ever had. Thank you to Jim and his entire staff for such a wonderful evening!

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MichelleL
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was so slow, so few waitresses and you have to beg to ask something to eat.

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vipMark
Atlantic City
58 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was not expecting the best steak I’ve had all year overtop of seafood risotto with large pieces of lobster and shrimp. Great job Sun Sun. This is now on my short list for key west restaurants.

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ShaneS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

When we arrived we were told we didn’t have reservations and we could sit at the bar. We sat our self and unknowingly at a table at the bar doesn’t have staff. We left and found food else where.

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vipPaul
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We were unaware while booking that this was not a real restaurant. With indicators in the description like “smart casual dress required“ and pictures showing a high end atmosphere, my party expected much more. The real ambience was, we were sat next to the pool and commingled with people in bathing suits and no shirts for the majority of our restaurant experience.

Service was slow, forgot many items, overcharged us seemingly but without ever giving us any detailed receipts, so we wouldn’t know. Three people, 2 courses, 2 rounds of drinks = $300. Felt high.

Upside was the sunset, good weather for outdoor seating and they cooked my steak to preferred temperature.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow server only served us water 1 time and the very feee times she came to check up on us didn’t even offer if we needed water or anything else. Hotel staff is unfriendly and rude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Highly recommended!

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PattiD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sun Sun was the perfect ocean side spot to enjoy a fantastic birthday dinner at sunset! The presentation of each dish was absolutely picture perfect & the flavors were equally as perfect! The service was spot on & the musician playing with the sounds of the ocean waves in the background was the perfect touch to the entire setting! I highly recommend this spot for a unique beach side dining experience under the stars!

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vipEmilioG
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, great service, staff proactive to maintain Covid measures. Food delicious! Nice ambiance. We loved it!

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vipJerryG
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall not a bad place to enjoy a nice breakfast with a beach view.

JH
vipJamesH
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Olena was exceptionally attentive, and steered us to some excellent dinner and drink choices.
The view is relaxing. The ambiance is peaceful. We loved this place.

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Sun Sun - Casa Marina a Waldorf Astoria Resort is rated 4.1 stars by 215 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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