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Permanently Closed - Thai Life Floating Restaurant

4.3
164 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. A traditional floating Thai restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine.
Master Thai Chef Dow cooks everything to order-Great for vegetarians and allergies no problem
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10.00
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Phone number
(305) 296-9907
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dow Lowe
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Palm
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Parking details
Plenty off road parking in the marina
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

The location is charming, the food is balanced yet nuanced, and the service is top notch! Our server, Miami made an outstanding meal even better with her gracious attention and infectious happiness. This is a simply wonderful place!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Awesome place. The food was delicious and the waiting staff are very friendly. Definitely recommended.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food !! Outstanding Service !! Good Vegetarian options !!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

We were out on a vacation in FL .. food was excellent .. ambiance as expected .. pricey for the portion sizes though .. lady serving us was named .Car ... very energetic and enthusiastic .. great service!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Loved this dinner in Key West - I wish we had known, though, that we could have sat on the roof top of the restaurant, it would have made it even better! The view is great and we loved watching the fishing charter boats coming back at the end of the day. "American Hot" wasn't too spicy for us and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Food and service are always excellent at Thai Life

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

We all had a great time. Excellent food, and friendly staff with a very cool open view of the sunset on the marina.
Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2017

We love this place and stop here every time we go to key west. The restaurant is floating on the water so it is really peaceful, the food is great, it's quiet and rarely packed.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Excellent experience all around. The only negative is that the portions were on the small side for the prices.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Quite tasty and great view of boats and waterfront! Service was wonderful! Would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2017

Nice uncomplicated menu. Selections are tasty. Service is always great. The ambience feels like Chiangmai. The harbor setting is very nice

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2017

They were understaffed but our waitress remained pleasant under pressure.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2017

This was one of our "go to" restaurants in the past. Took two out of town guests for dinner. We were embarrassed by the quality and quantity of the food on the plate. One order of a particular curry was barely 1/2 C. of food, whereas my Massaman? Curry was over 3 cups of gloppy potatoes. Other entrées were poorly prepared- Pad Thai & Sweet and Sour Chicken. We are in no hurry to return.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2017

Waitress Carr is the best! Great food, great fun on the boat.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

There aren't a lot of tables and only half are water side so be sure to reserve with Open Table. Food was tasty, service quite good. Standard Thai fare.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Restrooms are far away given that it is floating. That is only negative.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Food was good but compared to the excessive portions elsewhere, these portions seemed tiny. After sharing an appetizer, eating my entree and sharing a dessert, I was still hungry. That is so rare these days. Locals brought their own wine and fish for dinner. They were very happy.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Wait for the entre was 45 minutes. They were out of their dumpling appetizer at 6:15 pm
Meal size is adequate and nothing more. Food was tasty

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Reliably fun and tasty, this is a go to place for relaxed dining in an unusual atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Served in good time and with a friendly manner

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

I always love the food a this place. We go often and have never had a bad meal. You're sitting on a boat in the Garrison Bight you will feel a little rocking but its always been a great experience. The owner cooks the food herself and if they are really busy it may take a bit longer than most expect but you're on a boat in the islands! Relax, breath the fresh air, enjoy your company and you will enjoy the food too. Be careful about ordering the food spicy. It can be very spicy (and I like it hot.) I always take out of town guests here and they have all enjoyed it and ask to go back the next time they visit.

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2017

Authentic setting but have had better Thai food. Red curry was thin and shrimp not cooked. Penang curry was ok but lacking beef and strange texture. Tom ka coconut soup great but again shrimp RAW. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Always good food. Great pleasant service that makes you feel welcome

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Good wait service. Food was okay.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2016

What a treat! The food was great, the staff was very friendly and hard working, and we had a great night. Th only negative is it takes a while to get your food because it is prepared fresh. Be patient, it is worth the wait!

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2016

The food is really great, however, the service can be very lacking. With two servers working, they should really learn to work together to create a better dinning experience. Our waitress only came to our table when the food was delivered. Bad service changes everything about the food.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2016

If you are ready to wait for an hour or more then choose this restaurant.. we had the worst experience in this restaurant. They made us to wait for one hour to serve the food . Won't recommend this hotel if u r in a hurry.. food was jus normal

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2016

This place never disappoints us. Crazy busy on Christmas Eve and the food came out really quick. Delicious as always!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2016

The spring rolls were the best I have ever had. Lots of mint & shrimp. The dipping sauce was very authentic. The green curry shrimp dish was packed with shrimp, but the sauce was thin and more oily than I am used to. The panang was thinner but tasty. Mango & sticky rice was very good.

Unfortunately the evening was very cool and breezy the dining room was chilly.

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3.0Dined on December 21, 2016

Though they had a chef from Thailand but the food was very disappointing. Pretty much every dish was swimming in a gravy. We won't return.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

We had a wonderful experience! We were early for our reservation but they seated us right away, the food is made fresh and is absolutely amazing. We can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Fantastic Thai dining on a floating dock. Attentive server

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2016

We scheduled this dinner for 2 couples on vacation, first time in Key West. Fantastic setting on the water, watched fish right by the boat, Food very authentic, excellent. Service superb. No complaints, will visit again.

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2016

The service and ambiance were fine. The food for my boyfriend and me was ok. We love Thai food but this restaurant did not meet our expectations.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the Keys! The atmosphere is just memorizing and the staff are incredible! Desiree was our server and she was outstanding and very entertaining! Such an enjoyable experience and the food is also wonderfully delicious!!! Everything you could want in a restaurant :)

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2016

Excellent food although a little light on the meat in the dishes.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2016

Great experience. Good change from the rest of the "seafood" in Key West. Lovely. Recommend it!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2016

We have been stopping by every month or so for over 2 years now, and we have never been disappointed.
Fun place, great food, awesome service

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2016

Very good authentic Thai food. We were greeted by a great wait staff and seated at a table right away. Great view of sunset across the marina. The food was served quickly and was well presented. My wife is Thai and we have spent alot of time in Thailand. We were impressed with the food. I do wish they still had Tod Mun on the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Great food, friendly staff and a lovely location on the boat. We really enjoyed our meal.

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