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Square Grouper

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22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
+1 305-745-8880
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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135 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very nice restaurant and you can't beat the lunch specials. However, can be busy in winter between 11:45 and 12:45, so either go before or after that. On their "events" tab is the daily lunch specials for $10 which includes a drink (tea/yeungling or bud light draft). We like going with friends.

1 Thank SuzanKen
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family loves this restaurant!!! Every time we eat there we are completely amazed how good everything is, from appetizers to desserts.

Thank Ian C
Merritt Island, FL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service !!! A must place to eat if you're in the Keys. Great menu and wine list. Full bar.

Thank LibraSon
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Square Grouper is the best. Really excellent food, fun atmosphere and very friendly staff. They are usually busy, so be prepared to wait for a table, but it's worth it. Everything we had, from salad (The Farmers Salad) to entrees (Tuna and Scallops) to dessert (Brownie!!!) was amazing. I will not ever visit Key West without grabbing at least one... More 

Thank Keelerview
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you stop by the Square Gropuer it will become a destination dining expierance on every trip to the Keys. Think of fish sandwich prepared hout cuisine and reasonably priced. Well there is a lot more offered than fish sandwiches. We started with onion rings sliced thin with a lime dipping sauce, excellent. Then had the plate of the day... More 

1 Thank NoName007
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good time to go. Food is good but ask to be seated away from bar. Very loud. A little expensive but worth it.

Thank Linda B
Key West, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came in for the first time since moving to Key West 3 years ago. We have had many people tell us it was a great place to eat. It is very pricey, so one would expect the food to be better than average. Well it was less than average for Key West. I had a Grouper... More 

Thank Michael M
iamfood, Owner at Square Grouper, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience. We actually try very hard to make sure that we are serving a good quality product, that looks good and tastes even better. I am sorry that we fell short for you on your visit...by the way the hard fired skin on the house made tater tots was the panko fried... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister lives in Cudjoe Key, and this is one of their favorite restaurants. Food is fresh and somewhat on the eclectic side. Generous portions. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Will return the next time we visit.

Thank Niccole711
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently made a quick trip to the keys, this a must eat and experience place to have a cocktail and dinner. The upstair lounge is a great place to hear some good local music and have a key lime martini. Dinner downstairs has a menu that is hard to chose from. Great ambiance and fabulous food. It was the... More 

Thank Lisa J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stopped here for lunch on a drive to Key West. We ate downstairs and found the food to be very good. We both had the fish special of the day (snapper) along with a great Bloody Mary. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. Great spot--would definitely return.

1 Thank Evelyn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Cudjoe Key
  • Phone Number: +1 305-745-8880
Innovative fresh local seafood. House Smoked Fish Dip is phenomenal, a definite "must try"!! Our Conch Chowder and our Key Lime Pie are also something you should not miss. We also have a great Square Grouper Fish Sandwich, 16 oz Grilled Ribeye (Certified Angus Beef!), Salads and lots of small plates to share...Flash Fried Conch with ponzu and wasabi. We are open on Mondays from the last week in December thru April! We close every September from the Sunday AFTER Labor Day and reopen on the Thursday BEFORE Columbus Day Weekend.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?