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Square Grouper

22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
+1 305-745-8880
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
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1. nice restaurant
"place was clean and the food was delicious."
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2. Get ready to be blown away!
"Most incredibly delicious food!"
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3. Square Grouper!!!
"Heaven on earth."
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is about 30 minutes up the Keys from Key West. I have had lunch there several times over the years and the food and service are always excellent. They have a second restaurant upstairs only open at night that has music and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely Great! My daughter loved the kids menu options. The spicy 🍑 Martini was amazing. Our table of 5 enjoyed /shared the "Magical Brownie". Everything was delicious. Great service too😎🤗

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Billie Jo B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have delicious food! Their service is great as well. It’s one of our favorite places to eat as a family!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank RebeccaCobo
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped by on the last night of our honeymoon and were beyond impressed. Best fish we had in the keys, amazing service, great drinks. Would return and definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Maya H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly service. I recommend the yellow tail tuna avocado eggrolls for appetizer. I split the fish special of the day: pan seared panko parsley dusted yellow tail snapper with roasted yellow pepper blue crab sauce. It was delicious and plenty to share. My friend got...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JaxBeach03
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't be like me and put off coming here...regardless of where you are, IT'S WORTH THE TRIP! I was attracted - finally - by the Blue Plate Special - they've misnamed it - I would have called it the Blue Diamond Extravaganza - yup, it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bkingjay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The fact that we drive 3 hours from Miami just to eat here should speak enough for how amazing this place is! Hands down my favorite spot to eat in the Keys. The buffalo shrimp, coconut shrimp and well everything else is so damn good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davefshun
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious drinks food and lots to look at while dining . Takes forever to decide what to eat because everything is so good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nancyjanel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Any time we're in the lower keys, we have to make a trip (or more than one) to the Square Grouper on Cudjoe Key. The food is simply fantastic! It can get crowded, but the lounge in the back is a great place to wait...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ZboyBirmingham_AL
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I started to title this, Some of the Best Food in the Keys!, but then realized that meals at the Square Grouper rival meals I´ve had at some of the best restaurants anywhere that I´ve eaten. While visiting the Keys, we eat here as often...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ZGirlBirmingham_AL
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Erin M
28 June 2016|
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Response from Katie T | Reviewed this property |
Totally! We took our 6 and 7 year olds. You can write on the tablecloths (paper over linen) and there are crayons on the tables. There are also kids menus. :)
Jodi F
30 March 2015|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it, the term is 'slang' for a bale of marijuana that drug smugglers would drop into the ocean current from a plane to be carried to the Keys and be picked up there. I guess it makes sense. Anyway, that's what... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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. We will be Reopening on Thursday, October 4th! See you then!
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