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Island Dogs Bar

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505 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6618
+1 305-509-7136
09:00 - 04:00
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Little Rock
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78 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With all the fresh fish to eat in Key West, I stopped in here and saw "hot dog" on the menu. It was OUTSTANDING! I had to eat it with a fork and knife--big gun, thick weiner, chili, cheese, etc. Your choice of toppings.

1 Thank Fred M
Papillion, Nebraska
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the 1st place we stopped each day & the last one each night. Food is not bad but OK or average. The service is inconsistent. It completely depends on the server. One time it was painfully slow and the next we would get a server who really hustled and took care of you. The drinks were great every... More 

Thank Linda F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Island Dog is the first place my husband and I stop every time we visit Key West. It has a nice beach-bum atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff and a very comfortable bar. Street-side tables and chair are great too for people watching.

1 Thank akking34
Liz P, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoy our Key West laid back atmosphere! We'll see you next time around!! More 

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190 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a snack and some drinks with friends, the service was very slow, the waiter uninterested & borderline rude. The food was cold and greasy. our table was dirty. It took a long time to pay for our tab. Not a great place. Time for the health inspector to make a visit.

Thank GinnyKelowna
Liz P, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Sorry our food and service weren't to your liking. But I can assure you, we are not a dirty place. We are an open-air bar & restaurant. We had our health inspection a few weeks ago and passed with flying colors, as we always do. More 

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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in after hearing the music. Ordered two Rum Runners and asked if they had any red wine. The bartender told me he only had Pinot Noir, I said that was fine. The wine was literally so bad it was completely undrinkable- my family members also agreed. I mean I've had cheap wine, this was literally undrinkable. The bartender was... More 

Thank Erbear289
Liz P, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

I apologize for the mix up with the wine but am glad you had an otherwise good experience! Thanks for the review More 

Woodstown, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On April 30th 2017 the Rum Barrel will close. This is going to make the Island Dogs Bar, The Big Dog on Front Street. We stopped in to complete our drink for the Key West Cocktail Challenge. Live music and a frozen key lime drink were good. But they have a bacon wrapped hot dog on the menu. Wow, a... More 

1 Thank Bill B
Liz P, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We look forward to being the big dogs :-) More 

Warwick, PA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a girl's trip and Island Dogs Bar was our first stop. The service was slow and inattentive. My girlfriend ordered a frozen lemonade( with alcohol) drink and it tasted like a regular lemonade. I wouldn't go back.

Thank kkc820
Liz P, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't like our frozen Texas Lemonade but I assure you, there is plenty of Tito's vodka in there. Hopefully you'll come back and give us another try! More 

Marco Island, Florida
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for something in the afternoon. Got a table on the porch overlooking the street. Waited a long time for a server to show up and longer for drinks. No one ever showed up to take our food order so once we managed to get the bill we paid and left. Sketchy.

Thank Dr_Mom880
Liz P, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Not exactly sure how slow service makes us "sketchy" but I do apologize that the service was not better. More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My husband & I stopped here couple days ago. Slow service. Our drinks came faster than my bagel w cream cheese. That was only food I ordered, but took forever to get it. I did have the key lime colada which was very good!

Thank SLJ2004
Liz P, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Sorry for the slow service but it is customary that drinks are served before food. Even though it was just a bagel with cream cheese, the cooks still have to cut and toast it. And the food is cooked on an order by order basis so if there were other orders in before yours, then they get made first. Glad... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner on a Friday night. The musician was excellent, as was the food (fish tacos were exceptional). I had a version of a Moscow mule, and it was super light on the vodka, so I switched to beer, but other than that, this place was perfect.

1 Thank KCDE2017
Liz P, General Manager at Island Dogs Bar, responded to this review

Glad you had a pleasurable experience with us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6618
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-509-7136
At Island Dogs Bar, you'll find open wide doors to the breezy world, happy patrons dotting the portico, irresistible ice cold beers, refreshing tropical cocktails, one-of-a-kind martinis, local live music drifting from a cozy stage. Flip flops and tank tops encouraged. The Island Dog Bar features an impressive menu of exotic hot dogs, authentic Boston pub pizza, and top notch bar favorites. Don't forget to join our new rewards program. Sign up at the restaurant or online to receive a $5 gift certificate + a free meal in your birthday month!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?