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The Boathouse

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700 Front St, Historic Seaport Area, Key West, FL 33040-6689
+1 305-294-1269
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Bellingham, Washington
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had dinner at the Boathouse after a very long day of driving to get to Key West. We were hoping to find a good restaurant open because it was after 9:00 p.m. This restaurant did not disappoint. We had one of the best margaritas ever, great Key West shrimp and conch fritters for an appetizer. We also had their seafood... More 

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Key West, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a great place during happy hour. Great food, drinks, service and prices. We or some of our friends are there a few times a week. It beats cooking! Be sure you ask for Joe (a pretty slim girl). She usually has the booths.

Thank dhollow175
Coon Rapids, Mn
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our fresh seafood platters (calamari, shrimp, Florida lobster). I didn't care for the fresh Grouper, but my husband liked his. My parents had the shrimp scampi and liked it also. Portion sizes were very filling.

Thank Alaskalover2006
Mandeville, Louisiana
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fresh local seafood at it's best? We had a party of 6 & ordered up 8-9 appetizers & some cold beer (appetizers are 1/2 price at happy hour). Man it was good!

Thank captbilly164
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a party of 7 and I can't say enough about how accommodating they were to us. Our waitress was extremely nice and really took care of us. We brought in our own fish we caught and they did a great job cooking it. Give this place a try and I think you'll enjoy it.

Thank Jennifer C
Columbia, South Carolina
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199 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We (spouse and I) were in Key West for 3 nights and ate here 2 of the 3 nights. The Boat House was recommended by the manager of our B & B who told us about the ½ price small meals and drinks between 4- 5:30 pm every day. He suggested showing up about 5:30pm – to avoid the crowds-... More 

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Key West, Florida
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best seafood in KW, hands down. Don't want to put the secret out there because the wait is already off the chain for happy hour, but worth every minute to wait! Must try the boathouse bread!!!

Thank Mermaid2448
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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668 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time that I came here and loved the burger with fries. The Historic harbor has lots of places to eat but I have to admit that I liked my lunch as the burger was great, the fries were delicious, and it was the best lager I had on draft here in Key West!

Thank Nancy O
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378 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch with friends one recent afternoon. We didn't have reservations but were immediately seated. We selected some good draught beers and settled in to talk and get re-acquainted with our friends. Our server was attentive and was fine with us taking extra time to order as we gabbed away. I had a very good sandwich on... More 

Thank Karl F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Boathouse has a great happy hour special from 4-6:30 on a daily basis. Get there early to secure a great spot. Excellent choices of small plates & beverages.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Front St, Historic Seaport Area, Key West, FL 33040-6689
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-1269

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?