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Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
+1 305-294-0230
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been dining at Cafe Sole for 15 plus years. My husband and I never miss a chance to go when we are in Key West (once a year at least) In the off season they have a great deal before 6:30 you get...More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Among my best dining experiences in Key West. It was highly recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. The menu offers creative, tasty appetizers and wonderfully prepared entrees. The extensive wine selection is an added pleasure. Its intimate and relaxing atmosphere completes a...More

Thank TallyTown805
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Sole started with a very nice experience. The restaurant is pleasant and clean. Our waiter was courteous and attentive. He suggested some menu items and wine. We chose two appetizers and a bottle of wine. The apps were very good and nicely presented. We...More

Thank WineGuyFlorida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to this restaurant in a few years but after reading reviews and checking the menu online, we decided to try it. To begin with, the wine list online is not up to date and the menu online does not display any...More

Thank Mslater65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We began with the baked artichoke appetizer, unique and quite tasty too. We had the hog snapper which was fantastic and fettuccine with mushrooms and asparagus. Both dishes were fresh and delish. For dessert we ate the most incredible key lime pie on the island....More

Thank Harlee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for our anniversary dinner. This is slightly off the beaten path but well worth it! Romantic ambiance. We started with a stuffed grilled artichoke (which was wonderful), followed by lobster bisque and the Cesar salad. I highly recommend all of these. The food...More

Thank Nsoda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by Cafe Sole on a Thursday evening hoping to get a table quickly. We were warmly greeted by the Hostess (Who may be on the owners?), and immediately seated in a nice corner of the patio outside. Dan, our waiter was outstanding. Helpful...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous snapper-sweet and delightfully surrounded by mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables with just a hit of crust and sauce!

Thank Shellie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had multiple items on the menu with our favorites being the beet salad, angels on horseback, saganaki and then the hogfish for dinner. Everything was so delicious and our server Brian was incredible. This was such a wonderful experience!

Thank TracyKeyWest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have mixed feelings about this restaurant. We started off with ostrich in a bearnaise sauce which was absolutely delicious. Ordered the hogfish and the Bouillabaisse which was tasted like a bowl of vegetable broth with steamed seafood. No flavor. Had to send it back...More

Thank beachwalkerfun
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kathy F
Where do you park
23 February 2017|
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Response from Cheffypoo | Property representative |
Hi You can park on the street. There are many spots that are not designated residential. You may have to walk a block. Cant wait to meet you, Chef John
Just ate there this week and thought it distinctly average and gave it a 3 stars as it is not value for money. Now I read your review and find the tip was already on. I didn't check and now I am seriously pissed off. Thanks for your review.
18 February 2017|
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Response from TeamSole | Property representative |
We are sorry you're upset. We always recommend reading the bill before paying to avoid any type of confusion.
What is the early dinner special from 5 to6 pm?
9 February 2017|
Response from TeamSole | Property representative |
At this time (2/10/17) the 5pm-6pm Special is buy one entree, get one entree FREE. Hope that helps, see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
    (Frances St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-0230
  • E-mail
Cafe Sole has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic