Louie's Backyard

Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and Tapas Restaurant$$$$
Key West
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  • Monica H.
    "Shrimp and grits was amazing"(4 Tips)
    Catherine M.
    "Perfect spot - quiet & relaxing with a beautiful view."(20 Tips)
    Michelle P.
    "Order the grilled tuna, delicious."(2 Tips)
    Meghan M.
    "A bowl of the conch chowder with the bread is great!"(2 Tips)
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  • Gabriel M.
    Piece of shit place. Was sitting for 15 minutes and no one even looked at us. Do not ever come here. Asshole people
    Upvoted Jul 13
  • Shannon W.
    Very rude service, from the hostess and waitress. We ordered drinks and then decided not to stay to eat because of the service. Going to Blue Heaven instead. They're excellent.
  • Tadhg E.
    Tadhg EnrightDecember 30, 2016
    Dear sweet Jesus, this place is phenomenal. Thought the food couldn't be better than the view, until it was. Try the popcorn, octopus, and we also indulged in some incredible specials.
  • Janis S.
    Janis StevensJune 3, 2016
    Views, anything and everything on the menu! Did not have a reservation for lunch but the accommodated us quickly.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MarieMay 26, 2016
    charred octopus is so deliciously paired with chorizo and potatoes, it is the perfect snack after a long plane ride
  • santacruz
    santacruzMarch 1, 2016
    great bar with a view
  • Tiff N.
    Tiff NapolitanoJanuary 20, 2016
    Best view while you eat in KW.
  • Melanie J.
    Melanie JaidJanuary 12, 2016
    Couldn't be accommodated and am in a wheelchair. A little disappointed not to be able to try the fare, not to mention the way we were treated when asking about accommodations. We left.
  • Megan P.
    Megan PagliucaDecember 29, 2015
    The Gruyere, Caramelized onion and roasted tomato flatbread was magical
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SprakeSeptember 22, 2015
    The dog beach is next door so if you like dogs you can watch them play from the deck.
  • Robbie A.
    Robbie AmodeiSeptember 8, 2015
    ....Key West best kept secret!!! Good food and sea view from the terrace.
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittAugust 26, 2015
    Super romantic view. Great food.
  • Tony F.
    Tony FinleyJuly 7, 2015
    Great food and drink on the after deck.
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HannaMay 10, 2015
    Sorry Louie's you lost our business since they wouldn't serve food at the bar..
  • Kristin D.
    Kristin DaltonMarch 5, 2015
    Prosecco with amazing views!
  • just m.
    just meFebruary 14, 2015
    nice location. the food is a bit heavy, being cooked in a veey generous amount of oil....
  • Kim B.
    Kim BeattyFebruary 13, 2015
    Yummy! Best place!
  • Marsha N.
    Marsha NaifyFebruary 7, 2015
    Superb dinners. The upstairs has great small plates and drinks. The casual patio is on the ocean. First class food.
  • Dinner N.
    Dinner NinjaJanuary 16, 2015
    Srsly, make a reserv or be relegated to the "small plate" menu. Nothing is what u expect here. Food is gr8, but comes to table prepared differently than you think. Try fries w/fontina dip as an app.
  • Mari L.
    Mari LundquistJanuary 5, 2015
    Great place for having a drink at sunset. Dinner after was delicious. Try the lobster (appertizer). Felt like heaven!
  • nous mangeons
    nous mangeonsNovember 28, 2014
    Grab a drink on the deck and watch the sun set! Beautiful spot.
  • Ana S.
    Ana SantanillaNovember 16, 2014
    Mimosas and Blueberry buttermilk pancakes!!!
  • Ana S.
    Ana SantanillaNovember 16, 2014
    Poached Eggs on Ciabatta with Arugula, Hollandaise, Bacon and Tomato!!!
  • Liz G.
    Liz GouldNovember 2, 2014
    Shrimp and grits, lobster app. Mmmmmm!
  • Liz G.
    Liz GouldNovember 2, 2014
    Lobster Benedict, blueberry pancakes, Bloody Mary, key lime pie!!
  • Lale Ş.
    Lale ŞahlanOctober 21, 2014
    Everything, meal, service, atmosfhere. You need to have a reservation and your loved one with you.
  • Ashley
    AshleyOctober 17, 2014
    Moscow mule and snapper sandwhich, period.
  • Meggan F.
    Meggan FrazierAugust 29, 2014
    Scallops were the best we have ever had! Everything was sooo amazing and the view can't be beat! Try and sit outside and catch a sunset, magical.
  • Meggan F.
    Meggan FrazierAugust 29, 2014
    Sunsets are amazing! Scallops were stunning. :) can't wait to go back! Try to sit on the back patio the view is incredible. ❤️
  • Will M.
    Will MatthewsAugust 17, 2014
    Pineapple burger and lobster blt were great.
  • James B.
    James BrownJuly 18, 2014
    Best Key Lime Pie
  • James B.
    James BrownJuly 18, 2014
    Best view I have had at any restaurant!
  • Kathy T.
    Kathy TankersleyMay 22, 2014
    Great food both downstairs and up on the After Deck. Try the small plates upstairs - they are more than generous. Very romantic.
  • James M.
    James MetzgerApril 30, 2014
    The tuna tartare was one of the best tartare's I've ever had!
  • Tony V.
    Tony VMarch 6, 2014
    Even when the restaurant is empty for lunch you better have a reservation. This place is a joke.
  • Bernhard Y.
    Bernhard Yanes SchmelzerFebruary 17, 2014
    OMG the foie gras and to start and the lamb as the main was my decision and was a marvelous one. Picture of the foie gras.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CranfordJanuary 21, 2014
    It is a little stuffy, I will admit.Food was above average, but not all the rave that you read on here. Wait staff was slow and really not friendly.
  • Sandra M.
    Sandra M.January 19, 2014
    Just left this place - the help is out to lunch. Pathetic! I moved down the beach to Salute. Much, much better.
  • Megan J.
    Megan JohnsonJanuary 12, 2014
    Shrimp and grits!
  • Megan J.
    Megan JohnsonJanuary 11, 2014
    The most beautiful setting I've seen in Key West. Highly recommend.
  • Anton K.
    Anton KolpakovJanuary 9, 2014
    Fried truffles, octopus, maine lobster pie and fish du jour (daily special).
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy WiseDecember 15, 2013
    The bar on the water is the best afternoon stop for a drink. We strongly recommend the hangover burger. Served on weekends only.
  • ChefDeCajun
    ChefDeCajunNovember 22, 2013
    Well cooked chicken and beautifully cook risotto at a great price...Chèvre Stuffed Chicken BreastWith Wild Mushroom Risotto and Smoked Paprika Butter
  • Cynthia H.
    Cynthia HoytNovember 12, 2013
    Don't bother wasting your money here. Come for the tourist attraction, check in and walk away, the old guy running the place is Captain Douche and a total unwelcoming asshat. The bartender was nice.
  • Joy K.
    Joy KOctober 16, 2013
    Order the lobster with truffle butter for an appetizer and the shrimp and grits for your entree. Then thank me :-)
  • Marie-Louise G.
    Marie-Louise GilbertOctober 10, 2013
    Great place to watch the sunset and to enjoy a drink.
  • Noelle
    NoelleSeptember 17, 2013
    One of the most beautiful restaurants I've been to and the food is amazing too.
  • Jill
    JillAugust 23, 2013
    My fav bar in all of Key West! Beautiful views and yummy cocktails! Thank you Jimmy B! ;)
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy WiseAugust 17, 2013
    Head around the back to the bar by the water for an afternoon cocktail and the hangover burger. Yum!!
  • Tom K.
    Tom KobylarzJune 16, 2013
    One of the best wine lists on the Island. Great atmosphere, tiered outside patio affords great views and shade (or no shade of you prefer) for all.
  • Sester L.
    Sester LesterJune 14, 2013
    Two words: Staff attitude. Thumbs down. I don't go to a restaurant for snobbiness and to be talked DOWN to. By the way, your barbecue ribs were high fat content and grisly, wouldn't feed it to my Dog.
  • Chris
    ChrisJune 7, 2013
    This restaurant's special is not seafood and a little overrated. Very few seafood dishes on the menu. Might be famous for it's sunset, but not for it's food! Blackfin's food is much better.
  • John S.
    John SpottswoodMay 22, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you haven't tried the Conch Chowder, you haven't lived.
  • Fran
    FranApril 27, 2013
    Yellowtail Snapper entree was amazing. Must try restaurant in Key West.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MApril 27, 2013
    Perfect spot - quiet & relaxing with a beautiful view. Tomato & Watermelon salad followed by burger for lunch was delicious!
  • Allison C.
    Allison CollisterApril 21, 2013
    Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. However, it isn't the best spot to view the vibrant Key West sunset because it faces the Atlantic. Still a beautiful view, just not directly the sunset
  • Ken T.
    Ken ToumeyApril 9, 2013
    Have the gingerbread pudding! That's an order.
  • Jason R.
    Jason R.April 8, 2013
    I like a little pretension, but Louie's has gone a bit far. While excellent fair, a thirty minute wait for an empty restaurant seems to simply be to usher you to the bar for exorbitant cocktails.
  • Meaghan P.
    Meaghan PooleMarch 13, 2013
    A great place to sit by the water with a cocktail
  • Yvonnie A.
    Yvonnie AmetinMarch 10, 2013
    Be in a good mood-it's wonderful if you let it happen.
  • Captain Nick's
    Captain Nick'sFebruary 22, 2013
    Mallory Square is great, but you have to get to Louie's for a sunset! The upstairs part of the restaurant has a great sharing menu for larger groups! Love Louie's!
  • Cheryl G.
    Cheryl GodboutJanuary 18, 2013
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. Excellent service.
  • Kaitlin
    KaitlinDecember 19, 2012
    Fish tacos and crab cake Caesar salad are incredible. Don't forget the brownie creme brûlée!
  • Carol M.
    Carol McCormickDecember 7, 2012
    My most favorite place for a wonderful dinner - scallops are to die for as is the grilled tuna. Sunsets are free and amazing - must make reservations but do it - you won't be sorry!
  • Theresa B.
    Theresa BurtNovember 30, 2012
    Plan to share with each other...
  • Broc S.
    Broc SmithNovember 18, 2012
    Great view with a mojito in hand!
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PolerOctober 13, 2012
    Order the grilled tuna, delicious. Beautiful place to eat
  • Monica H.
    Monica Hidalgo ArmeroOctober 7, 2012
    Shrimp and grits was amazing
  • Dr Mike M.
    Dr Mike MaroonOctober 1, 2012
    Try the lobster, spinach and pancetta appetizer. It's amazing!!!
  • Norm T.
    Norm ThomasSeptember 7, 2012
    The Chef, Mr. Shook, is an ARTIST . Pure and simple. Have been there many times and have had nothing but bliss; the food is superb, the staff is second to none and the setting is beautiful. Go & enjoy
  • Anastasia R.
    Salad of Boston Lettuce and Watercress is really good!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MurphyJune 30, 2012
    Best view of the Atlantic Ocean (Louie's Backyard.) In a Victorian home with seats tiered so everyone has a view.The deck bar doesn't stink.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LoganMay 13, 2012
    A fabulous place for lunch with a true Ocean view!
  • Pamela W.
    Pamela WasabiMay 11, 2012
    Try the Rock Shrimp Croquettes, delicious! Just the right amount of spice and sweet. Worth it!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MorelloApril 7, 2012
    Overrated. Overpriced. Wack!!! Never go again. Michaels or Antonia's better meal 9 of 10 times
  • Jeanie T.
    Jeanie TuckerApril 5, 2012
    Incredible meal but Linda the waitress was terribly insensitive to persons with special needs
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BogdonanwiczApril 4, 2012
    Best crab cake ceaser salad!
  • Thaine C.
    Thaine CreitzFebruary 18, 2012
    Try the Asian chicken salad or the jack Daniels backyard burger, both are excellent.
  • Donna P.
    Donna PerdueJanuary 24, 2012
    If you have an extra $100 to spend on dinner for two, you must reserve a night during your visit to have dinner and watch the sunset! The chef is awesome and the view is unparalleled! Reservations!
  • loren g.
    loren grayJanuary 18, 2012
    Try the Double Cut Baby Lamb Chops, Roasted In Lemon & Herbs - Awesome
  • Sonya B.
    Sonya BoggsDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Day or night, one of best bars in USA.
  • Diana B.
    Diana BurdgeDecember 10, 2011
    The special was out of this world. And are waiter Jerzy was very nice
  • Tasha C.
    Tasha Cosenza-MechelsOctober 14, 2011
    O.M.G. You have to try the meatballs and lamb ribs. To die for!! At the Upper Deck!!
  • Russ H.
    Russ HughesOctober 14, 2011
    Food may be good but expect $25-35 entries.
  • JoRaye L.
    JoRaye LytleSeptember 27, 2011
    The scallops were delicious. Like butter!
  • Troy K.
    Troy KranzAugust 13, 2011
    Best place to eat on the island.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KranzAugust 13, 2011
    This place has the best mojitos in key west!
  • Jimmy Buffett World
    Jimmy Buffett WorldAugust 4, 2011
    Jimmy Buffett lived next door once upon a time. He mentions Louie's in the liner notes for A1A and in the live version of "Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season" from Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
  • carl m.
    carl midsonJuly 26, 2011
    Best waterfront location on the island. Romantic. Eat upstairs at Louies the tapas menu is awesome.
  • Eddie G.
    Eddie GahrmannJuly 19, 2011
    I disagree with Maria B. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WhiteJune 2, 2011
    Ask for Rico. Awesome service great recommendations.
  • Maria B.
    Maria BrophyApril 5, 2011
    The location is great but the service leaves a LOT to be desired. I'd recommend only coming for drinks and the sunset!
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GebeleinApril 2, 2011
    Awesome place for sunsets and great service and food!
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan MacdonellMarch 9, 2011
    A bowl of the conch chowder with the bread is great!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CobbFebruary 13, 2011
    Mimosa on the deck
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CobbFebruary 13, 2011
    Amazing, amazing brunch. Order the French toast + mimosa.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SchillingDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my favorite place... period. Come here for the sunset and skip the tourist mess at the square.
  • Timothy H.
    Timothy HemhauserSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The food here is awesome. I haven done both dinner and lunch a number of times, never disappointed.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SmolneyMarch 30, 2010
    Great view of the water
  • marina
    marinaJanuary 27
    Comida muito boa! Prato ideal para uma pessoa. Pedi o steak , maravilhoso! Nosso garçom super gente fina, ja os outros...vish . Para sentar la fora tem que fazer reserva(dentro ja estava perfeito kk)
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