1.5 Miles From Key West Express Terminal

 700 Waddell Ave., Key West, FL 33040


Louie's Backyard

In 1971, Louie Signorelli’s oceanfront Victorian home was transformed into Louie’s Backyard. The original restaurant seated only 12, and had one lone waiter. In 1983, Phil and Pat Tenney purchased and lovingly renovated Louie’s – with special attention to the maintenance of the buIlding’s historical integrity – and transformed it into the architectural delight it is today. Their efforts earned it a placement in the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Louie’s is a gourmand’s playground, a cafe-style restaurant with an oceanfront background setting – a must-do experience which has become a Key West tradition.


Each dish at Louie’s is prepared to order, with care and respect to each ingredient. Our seafood influence is on “hooked” local fish: grouper, hogfish, snapper, and swordfish. Our Key West “pinks” come from the local shrimp fleets. And at Louie’s, your Florida Keys lobster was caught yesterday. Louie’s also features fine steaks, heirloom pork, double lamb chops and free-range chicken.


… Sits only a transom’s height higher than the open Atlantic Ocean and is considered a destination watering hole. Sitting directly on the Old Bahama Channel, the afterdeck offers unobstructed ocean views, gentle breezes, and the glamorous light of Key West’s famous sunsets to add a hint of tropical color to your cocktail. The afterdeck offers handcrafted martinis and cocktails, fine wines by the glass, and a gathering place for both the hip and the hedonistic, for celebrities and canines, for both locals and our long-distance visitors.


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