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Square Grouper

22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
+1 305-745-8880
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice bowl” (18 reviews)
“stew” (23 reviews)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were on our way to Key West and feeling VERY hungry. We had planned to stop at The Square Grouper because we had heard good things about it. This restaurant was convenient and met our expectations well. We all enjoyed our delicious lunches. The...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good food. A little pricey but worth it. Sat at the bar and bartender was great.Just had apps. but have had lunch there and it has always been wonderful.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My son and I visited the square grouper after a friends recommendation. They were right. Don’t be concerned by there unassuming exterior because inside is beautiful and the service is excellent. I had s grouper sandwich that was by far the best I’ve ever had....More

Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service, the food is beyond anything you would expect in the Florida Keys. Always our favorite place to eat whenever we are there. Doesn't matter if it's lunch or dinner. We expanded our palates here as well as our children. Been a regular customer...More

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn’t look like much from the outside but decor is clean and modern. Food and adult beverages are excellent.

Thank mdangona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Awesome service...Gabby was our server and did an amazing job. Very fun place! Would go again and recommend this place to friends.

Thank dash_adventure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in the Florida Keys is on CudJoe Key called the Square Grouper. The odd name is a slang term for a package of marijuana that has been illegally carried on a boat. The food is excellent . My favorite is...More

Thank skedadle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate on the upper floor, nicely remolded! Food good, not great so too service, but our experience was limited to the upper floor. A bit too noisy if they have live music, you will not be able to converse with dining party. It is...More

Thank TheMightyJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Cudjoe Key so this restaurant was quite close. Food is upscale and very good. Atmosphere in the restaurant was a pleasant surprise. There is an upstairs room that has a different and smaller menu designed for those who wish to drink...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We stopped off here for some lunch - so glad we did, it was delicious! The portion sizes were a bit on the large side, as it was only lunch, we ordered a sandwich and a couple of starters. This was more than enough and...More

2  Thank JamM85
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Erin M
29 June 2016|
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Response from Katie T | Reviewed this property |
Totally! We took our 6 and 7 year olds. You can write on the tablecloths (paper over linen) and there are crayons on the tables. There are also kids menus. :)
Jodi F
31 March 2015|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it, the term is 'slang' for a bale of marijuana that drug smugglers would drop into the ocean current from a plane to be carried to the Keys and be picked up there. I guess it makes sense. Anyway, that's what... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22658 Overseas Hwy, Lower Keys, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042-4255
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Cudjoe Key
  • Phone Number: +1 305-745-8880
  • E-mail
Innovative fresh local seafood. House Smoked Fish Dip is phenomenal, a definite "must try"!! Our Conch Chowder and our Key Lime Pie are also something you should not miss. We also have a great Square Grouper Fish Sandwich, 16 oz Grilled Ribeye (Certified Angus Beef!), Salads and lots of small plates to share...Flash Fried Conch with ponzu and wasabi. We are open on Mondays from the last week in December thru April! We close every September from the Sunday AFTER Labor Day and reopen on the Thursday BEFORE Columbus Day Weekend.
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