After finding many places to have $10 hamburgers and $15 caeser salads, it was nice to find somewhere with good home-cooked food at reasonable prices located within walking distance of our guest house, as well as Duval. The place is mostly filled with locals and a few tourists.
We went there twice for breakfast. Breakfast is served all day here, which is good, considering we were there at noon. The first time I got the belgian waffle that came with a side of one egg for $4.95. It was very down-home cooking, including the a little-burnt-on-the-bottom waffle. It was still good, and what I wanted - a good home-cooked breakfast. My friend said that their eggs were "the best I've ever had." One thing: Soft drinks are a little expensive: $1.50, no refills. Orange juice is a better deal @ $1. OJ was better anyway!
The next time we went, I got the "Deer Key" special. It came with two eggs, two pancakes, and two sausages. It was very good, and a great deal at around $5.
The restaurant itself has an interesting story, which is on the back of the menu. It opened in the 50s by a couple out of their garage using the kitchen in their house. The story goes into detail about how every one of their children and grandchildren have worked there and a few of the waitresses have been there for 20 years. It also talks about the physical changes and renovations that the restaurant has undergone through the years.
Overall, it was a relatively cheap, good breakfast.
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From journal The Deli Restaurant
June 30, 2002
The meal, after ordering, took a while. My husband's Reuban sandwich was good, nicely grilled with french fries, my western omelet ($5.75) was, passable, made in one of those strange flip top pans, with a side of barely toasted bread. My daughter's Begian waffle, at $5.50, was a dissapointment, obviously microwaved and thrown, alone, on a plate.
All in all, pricing seemed high for what was bearly passable as "decent luncheonette food" and service is slow but cheerful. If you need a basic meal, this could fit the bill. But refrain from thinking, as the brochure suggests, that you've stumbled upon a Key West "diamond in the rough".
From journal A Weekend Wedding in Key West
March 21, 2001
From journal Spring Break in Key West