Old Key Lime House

300 E. Ocean Ave.
Lantana, FL 33462


  • Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
This pastel-hued waterfront structure was built in 1889; the restaurant didn't come around till a century later. Old Key Lime House is a huge draw for tourists and locals who frequent the Chickee-hut bar on the water and come for its seafood by car and boat. The island-themed eatery is known for its Caribbean flair with foods -- shrimp gazpacho and coconut fish fingers are typical starters, but clams, fish dip, and peel-and-eat shrimp make for a bar menu or small meals. Think mergarita chicken with a Key lime beurre blanc, island-style mahi, and coconut shrimp. Expect Florida -- not Maine -- lobster tail served with a mango butter. The place rocks on weekends, with boaters and beachgoers coming in for drinks and apps and staying till the wee hours to hear the band. Expect a wait for dining tables indoors on weekends in season. And don't ask for separate checks -- they don't do them -- and don't tip if you're more than a party of six -- it's included. But save room for the signature Key lime pie.

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