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Yummy Yummy Yummy – Olivia’s Cafe

Posted on: May 29, 2009

Dinner at Olivia’s at Old Key West

The kids went on Kali River Rapids twice, first time they came thru pretty good.   The 2nd time, not so much.  They were pretty soaked, so as the sun went down they got colder and of course DH still wasn’t feeling well.  We decided to skip going to Flame Tree since all the seating is outdoors and go back to the villa to change.   We had hoped to try Olivia’s at some point and this seemed like a good time.

We walked in around 7:15pm (without an Advanced Dining Reservation) and were seated right away. It was probably 15-20 minutes before anyone came by our table.   The restaurant was busy, but not packed and there were quite a few servers working so I’m really not sure why the service was so slow.

We ordered our drinks and shortly after those came out our waitress Cari brought out Pina Colada bread:

Oooh, this was yummy! Pineapple & coconut inside and it smelled like a pina colada

Since he was sick, DH wanted soup and chose the Conch chowder.

Our waitress told him when he ordered that it was Manhattan style and that was fine with him. He loved this soup!   Full of chunks of conch & potatoes & veggies. Very flavorful & very good. He’s still raving about it this morning. 

DD went with the specials of the day. Loaded potato soup & the Members Meatloaf special with mashed potatoes, green beans & carrots.

I’m guessing the soup was pretty good, because it disappeared really fast.  The meatloaf was good, but she wasn’t happy with the cabernet mushrooms that were on it.   She really liked the mashed potatoes & veggies. She only ate about half her meal but it was a very large serving and the soup had filled her up pretty well too.

DS went with the kids cheeseburger meal:

He was happy it came on a Mickey plate.  I noticed that it was a whole wheat bun, but he didn’t seem to notice. He ate most of it, so it must have been pretty good and the french fries were really good. Hot and crispy outside and soft inside, perfectly salted. Yum! I’m glad he “made” me try one/

I figured we were in the Keys, so I went with the Carribean Barbeque Grouper, pan-seared with mango glaze, chimichurri, mashed sweet potatoes.

This was really good and looked pretty too.  Cari said it was marinated in the chimichurri sauce over night and then pan seared. I don’t know if it was from the sauce or when they cooked it, but I thought it almost had a salt crust that was really really good! I behaved myself and didn’t lick the plate clean, but there wasn’t anything left on it when I was done. 

Did I mention the bread was really good? It was so good that we asked for more and a second loaf of bread was brought out quickly! 

DH thought the soup was so good, that he got a 2nd bowl and enjoyed that as much as the first one!

We ordered 3 desserts “to go”.   DH got the Key Lime tart, I got the chocolate cake with raspberry sauce & DS got the cheesecake with berries.   DD still had her chocolate whiskey cake from LeCellier in the fridge.   I’ll post pics & reviews of dessert after everyone eats them.

Overall, this was a really good meal.   It’s not gourmet, has a very laid back Key West vibe (maybe that’s why the service was slow?)   I can definitely see us coming back here.

Total for 3 entrees, 3 soups (DHx2 & DD), 3 drinks (2 coffee, 1 soda, 1 water), 3 desserts after DDE/TiW discount plus tax & tip was $86.05.


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