Key West’s own Charlie Mac’s 404 has earned a spot on Zagat’s list of Key West’s hottest restaurants. Zagat has been rating restaurants across the country for more than 30 years and has earned a reputation as the go-to source for finding the best food, drink, accommodations, shops and more.
"We are very excited to be acknowledged by such a credible organization like Zagat. The Charlie Mac's team has put a lot into perfecting their BBQ and we couldn't be more proud. The accolade was received just two weeks before Charlie Mac's placed first and second in the Key West Memorial Day BBQ Cook-Off. I think we've really hit our stride,” said Pat Croce and Company’s President, Michael Croce.
Zagat’s editors tour cities throughout the USA to discover exceptional experiences for their audiences. They visited Charlie Mac’s 404 in Key West for a taste of authentic island-flavored BBQ inspired by the pits of South Carolina. Their must-order choice was the restaurant’s savory, hand-rubbed brisket platter. According to Zagat, Charlie Mac’s 404 finger-licking comfort food puts it on their list of the Hottest Restaurants in Key West. They also enjoyed the wall of silly guest inmate style mug shots, the large selection of beers on tap and the restaurant’s laid-back ambiance.
Charlie Mac’s serves up a delicious array of mouthwatering BBQ that has earned the admiration of locals and visitors. The menu, which includes smoked ribs and chicken, brisket, turkey and an assortment of sides, salads and sandwiches is just the beginning of what makes this Key West restaurant stand out. Their unique family of BBQ sauces are slow simmered and come in a variety of spicy and sweet flavors like Mango Jerk, South Carolina Yellow and Charlie Mac’s Signature Sweet BBQ each made with the ideal blend of spices, veggies and secret ingredients to perfectly complement their smoked meats. One of the only places in Key West to serve real smoked BBQ, Charlie Mac’s has quickly risen to the top of everyone’s list.
Charlie Mac’s 404 (CharlieMacs404.com) is Pat Croce’s most recent Key West restaurant and is located less than a block from Duval Street at 404 Southard Street, next to the iconic Green Parrot Bar.
For more information about the restaurant, please call 305-320-0204.