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Tarks Of Dania Beach

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Chicken Wings, Oyster Bar
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1317 South Federal Highway, Dania Beach, Dania Beach, FL 33004
+1 954-925-8275
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: The Originators Since 1966!The Clam Stand Where Neighbors & LocalsMeet To...
The Originators Since 1966!The Clam Stand Where Neighbors & LocalsMeet To Eat, Drink, Relax & Rejuvenate!Eat Clams...Live Longer!!!Eat Oysters...Love Longer!!!Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm!
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Best meal I've had in years was here at a picnic table outside. Oysters, wings, fries, and conch fritters. Finished off with 2 pitchers of beer. Had to fight through folks on the inside to order and pay but it was worth every minute. Great service. Try the wings "extra crispy" with sauce on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
rainking61
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Food was good...The BBQ shrimp and Grilled Mahi sandwich were tasty...gator bites rubbery. Inside this small place there is only counter space to eat..outside a few table. So expect to wait for parking...a table...and a disorganized staff that doesnt readily pay attention to you. While they serve tons of oysters daily - its is truly your seafood hole in the... More 

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Albany, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Best meal I've had in years was here at a picnic table outside. Oysters, wings, fries, and conch fritters. Finished off with 2 pitchers of beer. Had to fight through folks on the inside to order and pay but it was worth every minute. Great service. Try the wings "extra crispy" with sauce on the side. We had BBQ and... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I don't know why others don't like it--it should be on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's a tiny hole-in-the-wall, and the food is fantastic. Best wings I've ever had. Crispy and fresh. Our service was great. I can see why if you go later it's so busy you don't get served quickly, but we got there early, ate at the... More 

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Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Tark's was packed at the counter & all the tables were full when we got there at 8:45 on a Sat. night. Once we got a menu from the waitress at the counter, we sat to the side & got a drink order fairly fast. The waitress kept checking on us & although they are busy, they took good care... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ordered 10 hot wings to go. This is their thing, claim to have the best wings around. Didn't get to find out. Waited 50 mins and was told to be patient. No explanation No apology just keep waiting they will be done when they are done! Donate them I said. I will never wait 50 mins for fast food ever... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have gone here twice since I thought maybe the second time would be better. I should have gone with my first instincts and avoided it completely. There are people waiting all over the place for a place to sit. I figured this must be good since it was a 30 minute wait to sit down. I am glad I... More 

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Keswick, Ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Tarks, and I would go back. I had steamed shrimp (very tasty) and clam chowder (good, but not fabulous). Good prices, and lots of locals. My wife and I struck up a conversation with a local couple, and enjoyed the crowded, noisy atmosphere. The service was a little slow, but we weren't in a big... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This little establishment was recommended by a local. Parking is very limited in the small parking lot. The restaurant is very tiny. When we arrived there were lots of people standing around with very little seating available. Once I got my elderly parents situated at an outside table then I went inside to place our orders. I stood at the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So I was told this place was a legendary locals joint, my type of place. I wish I would have skipped it. It is definitely what I consider to be a joint, dumpy and full of real people but the food didn't live up to what I was expecting. There was a wait to be seated but only about 10... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went to Tarks at the recommendation of my sister-in-law. She described it as a local hole in the wall with great fried seafood. She was right! The fried grouper sandwich and fried clams were outstanding (5 stars). The steamed shrimp looked fabulous. The female counter service (1 star) was rude, loud and impatient. Although she was nice to the regulars.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1317 South Federal Highway, Dania Beach, Dania Beach, FL 33004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Dania Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 954-925-8275

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Chicken Wings, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

Description

The Originators Since 1966!The Clam Stand Where Neighbors & LocalsMeet To Eat, Drink, Relax & Rejuvenate!Eat Clams...Live Longer!!!Eat Oysters...Love Longer!!!Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm!

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