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Tarks Of Dania Beach

1317 South Federal Highway, Dania Beach, Dania Beach, FL 33004
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Ranked #4 of 63 restaurants in Dania Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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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86% Recommend
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Ate at Tarks today for the first time. Staying for the night pre cruise. Saw it was 1/2 mile away walked there. It really didn't look like much, but 1st impression was wrong. It was a small greasy spoon type diner. The staff very friendly. The food awesome specially form the price. I had the Gator platter - yea alligator... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have only been to Tarks once, while staying overnight pre-cruise in Dania Beach. Four of us went, and everyone enjoyed their meal and said that they would like to return. The building is a little run down with little seating. It is easy to understand how it could be called a local dive. Local is the key word, as... More

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We ordered: the gator tail, which was cooked well; the crab legs, which were cooked well (that's usually not difficult); the Surf and Surf, which was blackened grouper (dry and tasteless), blackened BBQ shrimp (which was very good), Cole slaw (good), and curly fries (OK). I would say this place is average in general. It's a lunch counter, with a... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Its been several years since I've been to Tarks, and after this visit, it'll be a long time until I return. The place looks like it hasn't been maintained in years, and the food was very mediocre. My wife had the blackened mahi with sweet potato fries and was underwhelmed. I had the fried seafood basket (shrimp, clam strips, fish... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Dining room and restrooms were filthy, service slow and messy, overcooked wings, overcooked and unseasoned mahi, bland and very pasty clam chowder, server slung beer at us (not ours) without bothering to clean it up, crowded bar with people ordering and picking up food/drinks next to you. Can't believe this place is rated highly- perhaps it is only good if... More

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Okeechobee, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

First time eating there as you usually cannot step in the door.Really just A lunch counter and A couple of tables outside.Excellent fish sandwich.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Staying in the area we wanted some seafood and was recomended by Motel 6. Great little place. We ate outside and the food was fantastic. I would have liked a better beer selection, but they had great specials and some good prices.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This restaurant has great food at reasonable prices -- no frills -- box wine, plastic table wear, picnic tables and bar seating only. I was here with a number of colleagues, while on business, and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely -- tasty food in a low-key setting. Such a welcome change from the typical business dinners of travel. There was... More

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Dania Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This place is a hole in the wall, however the food is really good. It is always busy and seating is limited. The first time I went it was so busy and had to fight for a seat. I would have left, but my friend had her heart set on grouper and fries. We stayed and the wait was worth... More

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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I heard this was the locals place to eat. I don't get it it's just a bunch of fried greasy food and when I got home I had to shower that smell off. All I decided to order was wings & beer. Neither had me wanting to back again unfortunately. I thought the people were nice who served and cooked... More

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