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Tarpon Bend

200 SW 2ND St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1822
(954) 523-3233
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Ranked #172 of 1,112 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I live and work in Fort Lauderdale. We are always looking for value and quality lunch places. We re-visited Tarpon Bend for lunch. The food is fresh, and well prepared. I had the fish sandwich, i asked them to hold the bun. It comes with lettuce tomato onion and a choice of side. I had the shoe... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Poorly run, had a friend in from out of town who was looking forward to a specific item on the menu sat down and waited, waited, and waited never got anyone to come out even say hello and went across the street to the competition

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A nice local spot to meet friends for a quick meal. Seafood is the best option here, hence the name. Our go to meal is the Dolphin Reuben or any fish special. Typically, this place gets packed, so I recommend going a bit earlier. Great happy hour. Great staff. Parking is a bit more complicated but there are parking garages... More

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Pembroke Pines
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our visit was on a Saturday afternoon during happy hour. A little rowdy in a fun way around the bar. Two for ones on most beverages. Food - calamari appetizer, generous portion, very good. Dinner - salmon, excellent w one side. We chose fresh, sauteed spinach which was excellent! A burger order was large & cooked to order, very good.... More

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Western N.C.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ate here after leaving the Science museum and stumbled onto happy hour. The food was awesome; I recommend the jambalaya. Drinks were 2/1. The service was top notch. The place wasn't crowded. Parents, 12 year old, and 21 year old kids were all pleased with the food!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We used to go here a lot when we were in school. We always had a blast and it was always packed on Saturdays. If you want the college feel, attractive young people, and tons of drinks then this is the spot for you. The band was always pretty solid and if you didn't want that noise there was a... More

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Hallandale Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Tarpon Bend reminds me of the Enrgizer Bunny: It keeps going and going and going. It is one of those bar/restaurants that has the right combination of everything to survive forever. Good food, including a great fish sandwich (three or four catch of the day choices, and they are all fresh, not frozen), a hotpot of assorted fish and shellfish,... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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219 reviews 219 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I've eaten here several times, usually for lunch. It does get busy here at lunchtime during the week, so I make it a point to arrive early. I usually order the Southwest Chicken Tortilla Salad. Very tasty. The tortilla strips add a nice crunch to the dish. My other favorite entrée is the Baja Mahi Tacos: "soft tortillas, avocado, pico... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I've been eating at Tarpon Bend for over 12 years, as the restaurant is a few steps from my office. the food has always been great and the location is perfect. Located in the Historic Himmarshee District of Fort Lauderdale, Tarpon Bend is always a vibrant, happening place. The lunch menu is extensive, with awesome burgers and sandwiches, great (oversized)... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fave place to meet up with friends before heading to the theater. Yes, we're over dressed sitting in a bar, but they have best ever smoked fish, packed in glass jar. Wash it down with 2 glasses happy hour wine and you are good to go!

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