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Tarpon Bend

200 SW 2ND St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1822
(954) 523-3233
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Ranked #148 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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16 reviews 16 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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Abbeville, South Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had reservations but because of the live music, we couldn't even talk with our group. I guess that people who just wanted to drink and listen to music would have been fine with this but for a meal...no way. We just left.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

One of my favorite places in the las olas area. Great price, great food, great portion size. Enough said!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were walking on the riverwalk and decided to drop in for a bite. We had the baby with us and even he loved the fried fish sandwich. It was delicious and the potato salad wasn't bad either. The beer is on tap, which is always good. The service was fine. Had to find someone to give us additional water,... More

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Denver, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Tarpon Burger was fab. Terrific fish dishes too. This is a happening place for 'dating', sports bar stuff, etc., but we go for pre-theatre eats - just down the street from the Broward Center. A favorite of family and friends.

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Indiana, PA
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23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Here's a neat must-visit when in Ft Lauderdale. It was a little noisy inside (we arrived in the middle of happy hour), but the food was fresh & tasty. The menu changes regularly, the staff was friendly, and I think we found the best key lime pie in the area!

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