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Hungry Tarpon

77522 Overseas Highway, Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0535
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Ranked #23 of 84 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Huntington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Eating here was like eating at moms house (only way better). My boyfriend suggested that we go here and when we pulled up to the restaurant I thought to myself,'where is he taking me?'. I got inside and ordered the lobster frittata and a stack of pancakes. He got some kind of crab dish. It was so delicious. All of... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The food was amazing and we loved the view!!! Trailer Trash Bloody Mary is out of this world. We will definitely be back in the near future.

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Gainesville
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Its fun for adults and kids to feed the fish (tarpon) but food ranged from pretty good to below average for the scallops. Probably good enough to go for the fish feeding although you can do that at a lot of marinas if you ask around.

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Dunnellon, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food was very good, we had breakfast and drinks? The most entertainment with the tarpon is even better, we witnessed one person getting to close

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Key Largo, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

In my opinion, as a Florida Keys full-time resident, hand feeding 200-lb. tarpon at Robbie's Marina is possibly the best tourist attraction on land in the Upper Keys. Who would think the greasy spoon indoor/outdoor restaurant in the middle of this very busy tourist attraction would be any good? Well, it was remarkably -- one would remark -- good two... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review. We're pleased that we met and possibly exceeded your expectations. Our food is DELICIOUS and we take pride into everything we make. A lot of our menu includes homemade items from scratch. Our sauces are amazing and our professionals working in the kitchen really know how to pair them to make the perfect dish. Thank... More

Rimersburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stopped for dinner. The food was great and the scenery was beautiful. I had the sear tuna salad, it was very good.

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

Our tuna is so fresh because it's delivered daily. Next time you're here, you should definitely try the tuna nachos. A very popular dish among the entire staff. Thank you very much for stopping by for dinner and leaving us some positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again. More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The location of the Hungry Tarpon restaurant adjacent to Robbies' Marina continues to draw patrons in not only for the good food but also because of the attraction of feeding and seeing large schools of tarpon, jacks and other denizens of the sea. I must say, however, that over the many years (perhaps decades) that we have going there, we... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to leave it. Our outdoor restaurant is in great shape and is fairly new. I can't agree that any of the structure is in poor condition or even close to it. I believe you are the first to comment about the smell on property. Sometimes the ocean has a strong... More

West Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had lunch here one day, dinner the next. Fun to watch the tourists feeding the Hungry Tarpons! Fishing boats coming and going, herons, cranes, a lot of activity and entertainment while enjoying a meal.

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

Awesome review and next time, come try the breakfast. You never know what you might see when eating here and looking out at the water. Yesterday a large pod of dolphins were acting silly and playing for all to watch. The birds here are my favorite, especially when they try and steal the tarpon bait. Thank you so much for... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice for the kids because the can feed the tarpons in the water. Its a party for the pelicans and the tarpons to see how they fight for the food.

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

We love seeing children feeding the tarpon for the first time. The utter shock and joy on their faces is priceless. I did it when I was a kid and still remember how exciting it was. You do have to keep an extra eye out for the pelicans or they will definitely help themselves to your bait. I hope you... More

Lake Worth, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We chose the Hungry Tarpon for our son's rehearsal dinner and it was the perfect choice for us. Not only was the price very reasonable for the number of people we had, the food was also excellent. Everyone commented how the food was delicious and the service was great. Because it was July it was hot but with the fans... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

Your party was such a pleasure to have here. Everyone was so polite and always smiling. The food that Chef Merv prepared that evening was very delicious...I got to eat some leftovers :) Thanks again for choosing the Hungry Tarpon and a BIG congrats to your son and his bride. Come visit us again the next time you're down in... More

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