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Hungry Tarpon

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77522 Overseas Highway, Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0535
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12:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 456
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    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Keys Visit

What a spectacular stop on the trip to Key West. The food, service and especially the al fresco dining was great. Another sample of Key Lime pie more than met the standard. It was very entertaining to watch people feeding the tarpons. Watch out for the Sea Gulls... they bite. Restrooms were kind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Mark H
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a spectacular stop on the trip to Key West. The food, service and especially the al fresco dining was great. Another sample of Key Lime pie more than met the standard. It was very entertaining to watch people feeding the tarpons. Watch out for the Sea Gulls... they bite. Restrooms were kind a funky, so use the ones at... More 

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Weatherford, Texas
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131 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Hungry Tarpon is not a fancy restaurant but they do provide delicious food. The fish meals including the scallops were all very good to excellent. The soups and salads were all great, especially the conch chowder. The key lime pie is top notch. Enjoyed the location and view. We will definitely return.

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Hanna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The atmosphere and the staff as well as the resident coming in for a glass of wine or beer at the very funky outdoor bar made our stay absolutely magic, We looked for something different and not tourist polished, we found warm people, lots of laughs, and the manager whom I believe is named Michael is a great person, as... More 

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Portales
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is not fancy but delicious food. Make sure to save room for the amazing key lime pie, buy a t-shirt to commemorate your visit, and be sure to feed the tarpon before you leave!

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NY Area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Every Keys town needs a fish shack and this is a very good one. Nice variety of tables, many with good views of bridge from lower to upper Matecumbe Key. And there's plenty to look at besides the water as there's a busy boat dock right there and a Tarpon feeding attraction--lots of people walking around. And there's a lot... More 

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Tiffin, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate breakfast here one morning when we decided against renting kayaks due to windy cloudy conditions. Very fun to eat breakfast while watching people feed the tarpons and the pelicans stealing fish from the tourists! The portions were large, service prompt, and prices reasonable. Only complaint was there was just single restroom for women that was being used by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very long wait for food when it didn't seem that busy that evening. Prices very high for what we got. Tacos were okay, but scallops and shrimp basket very unwhelming. Kids menu only to age 7 seemed not right. Did like general atmosphere upon arrival.

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TheHungryTarpon, General Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. All our food is made to order and sometimes does take a little bit of time to hit the table. 90% of our reviews rave about how good our food is. I believe that comes with the fact that everything is made to order. We have chefs that come in at 2am to prep for the... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went everyday for breakfast. Yummy, delicious and fantastic customer service! It was great to eat under a big tree on the outdoors along very happy people and amazing service. We would highly recommend it! Delicious, clean and beautiful scenery. What else can you wish for!

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Tried the Cuba Sandwich. We've been there quite often, so can safely say that you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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central Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Stumbled upon the Hungry Tarpon after stopping at Robbie's, just driving by. Walked around the outdoor retail, and art. Enjoyed the waterfront with the docks, people feeding the tarpon. Enjoyed the boats, pelicans, big fish and a stingray. We were there between lunch and dinner, so decided to have a drink and appetizers outside by the water. conch basket and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77522 Overseas Highway, Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-0535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?