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Hungry Tarpon

77522 Overseas Highway, Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0535
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Ranked #18 of 83 restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $50
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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Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The waterfront view, the open-air dining area, the seafood, the tunes add up to a great island atmosphere. Robbie's is a fantastic place to stop in the Keys, and the Hungry Tarpon is as good a place as any to eat some local seafood.

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

The waterfront view, the open-air dining area, the seafood, the tunes add up to a great island atmosphere. Couldn't have said it any better myself. I'm so lucky to work in this great atmosphere, day after day. I'd like to personally thank you for coming by and giving us such a great review. Please come back and see us again. More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We brought our freshly caught filets to Hungry Tarpon. YOU MUST get them panko'd with the 'Beautiful Girl' sauce that is a sweet chili and black sesame seed sauce. Very wonderful meal.

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

Your review has my mouth watering. Fresh fish that you caught is always good but having it cooked Thai style here, is always AMAZING. You picked the best way to have it prepared. The sweet chili sauce and our Caribbean sauce go together like no other. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. More

Lantana, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

very funky place,love it waitress was friendly can't beat the view.i had the shrimp basket one day and breakfast on another day,both were better than expected from looking at the place.i will be back.right at Robbies you must check out the tarpon while your there.the waitress gave me a trip,if you eat at the restaurant tell then at the dock... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you for trying us out more than once and leaving us some positive feedback. We're very glad to have exceeded your expectations and look forward to serving you again. Looks like the waitress shared some valuable information with you as well ;) More

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Hungry Tarpon is full of atmosphere, with the outside seating area decorated with lighting wound around the trees, and coral reefer music playing in the background. The food was fresh - the blackened shrimp is recommended ! Disappointingly, one of our group visited the restroom and reported it as below standard - please let's have cleaner restrooms - it's... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback about our current restroom situation. Robbie's and The Hungry Tarpon are in the process of waiting for the city to install new sewage piping. If you notice, the downtown area of Islamorada has construction right off of Overseas Hwy. This is the new sewage piping that is being installed. They are SLOWLY working their way... More

Port Richey, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was an awesome find for us. We stopped here on a trip down to Key West and LOVED it. The food was amazing, the fans outside make it a pleasant place to dine outdoors, good music and just overall great atmosphere for a good time. The food was fresh and delicious, cost us about $50 for the two of... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

The tarpon would like to personally thank you for stopping by to feed them. It's a nice break from the drive down to Key West. Hope you all have a great time down there and please do stop by on your way back up.....the tarpon will be waiting for you :) Thank you for such a great review! More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We've been here for breakfast and lunch but this was the first time for dinner. Fun, relaxing venue with a nice view. The food is excellent! Perfect Keys atmosphere with live entertainment and laid back style. Will visit again and again.

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

Wow...we are so thankful for your business along with the awesome review. Dinner can really be quite pleasant here with the awesome scenery and atmosphere. If you haven't tried the Conch Ceviche, you should definitely put it on the list for your next visit. Thanks again for stopping by again and again. More

Viginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stopped in for shopping and feeding the tarpon at the marina but decided to have cocktails at the restaurant. Fun outdoor restaurant with great views of the marina and bayside. The drinks were good but not very big. The appetizers were good especially the onion rings. They had a guitar/singer who was good. Well worth the stop. We will be... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

I love the title you chose for your review. We definitely are a must see in the Keys and have a lot to offer. Please come back and give our food a try and you'll surely be satisfied. Thank you for stopping by and giving us a good review. We hope to see you soon. More

Glasgow, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Food was excellent and just fitted the bill. Service was slow but no one was in a hurry as the spot was so beautiful.

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

We're very happy you enjoyed you visit to the Hungry Tarpon. The food is delicious and sometimes takes a little longer than average. All of our food is made to order and delivered right to your table without sitting under heat lamps. The awesome view and atmosphere definitely makes up for that. Thank you very much for the great review... More

Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped by Robbie's today to feed the tarpon and then have lunch. We were promptly shown a seat and drink orders were taken. It was moderately busy for a Monday lunch. We sat inside in the AC with 3 adults, one toddler and one infant. We placed our orders and it took 15-20min to get my soup and 20+... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for trying us out and for your feedback. We usually do not have inside seating for lunch or dinner. Most of our customers like to sit outside, which leaves the inside empty. A server working inside won't make any money during those hours. They most likely had to run back and forward causing quite a delay.... More

Prince George, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After limiting out on Mahi, we decided to bring our catch to the Hungry Tarpon and give the chef a try. He did not disappoint! After waiting a few minutes and soaking up the evening atmosphere with our favorite cold beverages, we were greeted with a large tray of Mahi prepared in six different ways. I particularly enjoyed the Thai... More

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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review

WOW!!! It sounds like you guys had some success on your fishing excursion. The Thai style fish is a favorite for most of our staff....great choice! There really is nothing like FRESH fish, you caught and cooked to your liking. Thank you for the great review and we'll see you next time. More

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