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85500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
+1 305-664-5564
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Description: Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar located at mm 85.5 Bayside is one of the...
Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar located at mm 85.5 Bayside is one of the locals favorite with convenient access by car or by boat.Framed by the beautiful marina with a view where you will get a glimpse of an occasional dolphin or tarpon, this restaurant has gained a reputation as the place for delicious food and great entertainment. A menu that offers a blend of cuisines and influences mixing Maine with American, Italian and Floridian Seafood dishes….Chef Maria is constantly creating new daily specials for the menu, which is sure to please every guest even vegetarians. Also available is a kids menu that is sure to please every kid even the fussiest!A late nite menu is available that reflects the freshest local fish and burgers as well as the finest variety of appetizers. Open Seven Days a Week from 11am to 12midnight, with entertainment every Monday through Sunday makes Smugglers Cove not only the best place to eat, but also the best entertainment too!
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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner and drinks

Good burger! Ask for Amy!!! Love the live music.. Yucca fries over regular fries! Friendly customer service! Nice location

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Ginnykey421
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Scenic view
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good burger! Ask for Amy!!! Love the live music.. Yucca fries over regular fries! Friendly customer service! Nice location

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Lake Placid, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

FYI Last Night my Cousin Shawn and BFF Deb wentt to Smugglers Cove and we had the Best Fish Club Sandwich with Bayseasoning frys and there Salsa is to die for, so if you haven't been go the food is Great! Terry Andrews was our Gracious and experinced Bartender and well she's The Best! The new setting is sooo much... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Smuggler's Cove, located on the Snake Creek in the Florida Keys (Islamorada to be exact) was once slandered as an unpredictable hot mess. Not anymore. New management and ownership have completely changed the atmosphere, quality, and attitude of this restaurant and hotel. Being a year round resident of Islamorada, I have eaten at ALL the restaurants in this area and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

On our last visit a year ago we had very bad service, but decided we’d give it another try. The main restaurant area was almost empty, but after sitting around for 10 minutes, we had to go looking for the waitress who then came over and gave us menus. After waiting around awhile to place our order and with no... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I stopped in for a quick drink. The bartender was very nice and there was a decent crowd. Free live music, as is the case in the Keys. We got rum runners for less than $5.00 a piece and they were great. Definately worth the stop. I'd go back. We didn't eat the food but what we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Took a really long time to get any service. The stagnant water next to the dock/eating area was disgusting and odorous. The food was not bad, but was fairly pricey. Would not recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The food was good but the atmosphere was not family friendly. Also the live band was horrendous. The service was slow. Not worth the money we paid - pricey for the quality we received.

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chicago ,ill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I live here and it's been awhile since I've eaten here but sat at the newly named "Saltwater Redneck" bar on the water for drink the other night and had a really good blue cheese burger and probably the BEST fries I've had in awhile...will definitely try it again! The friends I was with also said their Churrasco steak was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had a great time at the Bouy bar right on snake creek ! Great staff ! great food ! Amazing view and breeze !

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

hard to find if you not looking. Food is good but a little pricey 15 dollars for a burger - but great Happy hour between 3-7 pm -1/2 price for all types of drinks - convenient since the boat for family fun tours is in the docks

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Address: 85500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
Phone Number: +1 305-664-5564
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-5564

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view

Description

Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar located at mm 85.5 Bayside is one of the locals favorite with convenient access by car or by boat.Framed by the beautiful marina with a view where you will get a glimpse of an occasional dolphin or tarpon, this restaurant has gained a reputation as the place for delicious food and great entertainment. A menu that offers a blend of cuisines and influences mixing Maine with American, Italian and Floridian Seafood dishes….Chef Maria is constantly creating new daily specials for the menu, which is sure to please every guest even vegetarians. Also available is a kids menu that is sure to please every kid even the fussiest!A late nite menu is available that reflects the freshest local fish and burgers as well as the finest variety of appetizers. Open Seven Days a Week from 11am to 12midnight, with entertainment every Monday through Sunday makes Smugglers Cove not only the best place to eat, but also the best entertainment too!

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