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Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar

American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Seafood
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85500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
+1 305-664-5564
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Must try!

Great place, excellent food, attentive staff! New owners and management. The fish and salads were fantastic, the coconut rice was very good- all worth trying and going back for! Great happy hour specials too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great place, excellent food, attentive staff! New owners and management. The fish and salads were fantastic, the coconut rice was very good- all worth trying and going back for! Great happy hour specials too.

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Port Orange, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had a party of 9 the staff was very accommodating , we were seated quickly, and our waitress was exceptional !!!! The food was fresh and delicious , drinks and specials were awesome ... A great place

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Pleasantly surprised. We found a great happy hour and a very good Tuna Poke waiting for us. The wait staff were prompt and the atmosphere was nice. Very clean and well maintained. We visit the Keys often, and will definitely return. Thanks Smugglers!

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Morrison, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

New owner wants a "higher class" clientele. Limited,pricey menu. No happy hour. You can walk to a place nearby where drinks are half the price. Good luck with your strategy. Hopefully the next owner will value local business.

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Tavernier, Florida
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292 reviews 292 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The new owner has definitely improved the décor of the restaurant. BUT along with that the menu is very small and very pricy. Were definitely shocked at the price of a 12 oz beer was $5.00 so I guess he is not looking for us locals to visit there. The service was very slow, several of the managers walked by... More 

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Woodbine, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped by on New Years Eve to have dinner & a few drinks. Asked for 2 bottles or coors lite & 2 coronas. Waiter came back they did not have either one. He suggested hard cider we ordered that. He came back to tell us they were out of this also. How can a bar be open on New Years... More 

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Ottawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The fish tacos are amazing and the view exceptional! They had just opened a few days ago and the refurbishment is fabulous.

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great view, great food and the best Lobster Bisque we had the entire week and we ordered it every day from wherever we had dinner.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After sloshing through the parking lot I was disappointed with the ambiance inside as well. I felt like a place with the history of this place should show a little more pride of ownership and make me feel more like I'm in the Keys instead of a backwoods bar.

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West palm beach
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We normally come to smuglers every year and last night was the worst service we have ever had. The girl took 20 minutes to bring our party our drinks and when asked if we could get our drinks she had the worst attitude then the whole night she was being a smart allic to us. Unbelievable. We will never go... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget

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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