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Barracuda Grill

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4290 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49. 5 (Bay Side), Corner 43rd Street, Marathon, FL 33050
+1 305-743-3314
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Thu - Sat 6:25 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The original definition of a restaurant used to be: owners cooking for...
The original definition of a restaurant used to be: owners cooking for their guests and extending the personal touch to their time at the joint, serving great food, wines, beers and having personal conversations, time allowing. That's why they come back! And that's what we attempt to do every evening that we serve dinner. Our great servers get to know you and handle the conversation when we are frankly too busy to leave the kitchen at times. After 21 years of service, I think we are going to make it!! Thank you to all that have graced our little spot over years, thanks a million!! Lance and Jan Hill, Chefs/Owners (and by the way, we love kids, have a few of our own, and provide a special menu just for them!) Please check Victoria Shearer's new book that just came out: Florida Keys & Key West Chef's Table, to grab a recipe or two :) Our menu is updated and printed daily. As a side note: we are not the least expensive restaurant in town, nor are we the most expensive. We provide an honest example of the expense to this site for your comparison (unlike some). And the menu is hung just outside the front door. We do not automatically add a gratuity as routine. In this life I've found, you truly get what you pay for. At Barracuda Grill we respect that adage, respect your business and attempt to earn it every night we offer service (Thursday thru Saturday). PS. We are in the twilight of our cooking careers and look forward to serving you very soon!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, food

Had a very competent and friendly waitress. Food was great--a bit pricey, but my husband and I split a meal, and we were still quite full by the end.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Luvdroad
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Frederick, Maryland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

the food is ok, price is ok, the portions are big. But i just wasnt a huge fan. the menu i thought was very limited

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had a very competent and friendly waitress. Food was great--a bit pricey, but my husband and I split a meal, and we were still quite full by the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Rachel there was our waiter and she was AMAZING! She made sure we always had drinks, did not rush us, and even stuck our wine in the ice when it was getting warm. The Food was melt in your mouth delicious!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went with my husband and 1.5 yo son. The food was excellent. I had the shrimp scampi and it tasted homemade. The portion was also very generous, including the kids meal. I liked that they had crayon for the kid. No reservation and only opens during the dinner time. The price is a bit up there but the meal was... More 

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Pully, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The staff has been very friendly welcoming us with our 2 kids. Excellent quality of food and the wines fanstastic at a reasonable price for this region. Missing this place during your stay in the keys would be a real mistake.

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a fabulous restaurant with excellent food, a fussy chef or two( Jan is the best!!), but the meals are wonderful!

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Evanston, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Indoor and outdoor seating. Small and noisy. Food was excellent though. Most of us ordered the scallops over pasta. Scallops were done perfectly. It was a good adult portion. Average cost per person with a drink was around $35. I would go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was good, pricey but good. Definitely a spot for locals, as many of the people in the restaurant seemed to be regulars.

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Marathon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My fiancé and I were looking to go on a " hot date " we've been living here in marathon for a year and haven't been to the Baracuda Grill. Decided to try it out. We really enjoyed some appetizers and salads. Once our meals arrived we were already full. We had a couple bites and asked for to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Outstanding food!! No doubt it is the best restaurant in Marathon. We were there last night with my boyfriend's daughter and she loved it too!! A lot of food and no matter what you order it will taste amazing!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4290 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49. 5 (Bay Side), Corner 43rd Street, Marathon, FL 33050
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-3314

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 60
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

The original definition of a restaurant used to be: owners cooking for their guests and extending the personal touch to their time at the joint, serving great food, wines, beers and having personal conversations, time allowing. That's why they come back! And that's what we attempt to do every evening that we serve dinner. Our great servers get to know you and handle the conversation when we are frankly too busy to leave the kitchen at times. After 21 years of service, I think we are going to make it!! Thank you to all that have graced our little spot over years, thanks a million!! Lance and Jan Hill, Chefs/Owners (and by the way, we love kids, have a few of our own, and provide a special menu just for them!) Please check Victoria Shearer's new book that just came out: Florida Keys & Key West Chef's Table, to grab a recipe or two :) Our menu is updated and printed daily. As a side note: we are not the least expensive restaurant in town, nor are we the most expensive. We provide an honest example of the expense to this site for your comparison (unlike some). And the menu is hung just outside the front door. We do not automatically add a gratuity as routine. In this life I've found, you truly get what you pay for. At Barracuda Grill we respect that adage, respect your business and attempt to earn it every night we offer service (Thursday thru Saturday). PS. We are in the twilight of our cooking careers and look forward to serving you very soon!
Open Hours
Thursday
6:25 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:25 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:25 pm - 9:00 pm

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