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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
Today
5:55 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:55 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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 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 :)
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 473
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent food, great atmosphere, wonderful time!

I cannot say enough about this place. We eat here a few times every year in the keys and it is our favorite spot. I usually stick with the asian potstickers with the yummy spicy plum sauce. I was a little sad to see it gone from the menu this time, but I know the chefs like to change things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Boston1107
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Philadelphia, PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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636 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Philadelphia, PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I cannot say enough about this place. We eat here a few times every year in the keys and it is our favorite spot. I usually stick with the asian potstickers with the yummy spicy plum sauce. I was a little sad to see it gone from the menu this time, but I know the chefs like to change things... More 

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jvh33, Owner at Barracuda Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for keeping the world informed of our progress on an annual basis! It's great to be in the Fabulous Florida Keys this time of year (my favorite month). And it was a true pleasure to meet you and your entire family and friends last night. The potstickers will be put back on the menu and that... More 

Cleveland, Ohio USA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have been in Florida several weeks and have ordered mainly fish dinners. We were ready for a change so we selected chicken marsala, and it was outstanding. The salad was fresh; the mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and chicken were all done to perfection. We were not rushed; the servers were gracious and attentive. It was a beautiful evening, and... More 

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Marathon, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals I've had in Marathon, and I live here!!! it was a very busy night but everything came out in a timely manner. Our server, I think her name was Rachel, did a wonderful job the entire night. I would definitely go back again and bring visitors with me!!! It was awesome!!!

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mvkate
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Oh my goodness. I want to live at the Barracuda Grill. We arrived a few minutes before they opened and were seated promptly at 5:55. From the outside, the location isn't super impressive, but inside it is so super cute, with pictures of the owners fishing with their family, and lots of fish art. Our waitress, Andy, was funny and... More 

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guangzhou china
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were there on a Friday night and it was the end of a busy evening. Sat outside--take a sweater with you because the wind does get whipping around the corner but we were ok with it as the night wasnt cold. Service was a bit slow but we were in no hurry. Drinks fine-nothing out of the ordinary. Appetizers... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is hands down the best restaurant in Marathon, FL. (If you've been to other Marathon restaurants you might think this is an insult because the other restaurants are so bad. But the Barracuda Grill is EXCELLENT by any city's standards.) The food is fresh and served hot (or cold as appropriate). The menu is innovative and interesting. We found... More 

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Prince frederidk, MD
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a Tuesday evening and was told it was a 20 minute wait. We asked if we could have a drink while we waited and the hostess responded if I can get to it we're really busy. After waiting outside in plastic chairs for 45 minutes we were finally seated. When I explained to the waitress that I... More 

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Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Returned to Barracuda Grill last night. One of the best meals I have had. Hogfish as an entrée, and Mussels as an appetizer. My wife also had the Hogfish, and she is not a big fish eater. This place continues to serve absolutely great food. Its a little pricey, but worth the extra. The wine was on the house (... More 

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chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We just arrived in the Keys tonight and discovered this fabulous restaurant. We ordered the Hogfish and it was as fresh as can be. Served with a crunchy salad, rosemary mashed potato and the most tasty, perfectly cooked vegetable medley. It really was something special! Topped off with homemade Créme brulée (on the house)! Service was very good, I mean... More 

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jvh33, Owner at Barracuda Grill, responded to this review

THANK YOU VERY MUCH! We know you are missing that Chicago weather :) A pleasure to meet you both. And as a side note, I see the menu posted by Trip Advisor is not accurate for those that are referring to it. It's very dated, very. We print a daily menu. Hope to have fabulous yellowtail snapper tonight, and to... More 

FenwicK Island, DE
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a very good meal here and the service was excellent. My husband had the clam chowder which was good, but both of us agreed that my Lobster Bisque was superb. While not cheap, it had enough lobster in it to make it worth penny. Our dinners (hogfish and shrimp scampi did not disappoint either of us. In fact,... More 

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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 - 55
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 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 :)
Open Hours
Monday
5:55 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:55 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:55 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:55 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:55 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:55 pm - 8:30 pm

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