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Barracuda Grill

4290 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49.5 (bay side), Marathon, FL 33050
+1 305-743-3314
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Ranked #4 of 72 restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $45
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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 wines and having personal conversations, time allowing. That's why they come back!! And that's what we 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 20 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 (and by the way, we love kids, have our own, and provide a special menu just for them!)
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87% Recommend
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We are repeat visitors to Marathon - and would never visit without making it to the Barracuda! Excellent service! Excellent food! The chef really knows how to put a menu together!

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Key Colony Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Barracuda Grill never disappoints! The food and service are amazing! Definitely my favorite restaurant in the keys.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Almost everyone does calamari the same old way, fried fried fried...boring....if you like calamari come try the Barracuda Grills famous and addicting dish called RED HOT CALAMARI sometimes offered with shrimp mixed in too. The rings are sauteed in a garlic Habanero broth made with a base of their house hot sauce Barracuda Bite- the big bowl they serve is... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Been here 3 nights in a row and each meal is an even better experience than the last one. Best food and best service anywhere in the keys! Rachel is a fantastic waitress and the owner/chef is a magician in the kitchen. If you've been here you know what I mean. If you haven't...

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Marathon, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The best tomato soup ever, they make it with love. We also had fresh bread, large salad and a wonderful grouper entree. The service was outstanding and the chefs/hosts were extremely gracious. A super evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I finally dined at the Barracuda Grill last weekend and wish we had known about this hidden treasure earlier. I say hidden treasure not because the restaurant was hard to find (we had driven by hundreds of times before it's convenient location on Overseas Highway at MM 49.5 bayside), but because of the pleasantly surprising 5-star quality... More

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Stockton, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Barracuda Grill is a great stop for the foodie in search of a good dinner. The menu has something for everyone. This is a nicer restaurant with a nicer menu so don't walk in expecting to get a hot dog and french fries. They have a great kids menu that is very reasonable and generous. One of my favorites in... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's a small place, and we had an intimate dinner. The entrees are expensive -- most $35-38. The portions are huge, though! I've never said this before, but it's too much food. I got the grouper, which was the lightest, freshest fish I've ever had, but was overwhelmed by the huge filet. I felt guilty not eating more of it.... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I have been dining at the Barracuda Grill for 15+ years and we have never had a less than stellar meal there. On our visit this weekend we noticed some upgrades to the decor and to the service staff. As usual our meal was awesome and our server Katie was top notch. With restaurants closing left and... More

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Keys, FL
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Barracuda is a locals' favorite where I've eaten many times; most recently last night. We arrived at opening time of 6:30 to allow ample time to dine prior to viewing sunset from the nearby Old Seven Mile Bridge. I must say that it is not our custom to dine this early, nor are we normally on any time constraint. Despite... More

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