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Fish Tales Market & Eatery

11711 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3634
305-743-9196
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Ranked #7 of 77 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Quick, reasonably priced and great service. Nothing fancy but really fresh food. 10 minute drive at most from Hawks Cay. Would definitely return for another meal!

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Long Island, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This small wayside restaurant serves the Best Fish sandwich in the keys. Every time, it has been awesome.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The place is beachy not at all fancy. I had the fish of the day Mai Mai grilled. It was very good and fresh. They get their fish from the dock behind the restaurant. My wife had the chili cheeseburger. It was huge and very good. It is a good place for lunch.

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Beverly Hills,FL
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3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We went for dinner, both had grilled fish of the day (mahi). Very fresh and moist, not overcooked. Coleslaw and potato salad with it was very good. Decor is minimal and dining area is small, but it is our favorite place to eat in the Keys.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Pick your fish from a variety caught locally and served fresh daily. Small with no ambiance this is just a friendly, popular treasure known to locals. You can choose the type of fish as well as the preparation method. Everything is done to your specifications. The biggest, most pleasant surprise was the extent and variety of desserts. Pumpkin cheesecake was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Fish Tales is a fish tale definitely. The fried shrimp and the fried mahi mahi were bland. They did not use any seasoning. Also, they did not bring me the side I ordered. They brought fries instead. Even the tartar sauce was bland. They could have used Zataran's fish fry batter from Publix and the food would have had better... More 

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rae53_10, Owner at Fish Tales Market & Eatery, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you did not enjoy your meal at Fish Tales. As so many of our customers are on a low sodium, gluten free diet or are diabetic, we do not use a lot of seasonings unless requested by the customer, or unless it states it under the item description. We try to cater to all of our customers... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Good enough, not spectacular. Their fish market counter looked beautiful. Comparable prices.Not fancy by any means, fairly small place, but good prices.

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had the best Mahi Mahi sandwich there for lunch.. it was outstanding... the waitress was so much fun ..we had a party of 6 and we alll enjoyed everything.. Highly recommended...

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rae53_10, Owner at Fish Tales Market & Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. So glad you enjoyed your Mahi sandwich, and the service...we try hard to not only have good food, at good prices, but good service as well. Hope you come back soon. George, Jackie & Johnny Eigner More 

New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My family took the morning trip on the Marathon Lady fishing boat and when we got back to the dock, we noticed this place next door. From the outside, it looks like a fish market only, but inside there is a little eating area and a bar. It wasn't busy, we were seated right away and got very good service... More 

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rae53_10, Owner at Fish Tales Market & Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. And yes, our potato salad is homemade, as is most of what we serve...our cole claw; soups & chowders etc. And we are always happy to help with menu ideas from the market and recipes. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Fish Tales and we hope to see you again soon. George, Jackie & Johnny... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Had a blacken dolphin sandwich. Super quick food but didn't feel rushed.Fresh healthy portion highly recommend!!!! Also check out the fish market great prices on local catch and stones crab! Will definitely return!

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Additional Information about Fish Tales Market & Eatery

Address: 11711 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3634
Phone Number: 305-743-9196
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: Seafood

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