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Fish Tales Market & Eatery

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Pub
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11711 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3634
305-743-9196
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best fresh fish

We stop here for our fresh fish, Florida pink shrimp and stone claws (in season) when we are in the keys. The service is friendly and knowledgeable and prices are reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Pam52787
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stop here for our fresh fish, Florida pink shrimp and stone claws (in season) when we are in the keys. The service is friendly and knowledgeable and prices are reasonable.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We ate here twice in our week at Marathon (the base for our visit to the Keys). The menu was great - lots of choices - and the seafood was delicious! The wait staff was friendly.

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Stuart, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We ate dinner here one night while in Marathon. Hog snapper sandwich was ok. One person with us got the lobster sandwich and she said it was very good. If you are looking for really fresh fish and a great price, I would drive one block further south and eat at King Seafood, definitely the best fish we ate while... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food is 100% excellent. The best quality and price. If your family doesn't like fish - don't worry- they also have the best quality beef, chicken and pork on the island. This is a win all around. Even the vegans - great salads.

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Stuart, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This little restaurant is part of a fish market. Very fresh seafood and reasonable prices. Nothing fancy, but excellent.

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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

While on vacation in Marathon my husband and I stopped for lunch here. It was wonderful. They had quick service. The iced tea was brewed fresh. A nice choice of beers on tap. I had a black and bleu mahi mahi sandwich which was blacked mahi with a bleu cheese sauce on it. They even served it on gluten free... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Thanks TA reviewers for another great recommendation! The place is nothing fancy to look at. But if you are looking for a great seafood lunch, served by prompt and helpful staff, this is just the place. We enjoyed a true Florida Keys lunch of conch fritters, white lobster bisque, beer battered mahi-mahi with homemade potato salad, and finished with homemade... More 

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Key West, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What a surprise I had when I went to lunch with a group of work friends from Key West when we were in Marathon for training. I am from the Midwest and grew up in a German community. We sat down and there were all these German twists to the fish sandwiches and side dishes. I've been there a couple... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Loved this mom & pop restaurant owned by a Wisconsin couple who started it 36 years ago. Our day's fish catch was seasoned and grilled to perfection along w/ new potatoes and conch fritters. Simply unbeatable.

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Senior Contributor
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just north of the Marathon Airport on the east side of US 1 is a small nondescript blue roofed shop. Don't be fooled. This little local cafe can set you up with fresh catches to take home or fresh catches to sit down and savor. I recommend the German fish sandwich. Enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11711 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3634
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: 305-743-9196

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?