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Fish Tales Market & Eatery

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11711 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3634
305-743-9196
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Always great!!

We have been coming to Fish Tales for many years and it's always great. I have a severe shellfish allergy and they are very sensitive to that, making sure anything I have, isn't contaminated by touching shellfish, amazing! The owners are so nice and all their employees are too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Cindy S
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Ridgway, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Ridgway, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Fish Tales for many years and it's always great. I have a severe shellfish allergy and they are very sensitive to that, making sure anything I have, isn't contaminated by touching shellfish, amazing! The owners are so nice and all their employees are too.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I had the George's "Bavarian" Fish Sandwich & Fries--- mahi-mahi was the fish of the day. I have to say it was about the best fish sandwich I've had. Service was crisp . Not a fancy place , but a super for a casual lunch or dinner. They also have a good selection of seafood at the adjacent market

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milwaukee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped in for an early dinner. Fried green tomatoes were superb, also had the conch soup for an app. Dined outside while watching the fisherman come in next door. Very nice menu, and prices are affordable.

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Lilburn GA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place doesn't look like much from the road, we stopped here based on other trip advisor reviews and we weren't disappointed! The food was fresh and delicious! Wait staff was attentive and fast! My husband had mahi florentine and said it was 5 star restaurant worthy!! Coconut shrimp was sweet and flaky! Deliciousness!! We ended with an ice cream... More 

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Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stopped here for a quick meal. This is a small place that looks like it came right out of the 70's. They have a varied menu. I got the local fish of the day. It was very fresh, a very large piece and came with a tomato topping that was good enough to eat by itself as a tomato... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A really neat place to get seafood as fresh as you can possibly get it! And the menu was really exquisite for a small diner. We had Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Rockefeller. An amazing dish! I will also admit that I am a sucker for Coconut Shrimp. (The only way I actually like coconut). so....I ordered that for us to share... More 

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband usually doesn't eat fish unless it's fish sticks or traditional fish & chips, but he tried the grouper. It was very nicely cooked. He was pleasantly surprised at how much he liked it. My son and I had the Delmar grouper with the stuffing on top. The blend of flavors went well together. The beans and rice were... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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199 reviews 199 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Rather than eat at the restaurant, we decided to buy their fish and take it back to our campground and cook it. We chose yellowtail one night and shrimp a few days later. We bought their homemade seafood seasoning. The fish was fresh and excellent and we will enjoy the seasoning for many meals. We also bought the cuban bread... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I did not have a bad meal in Marathon and this was no different! Fresh Fresh Fresh seafood. I wish they were open a bit later for supper but worth eating early.

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Hollywood, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you require a fresh high quality fish lunch then you have found the right spot. Definitely not a five star dining experience but the best fish you can get anywhere. Just good ole fish. Love this place.

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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?