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Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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1406 Oceanview Ave, MM 48, Marathon, FL 33050-2165
+1 305-743-6247
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, Prime Rib Lunch and Dinner Daily. Full Liquor Bar...
Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, Prime Rib Lunch and Dinner Daily. Full Liquor Bar and 33 BEERS ON TAP Indoor and Outdoor Waterfront Dining In Business since 1951. Voted Best Overall Restaurant in Marathon 2 years in a rowLive Music, Late night Entertainment on FridaysClub Mirabella Nightclub Dancing FRIDAY starting at 10:30pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Back again a few months later

Well, after coming back to Marathon a few months later and after trying some other places, we came back here to Castaway and once again we would have to say that this is hands down one of the best places to eat in the Keys. Food was superb again and the honey buns are amazing!! But my son was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Jeff R
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Do not let first impressions fool you! This restaurant is a "hole in the wall" of the best kind- with casual décor, local vibe, friendly service, and excellent food. I ordered the sushi and it was amazing! My husband had the grouper and the kids enjoyed a great selection of kid friendly menu items. If you are a family who... More 

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice laid back typical Keys atmosphere. Waiter was very knowledgable and a little overbearing. Fried calamari was the best I've had. Besides that it cost too much for the basic fish dinners we had.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great service and delicious food in a casual atmosphere. Our waitress was super knowledgable and had lots of recommendations. The crab cakes and blackened Mahi were delish! We'll be back.

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After asking locals where the best food was, many of them directed us to this little hidden treasure, Castaways. Thankfully, the locals steered us in the right direction. Best food in Marathon and the wait staff was amazing-extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the atmosphere and unique dishes. After testing Key Lime Pie throughout the Keys, my husband and I decided... More 

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Well, after coming back to Marathon a few months later and after trying some other places, we came back here to Castaway and once again we would have to say that this is hands down one of the best places to eat in the Keys. Food was superb again and the honey buns are amazing!! But my son was happy... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is an awesome restaurant and you won't want to miss it. The food is all fantastic, especially the sushi, so fresh and tasty. Hats off to the best bartender ever - thank you Tracy for some good times and laughs and sorry we missed you on our last night!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had the king of the jungle sushi roll! This place is a local secret! Shhh don't tell the tourists! !!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good fresh fish. Big hit was the stuffed mahi mahi with lobster sauce.Also loved their "bread basket" which was actually small buns- like little donuts- with honey. I would have happily made that my meal.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very laid back place, does a great job of not trying to be something it's not, which can be critical in the restaurant business. Huge bar menu, tons of beer choices. I was most impressed by the sushi menu. Wasn't planning on having sushi, but we couldn't resist trying a few of their specialty rolls.....wonderful! It was hard to decide... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This local place offers an array of choices! Our bartender, Tracy, was so forthcoming & her suggestions were right on. We had the tuna tacos, sushi & tried lionfish for the first time! The employees are not only the friendliest, they go diving themselves to provide the fish that they offer! Definitely a must if you're in Marathon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1406 Oceanview Ave, MM 48, Marathon, FL 33050-2165
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-6247

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, Prime Rib Lunch and Dinner Daily. Full Liquor Bar and 33 BEERS ON TAP Indoor and Outdoor Waterfront Dining In Business since 1951. Voted Best Overall Restaurant in Marathon 2 years in a rowLive Music, Late night Entertainment on FridaysClub Mirabella Nightclub Dancing FRIDAY starting at 10:30pm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?