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The Speckled Perch

105 US Hwy 98, Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-9983
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Ranked #13 of 71 Restaurants in Okeechobee
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- Aug 10, 2014
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English first
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

First time. Don't Judge it by the outside looks. Yes it could use some remodeling, but don't let that change your mind My wife and I had the 10 oz sirloin. It was great. The sweet tea is the best. The service was a little slow. We would come back again.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is a steakhouse despite the name. There is no fish on the menu. This is a locals place. The first time we went there we saw several cattle trucks in the parking lot, (talk about fresh meat), and once inside you realized why the locals eat there. Many cowboys in the place. Don't go by the outside of the... More

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Okeechobee, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

OMG...I live in Okeechobee and hadn't tried this restaurant until recently. Partly because it is in what looks to be a small run down building on the edge of the city accross from a gas station attached to a bar....but mostly because I work all the time. But, I am glad I finally made the time to go and try... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

From reading the reviews it sounded like we would be pleased. The exterior is a dump! Surprised anyone goes there when you see the outside. The inside was dark and dingy. We thought the prices were very expensive, considering the atmosphere. Ordered a 10 and 12 oz sirloin. The onion soup was not hot - just warm. Our steaks were... More

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Danbury, CT
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

First of all, The Speckled Perch has no fish on its menu, it's a steakhouse. I also thought it odd that the decor seems to be focused on duck hunting, when the local sport is fishing on the Big Lake. Oh well, that aside, the Speckled Perch is a very down-to-earth steak joint, don't expect anything fancy, 'cause you won't... More

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Okeechobee, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have been to the speck many times over the years the last time was over two years ago then the service and food was well just not good. We decided to return for my wifes birthday earlier this month. Wow what a difference. The place was clean the service could not be better. The food was very good from... More

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Miami, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This restaurant is hard to find unless you know someone in town. This is down home Okeechobee, where you'll find local ranchers and just about anybody who's anybody in town. If you sit at the bar, it's dark, nothing fancy, but the rib eye will be too big for your plate! If you're looking for beef where the locals eat,... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I was surprised to find out that this restaurant does not serve any seafood at all :o. I know that a restaurant can not serve speckled perch but I thought they would at least serve catfish or frog legs. The steaks and pork chops were good and the service was great. I will be back again.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Not sure if it was a one night thing but tonight the perch got it right. It's been a while but the food was great. 3 steaks cooked to the right temperature. 2 French onion soups that were as good as expected and service was great. Hope they keep up the good work.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Expensive restaurant, good food, beer in recreation coolers on the floor, no salad available. Maybe it had changed since our visit. It was a busy place with good steaks served with veggie tray.

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