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“Great restaurant - do you know where you just ate?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fish House Encore

The Fish House Encore
102341 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
305-451-0650
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Ranked #15 of 110 Restaurants in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Canton, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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“Great restaurant - do you know where you just ate?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Made the decision to go because of trip advisor however when you arrive and it's dark out, there's 2 buildings and 2 restaurants on the same property. We didn't know that and never did the couples at the tables on both sides of us which leads me to believe now that some of the 702 reviews for the the fish house are actually for "the fish house encore". That being said, the encore was great. I had lion fish for the first time cooked matecombe style. The sushi was fresh, portions of meat on the small side. Service friendly. Finished the evening with some great key lime pie!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“SUPERB-Sister restaurant to The Fish House, similar food, great staff-GO there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had a fabulous meal at The Encore-right next door to their sister restaurant, The Fish Restaurant. You can't miss it-2 minutes north of the Hampton Inn and Suites, lots of fairy lights!! We had two courses but regretted having the appetiser as the portions are VAST! Enjoyed the lobster bisque, although we took a doggy bag home and enjoyed the remainder the next day for two of us for lunch. It was a little too thick so we just added water and it was wonderful heated up the next day! With fresh bread rolls and the large starter followed by a hearty salad, by the time the main course arrived, one look and I was defeated as again it was a very large portion. I had prawn and scallops with shallot, onion, garlic sauce with linguine; excellent. I ate just a few (large) prawns and took the remainder home. My 6'5 hubster and I ate the rest of my main meal for DINNER the next day-and it was even nicer! There are three main seating areas; in the bar, another inside room and outside, all with completely different atmospheres. Outside was so pretty, trees with tiny white lights, very romantic so we sat outside, more space around us so we could have a private conversation. It was very busy but the staff worked so hard to keep it all moving as well as keeping us up to date with timings (and we needed little break to create space for the next course). Great staff with fab attitude, thank you Rachael. The whole thing with wine and beer cost $80, a bargain when it fed us for two whole days!!

Visited January 2013
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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“love this restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The service and the food is great, it is a wonderful place for a special occasion. The seafood is always fresh and well prepared.

Visited December 2012
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Staunton, Virginia
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“Go See Jim at the bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Encore is always on the "must do" list when we are in Key Largo. The food is great and the service is good. If you want fantastic service, eat at the bar. Jim is top notch!

Visited December 2012
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“Good food and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at Encore the other night while visiting Key Largo. We thought the food was good and the service was excellent.

The Encore has a very different atmosphere from its sister restaurant the Fish House next door, where we stopped in for excellent key lime pie earlier that day. The two restaurants' menus overlap quite a bit, but they each have unique items, and Encore has sushi. Unlike the Fish House, Encore is only open for dinner, and they take reservations, which is the main reason we decided to eat there rather than the Fish House.

I started with the white conch chowder, which was tasty, and had the daily special Catch Porto with lion fish, which was also good. My wife had the lobster bisque, which was nothing special, and Matecumbe with lion fish, which was tasty. The Matecumbe lion fish came with roasted potatoes, which were bland. The lion fish in both meals was very fresh. We were too full for dessert, but we knew we would be, which is why we had the key lime pie earlier in the day :-)

If you like fresh seafood (and who doesn't?), the Encore is worth checking out. Since there are only a few Encore reviews posted here, I'm guessing most of the Encore reviews a actually under the Fish House, so check there too if you're considering either place.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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