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“Just what we were looking for.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of White Tarpon Deli

White Tarpon Deli
700 Front Street, Suite 106, Key West, FL 33040-6689
+1 305-295-5222
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Ranked #140 of 367 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Sioux Falls, SD
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Just what we were looking for.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Sitting by the water, boats, and boardwalk eating $.50 oysters and $2.50 beers while listening to live music are the stories that we dream about. So to find that place while in Key West was a dream come true. We went back multiple times and it was just as great every time.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best value in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

$2.50 Buds and $0.50 per Appalachicola fresh oyster was the bargain of our 2 week stay. Had lunch at Louies Backyard ($$$) earlier with no complaints and this place blew us away.
Understand there is no real view of the water because the outdoor patio is built next to the wharf on the ground floor of a larger building and is totally covered. Still on the wharf watching the pedestrian traffic which is a good thing.
Go for the fresh shucked oysters and beer on a budget.
Worth looking for.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best oysters in Key West!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The white tarpon is hard to find, but hand down they have the best Oysters on the Island! They are huge and tasty and always $.50/oyster unlike places right next door that charge $2/oyster.

Visited January 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Relaxing atmosphere , with great live music and, friendly staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Happen to stumble into this place on my first night in key west.
I was very pleased with the friendliness of the bartender ( Ray) and how he made us feel very welcomed and was very tentative at making sure we were doing fine on our drinks that evening.
Price at bar were the best I found on the island and place was very relaxing to be at and made me feel right at home.
On my trip I went back several times to enjoy the atmosphere and friendly staff, great prices, great time!
When I return will certainly return again to the white tarpon !

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Key West, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A little hidden treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

You have to look a bit to find the White Tarpon, but it has always been one of my favorite places in Key West. The bar drink prices are very reasonable, but even better, you can purchase a bottle of wine or champagne from the deli and drink it there.

The crowd tends to be a bit older...late 50s and up. It also seems to consist of retired business men and their wives who are in town on vacation: not exactly the crazy drunken lot that stumble to most other Key West bars. Still, there are also enough locals mixed in to maintain a hint of the island flavor.

Visited December 2012
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