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“Best burger in Keys- possibly even best burger EVER.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MEAT Eatery And Taproom

MEAT Eatery And Taproom
88005 Overseas Highway, #15, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-852-3833
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Ranked #1 of 82 restaurants in Islamorada
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Ice Cream, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom is a Cutting-Edge Quick-Service restaurant in the Upper Florida Keys. It smokes its own meats, makes its own Sausage in-house, has high quality Burgers, Hotdogs, Pulled Pork and even Lobster Rolls as a Gourmet Fast Food establishment. MEAT alo carries Craft Beers, Microwbrewed Sodas, Organic Wines and Homemade Ice Cream. Not to be missed traveling in the Keys!
Bonita Springs, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best burger in Keys- possibly even best burger EVER.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was our last stop during our vacation and we really wish we would have gone sooner! There were three of us in our party and all three of us can't say enough about this place. The food was amazing. The burgers are quite possibly the best we have ever had- ANYWHERE. The fries are so good and the ketchup is the icing on the cake (burger?). Our daughter had the rootbeer on tap and asked to get one for the road. You can't go wrong with this place. The staff was very attentive and at our table numerous times for refills and to clean up. Everyone here was so friendly- even the locals at the bar. We will definitely go back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hidden Treasure!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

What a treat to discover this hidden treasure. We visit the keys a couple of times each year looking forward to any new restaurants they may open and we have to say MEAT has become our favorite! The food was excellent, unusual offerings that you cannot get elsewhere. Amazing! GIna was wonderful, so attentive and fun, which added to the perfect evening out for us. Can't wait to go back!

Diane and Rocky

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon, Portugal
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Amazing burger and fries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Coming from Europe our family was looking for a great burger place and everyone was mentioning this one. The actual place does not look like a gourmet burger place but these were probably the best burgers we have ever eaten.
And we have eaten many burgers around the world!
Went with our family of 5, some had Kobe beef but the regular beef was just as good. Fries and onion strings are cooked in duck fat oil, delicious.
Great toppings for burgers (blue cheese and bacon was amazing)
Spent a week in Islamorada and this was the meal we enjoyed the most. Very good value.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“An absolute GEM in the Keys!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I have company coming back to see me this week just to eat at this restaurant... The beer, food and staff are amazing!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Worth a detour if you're anywhere nearby!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband and I stopped by for a quick dinner and a drink. I got the American Kobe Burger, no cheese, added bacon with the house duck fat fries. It was easily one of the top burgers I have ever eaten. Perfect proportions and a tasty bun. Crunchy fries. He ordered the Homemade Pork Rinds with Lime Cilantro Aioli. So light and crunchy. Almost see-through and seasoned nicely and the aioli was a nice addition. He also got the Islamorada Yard Bird. Juicy, crunchy, spicy fried chicken. Every bite was savory and the house mango chipotle ketchup was a good surprise.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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