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“I remembered it as a great restaurant.... not now” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Uncle's Restaurant - CLOSED

Uncle's Restaurant
80939 Overseas Hwy., Mile Marker 81, Oceanside, Islamorada, FL
305-664-4402
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Fort Pierce, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“I remembered it as a great restaurant.... not now”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were here in 2004 and it was fantastic. We took a group of 3 couples and it was so disappointing. When I called and got reservations I asked about the menu and the cost. They said they had fish from $15.00-market price... When we got there the fish dishes started at $28.00. We all ordered the Captain platter..some broiled, some blackened. The chowders, clam and conch were both terrible. Our guest that ordered the conch couldn't even finish it, it was so bad. When the fish came the Shrimp were dry and overcooked. We're in the keys.. the shrimp should have been very fresh. The fish was okay and the best on the plate was the scallops. We ordered dessert and the homemade brownie with icecream was like eating a month old brownie. We were all dissappointed. Later that evening, all of us felt ill. I'm not sure what it was but no one of us left that restaurant with a warm, fuzzy feeling. In stead we all got sick. Something upset our stomachs. Would I ever return.. never and I won't tell everyone that it was the great place I remember. The only thing that was good is one of our quests got the Lobstergot, Lobster Pieces Prepared Escargot Style. She loved it. Over priced for the value.. I would, take a long look at the place and drive by. It's really run down, and totally not worth what we all spent.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Tower, Minnesota, United States
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“TERRIBLE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

The owner must have family writing the positive reviews because it is really bad. Save your money, there are plenty of restaurants far superior the this place. WAY overpriced crap.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, AL
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“So good, we came twice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Don't judge a book by its cover! Uncle's was recommended to us by my husband's fishing captain as a place to take his fresh catch for a great 40th birthday dinner. When we drove by it, we were like, UM maybe not, but ended trying it out. So glad we did! Easy reservations, helpful waitress, and wow, the food was amazing. They have different preparations they can do for the "cook your catch" and you can choose up to three. The milanese was the favorite among the table. They served it family style with mashed potatoes and vegetables. We went back two days later with some lobster and fish we picked up at the fish market (sshh!!) and had them prepare it. They had some different options of prep that night and all equally as good as the first time. Key lime pie had a great tart lime flavor. Best food we had in the Keys!

Visited January 2013
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Long Key, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A Must Eat Here Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

If you have not been to Uncle's Restaurant in Islamorada you have been missing one of the best dining experiences in the Keys. The food is flawless and the service is excellent. We are locals and highly recommend this establishment. You will not have an ocean view, but you have the option of dining en plein air under the large tiki or in the cozy indoor dining. Clark had the lamb shank with risotto tonight and it was to die for. I had the lite bite pasta special and it was to die for. Pasta perfectly cooked al dente and the a la vodka sauce was light and delightful. Looking for off the beaten path? Check it out, you will not be disappointed, it's to die for!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL
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“last-minute find provided a lovely holiday dinner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We visited the Keys during Christmas week, and the restaurants were crowded with lots of us tourists. We were having issues trying to find a restaurant at last-minute that would take a group of 9 people. I called this place and they had room for us. All we were looking for, truthfully, was a place to eat, period. We were pleasantly surprised with the lovely food and customer service that we received! All of our dishes were cooked well and tasted great. We sat outdoors on the deck, though protected from bugs with the screen covering. Their key lime pie was also a treat - my husband was having his unofficial taste test of key lime pies throughout the week, and he found Uncle's to have the best one! Thanks for a great meal and a nice memory from our vacation!

Visited December 2012
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