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“Great food and atmosphere!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Porky's Bayside Restaurant

Porky's Bayside Restaurant
1400 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 47.5 Bayside, Marathon, FL 33050-2117
+1 305-289-2065
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Ranked #40 of 86 Restaurants in Marathon
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Cuban
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Roscoe, Illinois
1 review
“Great food and atmosphere!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Had lunch at Porky's recently while on a family vacation in the keys. The food was great and our server, Rachel, was friendly and attentive. My husband had the mahi mahi, which was fantastic. I had the North Carolina peppered pulled-pork basket. I thought this was some of the best pulled pork I have ever tasted. Tender and seasoned perfectly! Just spicy enough to let the flavor come through. Delicious!! Our daughters both had the island chicken breast sandwich. They loved it and the French fries. Also loved the atmosphere at Porky's. A unique keys experience!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great "dive" atmosphere with excellent BBQ!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Our family really enjoyed our experience dining at Porky's! The beer was cold, the pork BBQ sandwiches were tender and delicious (especially loved topping it with their slaw and garlic mustard BBQ sauce!), and the sweet potato fries were crisp and served with an excellent cinnamon butter. My husband got the ribs and ate every bite. Not sure about those reviews saying the food was mediocre, because we had a great experience! We also had the fried green beans appetizer and ate every bite! Best of all, was the "dive" atmosphere. I loved the relaxed and laid-back feel with live music and tables sitting next to the bay. I totally recommend this place to take a break from the seafood!

  • Visited July 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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not so good for the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stopped by Porky's on the last day of our visit to Marathon this year. We sat on the bayside at a booth and ordered our meal. The service was fast but rushed, the waitress was overloaded. Our food came quickly and it was okay.

The Green Fried Tomatoes weren't great at all; they were a little doughy inside not to mention that they were served with canned salsa. GFT need ranch or bleu cheese as a side. We ordered baskets that came with toast, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a side. My toast was soggy from the juice of the meat. I ordered fries and they were pretty awesome so I give them a plus for that.

Overall, for the money we spent, it was not a good deal. Oh, and the other thing, the condiments on the table were squeeze bottles which did not have caps on them. So with the flies about I didn't feel good about using any of it.

I would not return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Ok but wouldnt go back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Food was ok (we went on Steak night), service was not so great but the flies were terrible. We almost couldn't eat our food the flies were so bad. My husband and I ordered the exact same steak but mine was thick and cooked correctly but my husbands was thin and overcooked.

Visited July 2013
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PorkysBBQ, Owner at Porky's Bayside Restaurant, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thanks for dining at Porky's Bayside BBQ & Seafood. Apologies for the flies. We are an outdoor restaurant. Usually our fans keep these pests away. I spoke with our manager who usually works in the kitchen on steak nights and hand cuts all the rib eye steaks to order. By the way, most folks rave about our rib eyes, so we were disappointed to hear you didn't get what you ordered. The only explanation we can come up with is your server may have grabbed the smaller more well done steak by accident. Delivering it to your table instead of to the customer who ordered the smaller, more well done cut. We're sorry for the confusion. Our servers are very good about checking back with customers to make sure everything is to their liking. If you would have mentioned the problem at the time, we would have gladly replaced the steak with one of the appropriate size and doneness. We hope you'll give us another opportunity to shine on steak night.
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Kearney, Nebraska
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Food and Laid Back Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Had some great barbecue at this restaurant. The food was great, the service efficient, and the atmosphere was definitely in keeping with the Keys way of life.

Visited June 2013
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