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“Lively local spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monty's Raw Bar

Monty's Raw Bar
300 Alton Rd, Ste 102, Miami Beach, FL 33139-8914 (South Pointe)
305-672-1148
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Ranked #333 of 872 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Pointe
Bronx, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lively local spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Love that even though it was close to touristy South Beach, this place was full with locals. Great atmosphere, good music and a nice mature crowd. Happy hour was awesome is the best time because the drinks can get a little pricey after. We had the Bounty from the raw bar, so fresh felt like I picked it myself from the waters behind me. Coming back next week!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Eat, Drink and take a swim!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

How cool is this place? Sit by the pool, enjoy awesome drinks watching the boats with fresh catches and yachts coming and going. Have a smoked fish dip with grouper fingers and stone crab claws or an array of seafood from the Raw Bar. And if you want, take a dip in the cool pool or just watch those who do! Pay attention, the tip is included. Whatever you do, top it off with the best Key Lime Pie in Miami.
And it is cigar friendly! Very Cool.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious food & lots of it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My daughter attending UM suggested this place for a late lunch on Friday. We chose to eat outside - by the water - and enjoyed watching the boats come and go. Took a bit for our drinks to come - had 2 other waitresses ask to take our order before we yet our drinks. By the time we ordered, we were almost done with our drinks and she assured us she'd be right back as she was training a newbie. Our food arrived -delivered by someone else - it was scrumptious! Fish and blackened chicken tacos - lots of food and sides and definitely finger licking good. Surprisingly well worth the $$ price. She finally came back with the trainee in tow and asked if we wanted another beer. We declined and opted for the check which already included 18% gratuity. My daughter didn't recall this being the norm. We love, love, love Monty's KW and this one could be like it as long as they work on their procedures. There was definitely a good amount of people at 2pm and like us, others around us were struggling to reach their servers. We'd have happily hung out longer, enjoyed the weather and more drinks if the service had been better.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fun Local Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great suggestion from one of our waiters. Fun bar with live music and some great rum drinks. Friendly and fun bartenders. They make good drinks!!! We had some average nachos which is what I expected. Also had some really good, fresh cold boiled shrimp too. Sure people don't go there for the food anyway. It was fun to hang out with locals and not tourists. Nice marina view too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St. Augustine
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Neat view and a fun place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Monty's is clearly local favorite, as we learned when some friends who live in Miami took us there. It has a really terrific view of the "Government Cut," which also gave us the opportunity to learn something new about Miami Beach. The server was friendly and helped us find dishes that worked for my food allergies. The young crowd flocked there that night, which was a surprise since there is so much on South Beach, and it speaks well of Monty's to attract them, since it is a little off the beaten path of the very crowded Ocean Avenue. That's part of its charm.

The dishes were good and plentiful, with nice blends of flavor. It's a bit noisy with background music that makes it difficult to hear in addition to the noise of the crowd.

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