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Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar

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$$ - $$$
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85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
+1 305-664-5564
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Macomb, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Smuggler's Cove with my family in December. The hotel staff was wonderful and answered any and every question. Dawn in the office was great! The restaurant and bar was awesome as well. Fairly priced, delicious food, and the bartenders, Amy and Stephanie make great drinks! I will definitely go back on my next trip to the Florida Keys!

Thank MandyRae38
Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not super fancy but food was amazing. The lobster bisque was very good prices are moderate for the food you get. We shared the scallops was plenty of food for the price. Service was on point all the way through.

Thank jpaern2017
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Helpful and cheerful staff, good booze Michelle was a good waitress, didn't try the food but it smelled good

Thank Deanna L
Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in just as they were opening at 11:30 - greeted by friendly midwestern staff and ice cold beers. Doesn't get any better than that in my book! Had so much fun that we took friends back the next day for happy hour! Thank you Aimee and Diver Dawn for a great experience, we will be back soon!

Thank Sherry_Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed thankfully we had a Groupon discount the drinks were great 2/1 the mahi tacos for $7 were good. (Happy Hour) These were are concerns only 1 happy hour menu that took awhile to locate. I ordered a Mahi sandwich and my husband ordered a steak sandwich. When the food came I commented that his didn't look... More 

Thank sallyrey
Islandmak, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try Yes it was Michelle's first day and we sincelty apologize for not delivering the top notch keys experience as we strive for over the top service. More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sailed into the Smuggler's cove Marina and the people were incredibly helpful and friendly! The Smuggler's Rum punch and conch fritters were great. It was fun all around!

Thank Martha H
Rolla, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was traveling with no real destination, ended up turning into this "locals" spot. Feeling like family and don't want to leave. Food, atmosphere and staff I now call friends. Thanks Aimee, Stephanie, Dawn, Nick and Geinie. I will be back!

Thank littlesids
Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried fajitas with fried lobster and with mahi (some sort of dolphin), with the latter taster than the former. House wine served in a beer mug. Additional drinks (whose names I can't remember) were quite good. The night we were there we found a crowd of American nationalists singing the anthem, God Bless America and reciting the Pledge of... More 

Thank jujitsu77
fort lauderdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After four hours of bumper to bumper traffic coming south from Fort Lauderdale, we needed a break from driving. Just after the drawbridge in Islamorada we stumbled upon Smugglers Cove. We couldn't have been luckier. We were surrounded by locals, laughter, great food and amazing service. Amy and Dawn made the trip for us. We didn't really want to continue... More 

Thank lostshakerofsalt1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I aways stop at this place on our way to Key West. This time the service was a bit slow but the food was worth it. Friendly service. We'll be back.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-5564
Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar located at mm 85.5 Bayside is one of the locals favorite with convenient access by car or by boat.Framed by the beautiful marina with a view where you will get a glimpse of an occasional dolphin or tarpon, this restaurant has gained a reputation as the place for delicious food and great entertainment. A menu that offers a blend of cuisines and influences mixing Maine with American, Italian and Floridian Seafood dishes….Chef Maria is constantly creating new daily specials for the menu, which is sure to please every guest even vegetarians. Also available is a kids menu that is sure to please every kid even the fussiest!A late nite menu is available that reflects the freshest local fish and burgers as well as the finest variety of appetizers. Open Seven Days a Week from 11am to 12midnight, with entertainment every Monday through Sunday makes Smugglers Cove not only the best place to eat, but also the best entertainment too!

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