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Herbie's Bar & Chowder House

6350 Overseas Hwy, Approximate Address, Marathon, FL 33050-2729
+1 305-743-6373
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (53 reviews)
“crabby patty” (18 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Barbecue, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6350 Overseas Hwy, Approximate Address, Marathon, FL 33050-2729
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch. Casual. The service was excellent! Food was delicious and prices decent! We had a great meal starting with variety oyster plate, then a nice salad. We all had some conch chowder which was chuck full of conch! Scrumptious!! One person had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BranLil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Keys for Xmas week so expected it to be busy. Staff gave us a heads-up that it may be a while. Nice friendly local feel with plenty of fish on menu. And great key lime pie. Worth the wait. Afterward our son realized...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GinsburgFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family wanted pizza, mom wanted more, so I headed out on my own and found Herbies... what a treat! The atmosphere was friendly and laid back, service was personal and attentive. I had the crab cakes with a side of seasonal veggies at the suggestion...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Marathon over the past holiday week, we knew that many restaurants would be busier than normal. When we visited Herbies on 12/27, our server Beth informed us that the previous day just drained their food stock and kegs despite their best prep efforts....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ajpruitt02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't care what anyone says, every restaurant has a difficult time occasionally. We did not! Shannon took very good care of is! The types of beers were explained and she knew info on all of them!! Food was served quickly and to our satisfaction!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited after reading all the great reviews.... We have never left a restaurant, ever, but we left Herbie’s after waiting 1 1/2 hrs with no explanation of why it was taking so long for our food to come out,not to mention that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BZSooz
Herbies B, Owner at Herbie's Bar & Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Apologies don't express how truly sorry I am for last night. You're absolutely right that we did not perform anywhere near where we should have been. Yes, you should have been told we were having issues in the kitchen with half of my staff out...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like craft beer this place has a great selection. Staff is friendly and food is pretty good. I was shocked when I saw stuffed squid on the menu. Not exactly how mom used to make them but really good, just wish they were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bjm1271
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Excellent restaurant which is very simple with fresh fish served daily. My fish was a little on the salty side which would be my only negative. Service was great. Place closes early so would plan on earlier dinner here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nancy K
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Casual, good happy hour, food and service excellent, standbys but also some unusual items as well, you can’t go wrong here!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank martha c
Reviewed November 24, 2018

3 ate lunch. The Chowder is VG, best we had on our trip so far. The wings were decent, we had one non fish lover so that was her choice! The steamed shrimp served cold were good as well as the petite sized crab cakes....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank msadler99
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Questions & Answers
December 6, 2017|
Response from Herbies B | Property representative |
Hi! We offer a chicken and smashed potato on our menu. While somewhat similar to Nashville style given the marinating in our own buffalo sauce and buttermilk, it is not as hot as it's Nashville cousin. The other sinful... More
July 11, 2017|
Response from Herbies B | Property representative |
Yes we do! While our main room appears more like a bar setting, we are exceptionally kid friendly here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $40
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6350 Overseas Hwy, Approximate Address, Marathon, FL 33050-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-6373
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Herbies is the oldest operating restaurant in the Heart of the Florida Keys! Having been established in the late 1940's under the name Maggie's Chowder House, it has become a landmark restaurant and continued local favorite. While the restaurant is well established, the only thing old school about the menu is the fact that everything is prepared from scratch here, and that includes grinding our own grass fed beef, conch, sausage, and hot dogs (when available). And, our beer selection is unmatched from Miami to Key West. All on tap craft beer. No, you will not find a National branded beer here, but you will find true American fresh craft beer along with some exceptionally fine wines all poured by the glass. So, don't let the Florida road side shack appearance fool you! Come on in and enjoy some of the best food in the Heart of the Keys!
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