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Herbie's Bar & Chowder House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6350 Overseas Hwy, Approximate Address, Marathon, FL 33050-2729
+1 305-743-6373
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hitchcock, Texas
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely busy and loud place, found a seat in the back corner next to a large group with several kids running wild...definitely not the establishment's fault! Poor wait staff was completely overwhelmed! Ordered our first conch fritters, which I absolutely loved, but my kids and husband were not as impressed. My youngest tried the fried hogfish, also a first, and... More 

Thank ibtsoom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to eat here before they closed for the season. The service was excellent. There were lots and lots of beer to chose from. They were out of a lot of things because they were closing so I got the fish n' chips and I was not sorry. I have had fish n chips in Ireland so... More 

Thank Tina M
Daytona Beach Shores, FL
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Herbie's had diverging for everyone. The fish dinners were great and even a delicious burger for the land lover that was with us. Split the best key lime pie ever for dessert.

Thank Mimibeachbum
Crestview, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Marathon for a while and Herbie's could always be relied on for creative delicious food and its impressive draft selection. Truly is one of the best restaurants in Marathon!!!

Thank exploreroflife
Miami, Florida
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182 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard a lot about this place. Its about to shut down for a month and you can tell. Food was terrible. What a letdown. Clam Chowder was very good and service was ok. Fried fish and chips were horrendous. Would not go again ever.

Thank Lexer75
Herbies B, Owner at Herbie's Bar & Chowder House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the clam chowder! As for the fish and chips, I was not made aware of your issue until reading it here. So, I assume I was in the prep building when those were made/served. On occasion we do get a complaint on that item because we don't use cod or halibut. Instead we use fresh mahi mahi... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Best place for beer lovers! My hubby and I are beer snobs so we love to visit whenever we can! Wing night Wednesday is the best!

Thank Kim S
Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

All the food is made from scratch. We had the dolphin sandwich, the conch chowder and onion rings. All of it very tasty and high quality. I would recommend coming here. It's a little hole in the wall right on the highway that'll make you feel right at home like grandma's kitchen. The staff is extremely friendly. Carla, our waitress,... More 

Thank Arielle F
Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on our way to Key West. It is a special place with very friendly staff, terific beer offer and delicious food!

Thank Jeannieee
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for key lime pie which was very good. Nice selection of craft beers as well. Love the history of the place.

Thank DuceBaltimore
West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Our second visit today. We came a year ago and found this gem. If you are in to craft beers, you will want to stop. But Do Not pass up there Chowder. It's by far the Best we've ever had! Today I tried their lunch special, the Redneck Cuban Wrap. It was good, but next time I'll get their crab... More 

Thank Prissylaine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $32
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?