We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Herbie's Bar & Chowder House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6350 Overseas Hwy, Approximate Address, Marathon, FL 33050-2729
+1 305-743-6373
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

451 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 437: English reviews
Bristol, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in for a lunch and a beer. The craft beer selection was good and the wait staff was knowledgeable on their selections. The waitress was very friendly and delivered good service. The food was good too. We had a BBQ sandwich and Conch fritters. We would definitely go back.

Thank Mary Anne H
Marathon, Florida
Level Contributor
124 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. I live in the keys so I get the opportunity to enjoy this place on a frequent basis. I work in the tourism industry and this is one of 2 places I tell people is a must eat here. My favorite 2 options are 1. the chicken wings, because they are unexplainable. So good they don't... More 

Thank Jhw349
Miami, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not fine dining but some of the best food I have had in a long time. Smoked wings were spot on with some great sauces. Tasty conch fritters. Clam chowder some of the best I have had. And then there are a zillion craft beers. Our waitress brought lots of samples and I chose a couple great local brews.... More 

Thank JDMiami
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a week at the keys we regret that we visited Herbie only on our last night. What a nice meal. Veggie wrap, Reuben sandwich was fantastic and so was the choice of 36 diff beers on tap. Nice service and a place to really recommend. We would have loved to visit Herbie for many more meals.

Thank Tullefar
Level Contributor
434 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small and good. Best pork BBQ you can find. Beer is reasonable. Chowder is also world class. Plenty of parking. Don't miss this gem.

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing and has a lot of things that are usual in the keys but they throw their own flare on it to make it outstanding! And the craft beers are the best selection in Marathon and probably the keys! Ask for Gennia at the bar and give her a good tip! She's very knowledgeable about the beers... More 

Thank Gabe B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
324 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've wanted to stop here for years. Finally did. Great beer selection. The food was just OK. Chowder was good. Wings not so great. Smoked fish spread was dry. Not too smoky.

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

Just a point of clarification: we do not make a smoked fish spread. We make a fish dip. They are entirely different products. We light smoke with local buttonwood and focus mainly on the fish with little filler like one finds in spreads. As for the wings, well that's a new one as you are the first to ever say... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet another one of those places like so many others in the Keys you might just pass by driving down the Overseas Highway. Put on the brakes and stop in for lunch or dinner. Grab a table on the shaded screen porch at one of the comfy picnic tables. There are also a (very) few tables inside. Start with either... More 

Thank BWLtravels
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great chowder and onion rings. Fried chicken sandwich was perfect, not overdone! Service was gratious and efficient.

Thank maystreet
Level Contributor
568 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had driven past this several times. After reading the reviews we stopped in for dinner. We went into the bar side and sat down for an amazing big dinner. Lots of beer on tap and it was $4 night. Score! We then decided on the oyster poboy and the crabby burger and a basket of fries. It was all... More 

Thank IndySig

Travelers who viewed Herbie's Bar & Chowder House also viewed

Marathon, Florida Keys

Been to Herbie's Bar & Chowder House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Herbie's Bar & Chowder House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Herbie's Bar & Chowder House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?