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Barracuda Grill

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American, Contemporary
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4290 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49. 5 Bay Side, Corner 43rd Street, Marathon, FL 33050-2335
6:25 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wed - Sat 6:25 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant Wednesday 8/24 for dinner with my family. Great food, great service. Katia is the greatest. The Brussel Sprouts appetizer is amazing, and I don't like brussel sprouts, also the shrimp, scallop, and corn chowder is amazing. My entree was the meatballs and pasta with sauce, forget the official name lol, delicious.

Thank jamie600central
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On my previous visit to the keys a couple years ago, one place in particular stood out to me, and that was the Barracuda Grill. It was an easy decision that we must go back. Our group was seated in a timely fashion and our server, Katie, gave us prompt and attentive service. Her bubbly personality made it clear that... More 

Thank Heathahhhh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was not the first time I've been to the Barracuda, and probably won't be my last either. Everything I try there is so delicious and the staff is always super helpful! This last time I had Katie, who recommended the Warmed French Brie and the Scallop, Shrimp chowder; definitely a great choice! If you go, ask for Katie as... More 

Thank Bridget G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there a couple of times the last week or so. Consistently awesome!! I can't say enough about the waitstaff! Last week was Debbie and she was awesome! Very attentive! This week was Jessica. She was just an angel!! And the food.. Seriously the best calamari I have ever had! Everything that was ordered was amazing! My complements to the... More 

Thank Michael L
Bullard, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food & service here are as good (& better than some) as any 5 Star restaurant! The reviews about price almost made us not visit, but very happy we did. The value versus price is just too good to pass up. We ate here twice on our recent stay in the Keys, and will definitely be back. Just cannot... More 

Thank Rick W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here every time we come to the Keyes. Food and service is fabulous. Menu vary's too. Always something different. Best to make reservations here.

Thank TomandKarenFlorida
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day travelling we ended up at the Barracuda Grill by 8.30, being practically by ourselves and having the full attention of the staff. My party knew the place, but for me it was a "first". And what a wonderful kickoff into my Key's vacation this was!! I started with a fresh garden salad which was complementary to... More 

Thank S0nnenberg
Guyton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unassuming restaurant serves authentic great dining. I had a snapper dish and the snapper was moist and delicious. My husband had a shrimp dish with an unbelievable amount of shrimp. The service was impeccable. A lot is said about the prices being high and they are but we knew that when we ordered. A menu with prices is posted... More 

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jvh33, Owner at Barracuda Grill, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest words and review. The last sentence was moving for me. Combined, the two chefs at Barracuda Grill have more years of cooking together than I care to acknowledge :). When we all search for a doctor or other professional, we don't just rely on price. And when deciding what to eat and put into our bodies,... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told by the locals to stop by and we are so glad we did. The menu prices are competitive with what we've seen around town, but the quality and portion size of the food, as well as the service, really made this place stand out. I had the Shrimp Scampi, my husband and our friends had Snapper, and... More 

Thank amy l
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, only open a few days a week and 6-9 so we were lucky to find this as they then shut for a week as owners taking child to college. Had read previous reviews on portion size so went straight to entrees (wise move for us Brits) duck and snapper, innovative and tasty. Key lime pie divine. Well worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $55
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:25 pm - 8:30 pm
6:25 pm - 8:30 pm
6:25 pm - 8:30 pm
6:25 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4290 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49. 5 Bay Side, Corner 43rd Street, Marathon, FL 33050-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: 13057433314
The original definition of a restaurant used to be: owners cooking for their guests and extending the personal touch to their time at the joint, serving great food, wines, beers and having personal conversations, time allowing. That's why they come back! And that's what we attempt to do every evening that we serve dinner. Our great servers get to know you and handle the conversation when we are frankly too busy to leave the kitchen at times. After 22 years of service, I think we are going to make it!! Thank you to all that have graced our little spot over years, thanks a million!! Lance and Jan Hill, Chefs/Owners (and by the way, we love kids, have a few of our own, and provide a special menu just for them!) Please check Victoria Shearer's new book that just came out: Florida Keys & Key West Chef's Table, to grab a recipe or two :) Our menu is updated and printed daily. As a side note: we are not the least expensive restaurant in town, nor are we the most expensive. We provide an honest example of the expense to this site for your comparison (unlike some). And the menu is hung just outside the front door. We do not automatically add a gratuity as routine. In this life I've found, you truly get what you pay for. At Barracuda Grill we respect that adage, respect your business and attempt to earn it every night we offer service (Wednesday thru Saturday). PS. We are in the twilight of our cooking careers and look forward to serving you very soon!

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