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Fish Tales Market & Eatery

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11711 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3634
+1 305-743-9196
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Irving, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fish Tales starts off with a friendly greeting and smile when you walk in. Amber is the kind of server you always wish for, kind, helpful and efficient. My favorite menu items are the conch chowder, turkey on the Specials menu and those wonderful oat meal raisin cookies. If you are there in the Fall, the oysters are fabulous. Prices... More 

Thank Higashiuchi
Jacksonville, Florida
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good food in the restaurant and market both. They bake their own bread and seem quite knowledgeable on local food. Nice, down to earth people too. This one is definitely worth stopping by for lunch. The market has a great mix of seasonings, etc. If you want to cook your own dinner from their market.

Thank Julia B
Helenville, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much for atmosphere, but very good food at reasonable prices. Hog fish was great. They also have a very nice meat and fish market if you want to purchase stuff to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on the drive from Key Largo to Key West after reading about it in Fodors and Trip Advisor - otherwise we would never have stopped since from the outside it looks like a nondescript roadside fish market. We got two kinds of the fresh fish (Mahi) sandwiches, and they were both scrumptious.... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish tales has the best fish sandwiches and platters in Marathon....... Their potato salad is homemade and scrumptious and comes with the platter if you wish...... Instead of their delicious fries..... Cole slaw is also fabulous!...we went for lunch and dinner.....you can get a juicy, tender steak there for dinner, if u are not a fish lover. byob, if u... More 

Thank Sue M
Hanover, PA USA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Lobster bisque and it was fabulous/Hubby had a huge fish fillet sandwich which he very much enjoyed. We did have to indulge in dessert/Key Lime Pie and it didn't disappoint/VERY GOOD! Would revisit!

Thank takemeaway3
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 6 with 2 teen-agers; we ate here twice and bought fish to cook at home. Without a doubt ,it serves the best food we had in the Keys. We were here for a week. This is a medium sized family owned restaurant.They are welcoming, the service is excellent,but most importantly the food is great. Wide variety of choices... More 

Thank AustinM
georgia girl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just okay...beans/rice with fish tacos were mush...Not much fish in tacos more of Pico/Guacamole tacos. Conch fritters had hardly any conch in them. Too many other good places in Marathon. Staff was great, food was disappointing.

Thank travelingwithcar
rae53_10, Owner at Fish Tales Market & Eatery, responded to this review

We're really sorry that you didn't enjoy your lunch at Fish Tales. Our Fish Tacos are one of the most popular items we serve. We make both the black beans and rice and the pico de gallo from scratch, and put 4oz. of grilled dolphin into each taco? Glad you were happy with the service, but hope you try us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you are looking for great, friendly, and fast service, look no further... You have found it! We visited today for our lunch break and had the bacon cheddar burger (but i asked for american cheese) with fries. She had a Philly cheese steak with beans and rice as her side. Both were very good and we also ordered fried... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

nice restaurant with outdoor seating. makes you feel like your in the marina. great Key lime pie. all the fried food had the same breading on it which hides the taste of the food

Thank antonio b
rae53_10, Owner at Fish Tales Market & Eatery, responded to this review

I'm sorry, but this was posted to our site by mistake. You should have posted on Keys Fisheries page. We do not serve Lobster Reuben's, and are not on the water. We do hope that you do stop by Fish Tales and try our great food one day! 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 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11711 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3634
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-9196
Family owned and Operated Seafood/Meat market and Restaurant. We serve the freshest local seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Daily Specials; Beer & Wine.
Mon.-Fri. 10-6:30 & Sat. 10-4

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?