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$25 - $50
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Italian, American, Seafood, International
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived an hour late for our reservation and we’re still quickly seated for our reservation. We were able to be seated outside with a very nice view of a marina full of amazing boats. The food was excellent. My niece had the Yellowtail snapper...and I had a baked dish with shrimp, scallions and cheese. Dessert of Crème Brûlée and Chocolate cake was also delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It started with a good salad but no offer of bread or water, nor were all the specials read to us. Salad came and we felt like it was one of our favorite Italian restaurants we've gone to and that's where it ended. Once we...had ordered and we heard the table next to us offered nine specials when we were only offered three and after asking theeggplant parmesan was recommended as good. My wife ordered an almond encrusted snapper which literally looked like someone took a palm of almonds and just push them into the fish...also part of the special was a porcini risotto which came as overcooked rice. It was inedible. My eggplant came, although abundant, it was soggy had an odd consistency and was not flavorful. They did replace my wife's fish dish with something else that was acceptable but not wonderful and I just turned mine in. Beyond that service was less than attentive. It was nice at least to be able to sit under the stars in the harbor. This is perhaps the most verbose I've been on a review.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1/12/23. had supper there with my wife. she had a special of yellowtail snapper, i had the veal piccata. we chose outside dining overlooking the marina. Tracy ( i hope i spelled that correctly). was our server and did an excellent job! key lime pie...for dessert! woo hoo!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant was a little hard to find at first, but worth the effort. I had a nice table outside that overlooked water and a few boats that were docked. It was a very nice atmosphere. Minestrone soup came with the meal and was just...fair. The entrée, yellowtail, made up for it and was delicious together with some cooked vegetables. I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 25, 2022

Saw lots of bad reviews for 2021 but good reviews for 2022 so I mistakenly thought the problems were fixed. Parking lot is too small, had to park across the street in a dirt lot. Others jumped the curb and parked on the grass. People...without reservations were turned away but I saw 4 tables where no one was seated the entire time we were there, might have been more. Beef tips were dry and over cooked, shrimp were tough and over cooked. Veal was served in a deep puddle of water (I sent it back). Veal tasted like it had been in the freezer for a couple of years. Snapper had a strong fishy taste. Creme brûlée was soupy/watery. Tables were so close together, staff and patrons were constantly bumping into us, hanging on the backs of the chairs to get by, it was really annoying! On the plus side: the scallops were delicious and perfectly cooked. Won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2022

We love the staff at OT! They are friendly and funny and very respectful! If you sit in the bar or out on the patio you can order the best pizza in the Upper Keys as well as their full menu. They will customize your...pizza anyway you want it and it comes out perfect every time.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2022 via mobile

The Old Tavernier is a local landmark restaurant in Tavernier Florida, it’s located right before Islamorada in the Florida Keys. This is a elegant old school restaurant that features the freshest seafood to the most delectable beef, veal and poultry as well as the best...lamb. We had Tracy as our server both nights upon our request. She is always so attentive and friendly. Always spot on accurate with our orders. Peter enjoyed his Ilet Mignonette that was prepared perfectly both nights. I enjoyed rack of lamb that was just beautiful and plentiful. My second night I decided on duck with a lovely boysenberry sauce , oh my my it was excellent. Knowing we were celebrating we were surprised with a delicious coconut cake dessert. We always return to the Tavernier and I know you will too! Thanks to all of you. Especially Tracy💕More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022

Old time Greek Italian place. Nice busy neighborhood place. Other locals swear by it but we’ ve always been disappointed in the seafood offerings and stick to takeout pizza or the bar.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022

I had one of the best meals of the year! Our server Parker was the best. He didn’t hang on us but seemed to be there if we needed him. I had a shrimp / scallop meal with rice and it was great. Spouse had...chicken Florentine and she loved it. The atmosphere was a bit loud but very nice, up scale dining area. Perhaps a bit pricey so be prepared. We are locals.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

I was hesitant to try but I needed a nice dinner with some clients. The bar is very casual, I chose a table in the dining room. Service was excellent food and wine were as well. Beef carpaccio, Greek salad, whole yellowtail, crème brûlée and...a bottle of Amarone. Large portions.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

Grab a pizza to go after a long day. Open late so we took a shot. Not disappointed! Very large pizza with loads of toppings and cheese. Definitely hit the spot!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

I do all the cooking for our family and I am often disappointed paying good money for food that I could make better at home. That has never been the case with this restaurant. The service is always above average and the food that we...had prepared is better than most of the restaurants we have been to throughout the keys.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing! The service was incredible! The outside seating area was wonderful. The food again I could not say enough it was all wonderful

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

We've been coming to the Old Tav for the past 10 years, both as a couple dining solo or with the kids. Our experience encompasses sitting at the bar, outside dining on the balcony and every once in a while, smack dab in the middle...of the dining room. Favorite place to sit is at the bar because it's the easiest place to enjoy the food and the company of the person you are dining with. For the most part, dinners have been wonderful. Our previous visit, which was August of 2021 had us extremely disappointed in the food and service so we were actually hesitant to stop when we were passing through Tavernier during this vacation stay. However it was late and there are very few restaurants open past 9 pm, we we decided to wing it. We were pleasantly surprised by how much different our experience was ... it helped to compensate for last years thumbs down evening. They were out of the Oysters Moscow - ran out of caviar - so we kept it simple with a traditional Greek Salad (this means no lettuce) and a Tomato Basil Pizza. Note for the pizza, it's not on the menu so you need to know to ask for it ... and if they are really busy, they stop serving them entirely UNLESS you are a local. There are perks to being local here. :D Interesting combination of Greek and Italian food themes here and something on the menu for people of all ages.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022 via mobile

This place has a great menu with a nice assortment of seafood and chops. I had a delicious Mahi Mahi prepared what they called Morgan style. It combines blackened with a light cream sauce and simply amazing!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Old Tavernier is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4