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Serving the upper keys community for 30 years Old Tavernier Restaurant offers its guest visiting for the first time or welcoming back our local guest back again a warm, safe and friendly place to enjoy the casual flavor of our lounge or the back patio overlooking the marina to our white table clothed dining area, but casual dress is fine!. We offer an international menu that includes the areas best pizza to Prime beef and fresh regional seafood. Offering a full menu until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Italian, American, Seafood, International
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Waterfront
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Reviewed July 31, 2021 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with amazing service! This was our first dinner in The Keys & it will be hard to too! We all loved our food and our waitress was spectacular!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

We came here for the first time for our 2nd wedding anniversary. We came to the keys from California as an anniversary trip. Everyone was SO nice and welcoming, and the menu is extensive. My husband had the Osso Bucco, and I had the coconut...crusted yellowtail special. They were absolutely delicious! My husband said the OB was the BEST he ever had! Our server was Shari (sp ?) and was so sweet. She brought us the coconut cream angel food cake for dessert. It too was out of this world. (Another server even played the flute when she brought it to us. Sorry I’m not sure of her name). The owner was very nice and frequently checked in to see how things were. We highly recommend this place and hope to come back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 9, 2021

We just ordered pizza to go but it was excellent. They were friendly, reasonable priced and the food was ready when they said it would be.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 12, 2021 via mobile

Amazing dinner! We started with the escargot- outstanding! Not your standard presentation- they were in a cream sauce with tomatoes, mushrooms and onions. The Greek salad and spinach avocado salad were both excellent. My husband and I split the yellowtail snapper special in a piccata...sauce which was outstanding. Then we had the best Creme Brûlée I have ever eaten. Great meal!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

We got a nice table outside and our server was friendly. The cocktails weren't much to write home about, but everything else was delicious. We had the Crevettes St Jacques which was loaded with tasty seafood. Next was the baked brie, also delicious and filled...with berries and garlic. Their wine selection is small but decent and we had a bottle of Albariño with our seafood pasta entree. The lobster was a bit overcooked, but there was a ton of other seafood on the dish. Overall is was a very good experience!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 23, 2021

Started with filo cheese squares. Then baked brie. Finally the tortolini. All was delicious, took half home. Yes, two of us were eating. Julia was our waitress and was very attentive.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 19, 2021 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant. Service is very good and the the food was great. They have a diverse menu. I had steak cooked perfectly. My daughter and brother were pleased with their food too. I will eat there again.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 16, 2021

We ordered take out. It was a large order. Veal piccata, chicken piccata, pizza, garlic rolls, appetizers, desserts. Bill was $226. Food was good. I would have given it 4 stars except they forgot an appetizer and Sam drove to us and dropped it off!...♥️More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 12, 2021 via mobile

Server/Service was excellent! Totally on point and very responsive. Food was great! Everyone enjoyed their meal. They accommodated us, in the "lounge" area (full dining at table), when all other locations were booked (Yay to great karma!). So glad we went here! Will definitely go...back! Outdoor dining and Dining Room availability. Great views! Smoking 🚬 area available. This is a must try!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 10, 2021

What a terrible experience in everyway.......order and finally got out appetizers after 35 minutes after I got up and spoke with the manager ( cold oysters....not too difficult)...they were not separated from the shell. Water never refilled, dishes not cleared and then we finally got...the dinner salad and soup after another 30 minutes.....still not water refilled ( though asked), Again, dishes never cleared. We were seated at 6:30 and at 8pm our entree was served. My husband requested a PLAIN veal chop and instead got the special with blue cheese melted on top...he told the waitress to just leave it after she ARGUED with him about the order. My whole yellowtail snapper came out so overcooked that the manager just had to look at my plate and take it away. They offered to get me something else, but I was more than done with this experience and my husband's meal would have been cold or finished. Had to get up from the table AGAIN to find the waitress to get a check.....never apologized, never asked if we wanted coffee or dessert.....worst waitress experience we have ever had in a restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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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