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Hideaway Cafe

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57784 Overseas Hwy, Rainbow Bend Resort, Marathon, Grassy Key, FL 33050-5626
(305) 289-1554
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Don't let the pink motel fool you. Once you head up the stairs the Hideaway Cafe becomes a wonderful surprise. The food and service are outstanding. The best duck we have ever eaten. go between 4:30 and 5:30 and you will receive a wonderful specials menu. Everything our party of 4 ordered was excellent. We all vowed to come back.

1 Thank Philliesmama
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Outside looks bad, but the restaurant is Vern nice inside. Locally owned and known for outstanding food and great service. We had the hogfish dinners. They were OUTSTANDING! Waiters were uniformed. White linen tablecloths. Very relaxed, Florida Keys atmosphere. WE WILL GO BACK!

Thank Rick M
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Hideaway cafe is stairs and behind Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort and it's free breakfast was the best part of the hotel stay. Pricey for meals and atmosphere leaves lots to be desired.....dirty carpet on porch......but excellent food and service.

Thank EileenandRon
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332 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We did their "Sunset Dinner"---sit by 5:15 and you can chose from a reduced price/smaller servings menu or the regular menu. We had the Escargot ($10) and then the Sunset "Catch of the Day" (Hogfish) and the Sunset Roast Duck (half instead of whole). Both entrees were $15.95. We had more than enough food, couldn't imagine eating the larger portions.... More 

Thank Kim54
Saint Augustine, Florida
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice Holiday concept - each couple got their own whole turkey with all the "fix-ens" You carve and serve what you can eat and they pack up the rest for you to take home. The place was jammed but you would not know it by the level of service - we were well taken care of and felt like the... More 

Thank rotraveller
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

They said get there before 5:15, some of meals half price,($15.50)but depending on what you order could be a lot of food. Ours was in that category. If REALLY hungry order from main menu, prices will match.We didn't have reservations, but were seated anyway, closer to 515 you might wait a little. Other reviews indicate a somewhat shabby entrance, but... More 

Thank DrDanmusicman
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is our 4th year eating at this little gem in Grassy Key and what a meal! We come to Marathon for a month each year and so enjoy Robert and his staff. We did miss Gabor who retired this year. Nancy was our server and explained the menu in great detail. My husband had beef medalians and I had... More 

Thank Pat Brooks R
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The first thing you notice is the tattered stair covering climbing the stairs to the restaurants. Once inside it was cozy and nicely decorated. Keep in mind we were here a night and it wasn't bright inside. As you look around you can see the place is rather worn and dusty. My husband had hog fish and it was mushy.... More 

Thank pjalexxx
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow. We LOVE this place. Time after time our experience is remarkable. As other reviewers have noted it is hard to find (some of the best places are) mile marker 58, is where it's at- at Rainbow Bend Resort. Looks like a whole in the wall, but out near the water & up a flight of stairs- you'll find a... More 

Thank Fppollard
Lewes, Delaware
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The fact the Hideaway was difficult to find should have been a clue to keep on driving. Our dining experience at the Hideaway was a big disappointment. The food was tasteless. The service was indifferent. The cost was expense. Not much else to say.

1 Thank nazotraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57784 Overseas Hwy, Rainbow Bend Resort, Marathon, Grassy Key, FL 33050-5626
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon  >  Grassy Key
  • Phone Number: (305) 289-1554

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