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Bars/Restaurants where else to try?

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Bars/Restaurants where else to try?

We have been to Marathon several times. We like to fish a lot and have lunch or dinner out, and then enjoy the places with entertainment with drinks in the evening. Only problem is, a lot of times by the time we get out in the evening, a lot of the entertainment is wrapping up. Here are places we have been, but looking for suggestions on where else to try, or if we should try some of these places again:

The Wreck (went once for drinks/entertainment but it was almost done, also it was beer/wine only)

Island Fish Co. (went once for drinks/appetizers, it was good but crowded)

Sparky's (a fave, we have gone there a lot for food/drinks)

Cabana Breezes (once for drinks, it was a very windy night, they had the sides down and it was wild walking out on the pier with the wind and the waves crashing)

Dockside (a fave, food & drinks)

Brass Monkey (drinks, not my fave, but they have entertainment late)

Hurricane (drinks and the later entertainment)

Porky's (food & drink)

Salty's (a fave, food & drink)

Sunset Grille (once for drinks, atmosphere nice but staff left a lot to be desired)

Castaways (once for dinner, it was really crowded because it was Valentine's Day)

Burdine's (several times for lunch / beer)

We will be there 3 weeks this time. And my mom and brother are flying down to join us for one week this time. So, what other places should we not miss, or did we miss something by just having drinks and not meals at any of the above?

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1. Re: Bars/Restaurants where else to try?

Get to the bars before 9 :)

The open air places have noise ordinances. (10pm for most) AND, life ends early here. Esp on nice days when so many locals and visitors have been up prior to sunrise out on the water. Then on the crappy weather days many that work on the water and the ones that wish they had spent the day on the water wind up drinking with friends and head home early too. So, because there isn't business the restaurants and bands close it up.

The Hurricane is great for those looking for a band after 10.

Dockside is also closed.

And no entertainment but a good meal - Franks. Make reservations.

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2. Re: Bars/Restaurants where else to try?

A lot of times we are fishing until dark, then by the time we clean up and get out, it's later.

Any other restaurants not to miss for dinner? Looked at Barracuda, Butterfly Cafe, Hideaway, Key Colony Inn on the restaurant listings here. Oh, and how about Tom's Harbor place on Duck Key?

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3. Re: Bars/Restaurants where else to try?

Tom's Harbor closed. There is a Mexican restaurant there now. We tried it and enjoyed the food. Barracuda is wonderful.

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