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“Consistently good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Key Colony Inn

Key Colony Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Marathon, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Consistently good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Food is great even thought it is a large menu. Service is excellent. Nice bar area. Live music always enjoyable (piano)

Visited April 2014
Thank Sheryl34347
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Ocean View, Delaware
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190 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

have been to many resturants on this 3 month trip. all up and down the coast from de to key west including two us virgin islands. this inn rates among the top 10 percent. our lunch was very good and plentyful . the prices were excellent as was the service. not crowded at all . our lunch was under twenty bucks. and it was a full lunch , but jst soft drinks. try it , you can't go wrong. good food,good service , great prices.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Robert R
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Centerville, Ohio
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2,518 reviews
1,646 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,858 helpful votes
“menu is extensive, stay with the fish and “fish pasta””
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Key Colony Inn is located on the Atlantic side of The Overseas Highway, just east of Marathon. Be careful when approaching from the east or west to locate a Key Colony Beach (blue) sign. The eastern approach has a dedicated turn lane. Drive within one block of City Hall (visual) and turn right. In about ½ mile, look for Key Colony Inn sign, and a huge parking lot.

Key Colony Inn is one of the few restaurants near Marathon that is designed for large group events, and the main dining area is a very large hall with very poor acoustics. However, the windows offer lovely views onto a large green space (sorry, no water views.)

The present owners have been around for a decade, so the growing pains are over.

We do not like the plastic chairs and tables. Quite honestly, the dining area in the bar is a better choice unless one is a sun deprived Yankee visiting from the snow and gray skies.

We have enjoyed the menu and dining at Key Colony Inn for years. As we read the “mixed reviews,” most of the uncomplimentary reviews are from first time tourists.

While Key Colony Inn’s menu is extensive, stay with the fish and “fish pasta.” Of course, if one orders a dinner that is not a specialty, one will suffer.

Ask the servers for guidance from the menu. The servers and owners are ever present, and ask for the owners in ordering. The servers are busy, but great.

Romantic ambience? Kinda depends.

There is a full bar, and we usually order the house Chardonnay.

Bear in mind that while Marathon and Key Colony are resort destinations, that this is hometown USA with Walgreens, Publix, Lowes, Home Depot, …, and public schools. There will be children and teens, and we like the environment because it is not exclusive to Boomers and retirees. Kinda like “kid noise.”

Key Colony Inn has been one of our favorites for years. We elected the Sunday Brunch, and we like that “brunch” is a large buffet of breakfast and dinner items. There is a separate omelet station. Also, the salmon is fresh and moist and not overcooked. Key Colony Inn brunch is one of the very few buffets in the Marathon area, and is only on Sunday.

Key Colony Inn has always celebrated ST. Patrick’s day, and the local line up in the parking lot. The Great Hall is extremely noisy; could it be the cheap GREEN beer. We advise Key Colony Inn at about 3:00 PM, when it has settled down somewhat.

Key Colony Inn is a solid 4 star. The fare is appropriate for the tariff.

  • Visited March 2014
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Spartanburg, SC
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Outstanding preparation of our caught fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We brought about 3 pounds of filleted fish - snapper, barracuda, and some redfish that we caught that day. They prepared it in three different ways for us and it was all outstanding. Prices were reasonable, atmosphere was clean and service was crisp. We thought it was a great experience - then the magnificent key lime pie at the end capped it off! Thanks!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank mbingh
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Mt Shasta
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It was decent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

I think I should have ordered fish . Being in the Florida Key's I have eaten fidh every day . I switched it up with chicken and it was a mistake . Everyone I was with had fish and enjoyed their meals .

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank wrecklessdreamer
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