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“Great find!”
Review of Hungry Tarpon

Hungry Tarpon
Ranked #23 of 93 Restaurants in Islamorada
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: In the Florida Keys you'll find this old Keys-style marina and fish shack "somewhere on A1A." A true conch atmosphere with many tasty delights, here in this Florida Keys restaurant you'll find yourself indulged in the Caribbean-inspired cuisine, the compassionate people and old Keys tranquility that is the Hungry Tarpon restaurant in Islamorada. The building has been standing since 1947 and with a home like Robbie's of Islamorada, plus a fascinating history, it all makes the Hungry Tarpon a part of the tradition since 1976. Enjoy dining on our bayside deck with tiki torches lighting up the night. Relax with friends over our fabulous appetizers and watch the boats come and go. Stroll our open air shops then wander to our sandy beach, melt into one of our bayside lounge chairs and let the sea air wash away the rush of the day.
Port Charlotte, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great find!”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

At mile marker 77.5 on southbound side of U.S. 1 in Islamorada, the Hungry Tarpon is a classic "dive" that should be on DDD! The grilled cheese with bacon and grilled onion is super, with a side of black beans and rice. The Cobb salad with an extra portion of grilled chicken was enough to feed a party of three!

Atmosphere is "dive-y" cool!

  • Visited September 2012
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Titusville, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Tried lots of restaurant around Fiesta Key, never found one worth going back to.Excellent food & service at a reasonable price.
Also go feed the Tarpons!!!!

Visited September 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awsome dinner”
Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Had the best dinner there last night! Can't wait to go back! Thanks to all the staff. Definitely try the skirt steak it was great!

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Nyack, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

The restaurant isn't much to look at on the outside (or inside for that matter). The service however is excellent, and the food is phenomenal. The fried shrimp was the best my husband (a chef of 10 years and avid traveler) has ever had. The price is also unbeatable. Definitely worth a try.

  • Visited September 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant in Tropical Setting”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Stopped to feed the tarpons and stayed for a delicious lunch in a tranquil setting. Food, service and price were excellent. One of the best kept secrets in the upper keys. There is a marina on property with various rentals. Also a local craft market to enjoy.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Mary Ann C
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