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“a good taste of old florida”
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: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Coral springs
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“a good taste of old florida”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Feed the tarpon, shopping village, and great food... try Mahi anyway they make it. Loved this place . Its all outdoors so no AC, but sooo worth it

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank slk12300
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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
We're known for having some of the best Mahi because how fresh it is. Our blackened Mahi tacos are delicious. We really appreciate the positive feedback and hope you visit again.
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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Purple Isle (lobster crepes) is the best. Go early so you can get a table without waiting. The local craft market is an added plus.

Visited July 2014
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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Love the title you chose for your review. We certainly do have the best breakfast around and having lobster bright and early is a great way to start the day. Next time you gotta try the tacos for lunch. My personal favorite. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving us such a great review.
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Island Atmosphere”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The waterfront view, the open-air dining area, the seafood, the tunes add up to a great island atmosphere. Robbie's is a fantastic place to stop in the Keys, and the Hungry Tarpon is as good a place as any to eat some local seafood.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Feisty_Coral
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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
The waterfront view, the open-air dining area, the seafood, the tunes add up to a great island atmosphere. Couldn't have said it any better myself. I'm so lucky to work in this great atmosphere, day after day. I'd like to personally thank you for coming by and giving us such a great review. Please come back and see us again.
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Let the Chef Cook Your Catch”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

We brought our freshly caught filets to Hungry Tarpon. YOU MUST get them panko'd with the 'Beautiful Girl' sauce that is a sweet chili and black sesame seed sauce. Very wonderful meal.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Liz M
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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Your review has my mouth watering. Fresh fish that you caught is always good but having it cooked Thai style here, is always AMAZING. You picked the best way to have it prepared. The sweet chili sauce and our Caribbean sauce go together like no other. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review.
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Lantana, Florida
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8 reviews
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“food was better than expected”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

very funky place,love it waitress was friendly can't beat the view.i had the shrimp basket one day and breakfast on another day,both were better than expected from looking at the place.i will be back.right at Robbies you must check out the tarpon while your there.the waitress gave me a trip,if you eat at the restaurant tell then at the dock and you don't have to pay the fee

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank durk711
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TheHungryTarpon, Manager at Hungry Tarpon, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you for trying us out more than once and leaving us some positive feedback. We're very glad to have exceeded your expectations and look forward to serving you again. Looks like the waitress shared some valuable information with you as well ;)
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