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“The most original food in the Keys!”

MEAT Eatery And Taproom
Ranked #5 of 93 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom is a Cutting-Edge Quick-Service restaurant in the Upper Florida Keys. A Diners, Drive Ins and Dive spot featured for its Smoked Wings and Home Made Pork Rinds. It smokes its Pulled Pork, makes its own Sausage in-house, was named #1 Burger in Florida for it's stuffed Burger the Inside Out Juicy Lucy and Top 101 Burgers in America for the Nancy Pants Burger and even makes its own Ketchup and Mustard. MEAT also carries Craft Beers, Microwbrewed Sodas, Organic Wines and Fresh Made Ice Cream. Not to be missed traveling in the Keys!
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“The most original food in the Keys!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I eat here everytime I'm close by. The food is innovative and a great change from typical Keys cuisine. The prices are great and there is no better beer menu in the Keys. The rotating drafts are always intriguing and the friendly staff are always willing to suggest beer or wine pairings for your food. They have an good variety of staples on their menu including burgers, truffle fries, lobster roll, pulled pork, bar bites, and much more. Once you've tried all of those, the ever-changing specials board hosts a variety of unique gastropub style menu items like lamb chops, edamame burgers, brisket, porchetta, quality soups and much more. They are also known for their adult milkshakes, wonderful desserts and great service!! This is not to be missed on any visit to the Keys! It's in a small strip center on the ocean side at mile marker 88.

Visited August 2013
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“Great place to eat and "Best Hamburger ever"”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

The MEAT is not one of these fancy touristic places. It its small, not facing the ocean. If you want a good dinner for a moderate price, you have to stop ath the MEAT. Their Burgers are great, one of our party mentionned, that these were the best Hamburgers ever". Their service perfect. If you want a good experience, go there. It's worth it! If you want it more touristy and fancy, you'd better choose another place.
Thank you all for that great evening.

Visited August 2013
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“The best!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This was the best burger and fried chicken we've had! One of the best restaurants in Islamorda!! The restaurant is small but you order at the register and sit at the bar. The burger didnt even need their homemade ketchup and mustard. It was juicy and so flavorful. The chicken was juicy and crispy. They fry it in duck fat. Fries were awesome too! Delicious microbrewed soda on tap! We tried the fried chick peas and those were great too. Never had anything like it.

  • Visited August 2013
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Parkland, Florida
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12 reviews
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“Best Burger”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Small place but what a burger! Wife and I had the burger and it was one f the best I have ever had. My 4 year old ordered the Mac N Cheese, she didn't like it. Not the typical Kraft Mac n cheese. We will definitely go back, even though it was a bit pricey... $12 for a burger.

  • Visited August 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Make this a must stop place for a meal in the keys”
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Wasn't expecting too much because good tasting gourmet food can be hard to find in the keys, especially at decent prices. This place proved me wrong! The menu was good--all meat options though. Many burgers, including one turkey option. Lobster Mac and cheese, hot dogs and some sandwiches. We had two different types of burgers and they were both incredible. We also had a regular hot dog but it comes with some onions that are simmered in a delish sauce that puts this dog a step above a regular one. The homemade ice cream was creamy and tasty too. I am hoping to go back and will certainly make this a regular stop on my travels in the keys. The service was extremely friendly and very attentive. They have a large selection of different on tap beers too.

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Chefgeorge2, That Guy at MEAT Eatery And Taproom, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Luv To Travel,

Thank You So Much For your Kind Words.
We Are Here For Our Customers.

Hope To See You Again The MEAT Team!!
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