We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“If you haven't been you need to and if you have been you already know!”

MEAT Eatery And Taproom
Ranked #6 of 93 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Fast Food
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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!
Reviewed November 11, 2013

These guys here are good! Just about everything is homemade and somewhat nostalgic with a modern twist...try a Juicy Lucy and see what I mean or get here early enough for dinner and get the fried chicken before it runs out. We stop her often just to see what Chef George has been playing with lately...get some brisket whenever he makes it! Beer and wine selection is always interesting and great examples of styles or varietals.
If you haven't been you need to and if you have been you already know!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ConchRepublican
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (980)
There are newer reviews for MEAT Eatery And Taproom
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

620 - 624 of 980 reviews

Reviewed November 4, 2013

We ate here 3 times on our vacation. The staff are friendly, wonderful, caring people. They want everyone to have a great experience at their establishment. The food....words are not adequate. The craft beers...my husband was more than delighted. The food is made to order and the handcrafted taste makes a difference! The menu has great standards with daily specials. The burgers were juicy and extremely flavorful. The "duck fat fries" we're crunchy and perfectly cooked. Then the daily specials...they are out of this world!!!! We ate chorizo and goat cheese empanadas as an appetizer. I tried a half smoked chicken with mango BBQ sauce and bacon mac & cheese that was so flavorful and juicy.

If you are lucky enough to live where there is a M.E.A.T location I hope you take advantage of your luck...the rest of us have to wait for vacation!

Thank Cynamintnc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Was in The Keys for work and garnered up a rumbling appetite so I scanned Google for a quality lunch joint. The Keys are tricky because nobody cares about anything down there except for fishing and drinking beer, so many forget how to put heart and soul into other things. Grabbed a stool at the bar and was given the menu to see it was simple and straightforward. How else than to challenge a place that calls itself "MEAT Eatery" by testing their burger? Order: 1/2 lb. House Burger medium-rare with molasses beer BBQ sauce (was on the side which I liked), beer braised onions, their house-smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese with bistro truffle fries on the side. Having lived in New Orleans for a stint, I was thrilled to see they had Abita root beer on tap. It is worth mentioning that all of their sodas are "micro brew style" meaning they are classics made with real sugar vs. a cheap-o fountain drink manifold made with a corn syrup-club soda mixture (one for the good guys here). Back to the burger - it was glorious. First off, it came out in no time. Greasy as hell - but guess what: if you ever ground your own chuck at home and made a burger out of it, yep, it's greasy as hell - flavorful, and the accoutrements were a hit IMO. I am a sucker for fries that are truffled and you better believe I are every last one. Get this, they even make their own ketchup and mustard: it was mango/chipotle ketchup and beer/horseradish/caraway seed mustard. Nice touch putting them in the old red and yellow squirt bottles, too. Sorry Heinz! Like the title says, all was legit.

I will end saying that the place is not cheap, but I gave 5 stars anyway because I don't view that as a negative since I am a huge believer in "you get what you pay for". If you want a Sysco or Cheney Brothers frozen beef patty with all the average fixings for $6.95, then this place isn't for you. If you want real food, prepared with effort, the way it was supposed to be cooked, definitely stop in for a bite and a brew. I shall return. MM 88 Oceanside in Plaza 88.

1  Thank enamudega
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Even though I don't eat meat, I stopped here with freinds. I had the felafel burger which was pretty good and the duck fat fried fries and chipotle ketchup were awesome. They both liked the burgers.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jett248
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

The establishment is spartan, as might be expected and the food is a cut above a McBurgerWendy product.

The service is merely marginal and the patrons can be somewhat ''off-putting''.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank WelllllEnuff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed MEAT Eatery And Taproom also viewed

Islamorada, Florida Keys
Islamorada, Florida Keys
 
Islamorada, Florida Keys
Islamorada, Florida Keys
 

Been to MEAT Eatery And Taproom? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing