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“Not anything like it used to be”
Review of Morada Bay

Morada Bay
Ranked #6 of 94 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Mon - 3/10/14 - Have stopped here reveal times on our way in/out of the Keys. Lovely setting and used to be good food and service. Apparently new ownership has decided to kill the vibe. No one greeted us when we arrived (apparently because they changed the former entrance pattern) so we looked around and seated ourselves. After some inquiry via a busboy a hostess approached and gave us menus. It had to be at least 5 minutes before a waiter appeared to take a drink order. The "full bar" doesn't carry Absolute or Kettle One top shelf vodkas (the only place on the Keys that doesn't from our experience) but they will sell you a $39, 2nd tier overpriced NY Strip! So we ordered a different vodka martini which showed up in a rocks/cocktail glass with the wrong fruit. When I asked if the martini could be served in a martini glass the waiter said they don't have them?! Huh? The waiter was never timely although he was cordial and clearly working hard so I can only conclude the staffing is short. The rest of the meal was OK but overpriced when compared to other Keyes locations (that have as good or better food).
We decided to share our observations with the manager who immediately got defensive and repeatedly took a "there is nothing I can do stance". He offered that the owner has some deal with the liquor provider … one which apparently benefits him but restricts the customers options (there's a "customer first" operating principal for you)! Apparently the owner doesn't get that concept or doesn't care…..won't go back….. a Keyes charm that has been ruined.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

“Fantastic Service and Food”! That about says everything I need to say about the place. The server we had at the bar a young dark haired gal sorry I can’t remember her name was nothing short of “Fantastic”! The food was exceptional “Try the Tuna Tartare OH MY” and the sunset is as good as it can get. What a perfect night for my wife and I! We both left so impressed with the whole experience. Thanks!

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Thank rmitch27
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Morada Bay was my favorite dinner from our trip to Florida. It is the perfect setting for a vacation meal. We began our evening with cocktails and watching the sunset on the beach. We were then graciously settled into our table for 13. Our server was so patient with the size of our group and really attentive.
I had the ahi tuna and watermelon salad. Both were very fresh and delicious. Everyone in our group was very happy with their meal. Our waitress split our check 13 ways without us even asking and the service was exceptional. Would absolutely recommend for a sunset dinner and large groups (if you get a reservation).

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Beautiful views. Eat nice food with your feet in the sand. Live music on a Sunday afternoon. Had the lobster grilled cheese on ciabatta. Very nice waitress. Excellent.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Went here for a late lunch/ early supper, and had a very nice rack of baby back ribs with with chipotle sauce. Sauce was a bit heavy, but the ribs were great!

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