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“Slow Service, Not Totally Family Friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Lazy Days South

Lazy Days South
Ranked #25 of 90 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Marathon, Florida
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“Slow Service, Not Totally Family Friendly”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We've been to Lazy Days South numerous times. The food is always delicious, but this time the service was extremely slow. Our server was very friendly and the orders were correct, but the food came out fairly slow for as few tables as were occupied. It also took her a while to check in on us.
I got the scallops dinner, which was delicious, but the presentation leaves a lot to be desired. The scallops were all on a plate much too large, just scattered around with a few specks of dried parsley sprinkled around. The side dish of steamed broccoli could have easily fit on the same plate, which would have added to the presentation. However instead it was placed on a smaller bread plate.
Lastly, this restaurant is described as being family friendly. Sadly though, they do not have any changing stations/tables in the restrooms for families with babies. When I had to change my daughter's diaper, I took her to the restroom only to find this out the hard way. I then had to navigate back through the restaurant to get my car keys and back out again so I could change her diaper in our car.
As we walked through the interior portion of the restaurant during this diaper changing mission I also noticed that the floors in the dining room were filthy. They had small pieces of food and other particles all over. It seemed as if there had been a large group event inside and the room had yet to be cleaned thoroughly before dinner service.
The location is wonderful and the food delicious, but hopefully these other aspects will be improved upon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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“Bring Your Own Catch! The Best!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Hadn't been there in awhile, but, it was so good, we went twice in one week. The first time, we brought in our freshly caught grouper. When asked how we'd like it, we simply requested that the chef prepare his favorite. It was presented beautifully, prepared two ways, Islamorada and Lazy Days Style, both perfect, with the addition of several large scallops. The price is incredible, very reasonable, salad or soup, side, and bread included. A lot of food!
We then returned, with friends, with four lobster tails. Again, we requested the chef's choice, something other than the usual steaming or grilling. They were prepared with shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, cheeses, AMAZING! The delicate flavor of the lobster was not compromised.
We also ordered off the menu, the cracked conch, jalapeño poppers, french onion soup, Greek salad, and carrot cake. All were perfect.
It is best to have reservations, especially if a special occasion. We did not, but we were seating quite promptly.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Big portions, average food.”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Plastic tables and chairs, smoking tables at one end with fans blowing the smoke through. Dirty looking place. Food 'ok' but we left half our food then left. Waste of a great location.

Visited August 2013
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Manassas, VA
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“Great Place to eat and enjoy a sunset View”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

So my group of 6 went on a Sunset Cruise that left right behind Lazy Days, and at 830, we got back and went to dinner here on our last night. Having eaten fish every meal for a week, my wife and I wanted some chicken, and we got the Key West Chicken and Chicken Parm, and they were both amazing, might honestly have been the best meals we ate all week. The other 4 people all got seafood, including something that I tasted and was amazing, Jalapeno Encrusted fish, it was amazing, just kinda small, the 2 people that got it were both still hungry, while our chicken dish were of HUGE quantity. The other people got 2 other fish that were good. The appetizers we got were good (Escargot and Conch). Everyone was very happy with this place and the outside view was amazing.

  • Visited August 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“A must... if you are in Marathon!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Everything... the view, the food and the cocktails! Have a Moscow Mule-- and order the jalapeño encrusted snapper! It's scrumptious!

Visited August 2013
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