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“Open Air Mecca” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sunset Grille and Raw Bar

Sunset Grille and Raw Bar
Ranked #18 of 90 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tampa
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Open Air Mecca”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

A very nice restaurant at the west end of Marathon. They have a pool and outdoor bar for families that want to hang out. Great place for sunsets. A bit expensive unless you get there early.

Visited August 2013
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Germantown, Maryland
1 review
“Fun Spot for Drinks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We spent a week in the Keys and visited Sunset several times. Great place to boat up to during the day and enjoy a dip in the pool, some cornhole on the beach, and a few drinks at the bar. Dennis and Andy took excellent care of us at the tiki bar, mixing up the great frozen drinks on the menu and also offering a few specialties of their own creation. The cheap wings at happy hour were a big hit, and the sashimi came in huge chunks rather than skinny strips. If you make it past happy hour, they usually have some live music in the early evening, which offers a nice sonic backdrop for the sunset. Overall, the Sunset Grille and Raw Bar was one of my favorite places in the Keys in terms of atmosphere, food and drink variety, and friendly staff.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Winter Haven, Florida
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Had a party of 15 here for dinner. The food was wonderful. Service was spot on and the bar staff knows how to make a drink. Surprised at the bad comments on here. I have never had a bad experience here, we have eaten here once a year since they have opened. Great place to stop by boat or car.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
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77 reviews
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“Great location but poor service and very average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is the second time that I have come here. Once with a Harley club on a run and now just for breakfast. The location is always wonderful. However, the service has never good and the food is only okay. However, if you are in a large group, this is not a bad stop. Also, there is a pool which can be by nice. So there you have it, if you want the view and not too worried about the rest, you might enjoy it. Personally there are too many above average places in the Keys for me to stop here again.

Visited August 2013
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Coral Springs, Florida
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21 reviews
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“Not worth it.....not even for the view”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stopped here hoping to have drinks and dinner and enjoy a fun night out. There was a wait (to be expected on a Saturday, especially during the start of lobster season), which was fine. The hostess was snippy, bordering on rude, like we were bothering her but we thought it would get better inside. We found a spot at the bar and decided we'd just eat there. We waited at least 10 minutes for one of the two bartenders to come over to take our drink order. We requested menus, waited another several minutes to get them, and tried to get the bartenders attention several times to place our dinner order. After waiting another 15 minutes trying to place our order, we decided to give up, left money for our tab and left. The service was so bad it wasn't worth staying, not even for a great location and a great view. Definitely a big disappointment! The Keys are one of our favorite spots, but not sure we will try this place again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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