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“great food, good service”

Tarpon Creek Bar & Grill
Ranked #17 of 92 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: American, Latin, Pizza, Seafood, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Waterfront Tiki Bar
Reviewed April 22, 2014

contrary to what we had expected, this was a great find.
we were staying in the holiday inn express and didnt want to drive anywhere and so had to go to this restaurant, and we weren't expecting much.. a tourist trap at worst, and at best we expected an expensive array of bad food.. however....

1) the service was great .. we were sat outside directly on the "creek"
2) the menu was extensive and not badly priced
3) high chair was brought for our son quickly.

they even had an IPA on tap (indian pale ale).

I had the wedge salad.. which basically was a whole iceberg lettuce with very good blue cheese sauce, some tomatoes around the edges and crispy bacon. My wife had the water melon salad which was served with ruccola lettuce as well.. and this was also very tasty.
the only issue was the fact that we had to get somethign for our 1 year old son, and we got the french fries.. these were very heavily seasoned.. but they were also tasty.

the waitress was good, and had her area under control, she also knew the dishes, and how to explain them... and the check also came promptly.

all in all a place to recommend... it is hard to find as its directly behind the Holiday Inn, but if you do venture in here.. it is well worth it...

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was expecting the worst but staying at the HI made this a convenient choice. Calling Brutus Seafood proved they ha no stone crab or fresh snapper. I could not find Franks so I was stuck with Tarpon Creek. Big surprise.....good food and exceptional service. All of you that bad-mouthed their service, go back and ask for Frank. Nice wine list....pretty big menu that could stand some more fresh fish. I had shrimp and grits but you have to be from the South to appreciate. Do not write the TC off next time in Marathon.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The delicious food, great pizza and lovely atmosphere at Tarpon Creek are the reasons why we keep giving it "one more try." But the speed of the kitchen keeps getting worse and worse. Plan on waiting over an hour for your meal. In other words, don't go there too hungry!

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was a great find. The atmosphere is terrific and the food was very good. I got the fried shrimp and loved it. My husband really enjoyed the MAHI sandwich. Good service and a great view.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

The quality of restaurants in the keys is pretty average, this was an exception! We stayed at Hawks cay and found their restaurants poor and lacking views etc. The choice of food was very good and staff attentive, location is overlooking sea and is very clean.

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Thank Stuart E
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