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“Good Food, Service was a Bit Off”

Porky's Bayside - Restaurant and Marina
Ranked #27 of 91 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $21
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The food was fine, typical of any beach-side open air restaurant. The bathrooms weren't the most modern/cleanest, but I'm a bit snooty about that stuff, and I was still able to use them.

The food was fine, and more than enough, I didn't find the portions small at all as one reviewer had mentioned. It was also quite cheap. FYI, the margarita's are made with wine, and not real sours mix.

I would go back again, hopefully next time the waiter will be a bit friendlier - I think he was rushed off his feet to some extent.

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Thank Biagi
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Porky's is a local spot worth checking out. With some interesting dishes and great drink prices, I would say it is a must see if you are in town for a few days. Fried key lime pie and Tuesday all-you-can-eat ribs make this a great spot to test your pallet without breaking your wallet. Great local hangout if you are looking for input around the area.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stopped for a quick casual lunch. And we got out of there as fast as we could. The place is a shack, but we hoped for good food....and it was not. It was dirty and scary. I am surprised we didn't get sick. The food was terrible and portions even smaller. Do not stop here!

Thank adrm05
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PorkysBBQ, Owner at Porky's Bayside - Restaurant and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2012

Sorry this reviewer didn't like our authentic Keys restaurant. Our place isn't for everyone, but we do pride ourselves on serving great food and many of our reviewers have noted the portions are down right generous. If you're looking for linen table clothes and fine crystal, Porky's won't be at the top of your list. If you're looking for open-air, waterfront dining with a friendly Keys atmosphere featuring live music every night and some of the best food on the island, please stop by.

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

After taking the Spirit snorkeling cruise (next door), we stopped off at Porky's. We had appetizers, which were very good. The staff was fun, and we will definitely go back.

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

The food here was pretty tasty. The view of the boats in the water was also a nice bonus. They had live music when we were there at dinner time. We also brought along our dog while on vacation and she was welcomed there.

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