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“Really Fun time, VG BBQ (and Fish) - Very Keysie!”

Porky's Bayside - Restaurant and Marina
Ranked #27 of 90 Restaurants in Marathon
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Really Fun time, VG BBQ (and Fish) - Very Keysie!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place is a blast...On the water / dock view...Friendly staff...good local bar scene...everyone relaxed...Good fish in simple and satisfying preparations, and good BBQ (have had several different types of BBQ - all quite good)...And dont forget the Beer-Butt Chicken! Live music that was low key and very good (Tim Dee playing guitar and a fella on bongos/drums - playing acoustical folk, rock classics). Patrons staple currency from all over the globe onto the ceilings and write their names onto the acqua blue walls...wooden tables, plastic chairs and uneven floors....All part of the charm! Great place to have a beer, relax and enjoy the keys - We will keep coming!

  • Visited January 2013
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“Great place do not drive by it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a very good place to eat, drink, and be part of the crowd. Ribs were excellent. Drinks were awesome. Price was good. Service was great. We had a blast and enjoyed the music.

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“Happy hour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by after a dive, beer 1/2 price, yay
I loved the "rustic" look. Didnt eat there no it smelled great. Staff friendly and they feature fried cheese cake.

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Bar-B-Que South of the Carolinas'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

We have tasted BBQ in the Carolinas', Tennessee, Texas and many points in between and they all have their unique taste that keeps people coming back. That can be equally said about Porky's. What appears to be merely a dive of a place alongside U.S.1 before you reach Pigeon Key, it is easy to miss among the marinas and bars BUT you would be missing some of the best BBQ in the lower keys. I had the spare ribs and chicken combo. While many places just smear on the BBQ sauce, these were actually slow cooked, fall off the bone, meaty ribs with a taste that make finger sucking an enjoyable treat. While described as a quarter, the chicken was actually a full breast, thigh and wing. Hot and juicy, the chicken also enjoyed that down home southern BBQ flavoring that one only experiences from real Pit Masters. There are a variety of sides available but if you choose the fries, onion rings and Cole slaw, you will have a BBQ meal that will make you counting the days until you return. The seating is plastic chairs, tables of plywood on sawhorses and there is an abundance of local color at the bar from those plying their trade seeking the ocean's bounty but don't let this fool you, you come for the food and neither the food nor the service will be disappointing. HINT: parking is at a premium and U.S. 1 can be a very busy highway to cross safely. (Extra Credit if you can find the Trip Advisor notation on the ceiling).

  • Visited January 2013
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Virginia
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“Great Barbecue!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just north of the Seven Mile Bridge, wonderful BBQ sandwich, dining companion said baby backs and fried key lime pie were great. Very Key-sy place, open air, lots of decorations collected over time. Have lived in Va. and NC., and this was some of the best BBQ I've had!

  • Visited January 2013
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