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“Great location & service, but our food fell flat”

Island Fish Company
Ranked #21 of 92 Restaurants in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The ambience at this restaurant is great and we were seated immediately even though it was relatively busy the night we stopped in for dinner. The server was fantastic. He was very attentive and our meals came out quickly. The food, however, was a letdown. It was overpriced and the taste average at best. I had the conche ceviche, which cost about $14. It was intended as my main meal, but it was no more than store-bought chips with a fresh salsa with some small diced up conche. The serving size was extremely small and it was very bland. The local oysters (12/$10) was a good deal and they were tasty. My husband ordered a seafood linguine that was $22. It came out more like a soup and while some of the seafood in it he said was good, overall the pasta was lacking flavor. With tip we spent just over $100 (including our 2 kids' meals and drinks). We had other meals in the area that were cheaper and much better. We really enjoyed the vibe, view and service, but the food was a real disappointment and we left feeling like we wasted $100 bucks. If you are staying in Key Colony Beach, this is very close and you may have luck with other menu items. In hindsight, we wish we would gone with one of the KCB restaurants that had a long wait.

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Thank Julie D
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

When we returned to the keys last month we also went back to 'fish
company' for breakfast. My had the eggs Benedict with crabmeat instead
of the Canadian Bacon with her usual
Bloody Mary and really loved her meal. I had shrimp & grits with a Cajun Mary and coffee. If you're in Marathon DO NOT MISS this place!

Thank RWMLongValley_NJ
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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We were trying to find a place for lunch and found the Island Fish Company. Service was terrific, the fresh catch and conch chowder were fabulous. Would definitely return for another meal.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Stopped to let traffic die down. Ate the shrimp platter and sweet tea. The food was very good. Had to wait a little bit to get waited on but once the server came , it went very well. Only bad thing was the sweet tea. Must have been instant cause it tasted like sea water. Yuk !!! Other than the tea, it was a good place to eat.

Thank Kirby P
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

After a disappointing start to our dinner plans we chose Island Fish Co on a whim. We are so glad we did! The menu is HUGE with lots to choose from (even our picky eater found something they enjoyed) and the deep fried key lime pie was amazing! Our food arrived quickly and our server was very friendly as well. Overall this restaurant saved our dinner plans! The amazing view and setting made it that much better!

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Thank Melissa P
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