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“The best food in the Florida Keys”

Old Tavernier Restaurant-Lounge
Ranked #6 of 23 Restaurants in Tavernier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Serving the upper keys community for 26 years Old Tavernier Restaurant offers its guest visiting for the first time or welcoming back our local guest back again a warm, safe and friendly place to enjoy the casual flavor of our lounge or the back patio overlooking the marina to our white table clothed dining area, but casual dress is fine!. We offer an international menu that includes the areas best pizza to Prime beef and fresh regional seafood. Offering a full menu until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
English Lake District
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3 reviews
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“The best food in the Florida Keys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2008

Our party of three were lucky enough to rent a house within walking distance of the Old Tavernier Restaurant in June 2007. We were out fishing all day and ended up eating there on about 12 nights of our stay. That may seem extravagant but the food was so good we kept coming back. We visit this area for the fishing fairly regularly and are well aquainted with many other eateries around Tavernier and Islamorada. The Old Tavernier was by far and away the best.

The Staff were incredibly welcoming and we were even offered VIP passes to a big local party. The restaurant was split into three. The bar restaurant with sport on TV, a much bigger restaurant room through double doors and a few outside tables overlooking a nice canal basin. Everywhere was spotless.

We gradually ate our way through the menu during our stay but certain dishes kept getting reselected. The cheese starters were fantastic particularly the baked brie and the three cheese filo. The beef tips were another highight. Main courses were also great with succulent steaks and delicious fresh fish dishes. Even though we ate there so regularly the daily specials ensured that we had a continuous choice. The chef would cook your fish however you wanted and it was nice to get away from rich cheese sauses occasionally. The wine list was good and we found the prices very reasonable. I suppose we averaged around $100 per meal for three of us with wine. Compared to what we pay for mediocre pub grub in the UK - we thought this great value. We were there in low season June and it was busy at weekends. During high season I guess that you will need to book.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews
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“Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2008

We could not find a restaurant on a quiet week in Key Largo, they were generally either closed or lacked atmosphere. Luckily we ended up at the Old Tavernier. It was like a step back in time but with great food and good service.

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