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“One more excellent seafood place in Dennis”
Review of Marathon Restaurant - CLOSED

Marathon Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Route 28 in Dennis is famous for fried seafood, especially clams. The Marathon has been part of that tradition for over 20 years, at least as long as we have been going there. The food is great. Self service keeps the cost down, but the staff is very helpful. Easy to find, lots of parking, good kids menu. Perfect for the family after a day at the beach. Bring the non-seafood lover, for one of their dinner specials; chichen, beef, pork or lamb!

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Thank Krista S
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

No doubt this was the classic family run restaurant. We had a greek salad, fish & chips and a broiled fish sandwich. The fish was very good. I was especially happy that they offered a broiled fish sandwich so that I could reduce the amount of fried food I ate during our Cape Cod trip. (not an easy feat when you go to Cape Cod) The people were very nice. My only issue was that they forgot the olives and feta on our greek salad. Once we mentioned it, they apologized and added it to the salad. All's good, but being a greek restaurant, I'm sure the owners wouldn't have been happy that this happened. :-)

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Thank Dogger872
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Each year we start our week getting some Cape Cod type seafood. We've tried Kream & Kone, The Original Seafood Restaurant, and this year we went here. As far as the food, it was very good, but nothing that made it any better than the rest. We find all three of these restaurants to be very similar. The place is small inside, and they have some tables outside which are nice. The service here is very good. They are all very friendly and accommodating. The cost was in line with all similar places. It is also counter service, and then they bring your meal to you.
All in all, the place is good and we'd send other people there if they are looking for a casual Cape Cod type meal.

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Thank laguna5243
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was an old Howard Johnsons - so it isn't huge. These people know how to make great fried seafood and onioo rings and they are not stingy with the amounts. You get a HUGE portion. We like to get it 'to go' after 5 pm (when there is no charge to get on the beach) and take it to gorgeous West Dennis beach to eat it in the car and watch the ocean.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stumbled on this place as we were riding our bike to West Dennis Beach. We tied our bikes up outside and came inside for some pre-beach lunch. You order at the counter and bring your food to a table. There was a big menu with lots of options, especially lots of fish (esp. fried fish) options. I had a tunafish sandwich and it was very yummy. The owners are these freaking adorable Greek couple that will talk your ear off if you engage them in conversation. While we were there, their whole family (kids, grandkids, etc) came in, and the next thing you know we were just another part of the family. Freaking adorable people, nice little place. We'd definitely come back here!

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Thank Sherazade Q
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