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83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4959
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Miami, Florida
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fresh seafood, cold beer, and friendly service. You're in the keys, that's it. Please give them a try. Many dinning option within a short distance , but this place is worth a shot.

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Thank Jerry P
Key Largo, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was great anticipation of the reopening of the iconic Whale Harbor Seafood restaurant, that was once known for its fresh seafood buffet. The anticipation was replaced with deep regret as the evening turned into the worst dining experience that we have ever encountered. The restaurant was rebuilt right on the Atlantic Ocean with spectacular views. However, when you walk... More 

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Thank ezfire
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It is not easy to find good restaurants int he Keys. This is one of the few ones. The atmosphere could resemble a Mac Donald but don't be deceived by it: the fish is fresh and well cooked. This is what you asked from a restaurant after all.

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Thank Carlo G
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Had a few drinks at the bar after we got in from our fishing trip on Ballie Who Fishing Charters. Can't wait for the new restaurant to open.

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Thank bsoper
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Fresh lobster tails and baked grooper. Food was fresh from the daily catch. Staff was friendly and the views were nice at the dock. Definitively recommend this place if you go to the keys. Dinning is indoors so the A/C is nice after a day of fishing

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Thank peteivonne
Dunedin
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

After chartering 'Sea Horse' we had a bite to eat. Food/drinks were both good, service was good with a friendly environment and staff.

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Thank Marian F
Tulsa
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We very much looked forward to revisiting the Whale Harbor Inn, as it has been our family's Go-to seafood dinner restaurant for years. However, they've suffered fire damage and are under construction. They have a sister-restaurant on the same property, but we didn't get a chance to go there.

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Thank HDrahos
Hermosa Beach, California
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148 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was really surprised at how expensive this place is. This is the FL Keys, not Paris! After finding something that wasn't $30, the food was pretty decent though. Also, the view was nice. I'd recommend going somewhere more authentic and local - this place really seemed like a tourist trap to me.

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Thank Matt A
Irving, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

since the beginning, we asked to be seated in a rectangular table, they said NO, because table is for 8 people, we were 7 ????, we asked to make some changes on the menu, even we will pau for that, they say NO, plates are as is????, since we don`t like anything on the menu, we asked to have a... More 

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Thank IlTanoTano
Palm Beach, Florida
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341 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a good place to stop for lunch or dinner. The fish are always fresh and made to order. It is frequented both by locals and tourists. The views are interesting because they are located on the water. The staff is attentive and requests are followed up immediately. The prices are moderate and you can expect a pleasant experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Caribbean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Buffet, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?