Lighthouse Grill - Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club

4.3
643 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Whether you travel by land or water, a Keys trip isn’t complete without a visit to our waterfront restaurant & bar. In the shadow of our historic Faro Blanco lighthouse, you can relax in a casual, bay side view setting and enjoy an eclectic menu of fresh seafood creations and local favorites. Our Veranda Bar is the perfect place to gather after a day of fun in the sun for generous cocktails and outstanding views.

Important note: To guarantee outdoor dining with us please select "Outdoor" Seating at booking. Standard seating is indoors. If Outdoor Seating is not an option when you book, all outdoor tables are reserved at the time you selected.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 643 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

We were excited to try this recommendation for our last night of vacation but the staff were rude, the waiter was rushed it stressed me out when we were trying to relax and enjoy the evening.

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Vaca
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would recommend and would go again. Make reservations!

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MichaelC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service good food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was not good.

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JoelV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food amazing service great quality of food and presentation

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ThaoT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here was so tasty. I entire party of 13 people were all satisfied with their orders. They gave the 5 kids free ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Our server was great also.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was delicious. Nice atmosphere in and out with a view of the water.

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vipCindyG
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food, GREAT service, GREAT view - outside dining

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HeatherB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The view was beautiful it was a little annoying with a swimming pool where you eat people were loud and inappropriate, the food was subpar I will not go there again. My son ordered a hamburger and it was literally right in the middle. The wait staff was not very helpful we had to ask to get our water refilled and it was like a hassle. However the waitress did give us free dessert for the inconvenience so that was nice. I would not recommend this restaurant the view is beautiful but the food was just OK.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Another fantastic meal

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was great.

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SLB413
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

We were so disappointed in the Light House. We have been there many times, but we probably will never go back. When we first walked in we asked the lady (who had an attitude) at the desk about some friends of ours who have a birthday on the day they are closed. We asked if they can come the next day. She said absolutely not. My manager put an end to that. She said we have had too many people doing it. As if the person can help it if they are closed on their birthday. We requested an inside table and she proceeded to walk us outside. We changed that. Our service (arther) was great. He handled the entire room by himself. I ordered the grilled portabella mushroom with broccolini and it was awful. It was a plate of risotto with a 1' piece of Portobello. I could not even find the broccolini. I sent it back and ordered the fettuccini with grilled chicken and spinach. I got 3 pieces of chicken tenders. Again mostly all noodles and no spinach. I only ate the chicken. My husband had the prime rib (their specialty) and that was ok, not great. Had a lot of fat. The price we paid for that meal was not even up to standard. We will not go back.

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magdaB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and really good food. The outside of the restaurant is great for taking a walk around the lighthouse and see all the boats

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MarkT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor service and mediocre food at overpriced venue. Place has potential but in need improvement.

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LuisV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I made the reservation for 5, hostess said in their system it said 4. I looked it up in my phone in case I made the mistake while we were being sited. Internet was poor, finally I got the evidence, showed the hostess, she still insisted, then she came back after realizing the mistake was hers. We got sited in the correct table of 5, the food and price was excellent, the waitress did a good job but I didn't like the way I was treated by the hostess.

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KathyD
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not enough servers. Per the menu, prime rib is their specialty and it had absolutely no flavor. Haricot veirs were raw. Completely uninteresting and overpriced meals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Faro Blanco pier is a beautiful backdrop for any restaurant, and the restaurant is upscale-casual. Trust me... you'll pay for it. Entrees are all in the mid $30 range and... AVERAGE in their taste and presentation. Catch of the day is fresh (as the name implies) but seriously lacking in seasoning and taste. Good BUT a lesser product than the price implies.

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BarbM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place noise level a little high for us but there was a large group there celebrating something

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DebraD
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was good. It’s a beautiful location and always a treat

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SatisfiedCustomer
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My companion and I each had a different fresh catch of the evening prepared differently and both were excellent. Lighthouse Grill never disappoints!

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AlejandroG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was our last night in Marathon Key, best place for the farewell dinner in the Florida Keys we couldn't choose, it was fabulous.

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JSisk
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our service was great, the food was delicious, and the patio seating was very nice for watching the boats on the water and the sunset - overall a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and accommodating with our dogs

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DianeS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous scenic view and service. Good fresh fish.

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MichaelM
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious service amazing and the view is second to none

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food was bland and service was slow. Location is nice but that is all they have going for them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and we also had an amazing serving! Food exceeding my expectations and was priced fairly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Melissa was a very nice, attentive server. The fish dip was delicious - some of the best! Blackened Mahi-mahi Chopped Salad was really good with the side of lemon caper sauce which I requested be added.

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KaydeanH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food was top notch an service was great !!! I'll differently be back once I'm in the keys again

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RuthH
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as was the service. We ask if by any chance we could sit outside after we arrived with reservations for 7:30. They said most likely not.....yet they had several tables available and never were occupied, and we were the only ones dining inside for about 45 minutes until another couple arrive. Other then that I’d still go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good blackened snapper with sweet potato mash. It was heaven. Excellent chocolate cake with dark chocolate and raspberry sauce. The scallops were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Honestly, one of the worse, most abrasive servers I have ever experienced. It was my 40th birthday dinner. There was NO recognition of that. Server was a jerk, short fused and not accommodating.

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CherylB
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience.

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EricK
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Awesome cocktails. Would eat there again!!

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Lighthouse
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food, when priced at $30/entree, should be more than average. The restaurant touted its fresh catch of the day, though it had only ubiquitous salmoon and mahi as its fresh catches of the day. Those two selections are not that special. When the food was delivered, the dishes were not prepped properly, and the table guests had to modify the plates to accomplish their preferred orders. All in all, there are many better restaurants in Marathon, and most are less expensive while delivering true catches of the day.

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MirandaW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried grouper was delicious as was the penne pasta with chicken. Cocktails were great also and even made a salty dog on request. The wind was blowing hard but behind the enclosed outdoor made it bearable. Great night out with my husband.

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ElaineM
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The view of the marina was beautiful and the food was delicious!

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karynf
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We shared scallops and beef medallions. Scallops were cooked to perfection as was the beef. Very relaxing atmosphere

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GeneC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service, view, and decor were all very nice. The food was rather average, particularly for the price.

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vipCindyM
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

More of an outdoor pool bar than nice restaurant. It was not what we expected as the restaurant is beside the pool for hotel and marina so it also serves as the pool bar. So dining outside waterfront was actually poolside (pool between restaurant and waterfront) with people in wet bathing suits at tables plus it was very loud. Our server was good, food fine, it’s an ok place if you don’t mind dining at a pool bar.

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Lighthouse Grill - Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club is rated 4.3 stars by 643 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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