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Out door poolside dining - Blu Bistro, Marathon, FL

Blu Bistro

3.8
3.8
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Blu Bistro is located at the Florida Keys' most laid-back, family-friendly resort and marina! Skipjack resort and features a private marina, a poolside tiki bar and Blu Bistro which offers delicious Keys seafood, as well as a Mediterranean-inspired menu with Greek favorites like spanakopita, meat skewers,Greek style Lasagna, fresh new York style pizza and more! Plus lots of fun with karaoke on Mondays and Fridays from 4 to 9, and live local music too.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Pizza Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 399-6667
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paul Evloyias
  • Neighborhood
    Marathon
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Hot spot

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Hot spot

41 Reviews
  1. Foodie4fun

    Coastal Georgia

    171 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It's pretty loud and smoky due to being close to pool and bar (clearly the resort allows smoking). They were understaffed and the server smoked. The food was fine but doubt we'll return

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service dans un très bel endroit. Repas varié. Huîtres possibles à l’unité mais un peu chères.

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  3. DeborahM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue is lovely, the Rick Leider Band was sensational, the delay on getting food was not good at all. Over 30 minutes to get a drink, and we were told by our waiter that he could not take food orders right away. When we could order - it was an additional HOUR before simple food was delivered. The folded metal chairs were an unpleasant surprise, since I made the reservation more than 2 weeks prior. All in all - follow the band anywhere, if you go to this establishment, eat first.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of 8, everyone was delighted with their meal. We have calamari, fish n chips, sampler platter, pizzas, gyro, and Greek salads. Everything is delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Drinks were good. Nice live music. Casual pool side seating. Best value of cost to portions to quality of any place we dined in a week at Marathon. Highly recommended!

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  5. Drgizmo

    Indiana

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a lovely spot at SkipJack Resort. Staff are delightful and attentive. Outside dining is poolside with live music. The meat platter was HUGE. Pretty good Greek flair. Be aware of automatic gratuity even on to go items.

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  6. ChrisL

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting & decided to try the Blue Bistro because we used to live in Greece. Great food, great service.

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  7. BryanL

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Live entertainment and crowd, combined with really good food and service made for an enjoyable evening even with wind and cool temps

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  8. CecileM

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food just so-so, service slow. Nice setting. Band incredible

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  9. BrendaM

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jilli if I’m correct was a wonderful hostess/server.

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  10. MelanieR

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful hidden secret! We were not expecting much out this hotel restaurant off the beaten path by Sombrero Beach. We were wowed!!!! Option to sit poolside with live music or inside where they serve the hotel breakfast and right next to the kitchen. We chose inside because it was a cool night. The chef was right there cooking and answering questions from different tables about the wonderful food we were eating. The restaurant has all the Greek favorites, but also something for everyone…including the best batter fried fish my husband ever had, and he’s from Wisconsin. We also had a Gyro and a Greek salad with chicken. Everything was delicious and served beautifully. Plenty of food and all reasonably priced. One of the best meals we have had in the 10 years we’ve been coming to the Keys. The chef was also kind enough to put together a sampling of desserts. You can not go wrong with any of them, though the Milfia was our favorite. We can’t wait to return!!!!

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  11. ValerieB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely venue. We went for New Year's Eve and the meal was a set price for limited choices. The salad and dessert were excellent but the main course was mediocre. Since we didn't have dinner there when the full menu was available, I can't comment other than the meal that we had. We would try again if we're back in the area.

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  12. RobD

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here Christmas night with reservations and sat outside. There were empty tables, but business was good for them. Place was advertised as Mediterranean, but nothing on their holiday menu was that. I had fish, my GF had Prime Rib. Fish was good, warm, and near perfectly cooked. Prime rib, though was cold and very chewy like it was not cooked that day and maybe reheated a few times. It was Christmas day, so I suspect they were a bit off their game. When I come back though, I will try a different place rather than come back here.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Chardonney aus dem Pappbecher :-( gut es war Weihnachten, aber wir waren nicht auf ein Menü eingestellt, außerdem hatten wir griechische Küche erwartet

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  14. Nina

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service from Jilly for our group of 12! Great live music and festive atmosphere. The tuna tataki and baklava were excellent!

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  15. SandiR

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in our group was happy with their meal choices. It did seem like the restaurant wasn't prepared for the size of the crowd. Tables were full and the bar was packed.Servers just couldn't keep up, although they tried.

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  16. AnneC

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We specifically ate there to hear Rick and Dayna play. They were great, as always! The food was delicious and there were generous portions. The staff was efficient and nice. They made sure to reserve a table for us near the band. Everything was perfect!

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  17. KylieK

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spanakopita along with the tzatziki was absolutely the best I've ever had. Fresh mint in the Mojitos made for a great refresher by the pool! Marcy was fantastic to be around. Nice place to stay as well.

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  18. WandaP

    Key West

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Walked in, let guys know we had reservation. Both looked at us as though we were crazy. 1 guy asked if we wanted menu, we said yes, he reluctantly gave us 2 menus. Shortly thereafter some young female girl came in and explained that the restaurant was closed due to weather. Which was really getting bad, however, I don't understand why the 2 guys didn't bother to tell us instead of looking at us as though we were crazy AND just told us it was closed and why I would have rated higher maybe.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Pictures on open table are very misleading….it’s more like a few tables inside the continental breakfast area for the hotel. We sat at a table in the corner and the flies were abundant. Food and service were good but probably won’t be going back.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Average

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservations for 1:00 on Mothers Day. Arrived early and was told by the bartender that reserved seating did not start until 5:00? Sat at the bar. Had meatballs on a stick, side Caesar salad, and lobster ravioli, which were excellent. Ordered a sausage and pepperoni pizza that took about 45 minutes to arrive after the appetizers. It did not have sausage on it either. Pizza was mediocre at best. Probably should be on a kids menu, to be honest. Gratuity was automatically included in the bill...which is odd for a seating of two people. We would probably give it another try, but will not be adding to our go to restaurants in Marathon.

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  21. JackC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Folding metal chairs to sit on, Music way to loud for dinner, entertaining the bar patrons. Generic ketchup and condiments. Not what I was expecting and won't be retuning ever.

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  22. ANGELAC

    Key West

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute little spot with really good food, service and drinks!

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  23. MichelleW

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat by the pool and listened to a good band and even danced. The wait staff were Greek and delightful. The food was good and so were the drinks. Wasn’t thrilled with the thin plastic cup though.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We found this place by chance and we were blown away by the amazing service, hospitality, food and cocktails! We will definitely be coming back every time we visit the keys! Big shout out to Spiro and Jenna!!!!! You guys rock!

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  25. PattyM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At first I was disappointed with our table location, but then realized how perfect it was. Thanks for knowing me better than I know myself. Had a fabulous evening!

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  26. Lori

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, sophisticated, quiet luxury, superb chef and staff

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  27. TraceyS

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! So was the music!

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  28. DavidB

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Informal restaurant with seating by the pool at Skipjack Resort. One server who was hostess server et al. Food was fresh and good. Not a gourmet establishment. Pricing reasonable. Overall pleasant for our last night in the Keys.

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  29. Kelly

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went at 8pm and the place was practically empty, but the food was phenomenal. Great price point, fast service, everything was delicious including the cocktails.

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  30. TedA

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent and the service was friendly

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  31. SandiR

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Blu Bistro numerous times to enjoy the bands and have dinner. Have always had a great time with friends and food is consistently good.

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  32. JenniferH

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant right by the pool at Slipjack Marina. The food was awesome!

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  33. ChristyS

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went Skipjacks after day of boating Sat at a tall bar table for food is delicious. Although there were a few items that they should not have GDP not having their order the food has a Greek flair. Very delicious.

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  34. sfam

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived to an empty restaurant and had low expectations. To our surprise, food was excellent, varied and charmingly served. Will be back!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This is basically dining on the pool deck of a mid-level beach hotel in a seemingly sketchy part of the island. The food was very good and the server was attentive, but the building blocked any view and Mondays are Karaoke night which starts at 6 p.m, so there was a lot of noise. Probably a great choice for college kids on spring break, but not what we were expecting.

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  36. BrianH

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This isn’t really a restaurant, it is literally a pool-side bar. When we arrived the bartender said they were out of fish. No fish and chips, no fish tacos, no grouper. We had a beer and went to another restaurant for food.

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  37. StevenC

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there on a recommendation we saw on facebook showing wonderful looking sushi and sashimi. Walking in to the poolside restaurant we heard a really good live band playing and we were escorted to a poolside table some people singing and dancing. We were given a small menu, but not the sushi dishes we had seen on facebook. All in all the food was much less than we had expected, mostly fried and battered food that keeps you awake at night. So didappointed with the food but enjoyed the band and ambiance.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic!!! Outdoor band made it a bit loud but they quickly honored our request upon arrival & sat us farther away. The band was also fabulous. We’ll be back!

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  39. MsDar

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wooooooow!!!!!! This was a hidden gem but not any more, we will be going back again and again and again!!!!!! Thank you Paul for the warm welcome and delicious food!! Bar staff was verry polite and made us some of the best cocktails we have had in a while. Keep up the good work!!!

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  40. ChristosP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. I’ve never had octopus that tasted that good! Siting next to pool listening to live music was a great vibe. The outside bar was packed because of the live music so drinks were a little slow in coming, but other than that, can’t wait to go back.

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Blu Bistro is rated 3.8 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Blu Bistro

19 Sombrero Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Marathon
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Pizza Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Evloyias
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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