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Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar

4.2
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215 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
We offer casual waterfront indoor and outdoor dining in at the island's oldest restaurant. Beautifully remodeled in 2007 our full service menu features Seafood, Sushi, Steaks, a full liquor bar and 52 Beers on tap. We serve breakfast lunch and dinner and highly recommend making dinner reservations.

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HAPPY HOUR

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
$2 Yuengling and Bud Light Pints 35 cent chicken wings $7 Menu including sushi Larger portions on Sushi a la carte 1/2 Price drafts from 3-5pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 215 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.1
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pitch
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu great food great service great atmosphere I’m not even sure how we found the place but it was a great place to go!

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LennyC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. From my kids food to my wife's fried shrimp to my shrimp and scallops stuffed lobster. All great

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HolliF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Amazing Amazing, loved !!!!! Food was delicious 😋

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CharLes
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had made a reservation on open table and was seated immediately upon Our service was poor and took a long time. Food was a saving grace as it was very delicious.

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JkmPkm
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

With reservations at 8:30(hardly rush hour), it took us an hour to get seated and have glasses of waters at the table. We asked if we could put in our order and was told she couldn’t handle that at the moment. Waitress was nice, food was fair but the experience was far from enjoyable.

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DAPP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was an excellent experience. Everything was fresh!Great!!!

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GregB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Wife had chicken wings and I had a mahi sandwich. Decor was waterfront casual. Service was friendly, fast and regular without being annoying. We had an early dinner 5:30 6:00 so noise level was low. Covid was keeping crowd down. Never had a bad neal or bad school at castaways.

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bbchelle
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There us a huge selection of sushi, seafood and land items! A kid's menu is also available. The lobster bisque us0 pretty good. The crab cake dinner wasp ok, had big chunks of crab but the filling was a bit dry, maybe because they were baked. Service was quick and professional, outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place in a hidden away location on the water, (Do not let the short drive through the neighborhood deter you). Its great food in an indoor and outdoor setting. Big menu and everything we tried was delish. This was the freshest fish we found in Marathon. Also, great sushi and a full bar.

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JudyE
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely Covid experience. Great food. The snapper was awesome!! Love it. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and even better fish. I’ve been coming here for a while and everything is always on point. John and his staff are great!

JM
vipJustinM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT place!

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TheFlyingMum
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service! We brought our catch of the day in & the kitchen prepared it 3 different ways! My children (11 & 15) were impressed & so were my husband & I!

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vipfoodie
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful place!!! Its says waterfront but it’s really on a super skinny canal with single wides across from you!!!! They sat us at a dirty table.. then cleared it without even wiping it down!!! In the midst of covid!!! Waitress was clueless.. screwed up our order totally. IT WAS NASTY!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Sat outside due to Covid but they are not prepared to accommodate outside service- obviously hot but no fans work or air circulation- impossible to enjoy your meal in this heat at this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding sushi!
Yuki Tuna and miso soup and ginger salad and the Special Sashimi Dinner were top notch.
Many different seafood entrée and sandwich options that all looked spectacular.
Nice Selection of beers and cocktails
Going back tonight for the last night of our trip and we can’t wait.

Rick Sterba. 7/16/2020.

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Jose
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Sushi was great , we will def go back next time we’re down there

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CierraN
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING! Wish we could remember his name but he was awesome would definitely come back

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in the Marathon area during our recent vacation. We visited all the top rated restaurants and Castaways had the best food and service. Food recipe were well thought out and prepared. Don’t forget the Key Lime Pie.

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vipcorderos
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracy was on top of things excellent service great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The guy with the curly hair that is the host is AWFUL. Left a bad impression and he’s the first impression. Very disorganized and rude.

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luvher74
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on yelp to find a restaurant in the Duck Key/Marathon area that would take reservations since the Rona has forced us to make adjustments but no issues with social distancing for us, we wore our masks as required. We were greeted when we got there and immediately seated for reservation. It was outside on the back dock in the shade so despite it being hot, we had drinks and water to cool us down lol. My Wife got a sushi roll and I got the crab cake for an appetizer both were delicious. Then for the entrees, we got the snapper and seared scallops and again both were delicious. We were doing a late celebration for our anniversary and our server was so nice and professional and wished us well and congrats. Would we come back here again, that would be a hell yeah!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Priced high for sure! Waitress was great! Very attentive! Food was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was really good. The service was friendly and good. The ambiance and location was about as poor as you can possibly get in the USA - very third world at best. The “waterfront” was a filthy canal facing Fla Keys slums of pit bulls, trailers, shanty’s and RVs. It was down right scary driving up to the place. Again, the food and service were really good. The setting is not something I would recommend unless you are just getting off an 8 hour fishing trip drunk as could be and can’t see what’s around you. Not a place for a family dinner. If you take the chef and staff and put them in a better location it’s a 4-5 star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

So hot outside. Invest in a few umbrellas for shade.

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vipbigmax
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesome food ! Especially the sushi and hogfish ! Also had the calamari appetizer which was great ! We will make this place a must eat stop on all future stops

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vipBethP
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lobster mac-n-cheese was a disappointment. The cheese sauce was quite processed- reminded me of boxed Veleveta man-n-cheese. Hogfish Mazatlan was better - maybe 4 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was amazing. Server was super nice!

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valb
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places and now we've discovered their great breakfast from 8-2pm! I recommend highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We got the hogfish and it was over cooked and super dry.

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Mary
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was amazing, but it took forever for our food to come out. It seemed as though the waiting staff was limited and over-utilized for their areas. Our waitress seemed very stressed trying to get everyone tended to. I would go back, but I would just prepare for it to be a long dinner.

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vipRichardM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place. Will go back. AC could use a tune up.

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vipkevindeckerjr
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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Fredrik
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great ambiance and impressive menu, but 40 min for a drink and 1 1/2 hr wait for dinner puts a damper on the experience...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice birthday dinner with family. Kathleen even surprised me with an amazing piece of key lime pie with a candle in it for me to make a wish! I loved it!

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Delta
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Lovely location by the water but the food was not good and expensive!

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KellyF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The food was good but not a great value for the money. We sat for 10 minutes before our server came, waited another 10 minutes for our drinks. It was not overly busy. We were let down given all the positive reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat near the water and watched the manatees. Out of some seafood which was disappointing.

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LynnL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have enjoyed Castaways restaurant for over 20 years and you will too.

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Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

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