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Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Marathon, FL

Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar

4.5
4.5
1900 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We offer casual waterfront indoor and outdoor dining at the islands oldest restaurant. Beautifully remodeled in 2007, our full service menu features Seafood, Sushi, Steaks, a full liquor bar and 32 Beers on tap. We were recently featured on Guy Fieris Diners, Drive-ins and Dives so make dinner reservations a day or two in advance if you can. We serve breakfast lunch and dinner and highly recommend making dinner reservations. We do not accept reservations until 4 pm but we are open all day everyday except Tuesday and Wednesday and welcome walk-ins anytime.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu, Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sushi Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 743-6247
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    BO HAMMETT
  • Catering
    Call for details
  • Private party facilities
    Call for details
  • Neighborhood
    Marathon
  • Cross street
    Oceanside at the end of 15th St. Mile marker 48
  • Parking details
    We have multiple parking lots on 15th St and around the corner.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • HAPPY HOUR

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $2 Yuengling and Bud Light Pints $7 Menu including some sushi Larger portions on Sushi a la carte 1/2 Price drafts from 2-3

What 1,900 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Good for groups

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Seafood

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Most Booked

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Good for groups

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Seafood

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Most Booked

1,900 Reviews
  1. Jerod

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate out on the terrace by the marina. The atmosphere was very relaxed and had that Keysie appeal that we love. Our server was friendly and professional and attended to all of our requests. We enjoyed our dinners. My Clam Linguini was delicious as were my wife's salad and Crab Rangoon. We finished up with a coconut cake that was delightful. We will be back.

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  2. mmbarr

    Fort Lauderdale

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi was excellent very good pieces of tuna. One of my favorite places in Marathon and love that they have open table

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  3. natamend

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner. Everyone was super friendly from the moment we walked in. We were able to sit outside, enjoy the sunset and even got to see the resident manatees. Oh and the food was delicious too! :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat!! We come back to marathon every year and castaway is a staple

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  5. TOBYF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE BY ALL AT CASTAWAY'S. FROM THE FRONT TO BACK. IT IS AN OLD FASHION FISH CAMP, ON THE OFF BEATEN PATH. JESS, THE SERVER WAS FANTASTIC. APPITIZERS - FRIED GATOR AND CRAB CAKES. MAIN DISH - WE HAD THE HOG FISH WITH SHRIMP & LOBSTER STUFFING, FRIED SHRIMP, LOBSTER ENCHILADA'S, YELLOW TAIL SNAPPER. ALL WAS SUPER AND VERY TASTY. THE BEST SEAFOOD WE HAD ANY WHERE FOR OUR TRIP. WILL RECOMEND FOR ANYBODY WANTING JUST GREAT LOCAL SEAFOOD. AND THE BONUS - SEEING THE MANATEE'S RIGHT OFF THE DECK OF CASTAWAY'S.

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  6. richard

    New York City

    43 reviews

    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Popular. Overlooking docks but inside seating. Crab lobster rolls adequate but not really fresh and juicy

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  7. SherryM

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was awesome , our food was NOT. The manager kindly comped my grilled Hogfish, which I took two bites of (and spit both into my napkin). They did offer to cook another filet, but I declined. The other fish entree (Blackened Golden Tilefish) was ok. Overall the vibe is more family/casual tourist trap than what we were looking for, but they were packed, so maybe we just had an off-experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place but has gotten very expensive regarding fish options

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  9. SamanthaJ

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a perfect location with wonderful service. A real gem, we will be back!

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  10. julieb

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was fantastic. Nice to sit out by canal. I enjoyed the sushi and also the blackened Mahi. We had dinner there twice this week. It is a good choice for a nice meal in casual atmosphere. If you want fancy try Steak and Lobster or Hideaway Cafe.

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  11. Kima

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Michael was wonderful. We had a great evening, food was good.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must visit !! Food was amazing, Lion Fish was so yummy!!

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  13. MichelleC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent- true treasure and awesome food. Will be back over and over.

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  14. Pamelarae

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Good service! Loved the food! We were able to be seated at the time of our reservation.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good restaurant choice in Marathon. Wide variety to choose from for all tastes. From sushi to burgers. Reservations are a must. We ended up sitting at the bar and did not regret it. Bartenders were very busy and entertaining. Service was great.

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  16. JIMR

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Would jot recommend the lobster bisque, but I do like their breakfast.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food perfect atmosphere great staff and we saw 2 Manatees while we are!! Thank you for a great night!

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  18. MarkW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. We went once by ourselves and then went back a few days later with the kids. Food is great and the servers are so friendly.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    It was okay. Probably wouldn’t go back anytime soon.

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  20. JamesC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi my wife and I have ever had. All three kids loved their meal too. Best meal we have had all week!

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  21. DougB

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kind staff, from kitchen to front, clearly care about their customers. Food choices offered great variety and each one was delicious. Thanks for the tip that the manatees were outside for a visit! Thankfully had a solid referral about the place as it's quite hidden and first impression of the establishment does not reveal the gem it is.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in Marathon. Service is very very good. These people know their product and explain it well. Such a pleasure to see that in a restaurant. Don’t miss this experience

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the filet. It was done perfectly! Great place to eat. We have eaten here multiple times on this vacation and never disappointed. Staff is friendly too!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Greet staff too slow Food quality good , sushi overpriced

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  25. Sharon

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was overpriced for the portions. Fortunately, our server was terrific.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat out back by the water on a beautiful night. Service was amazing. Drinks were delicious. And the fish was mouth watering. Don’t miss the opportunity to eat at this true gem.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the fresh fish tons of flavor. Seeing the manatees was a plus. Service was amazing.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Amazing food and service. Very family oriented.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was awful. No flavor at all and not fresh! When we tried to tell our sever we didn’t like something she proceeded to argue with us. We tried eveything from the sushi to steals. The whole experience was bad. Please don’t waste your time or money! I’m truly not sure where these good reviews came from.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and food. Kids loved the manatees. Glad we went

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place!! We come here every chance we get. This place truly has the best food and service in Marathon. The staff is the best from the gentlemen who runs the front to the awesome bartender outside with the beard to our server Brook who is by far the best server I’ve had. If you are in the middle keys don’t miss out on going to this place truly a gem. Definitely make reservations this place is very busy

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family and I loved this place. We sat outside. There were some flies around, but that’s what you get when you’re eating next to a canal. The ambience is quaint and might not be to the taste of the country club set. The server was prompt and attentive. I had the cat, which was Pompano, a very large portion cooked to perfection with a tomato sauce of rice. Our 12-year-old daughter loves her pasta and a crab cake; my wife loved her dinner as well. Top quality, overall, but don’t expect the Ritz!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Tile Fish and lobster enchiladas. Both were excellent. Loved sitting outside by the water way.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Atmosphere was incredible! Our waiter was on point with great suggestions! Highly recommend!!

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  35. John

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Service was fast, food was hot.

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  36. MichaelF

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience in every way entertainment by manatees and incredible scratch food and excellent service

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  37. ChrisT

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay, it was mostly bland. The service was okay as well. Overall, it was underwhelming and we would try it again in the event it was just an off night for them.

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  38. HotSauce

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service from Erin. I’d recommend getting one of the daily fish specials as it was fantastic. The only disappointing item: the night ended with a credit card surcharge for using an Amex. I get it— the banks and cc companies charge fees to businesses to accept cards. As a consumer it’s tough to know what is preferred these days. Some restaurants WANT Amex. Some won’t accept cash at all. Some won’t accept credit cards at all. Advice: treat everyone the same and make it easy to be a customer and you’ll make more $ when they come back.

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  39. RonM

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm local in Marathon. Castaways is a must visit. Great sushi and the best seafood around. The Golden Tile fish was incredible.

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  40. PaulM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location/views, great service and the food was very good with a lot of fresh options, including hard-to-find fish (at this time of year) like Hogfish, Wahoo, Cobia and Grouper.

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FAQs

Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 743-6247.

Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1900 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 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar

1406 Oceanview Ave, Marathon, FL 33050

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oceanside at the end of 15th St. Mile marker 48
  • Neighborhood
    Marathon
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu, Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sushi Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have multiple parking lots on 15th St and around the corner.
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    BO HAMMETT
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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