Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar

4.3
572 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 accept Wednesday and welcome walk-ins anytime.

Offers

  • HAPPY HOUR

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Mon - Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Thu - Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Sat 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 572 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great casual vibe at the Castaway. Lots of large parties made it a bit loud, but that’s to be expected in this bar-friendly atmosphere. The sushi was incredibly fresh and the desserts were fabulous. I’d definitely recommend for families or a large gathering of friends.

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dinab
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Nicolas was Great. Shrimp and Grits were the best

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. The servers were amazing and the food is to die for especially the king of the jungle role. I never knew lionfish taste so good.

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Paul
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was fair, not great. Drinks were very slow to arrive and server and manager refused to take back a glass of wine not to our liking. Generally poor attitude from server which made our evening somewhat uncomfortable. Not our first time at Castaways but maybe out last.

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Mariee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Management is in dire need of an Above And Beyond type customer service training course! With so much competition, if ANYTHING is unsatisfactory with a meal item -then it should be a) comped, b) retaken to something customer wants & c) delivered with an apology. Period. Full stop. Because...
Negative word of mouth spreads like mold-And FAST!
If something tastes horrible to the customer, don’t make customer pay for it AND tell them to buy something else THEN return to tell them they wished their table had never been assigned to her because her shift as almost done!
We are all locals for decades. The management, last year has been horrific!
Don't go to CASTAWAYS iN Marathon, FL .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was outstanding. Andre was awesome.

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vipJimk
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the time we were greeted by the host till we were done with after dinner drinks. The wreck diver style fish is one of a kind! Highly recommend!!!

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vipPB1111
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood with very friendly service. Had fish and scallops with sauce which was fantastic. Recommend place to eat in the Keys.

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DWAYNEB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Cathy was hands down one of the best servers we have ever had anywhere. She took the time to write each of our names down and then used our names when talking to us the rest of the evening. Wonderful experience.

TC
vipTCSLC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Sushi was good, so go for that if you have the time. Service was terrible, and clear the servers and kitchen staff are overworked and so didn’t hold that against them. It took 75 minutes to take our order after being seated and an extraordinarily long time after to receive our food and drinks. Crab cakes were without crab. We debated at our table whether the kitchen mistook the order for vegetarian crab cakes, but decided not given there were a very few random slivers of crab mixed in with the 98% filler. We were also charged for food we didn’t order, but the owner insisted we try because it was already - and mistakenly - made. We’ve dined here before and had good experiences, and so we’ll try again but not for a long time.

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by a friendly host who was thoughtful enough to offer us outdoor seating by the marina when another booking cancelled. The staff was friendly, the food was delicious and the view by the water at sunset was perfect. This was the best service we’ve had so far!

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DavidD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Sushi was very generous and fresh. Great beer selection. They were out of many menu items. The night we went they were very understaffed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cool super casual spot for a Keys dinner. We had drinks at the bar, bartender Joe was awesome. Food was great. It’s a bit of a hole in the wall place but good food and service. Oysters and fish dishes were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, food was on point!

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vipCourtneyS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on our last night of our annual family vacation in the Keys to celebrate my daughter-in-laws birthday dinner. It was clearly a very busy night, but you couldn’t tell based on the exceptional service! Kathleen took her time with us, even as I changed my order, and took us through her favorites on the menu, called us all by our first names, and treated my daughter to an amazing birthday song and cake with candles.

Can’t wait to return - what an awesome last night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

First of all, made the reservation through open table and that part was fantastic. Then we arrived at the restaurant 10 minutes prior to our reservation time. When we met the hostess, if you want to call her that, she said our table wasn’t quite ready and we could wait in the bar and they would text when the table was available. We waited inside the restaurant at the bar and watched several people pull up in cars with a group of 5 people and they immediately got seated. Then a larger group showed of about 12 people and they were seated immediately. A group of two were seated and all the while we are waiting. There were two 6tops sitting empty during our 25 minute wait. When I stopped the “hostess” and asked her what was taking so long she explained that since we only had 3 people, we could not be seated at a 6 top. Well fast forward another 10 minutes and we get seated at a 6 top booth. The real kicker was that the very table I asked her about and she explained that she could not sit a 3 person group at she sat a party of 2 with a toddler!!!!!

This has to be the most unorganized restaurant in the Keys!!! This will be 2 hours of my life that I will never get back!!!

Wait staff was stressed beyond belief and it took at least 20 minutes to get our check!!! Never seen a restaurant that didn’t want to get paid.. Save your money and time and try anywhere else in all of the Keys!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kathleen our server was AMAZING! She was friendly and engaging. Best service we have had in a long time. Thank you Kathleen.

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vipLibbyC
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, great food and service, and a cool decor.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food with excellent service provided by Genelle.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was just okay. Felt a bit sticky and dirty at our outside table. Wait staff super friendly.

JC
JaimmeC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server - Lori - was outstanding. Great recommendation on food selection. The food was amazing. Highly recommend!

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TLC5
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. They are accommodating to large groups too.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went while on vacation in the Keys. I gave it a 5 for ambiance, not because it was in any way elegant, but it was quirky and very interesting. We were fascinated by the looping video of the owner’s spearfishing exploits. The sushi was excellent and all of the entree dishes we had were great. Short but good wine list and great beer and drink menu. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the experience and the food a great deal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlotte was amazing and super friendly

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vipChuck
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dinner spot in the keys. Not fancy but, your are in the keys. Food is excellent& service very good.

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FrederichB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The seafood is fresh and wonderfully prepared. I would have enjoyed a wider variety of side dishes, but the entrees are the stars of the show here and they shine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Not what we were lead to believe. Big disappointment. Way over priced.

MP
MelissaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our fresh catch in to be prepared, Andre took care of everything! It was delicious! Mahi 5 different ways!!

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EdwardS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Nick made our dining experience exceptional. Food was amazing. Lots to choose from. Good pour on the wine. Highly recommend Castaway! Make reservations if you want to be outside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kathleen was the absolute best!!!! She made the entire experience awesome. We had a long wait, but she was extremely energetic, kind, funny and overall the best. We will absolutely be back because of her!

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Retrosamus
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like crab Rangoon, you really should try it. It was the best I have ever had in my life, and that is saying something. All of the food was wonderful though, and the drinks delicious.

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Suzanne
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service from our server, Kathleen!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed some raw oysters, a rare Bison cheeseburger and the Lobster Mac n Cheese. Service was excellent!

DM
DonnaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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FeliciaT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is huge and they prepared per our requests! There are almost too many items on the menu to choose from, but will solve this dilemma by going back again. All of our our food was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific sushi and friendly service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kathleen Fontes was the best she is 5 plus stars all day long. She made the experience for us. Our food was amazing. We will be back before our vacation comes to an end.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing evening at Castaway. Kathleen was our server and she was amazing as always. The other staff including Tami and Janell and Nick came to check up on us when Kathleen was busy with other tables. Recommended as always!

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GarrettC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Neat hole in the wall ambiance and vibe but food just so so and over priced for the value.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and fun. The whole restaurant seems to have a great atmosphere no matter where you sit. Very hard to just walkup and get a table for waterfront so I guess booking a reservation outdoor is a better option in the future!

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Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 572 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.