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The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant, Islamorada, FL

The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant

4.2
4.2
101 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 664-0535
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Islamorada
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View

What 101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Great for brunch

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Kid-friendly

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Good for groups

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Hot spot

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Lively

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Great for brunch

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Kid-friendly

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Good for groups

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Hot spot

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Lively

101 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Whatever you do don’t seat underneath the iguana tree. Don’t order ceviche it has no taste . Over all feeding the tarpons and being chased by the pelicans was fun …😹.

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  2. SharonR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing ! We brought our own catch into be Cooked . They cooked it perfectly ! It was a bit noisy , but didn’t put us off . Definitely go back .

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  3. JaneR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! We got to sit by the water, had great food and great service. We all really enjoyed our meals and the Pina Colada cake was aMAZing!!! We were a bit sad we couldn't walk out to see the fish without paying:( The gift shop was fun. Great first time there for us!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The foos was goid, great drinks. Beautiful location! We enjoyed our dinner! Thank you!

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  5. IvanD

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun place! Good food. You can feed tatpoons for a small fee. However, beware of the pelicans. Tgey bite.

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  6. Def1678

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The scenery was nice. Our waiter was very friendly but the kitchen and bar were a mess. We had a pepper packet (paper and all) fried into the breading of a mahi sandwich and the item was not removed from the check. The drinks took longer than expected and were a little watery. The distance between tables is very narrow and getting up or sitting down disturbs a whole mess of people. We drove specifically to eat there and were not impressed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were so excited to dine here but when we arrived and were seated at our table everything seemed dirty. From the chairs to the menus to the table. Our waiter was even walking around with water cups floating inside the pitchers of water that he was about to deliver. We just could not stay. Disappointed by this not being what we expected, we got up immediately and left.

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  8. lisal

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed eating at the Hungry Tarpon. The food and drinks were amazing. We also fed the tarpon after lunch which was a lot of fun. I highly recommend this restaurant

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  9. ChristianS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great from food to service. Food came out quickly and was perfectly prepared. Exactly what my family of 5 was looking for even with asking for gluten free modifications.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was OK at best. Service was OK at best. I asked to have the alcohol seperated on a different ticket. They refused. Not a huge deal. But bottom line its a decent place to go hang. Food was not great.

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  11. AngelaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, laid back atmosphere. We will definitely be back again

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  12. JadeP

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was great. We got to see 3 lemon sharks too which was amazing.

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  13. JillsThanksmas

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was great. It’s a lot of fun with the tarpon feeding and all the action going on. I think it would be a really hard place to work because people are getting up and down and moving around so service wasn’t good but I understand why. Food was very good.

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  14. ShelbyK

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wouldn’t defiantly recommend! We will be going back often! Love it 10/10

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad We stopped here for lunch in our way back to Boca Raton. Definitely an experience… feeding the tarpon was fun … and picked up all cute Christmas tree decoration

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We like bar food but this was really terrible and quite expensive for what it was.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our annual trip to the keys always includes at least one visit to the Hungry Tarpon! It’s a treat. Great food, awesome vibe, and excellent service. This trip I had the blended burger- yum!

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  18. JonandAnissa

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience. Even the the restaurant was a lil slow food came out fresh and as expected. Ashley gave us great service. We look forward to going back during the day time to see the tarpon:)

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  19. KassiW

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Prices were fair, especially with how much food we had. Desserts are excellent too. The views were nice but the best of all was our server, Lindsey who was absolutely perfect!

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  20. BetsyL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was expensive for what we received. It was not fresh and was overcooked. It's a fun place to visit, but I wouldn't order the same thing again if we went back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Very reasonable. Would go back again.

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  22. Jedi

    Coastal Georgia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast was awesome! The best hash browns I’ve ever eaten! The atmosphere is definitely Florida Keys vibe!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great. Food great quality. We went at a quiet time. But still had a great experience and talked to one of the the owners or managers and they’re we’re so nice. Amazing place.

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  24. SallieP

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was very inviting, bathrooms were very clean, food was EXCELLENT and our server Danny was FANTASTIC! We had an awesome experience feeding the tarpon after our breakfast and the lady working the dock was extremely nice! We liked it so much we went back for dinner the following night.

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  25. karimonique

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!! We were sitting right on the water!! The wait staff was amazing!!! A must try!!

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  26. Lara

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a bit disappointed. The host had no idea where to seat us. Finally he figured out a spot after roaming through tables. When we sat down we had to wait a bit until our server came to the table. We could barely hear him. I don't have a problem with someone being soft-spoken, however when there's a lot of other people around, the fish are loud & you're by the water, you need to speak up. We ordered our beverages & an appetizer. Our appetizer didn't take too long but someone else brought it out. We waited & waited & finally our waiter came back to take our order. Food took quite some time. And honestly the food was fairly ok. I liked the seafood chowder but the calamari was not cooked well. Our waiter never came back. Didn't ask if we wanted refills, how our food was, etc. I saw him stopping at other tables. Finally when he did come back he asked if we wanted dessert. We declined. Never asked how our food was. And when you spend that kind of money, you expect decent food & service. My husband still generously tipped him despite my objection but he's a firm believer that servers do live primarily off their tips. I agree but then you need to work for that. FYI I looked at our receipt. Our servers name was Adrian.

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  27. Norris

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The whole fried snapper was wonderful. Had a great time , but the tarpon experience was cut short due to heavy rain.

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  28. DanaE

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Got to watch iguanas climbing all in the trees as we ate. Lots of shade despite being outside. Love this feel of the whole establishment. It sits in the middle of Robbie’s where you can hand feed wild tarpon fish. Very cool!

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  29. GloriaC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was very dirty. Tourist trap. The appetizers were disgusting. Absolutely would not recommend.

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  30. LauraG

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Islamorada experience! They took great care to accommodate our allergies.

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  31. JanR

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere! Come eat and shop and feed the tarpons!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was really good and I definitely recommend it and the atmosphere is nice and relaxing

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got to eat right on the water, and with our Open Table reservation we were seated right away. The food came quickly, freshly made and delicious. Our server made great recommendations and we enjoyed watching the wildlife while we ate (Iguanas & birds). Feeding the tarpons after our meal was fun too! Great atmosphere!

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  34. D8M985

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hearty food....BIG portions! A little pricey but worth the experience. Watch out for pelicans when feeding the Tarpons!!

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  35. FionaA

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab setting, starter (conch fritters) was lovely, main courses were all totally cold and undercooked so we were disappointed as we had heard good reviews.

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  36. AngelS

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just ok, waiter didn’t come back to refill drinks, squished 6 of us at a small table

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  37. LeslieM

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The trailer trash Bloody Mary is a must!! Awesome!!

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  38. 0000

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter wouldn’t split our check of party of 35 will not be back

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Le restaurant est à côté du feeding des tarpons, ce qui est sympa. Par contre, malgré la réservation, notre table n’était pas prête. L’hôtesse pas du tout accueillante, voulait nous placer côté bar alors que j’avais précisé qu’on souhaitait une chaise haute. la table était située sous une fuite de toit donc dès qu’il pleut ça goutte! Rien à dire par contre pour la serveuse très sympa

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  40. CrystalT

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, server was great. It was super hot outside, but there were plenty of fans!

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FAQs

The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 664-0535.

The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 101 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 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant

77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Islamorada
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View
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