The Twisted Tuna

3.7
133 reviews
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Seafood
Welcome to The Twisted Tuna of Port Salerno Florida! We are the largest waterfront restaurant in Martin County and home to The Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival. With over 10,000sqft of indoor dining space on two floors, The Twisted Tuna can accommodate functions of almost any size. We serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week and a Brunch Menu on Sunday. The Twisted Tuna has 3 full liquor bars including our main bar featuring many flat screen TVs, our second floor Titos® Bloody Mary Bar and our outdoor Malibu Rum® Bar. The restaurant is perfectly situated on the beautiful Manatee Pocket and has several outdoor waterfront dining areas that are both smoking and pet friendly.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Men's bathroom upstairs was filthy.
Food and service were good though.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Service was OK. Had a 6:30 reservation arrived 15 minutes early. Did not get seated until 7:05. What’s the point of having a reservation.

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RA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

the table was waiting and the food good. However, the noise level was totally unacceptable for me, my wife and our guests. Hard to communicate between ourselves as to our waitress. For that reason, I would not recommend the restaurant to friends and will certainly hesitate to return.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met with friends we haven’t seen in several years. Sat upstairs and told waiter (Cody) we’d like to chat for a while and he was great. Food was good and the seating upstairs seemed to be reserved for groups so a leisurely dinner did not seem to be a problem, at least for Cody. He was super!

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Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food in a wonderful setting. We ate in the large room upstairs which is very good for large groups. (However, it was chilly in the room.) Outstanding views of the marina. Our server, Cody, was outstanding and a lot of fun.

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L
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gave us a great table by window for 12 of us. Waiter was great. Food was excellent. Great place for good food and fun overlooking marina and water

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Hostess was extremely rude. We are inside and couldn’t enjoy the view because of the window molding in the middle of the windows.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

It is bar food and overpriced. It is very noisy. I went there for my birthday and the waiter was very upsetting. I ordered steamed clams, for $12. I only got nine clams and told him. And he said to me “what do you want me to do about it? “I said you tell me, you work here, your not me.” He asked me if I wanted a piece of chocolate cake. No I didn’t want chocolate cake —— I ordered dozen clams. Anyway at the end of the meal he brought me three more tiny clams. No thoughtfulness whatsoever.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family night out with parents. Great food and atmosphere. Definitely will recommend and be going back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a large party that they put in their upstairs space - there were 12 of us and I had requested 2 tables of 6 instead of a large table for everyone. They put us together at one table. That would’ve been fine, except that we waited two hours after ordering before our dinner was served. I understand of the kitchen gets backed up, but don’t take the reservations if you can’t accommodate the numbers of people in your restaurant. We will never return here again. Also, the food was just so-so and some of it was dry and it obviously had been waiting in the kitchen while other orders were being finished. I suppose if you could sit at a two-top by the bar downstairs and have a quick bite this place is fine. But if there’s any more of you, I would say stay away from this place. It’s hard not to feel that they take as many reservations as they can to make a buck, and don’t care about whether they can accommodate the numbers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Restaurant does not accommodate requests for outside seating despite being an option on opentable. Super loud inside, dirty windows inside covered in sauce. Despite reservation, was not seated for another 25 minutes and in a terrible bar corner. Could not hear companions talk. Good waitress however (situation no fault of overworked table staff). Opentable is of no value to this establishment, so beware.

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with our visit. Staff were very friendly and food was great

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RC
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Twisted Tuna was great. We had an outside table, it started to rain but they were really good
about it, changed our table to upstairs. Server was terrific. I had the grouper tacos which were really good.

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Very disappointing dining experience. We made reservations for a special brunch for my Mom's birthday. We were the first table to be seated and while our waitress brought us our drinks quickly, she seemed to forget about us because we waited for her to take our order for 45 minutes. She never came back to refill our drinks and we had to go to the bar to request a refill. She was no where to be found, so we couldn't even flag her down for assistance. To top it off, she got 2 of our orders completely wrong, but we decided not to address it because we figured we would be there for another hour waiting to eat. This totally ruined a very special birthday celebration.

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VI
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

WORST SERVICE I EVER HAD A RESTAURANT.----WE DID NOT RECEIVE HALF OF WHAT WE ORDERED----NEVER AGAIN---VZ

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It has something for everyone. My 6year old daughter enjoyed the face painting and her meal. The rest of us ordered everything from sushi to signature dinner dishes. Always delicious.

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JS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter was very attentive. The menu is very good, lots of choices. Food was very good. Especially the Italian seafood dish. 2 people shared it and it was plenty and very delicious .

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Sunday Brunch! Food was amazing as always.

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The meals my wife had were good, I have been getting the tuna tacos for years and as usual the pieces of tuna were large and tasty, however the taco shells seem to be getting much smaller. Any further reduction in size and I say why bother. We made reservations for six and are waitress seemed perturbed that 2 of our party were delayed and that we were waiting to order our meal when they arrived.

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KM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Met Friends here and had a good time, service was good but I wouldn't call it great. Would go back next time we are in Florida

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great location.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was slow and spotty. Order of surf (filet Mignon) and turf (lobster tail) was way late and lobster was way undercooked. One of our party finished his drink and wanted another but our server did not come for such a long time that he gave up waiting for her and went to the bar himself to get the drink. We were a party of ten and the table was much too small for comfort. Also, the noise level was so high, we had difficulty conversing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was spectacular. Very friendly and genuine.

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MN
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Very disappointed. Had a party of seven. Ordered food for all. All orders came with the exception of the oysters. My ENTIRE party had eaten before the oysters arrived. When I asked what the problem was I received a lame answer that said, "The special is taking us longer to get the oysters to you". My oysters came after everyone else finished their meal. I ate my oysters there alone. NO COMPENSATION or any other communication was given to me. I felt bad for the waitress who knew my frustration but could do nothing to alleviate it. I believe the manager should have come to the table with apologies and some sort of compensation for the inconvenience suffered by myself and my guests. They were very uncomfortable eating without me and then watching me eat alone. My bill was $280 but I guess that meant nothing. Will never go there again unless something is forthcoming from the establishment. Wrote to them but as of yet have not heard back. VERY POOR CUSTOMER CARE.

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MN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot! Try it out! Biggest and best grouper sandwich ever!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was new but excellent. (Unfortunately don't remember her name). Party of 10 for a birthday. Food was delicious, came out fast, hot and all correct. Great place

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CF
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday I had. Dinner was amazing and so was the service. We had a very large party and everyone had their food in a timely manner. Our waitress was also very attentitive to our table and others.

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and the staff helped make our experience one to remember!

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our waitress was the best! We had a group of about 14 and she handled all the drinks, apps and dinners like a champ and even gave us separate amounts at the end for ease of the bill which was not necessary but she was just that helpful.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were very good. We were celebrating two birthdays with seven people. The menu had a large variety of food, something for everyone. We ordered pizza, pasta, seafood, BBQ and a few drinks. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the birthday deserts were delicious and on the house. Definitely worth trying. We would go more often if we weren't 2 hours away. Go Enjoy!

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SD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We have gone to this restaurant many times and usually have a decent experience and recommended it too friends. This time was not so good. Our waiter was friendly and courteous but the food took too long, 45 minutes too long and for brunch. It was not that busy so when someone told us it was because of a big party that made us more upset. Not a reasonable excuse for a party of 5 on a slow day. When we finally got our food it was cold. Eggs are not good cold but I didn't send it back because we were hungry. Won't be going back for a while if ever, even though we like the waterfront location.

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g
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a fabulous restaurant; we were there for the 'Sunday afternoon Sushi Specials" and were able to enjoy high quality sushi at a great discounted price!
This TRULY IS a neighborhood gem.....
Their service is both friendly and professional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a little difficult to find parking but the restaurant does offer valet service. Our waitress was top notch and right on top of things! No one had to ask for a refill on their drinks, the refills seem to magically just show up. There were 9 of us and most of the food was wonderful. A couple of minor complaints but overall we were pleased. I thought the bill was very reasonable. Our table was ready for us when we arrived. We chose Twisted Tuna to celebrate my nephew's 21st birthday as he said it was his favorite restaurant.

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MC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant, right on the water, ok food. Loud inside

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SL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I put fair on value because it cost $90 for one dinner and 2 glasses of wine. Little pricey for such a casual place but the food was very good.

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TA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the Twisted Tuna!! Food is Great, atmosphere is fun happy, (I do not like it upstairs as much) there is no music up there and the noise level always seems higher up there for some reason and you can not just walk up to the bar to get a drink. The décor and overall feel downstairs is more inviting to me. Although I would not turn down anywhere to eat there. Just my preference. They do have a patio upstairs that does overlook the water upstairs as well. ;) Would recommend it to all my friends and do!!! We go there a 4-5 times a month fro dinner. Always great sushi too!!! Miranda is the bomb :)

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AR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Nice ambiance. Service was terribly slow. Our food was cold and lacked appeal.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went for Sunday Brunch for Fathers Dsy. We were outside and it seemed that the service staff did not either want to go outside to wait on us or just what. We had to honyo the service desk twice to get someone to even get us drinks. We finally decided to go sit by the bar. The waitress did not apologize for the lack of service but just dropped of the bill. Very poor waiting staff. Garrett the bartender outside was great. If he wouldn’t have been so great we would have left. He was the only person that apologized for the bad service prior to him as he saw us just sitting and actually came over to give us water until the waiting staff came. Very disappointed in the service and Garrett was the only one interested in trying to make it better. Won’t go back for quit awhile

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We've been before, but had horrible service and even the manager came to check on our table and ran away like she was scared.

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