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Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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1406 Oceanview Ave, MM 48, Marathon, FL 33050-2165
+1 305-743-6247
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Garnet Valley, Penna
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

We went relatively early to eat, 5:30, so restaurant was not crowded. Were seated inside, by choice, for the air conditioning. It was rather dismal inside and you can't hear the music, but that was our own fault. Entrees were good, salads were sad with wilted lettuce. Service was very good even though server forgot to tell us about specials,... More 

Thank Jangirl49
Westover, Maryland
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148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

Decided to have a few drinks and listen to live entertainment. When we arrived, young hostage had no clue. She told us no room at bar or tables. We walked over to the bar and found four open seats. After ordering drinks we observed an open table. Went checked with her to see if it was okay to sit and... More 

Thank Dave I
LaBelle, Florida
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

A local resident told us about this great little local restaurant. What a great find! We ate lunch here twice in one week while visiting the Key. Their Clam Chowder was fantastic along with their Happy Hour Peel and Eat Gulf Florida Pink Shrimp that are to die for. This is one of the best restaurants on Marathon Key.

Thank Sue H
Woodbury, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Casual dining with decent food but nothing over the top. The menu was a bit pricey for what you get. My wife had the catch of the day, a 7 oz filet of mahi mahi with veggies for $24. I had the surf and tuff sushi roll, lobster tempura with prime rib for $16. I will give this place props... More 

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washington, dc
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Great waterfront location with down home feel. Great selection of local fish and if you go fishing you can bring your own fish and they will prepare it for you. Nothing gourmet here but food was fresh and tasty. Outdoor bar appears to have live music nightly. The kids LOVED the honey buns. Stone crabs were great and reasonably priced.... More 

1 Thank sbc789
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

We ate here twice in Marathon. Food was average but a little pricey. Catch of the day $28... Shrimp scampi (little shrimp) $19.99... Had better meals in Marathon but I'd go back for an appetizer and drinks.

Thank Caitlin G
Ceresco, Mi
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

What a wonderful meal we had at Castaways! Warm homemade rolls with honey to start with, and the freshest fish and sushi. The stuffed hogfish was wonderful! This is a hidden gem.

Thank DinerCeresco
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here yesterday. And first off, let me state to people reading this, if you are heading to the Keys and expecting service that you would get in say, Miami, you've missed the mark. They Keys are very laid back (think Caribbean) and no one rushes for anything. You are on VACATION. Put your phones away, have an actual... More 

1 Thank Bonesrn
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We took our kids to Castaway's on a recommendation from a local. We waited for at least 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive after we ordered. Food was not that great ad also took a very long time to arrive. The scallops were overcooked and the "special," a crab-stuffed mani mani was overcooked and drowned out in a rich... More 

Thank AdvisorT81
New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

This was recommended to us on vacation and we were disappointed. The road to the restaurant is shabby and homeless cats roam everywhere. Luckily we were in a group or the walk would've been a little creepy in the dark. We had reservations for outdoors and right before our reservation, that was cancelled. The reason was that it was under... More 

1 Thank Dominique E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1406 Oceanview Ave, MM 48, Marathon, FL 33050-2165
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-6247
Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, Prime Rib Lunch and Dinner Daily. Full Liquor Bar and 33 BEERS ON TAP Indoor and Outdoor Waterfront Dining In Business since 1951. Voted Best Overall Restaurant in Marathon 2 years in a rowLive Music, Late night Entertainment on FridaysClub Mirabella Nightclub Dancing FRIDAY starting at 10:30pm

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