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Old Tavernier Restaurant-Lounge

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90311 Overseas Hwy., Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
+1 305-852-6012
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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133 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When visiting this spot , you will notice that it is frequented by regulars who value the experience . In fact the servers give priority consideration to the regulars . Be patient and you will be rewarded by some very good food. On this visit I enjoyed a great rack of lamb .

Thank Richard F
St. Pete Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came the night before had a delicious pizza to go. Went back the next night...dressed in jeans/t-shirts..wanting to sit at the bar. Nooo, he said you have to sit in white linen dining...we were not feeling it, gleared at by people around us (we are not low life peeps, just living the boat life...whatever!) best dressed boater peeps ever.... More 

Thank klovell2017
Brian D, General Manager at Old Tavernier Restaurant-Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us however your review is not accurate I never forced you to dine in our dining room I gave you that option because our bar was full and the outside was not usable because of the temp. You were concerned how you were dressed and I let you know you were dressed as most of... More 

Limassol, Cyprus
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is in a prime location and is nicely decorated and preserved. Service is with a personal touch and food selection is very nice and tasty. Everything we had was well cooked. Owners take pride of their property and this is a must for restaurants of this type.

Thank Zavos
Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming and friendly staff/owner. Our meal was delicious, nice balcony dining area. Conch was nicely prepared, as was the snapper, Our waitress was a bit rushed but not enough to take away from the ambiance.

Thank onvoyage30
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing evening with poor service. Whilst the food was really delicious the service really ruined the evening. Firstly I had to ask for water at least three times and no one bothered to explain that a bus boy would (eventually) bring it. Then we were not given any cutlery for our entrees and finally my plate was removed when I... More 

1 Thank Whatatraveller
Ilias K, Owner at Old Tavernier Restaurant-Lounge, responded to this review

I am sorry for your experience at our restaurant.This level of service is not accepted at Old Tavernier. All of our staff has been instructed not to remove plates until all at the table has completed their meal. In addition the server should have served the water as well, this is not the sole responsibility of the bus person. I... More 

Islamorada, Florida
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at the Old Tavernier Restaurant several times, and never been dissappointed. Wonderful, attentive service. Although described as an venue for Italian dining, the experience is actually much more diverse. We enjoy the fresh seafood options most, with my favorite being the fresh yellowtail snapper almondine. On New Years eve, my husband enjoyed a mouth watering duck with... More 

Thank Reefmom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to! Great food. Great service. Great. Great. Great. We have been going to OT for years and have never had a bad meal. Their pizzas are the best anywhere. They are always friendly.

Thank Coconutkim
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great recommendation and wonderful service. You are the total package. Ears and all. The shrimp and scallops were magnificent and the Merlot you recommended as a paring was delicious. Thanks for an incredible experience.

Thank Annette W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal and wine - my go-to favorite in Tavernier. Fresh fish and great selection of preparations. Varied menu and quite a few specials. Love the atmosphere and great staff. Good for couples and groups. Until next time...

Thank Melodiepaige
Guildford, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our meals. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and the service was excellent. There are tables outside, in the bar, which I believe serves a more casual menu, and in the restaurant.

Thank LMK63

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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$25 - US$50
Italian, American, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90311 Overseas Hwy., Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo  >  Tavernier
  • Phone Number: +1 305-852-6012
Serving the upper keys community for 26 years Old Tavernier Restaurant offers its guest visiting for the first time or welcoming back our local guest back again a warm, safe and friendly place to enjoy the casual flavor of our lounge or the back patio overlooking the marina to our white table clothed dining area, but casual dress is fine!. We offer an international menu that includes the areas best pizza to Prime beef and fresh regional seafood. Offering a full menu until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?