The Florida Keys are our “go to” place to relax, enjoy the water and eat great seafood. Driving in from Miami, the Florida Keys are a quick 1-3 hours away, depending on how far you want to go. Marathon is a quiet, middle of the drive stop to have a nice bite to eat or stay and enjoy the outdoors. Stopping in the Florida Keys is perfect for a Florida road trip. If you are looking for the best restaurants in Marathon FL, check these out:
My Favorite Marathon FL R
This is hands down my favorite restaurant in all of the Florida Keys! It is also Marathon’s most popular. Their fish, shrimp, conch, lobster, and stone crabs are as fresh as fresh gets (they are a Whole Foods seafood supplier).
You order at a counter (sometimes they don’t even ask you for your name and ask for a favorite movie or character), and then take a seat at one of the many
They are famous for their lobster
I recently discovered this little gem. It is a great stop for lunch when driving on a road trip to Key West or just staying in Marathon. They have a fresh catch of the day and you can pretty much have it however you like with a side choice of french fries, cole slaw, potato salad or cold bean salad. The indoor area is small (with maybe 5 or so tables), and the outdoor tiki area has ample seating and has fans blowing cool air.
I was very pleased with my fresh fried fish and tried the blackened and grilled versions. They too were equally as delicious. I only have one gripe with this place…the hours! They are only open from 11-5 PM (closed on Sundays), which means that they are only available for lunch. They do have a fish market where you can buy some of their fresh fish. This means that you could technically order it fresh and cook it for dinner or request take out before 5 PM and eat it later. However, this does not
The restaurant itself has an ample selection of seafood,
The best ice cream in Marathon is here! This place not only has adorable
Florida Keys Road Trip
If you are planning a road trip down to the Florida Keys and happen to be driving by through Marathon, I hope you use these restaurant recommendations and enjoy your fresh seafood! Check out some other activities to do in the Florida Keys:
If you would like some ideas of where to eat in Key Largo and Islamorada, check out my post – Great Restaurants in the Upper Keys. If you are driving down to Key West, check out my Key West weekend itinerary and detailed post of a Couples Weekend in Key West. Pin this for later…
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