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Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar

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85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
+1 305-664-5564
11:00 - 02:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very disappointed thankfully we had a Groupon discount the drinks were great 2/1 the mahi tacos for $7 were good. (Happy Hour) These were are concerns only 1 happy hour menu that took awhile to locate. I ordered a Mahi sandwich and my husband ordered a steak sandwich. When the food came I commented that his didn't look... More 

Thank sallyrey
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sailed into the Smuggler's cove Marina and the people were incredibly helpful and friendly! The Smuggler's Rum punch and conch fritters were great. It was fun all around!

Thank Martha H
Rolla, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was traveling with no real destination, ended up turning into this "locals" spot. Feeling like family and don't want to leave. Food, atmosphere and staff I now call friends. Thanks Aimee, Stephanie, Dawn, Nick and Geinie. I will be back!

Thank littlesids
Rome, Italy
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449 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried fajitas with fried lobster and with mahi (some sort of dolphin), with the latter taster than the former. House wine served in a beer mug. Additional drinks (whose names I can't remember) were quite good. The night we were there we found a crowd of American nationalists singing the anthem, God Bless America and reciting the Pledge of... More 

Thank jujitsu77
fort lauderdale
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After four hours of bumper to bumper traffic coming south from Fort Lauderdale, we needed a break from driving. Just after the drawbridge in Islamorada we stumbled upon Smugglers Cove. We couldn't have been luckier. We were surrounded by locals, laughter, great food and amazing service. Amy and Dawn made the trip for us. We didn't really want to continue... More 

Thank lostshakerofsalt1
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I aways stop at this place on our way to Key West. This time the service was a bit slow but the food was worth it. Friendly service. We'll be back.

The Villages, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this place almost every day on my family visit to the Florida Keys. The food is great, the service is top notch, and the bartender, Amy, made me feel right at home. The atmosphere is beachy, laid back, and fun with people coming and going on the water. Such a fun place that I will definitely come... More 

Thank Mary S
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smugglers Cove is recently under new management and had undergone some major improvements. We arrived today to a clean room, friendly staff, and a beautiful view. We love Smugglers because it's centrally located, but mainly because of the friendly staff. Visit Chris and Amy in the bar (awesome people who will take good care of you) order delicious food or... More 

1 Thank Brenda G
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We ducked into Smuggler's Cove trying to avoid a thunderstorm. We were the only customers for about an hour and by the time we left, Hope and Stan were like family. They are new to the restaurant but are doing a great job to make everyone feel welcome.

Thank Helen M
South Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a room through booking.com at this motel for $82. The manager told us we could each get a complimentary drink from the bar upon check in which seemed nice - I had a coke and my husband took a bottle of beer. No issues for the nights stay but upon checking my online banking the next day I... More 

Thank Kelly B
Islandmak, Manager at Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

We are sorry you feel that way. At checkin we explain that there is a 20$ resort fee. The 20$ fee includes 4 welcome drinks per day, 4 hot breakfast buffet per day and use of our fishing rods. All of our guests enjoy having this amenity at our resort. Unfurtunatly for 20$ you have decided to take this to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-5564
Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar located at mm 85.5 Bayside is one of the locals favorite with convenient access by car or by boat.Framed by the beautiful marina with a view where you will get a glimpse of an occasional dolphin or tarpon, this restaurant has gained a reputation as the place for delicious food and great entertainment. A menu that offers a blend of cuisines and influences mixing Maine with American, Italian and Floridian Seafood dishes….Chef Maria is constantly creating new daily specials for the menu, which is sure to please every guest even vegetarians. Also available is a kids menu that is sure to please every kid even the fussiest!A late nite menu is available that reflects the freshest local fish and burgers as well as the finest variety of appetizers. Open Seven Days a Week from 11am to 12midnight, with entertainment every Monday through Sunday makes Smugglers Cove not only the best place to eat, but also the best entertainment too!

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