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Herbie's Bar & Chowder House

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6350 Overseas Hwy, Approximate Address, Marathon, FL 33050-2729
+1 305-743-6373
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11:00 - 21:00
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Delray beach
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Conch chowder was served Luke warm. Should just call it chowder because it had Little to no conch. Way too watery for conch chowder. Not good. Conch fritters were just ok. Had better..had worse....again where is the conch? Cheeseburger was average. Fried dolphin sandwich was nothing to write home about. Key lime pie was ok but it tasted more like... More 

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Herbies B, Owner at Herbie's Bar & Chowder House, responded to this review

If you didn't get any conch in your chowder then I will have to talk to the server about stirring it before ladling it into the bowl. I put 15 pounds of in house ground conch in each 8 gallon batch of conch chowder we make. That said, there is a substantial amount of conch in it. And, at $9... More 

East Hampton, Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great craft beer special on Wednesdays, $4 a glass and a large selection. They have wings that are smoked (large and tip-on), fried and coated in a unique Asian sauce. Husband loved them, but I wasn't a fan, but not the restaurant's fault that I don't care for the smoked taste and sauce. I think I would have liked them... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Perfect Keys casual restaurant for great Florida food and great beer at a reasonable price. The service is great too. Should be on Triple D. You can compare similar restaurants based on their Conch chowder, fish sandwiches, fries/ sides and quality beverages. You won't beat Herbies. One caveat... Not on the water. But right on the highway.

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Thank Plymaniac
Moneta, Virginia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

What an awesome place. It has three sections a bar, an inside restaurant, and an outdoor pub to satisfy any family or group. The owners are super nice people and have a great knowledgeable staff. The beer selection is great with lots of craft beers on tap. And the food is super from the conch fritters, the seafood dip, and... More 

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1 Thank lebosiger
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in en route to Key West. Amazing staff and good recommendations. The draft pineapple cider was amazing, in a glass rimmed with honey and cinnamon.... conch fritters were great and the magi sandwich was a perfect lunch option. The key lime pie was absolutely delicious.

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Macomb, Michigan
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in this cute little place on our way down to Key West. Service was great and so was our meal. We ordered and split the Crabby Patty, Fried Conch and Key Lime Pie. All were delicious. I think the best part of the our meal was the Ace Pineapple Cider. Absolutely one of the best cider beers I've ever... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Excellent seafood, beers on tap. Enthuiastic friendly staff. Indoor/outdoor seating. Not fancy but highly recommend.

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Thank Raymond S
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Lot's to choose from with lots of options. A little out-of-the-way but worth the find! Terrific, down to earth servers. Several different areas to sit.

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Thank Charlie L
boston
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We venture in on a whim and were pleasantly surprised at the extensive beer list and wine by the glass list. We were a party of 5 and had various chowders and seafood apps, all of which were good. A fun place.

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Thank kek128
USA
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Food and craft beers were awesome. We had the conch fritters and oyster sampler to start. All delicious. Also ordered Caesar salad, fish wrap, mahi sandwich and Caribbean shrimp. The best part? They have high chairs that hook to the table hanging up for all to use. The server brought over chalk and a little chalkboard for our little guy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6350 Overseas Hwy, Approximate Address, Marathon, FL 33050-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-6373
Description
Herbies is the oldest operating restaurant in the Heart of the Florida Keys! Having been established in the late 1940's under the name Maggie's Chowder House, it has become a landmark restaurant and continued local favorite. While the restaurant is well established, the only thing old school about the menu is the fact that everything is prepared from scratch here, and that includes grinding our own grass fed beef, conch, sausage, and hot dogs (when available). And, our beer selection is unmatched from Miami to Key West. All on tap craft beer. No, you will not find a National branded beer here, but you will find true American fresh craft beer along with some exceptionally fine wines all poured by the glass. So, don't let the Florida road side shack appearance fool you! Come on in and enjoy some of the best food in the Heart of the Keys!

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