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“Tiny local seafood joint”

Tarks Of Dania Beach
Ranked #4 of 79 Restaurants in Dania Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: The Originators Since 1966!The Clam Stand Where Neighbors & LocalsMeet To Eat, Drink, Relax & Rejuvenate!Eat Clams...Live Longer!!!Eat Oysters...Love Longer!!!Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm!
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Tiny local seafood joint”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We ordered: the gator tail, which was cooked well; the crab legs, which were cooked well (that's usually not difficult); the Surf and Surf, which was blackened grouper (dry and tasteless), blackened BBQ shrimp (which was very good), Cole slaw (good), and curly fries (OK). I would say this place is average in general. It's a lunch counter, with a few tables outside. If you're claustrophobic, eat outside or order take-out. Would I go back? Maybe to try their raw clams. They looked good.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Not the Same Tarks of Days Past”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Its been several years since I've been to Tarks, and after this visit, it'll be a long time until I return. The place looks like it hasn't been maintained in years, and the food was very mediocre. My wife had the blackened mahi with sweet potato fries and was underwhelmed. I had the fried seafood basket (shrimp, clam strips, fish filet). The clam strips (the menu item Tarks was founded on) were small, rubbery and overfried. The breaded shrimp actually had a nice flavor and seasoning, and the fish was okay. We sat outside, and were on our guard the whole meal as the neighborhood is sketchy - I was convinced we'd be robbed while we sat there. The service was poor, the server forgot to put our order in, and we waited 40 minutes for our food. Disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Horrible experience.”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Dining room and restrooms were filthy, service slow and messy, overcooked wings, overcooked and unseasoned mahi, bland and very pasty clam chowder, server slung beer at us (not ours) without bothering to clean it up, crowded bar with people ordering and picking up food/drinks next to you. Can't believe this place is rated highly- perhaps it is only good if you're coming for cheap raw seafood and beer. We will not return.

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Okeechobee, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must try for lunch”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

First time eating there as you usually cannot step in the door.Really just A lunch counter and A couple of tables outside.Excellent fish sandwich.

Visited March 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Seafood Place”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Staying in the area we wanted some seafood and was recomended by Motel 6. Great little place. We ate outside and the food was fantastic. I would have liked a better beer selection, but they had great specials and some good prices.

  • Visited November 2013
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