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“Great Local Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar

Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #36 of 91 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Portage, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great Local Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

Awesome food! Spectacular service! Jackie was the best! Definitely going back again!

Visited October 2011
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Ryan L, Manager at Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 9 December 2011
It was so pleasent to hear that you really enjoy our place. Thank you so much for your compliments, our chef Maria really works hard to put together some of her dishes. Thaks again and we will hopefully see you soon!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Decent food, great service, nice happy hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

I'm a frequent visitor of the keys, and decided to try somewhere different this time. The restaurant is in a nice spot on the water, but is nothing special to look at. The happy hour was good...we're late diners, and it went until 8pm. The food was standard fare and was nothing special, though the shrimp nachos were pretty good. What makes this rating higher than average was the service. Our server was a young lady dressed in a pirate outfit. She kept my kids entertained the entire time, took pictures with them, and even gave them free shirts and walked them around the water. We had a sandwich order that we didn't care for, and she took it right back. The cook even came out and apologized. My kids had a great time, which means I had a great time. I wouldn't go back for the food, except maybe for a quick appetizer...but this proves that you don't have to have great food to enjoy a restaurant.

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Ryan L, Manager at Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 9 December 2011
Thanks for stopping by Smugglers Cove, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again. Sorry about the view while we were under constuction of our hotel and marina, and yes i agree that it was not the most pleasent with the cranes. However, though we are still under minor constuction, the view is much better and things are really coming along nice. Thanks again and we hope to see soon!
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