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“We'll be back!”

MEAT Eatery And Taproom
Ranked #5 of 92 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Cuisines: Fast food
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom is a Cutting-Edge Quick-Service restaurant in the Upper Florida Keys. A Diners, Drive Ins and Dive spot featured for its Smoked Wings and Home Made Pork Rinds. It smokes its Pulled Pork, makes its own Sausage in-house, was named #1 Burger in Florida for it's stuffed Burger the Inside Out Juicy Lucy and Top 101 Burgers in America for the Nancy Pants Burger and even makes its own Ketchup and Mustard. MEAT also carries Craft Beers, Microwbrewed Sodas, Organic Wines and Fresh Made Ice Cream. Not to be missed traveling in the Keys!
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“We'll be back!”
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We had the lobster mac and cheese, the chorizo burger, onion straws, bistro fries, regular fries, fried chicken, and the vanilla bean shake (not all at once!). Every bit of food that came out was delicious. They take the time to make real food using real ingredients. Specially made condiments (mango chipotle ketchup) and fresh made meats - real vanilla bean in the shakes. The lobster mac and cheese had a lot of real lobster in it. Not tiny pieces that you guess might be lobster. Everyone was friendly like you lived right around the corner and were there on a regular basis. Can't wait to go back the next time we're down there.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Tammie H
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Eric C, Owner at MEAT Eatery And Taproom, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Thanks for the feedback Tammie! We had just as much fun serving you!!! We hope you'll swing back through on your next visit to Islamorada. If you do happen through the area we have the same great food at our new location in Boca!!!
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“Awesome to say the least ”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

You must try this hidden restaurant. The food is the best. I had the chorizo burger with lime cilantro aioli and cheddar. My wife got the lobster Mac and cheese. Both dishes were great. We've found our new favorite spot in the Keys.

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Eric C, Owner at MEAT Eatery And Taproom, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience...We'll be ready with the freshest hand made MEATS on your next visit.
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Delray Beach, Florida
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“Great food, service needs a lot of help! ”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

I was excited to try M.E.A.T. as
I had been a huge devotee of Taster's, one of the chef's earliest restaurants in the Winn Dixie shopping center in Tavernier. Every year, we catered our New Years Eve appetizers and side dishes from this gourmet delight. The food at M.E.A.T. is equally wonderful and inventive and the micro brew list is diverse. I am not, however, a fan of their "self-service" program and was disappointed that they lost their friendly, "everyone knows your name" kind of feel as they skinny their new staff down to one cashier/server and a couple of kitchen staff. My husband and I were almost done with our burgers by the time my daughter received her chicken tenders. I hope the owner will tweak his concept a bit so that M.E.A.T. will be the next best favorite for locals and visitors alike.

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Eric C, Owner at MEAT Eatery And Taproom, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience, and we do apologize for the delay on your chicken tenders.

MEAT Eatery and Taproom is a "Fast Casual" concept featuring all natural, house-made ingredients. We try to offer high quality meals in a comfortable and casual environment welcoming to all guests. At MEAT you have the option to order at our counter or simply have a seat at the bar. After you order, leave the rest to us. Our house ground and smoked dishes will be promptly delivered along side our signature house made condiments, sides and selection of craft beers.

We hope you will be back to join us again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Amazing burger”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Had an amazing lunch here; simple menu on the burger front but very tasty and easy to personalise. Lots of other stuff if you want it, too.

Staff really friendly and the home made sauces are divine. Sea salt fries are very nice.

Good value and worth a stop - best burger I've ever had!

  • Visited August 2014
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Eric C, Owner at MEAT Eatery And Taproom, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Thank you for the kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and look forward to your next visit. With the many "Pile On's" and new weekly specials there is always something new to try at MEAT Eatery and Taproom. If you can't make it down to Islamorada, visit our new Boca location!!!
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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Late lunch”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The cheeseburger was very fresh and seasoned perfectly. My husband said the fries were the best he ever had. It is a nice small pub like restaurant. They have amazing desserts but too full to try.

Visited August 2014
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Eric C, Owner at MEAT Eatery And Taproom, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Thanks for the review and we're glad you left full and happy. We always have dessert options to finish off the prefect meal...Whether its one of our Adult Shakes or a fresh piece of Bread Pudding, we can satisfy any sweet tooth!!!
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