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Smugglers Cove Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada Fl., Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
+1 305-664-5564
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 16 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 

Marathon, Florida
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stopped here for lunch today at 12 noon. It should have been a telling sign that there were no cars in the parking lot for lunch at noon! We got a table and after a few minutes a lady came out and she seemed like she was still hungover from the night before. She told us a waitress would... More 

Thank KeyLimeKottage
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Just wanted to leave a review and give a special mention to Hope and Stanton who made us feel so welcome , this is a very authentic Florida Keys place to stay - a bit quirky, laid back, with good food and cold beers ! Accommodation was basic and adequate for one night. We wish Hope and Stanton every best... More 

Thank Scott G
Hollywood, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Got a groupon for this nice little place on the way home from Key West. The mahi and lobster sandwiches were very good. Had the ceviche as an app, but they use ahi tuna in this dish, and it did not seem to go well with the required citrus marinade, at least for our taste. Overall, especially with the groupon,... More 

Thank lvpf1225
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Saw them on a groupon and my husband and I decided to try them for dinner and we were pleased! I had the shrimp fajitas and they were delicious. The service was great and the atmosphere was nice. Met some locals and they were fun to talk to. Great little hidden place!

Thank Angela S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had a nice lunch here yesterday...the only drawback was the portions were very small. But we will be back for the great atmosphere and cold drinks!

Thank FloridaCCC
Fort Myers
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Everything about Smugglers Cove was fun! The atmosphere was nice, the surrounding scenery was great and we really had a good time.

Thank Terri M
Paramus, New Jersey
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Its a bar, with indoor and outdoor seating. mildly rustic but the perfect Florida Keys vibe. As though Jimmy Buffet would just walk in, sit down, and order a drink with you. Bartender, STEPHANIE, was amazing. If I wasn't married, I think I ask her if she would want to run off and live on a sailboat with me! She... More 

Thank brianhR2329JW
medina, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

best fish tacos ever! good atmosphere. great drinks. family friendly. nice shower for after snorkeling.

Thank Holly C

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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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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