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Dockside Tropical Cafe - CLOSED

35 Sombrero Blvd, MM 50 off US1 - turn ocean side at Publix then right on Sombrero Blvrd, Marathon, FL 33050-2488
+1 305-743-0000
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
21 Mar 2016
“average food, above average view”
16 Mar 2016
“Our one terrible dining experience!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Gluten Free Options
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35 Sombrero Blvd, MM 50 off US1 - turn ocean side at Publix then right on Sombrero Blvrd, Marathon, FL 33050-2488
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

The dockside is a calm pleasant place to eat, admire some sailboats, listen to live music, and stroll the harbour looking at yachts. The kitchen is slow on a busy night but still good food.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 16 March 2016

On bikes, returning from Sombrero Beach, we decided to try lunch here for waterside dining. When we arrived there were just 3 other tables occupied, one by a large group that had already ordered. There was only one hostess/waitress and she did not seem to...More

Thank swimmom97
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My husband and I have our boat docked here. Wonderful place to come and have some drinks, food, and enjoy live music every night! Very friendly staff. Prices are reasonable too! Love it here because you can see the boats!

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This place really had nothing to offer a tourist. No sunset, mediocre food served cold, dreary ambience. And for this you get to pay $25 for a fish dinner. The menu says to ask about the catch of the day and the waitress answered anything...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Ours was an early afternoon visit. The ambience is welcoming and relaxing. Tropical recorded music provides atmosphere for this waterfront cafe. Service is slow, but who's in a rush? The blackened grouper sandwich and sweet potato French fries were tasty. Prices are moderate. The cafe...More

Thank DaveinMaryland
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We stopped here in the late afternoon for an early dinner. We were greeted at the door by a happy-drunk patron. The bartender ignored us before making a rude comment ("lots of people are waiting too"). But I've seen busier bars on weekday afternoons. We...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This was a great, great place to listen to music. They have open mike night on Sunday nights and we were lucky enough to hear the owner ( who is a successful musician & song writer) and his band, along with a lot of great...More

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Great little place with music. Really good Bloody Mary with a cheeseburger and antipasto plate on a stick. Nice break after going to the beach.

Thank NoBigFish
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a late snack. Food was OK. We had the "whole nine yards". They did not have coconut shrimp and wanted to sub onion rings. The wings were covered with a heavy sauce that would cause tears to come. Service was OK but...More

Thank Merriel T
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Love the laid back atmosphere and that they prepared our fish multiple ways. Kudos for the chief in his ability to cook! It was fantastic. Our server was super friendly and fast. Love this place.

Thank RoadWarriorInHeels
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 35
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Sombrero Blvd, MM 50 off US1 - turn ocean side at Publix then right on Sombrero Blvrd, Marathon, FL 33050-2488 (Formerly Roco's Dockside Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-0000
  • E-mail
A waterfront venue located on Boot Key Harbor in the heart of the Florida Keys. Newly redecorated bar and live music stage with a view of the harbor. Casual relaxed dining on "the dock" offering live entertainment.
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