Alright! We're excited for this one and we hope you are too because we get asked this all of the time by our awesome clients! So here it is, the best eats and activities near Marathon!
Breakfast/Brunch: The Island Fish Company: This is our favorite breakfast spot with great ocean views and a large menu! Omelettes, pancakes, fresh toast, biscuits and gravy, you name it! Sunday's are the best here because of their Mexican brunch specials too!
Dave's Big Mouth Eatery: We spend a lot of our money here haha! They have great sandwiches and everything on the Menu is just delicious. Best soup and sandwich deal for sure!
Brutus Seafood: The best Shrimp Tacos! Brutus is a tiki joint with inside and outside shaded seating. We ALWAYS get some variation of their tacos with sweet potato fries because they're just so good! Also, don't forget to peep inside and check out our artwork on the walls ;)
Irie Island Eats: Irie has a chill atmosphere with flavorful, Caribbean-inspired street food. Cilantro lime rice, fish tacos (yes we love tacos), and black bean salad are our go-tos. They're so good we are hiring them to cater our up-coming wedding celebration! Irie also shares a space with a fruit stand that sells sweet, refreshing juices!
Dinner: Burdines Waterfront: We get asked this question almost every night and 9/10 times this is our recommendation for families looking to get great food with a stellar view and relaxed atmosphere. Fish, FRIES, more FRIES, burgers, and FRIED Key Lime Pie! Our favorite thing on the menu is the Chicken Florentine Burger on Multi-grain bread with Swiss Cheese (:P) It's SO good! You'll love everything about this place! Just be sure to order a basket of fries with your appetizer and don't be afraid to ask for extra dust haha!
Dessert: Sweet Savannah's Dessert Bake Shop and Ice Cream Cafe: Want to get your kids jacked up on sugar? The earlier you go the better. By 8:30 PM you'll be waiting in line and kids and patience for sweets is a rarity!
Fun Family Activities
Free spots: Bahia Honda State Park, Scout Key, Sombrero Beach Charters: Dive Duck Key, Captain Hook's, and Looe Key Bahia Honda is a must-visit! We rank it #2 for The Florida Keys Best Beaches behind Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West. As far as reefs go, Looe Key is the most spectacular reef we have seen thus far although they're all beautiful and it all depends on the weather!
Interactive Wildlife & Education
Aquarium Encounters: Touch tanks, tarpon feedings, and awesome local wildlife education!
Florida Keys Turtle Hospital: The turtle hospital is so great! This is where all of rescued sea turtles in the Florida Keys get sent for rehabilitation. It's both educational and exciting!
Dolphin Research Center: DRC offers dolphin experiences, a splash park, and all kinds of educational fun for the kids!
If there is something you are interested in and would like some local insight please do not hesitate to ask! We would love to point you in the right direction!