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Herbie’s Bar and Chowder House

Herbie’s has been a part of the Keys dining scene since the 1940’s making it the oldest operating restaurant in Marathon! Originally named Maggie’s Chowder House it operated until the Konrath family purchased it in the 1950’s, and renaming it Fishnet’s Bar & Chowder House. In the 1960’s, with new owners, it was donned Herbies. Fast-forward to 2014 and we have the Herbie’s of today, run by new owners, a husband and wife team that have married their love and experience of the culinary arts as well as with craft beer. 


Our menu is filled with old Keys favorites that are dressed up in secret sauces and mixes that you are surely not to forget soon! Our delicious and unique taste to our meals will make you wonder what our key ingredient is, well besides the love of  Herbies-Bottlemaking great food, it is craft beer! Yup, we cook with our craft beers! They are not only great to drink solo, but they also add something-oh-so-tasty to already taste-bud friendly fresh seafood.


People have been stopping at our road-side restaurant for years and now there is more reason than ever! 

With the biggest fresh craft beer selection on tap between Key Largo and Key West, you are sure to find a microbrew to enjoy out of the 24 selections we pour daily. And, if not, we do have an amazing wine selection that cannot be found anywhere else in the Florida Keys.

All of our wines are poured by the glass as well as purchased by the bottle. We have broken the mold when it comes to traditional restaurant wines. We do not have a “house” wine like all the others serve. We just have fine wines by the glass. What we serve by the glass others will only sell by the bottle.




Here at Herbie’s Bar and Chowder House we also like to keep things playful with special events planned regularly.

Check out our Facebook page to find out what’s going on tonight and to see our seafood specials!

Our signatures on these classic dishes will make you leave in gastronomical approval. We are sure you will add your ‘thumbs up’ too! Come in, your taste buds will thank you!

Herbies-TshirtSo if you are looking for Key’s traditional fixings stop by this midway point in Marathon, at mile-marker 50.3! A gem in the treasure box of restaurants in the Florida Keys, Herbie’s, offers you that relaxed all-ages environment, for youngsters and the young-at-heart.


We are also a big supporter of local teams and groups. Call us to find out how we can accommodate your event!