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“Club Tarpon?”
Review of Tarpon Bend - CLOSED

Tarpon Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Tarpon Bend Fort Lauderdale is Closed as of May 19, 2018. Thanks for all the great years of food & fun! Please visit our Coral Gables location.
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Long time resident so I visit Tarpon often. Out of all the choices on las olas and 2nd street this bar has the friendliest and most able staff in the area. It is devoid of the typical south florida apathy and the service and food is always exceptional. Great place to meet friends except today. Someone decided to have a DJ on Sundays and after spending ten minutes at the bar we had to leave. Nothing wrong with the music but when you cant hear the person one foot in front of you its time to go. It sounded like a South Beach club at 2am in there. There is a right time and place for that sort of entertainment and this is not it.

Thank edward s
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

If you want an inexpensive night out, try this place. Still the same great deal on juicy burgers every Monday! Want to praise the hostess but can't remember her name. Short, tiny redhead with a ton of personality! Thanks for being so pleasant and going out of your way to find a table for 8 outside!

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Thank indyann52
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is one of my office's go-to Friday lunch restaurants. Good food, a variety of menu items and decent pricing. You really can't go there and get back to work within an hour, so it's not for everyday 9-5 employees, that's why we go on Fridays. It's usually packed and there's a high volume level.

That being said, a co-worker and I went there last Friday, waited for a table for about 10 minutes, which was fine, and we were seated. The server came over and started moving her lips. We leaned in to indicate we couldn't hear a word she was saying, but she didn't get any louder. We finally understood she wanted to take our order. We placed our orders and told her we wanted separate checks right up front (there were only two of us). Food came, delivered by another server, and it was fine. Original server never checked on us while we were eating. We finally got her attention to let her know we were ready for the bill. When she FINALLY brought it over, both orders were on one check. My colleague reminded her that we'd asked for separate checks, and the server snapped, "Can't you just split it!?!?!" (First time there was any volume in her voice.) Neither of us tipped as generously as we usually do.

We will go back, but I hope the manager of the restaurant sees this and has an employee meeting to remind them that the customer is the reason the restaurant exists and the reason they have a job. Like I said, this is a great place for lunch, but maybe our server should consider employment in another line of work, perhaps one where she doesn't have to interact with customers. Do banks still hire people to sit in the vault and roll coins? But then, with those nail extensions she had, she probably couldn't do that well either.

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1  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 9 on our way home from the Miami Marathon when we detoured in Lauderdale for lunch. We had another place, a few doors down, in mind, but after no acknowledgement we were there, we moved on. Others were unwilling to accommodate our group size or there was a tremendous wait. Tarpon Bend happily accomodated and seated us promptly. Our server was great dealing with our split tickets, and the service and food were FANTASTIC! We definitely would come here again when in town.

Thank Loper051
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a night at Tarpon Bend and decided to have dinner there. I had the Black & Blue Burger without the blue cheese with sweet potato fries and WOW! I would definitely go back soon! Our waitress was very sweet and our drinks were pretty good. The atmosphere is great!

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Thank Miss_Fit7
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