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Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar


The Freshest Seafood, Amazing Sushi, 32 Beers on Tap and a Whole Lot More.. Seriously! What more could you ask for!

Castaway is the Diners' Choice Award for 2023!


Book Now – Beat the Crowd!

As one of the most popular bars and restaurants in Marathon we encourage you to book your dinner reservations a day or two in advance.  We also were recently featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday and accept reservations starting at 4pm. We accept walk-ins anytime.
Additionally we only have 32 beers on tap.  We open for breakfast at 11am on weekdays and 10am on the weekends.

Open Monday to Friday – from 11am to close. Saturday & Sunday 10am to close. Breakfast is served until 2pm. Lunch is served from 11am – 4pm. 

HAPPY HOUR runs from 1-4, showcasing items from both sushi and seafood menus, draft specials and more!

Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Meals

Enjoy some of the best tasting meals in the keys. Check out our menus below and join us for the fun.

The Castaway was originally built in 1951 and known for many years as a place to get beer and shrimp steamed in beer.  After all, in 1951 there were many shrimp boats parked a stones throw from the restaurant and if you never met a shrimper, the you probably don’t know it but them boys can drink some beer.

In 1999 John sailed into Marathon, Florida ending a voyage that began in Los Angeles. He bought the restaurant and began a new adventure, oh yeah, he also quit his job, sailed the boat and moved to the fabulous Florida Keys.

Now decades later The Castaway is busy again but with an expanded menu featuring all the S’s. Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, and of course Spirits and as of today now serving 32 BEERS ON TAP.  Seating is indoor and outdoor on the water and service includes breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

If you are hungry, or thirsty or want to talk to a Captain about fishing, stop in and see us.  We are located at MM48, at the end of 15th St, Oceanside in Marathon.  Reservations are always accepted.

BRUNCH 11 AM – 2 PM Weekdays and 10AM Weekends

LUNCH Mon Through Fri 11 AM – 4 PM





We risk everything to bring you fresh fish!

Excellent Sushi

Some of the best sushi in the Florida Keys is right here at Castaway! Our sushi is prepared with the freshest ingredients by great sushi chefs. Check out our extensive sushi menu and stop by to experience it.

Great Staff

The staff here at Castaway enjoy waiting on everyone and by everyone we mean from the locals to vacationers from around the world! Stop by and enjoy our great food and the great people that will wait on you.

Incredible Dishes

Many of our incredible creations can only be found at Castaway. We have amazing chefs and prep staff that go above and beyond when it comes to creating great meals that we are proud to serve.

Fresh Ingredients

We pride ourselves in creating great dishes using the freshest ingredients. Our customers come back again and again because they know they will always have a great tasty meal made from fresh ingredients.

Great Variety

Whether you want to sample our popular appetizers or feast on our many large portion dinners you are sure to be happy with your decision. Since the 1950’s Castaway has been helping people make great decisions!

Comfort Food

If you’re looking for the best comfort food in the Florida Key look no further than Castaway. Our homestyle creations along with our 54 beers on tap will surely meet everyone’s definition of comfort food.

What People are Saying

“Saw Manatees!!!”

“We had two amazing meals here. Killer sushi. The staff, especially Tami, could not have been more kind and welcoming. Saw a bunch of manatees out back, which was really cool. Great food and good vibes.”

Jesse R

“Very Laid-Back”

“A local Marathon resident recommended Castaway to us…. And we’re glad we went. They ordered the conch fritter appetizer, blackened chicken Caesar salad, snapper sandwich and multiple slices of key lime pie. The food was excellent and came out piping hot.”

Greg R

“Love This Place!”

“Amazing, love this place. I live in Delaware and I really appreciated the welcome my Mom and I received.. first time to this restaurant and we will be returning for sure. Wanda was our server and what can I say “GREAT “ sums it up…..”

Lisa G

“Coming Back!”

“We’ve eaten at Castaways twice. Once for happy hour, and then for breakfast. Both times the food was very good. Who doesn’t love inexpensive hot wings? Breakfast was also terrific. I recommend their house made sausage patties. Strong coffee!”

Jennifer G

Best Happy Hour on Marathon!

Stop by and see why we constantly hear that we have the best happy our on Marathon. Great drink specials, fabulous food specials and an incredible island style atmosphere that we have been perfecting for decades!

Castaway in the News!

Cousteau, IUU task force highlight SeaWeb Seafood Summit lineup

Cousteau, IUU task force highlight SeaWeb Seafood Summit lineup

"Dishes featuring lionfish will be presented by celebrity chefs Brian Barber of Fleet Landing Restaurant, Charleston, S.C.; Xavier Deshayes of International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.; Eric Damidot of the Hyatt Hotel, New Orleans, La.; Jean-Philippe Gaston of...

Vickey Flip Flop Article

Vickey Flip Flop Article

10. Lunch at Castaways, Marathon Voted as best restaurant by the locals in 2008, Castaways continues to serve as the oldest restaurant in Marathon! The waterfront location is a plus but you only need one reason to visit: the food. The chefs expanded the menu to offer...

Marathon Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar Address: 1406 Ocean View Ave., Marathon, FL 33050 Phone: (305) 743-6247 This sprawling, classic seafood dive has a progressive streak, as owner John Mirabella has joined in the movement to catch the invasive...

Nice Nod From Trivago Magazine

Nice Nod From Trivago Magazine

The Village at Hawks Cay Villas is ideal if you’re on the hunt for a hotel with a kitchen on a budget in a tropical paradise. Located on Duck Key in the Florida Keys, this hotel features uniquely designed two- and three-bedroom villas with spacious open plan...

In Search of the Best Key Lime Pie in the Florida Keys

In Search of the Best Key Lime Pie in the Florida Keys

Castaways Makes The Short List! There are few topics in Florida that create as much controversy as the art of making Key Lime Pie. We are very opinionated about how the official state pie is made. There are countless recipes and family favorites that pass through...

Andrew Zimmern 5 Questions About Lionfish With John Mirabella

Andrew Zimmern 5 Questions About Lionfish With John Mirabella

Latest Article for Andrew Zimmern Click here to read it online. 5 Questions: John Mirabella Doing His Part to Eradicate Lionfish John Mirabella is on a mission to bring attention to the devastating lionfish invasion in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico....

Castaway Florida Keys Featured In Coastal Living Magazine

Castaway Florida Keys Featured In Coastal Living Magazine

Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar For a guy who walks and talks as Old Florida as it gets, John Mirabella is as New Florida as it gets. That’s because the longtime diver and veteran restaurateur has trained his eye on lionfish, a venomous invasive species...

Emerald, Topaz & Jade With Castaway

Emerald, Topaz & Jade With Castaway

Here is an excerpt from an articles by Todd Stweart featuring Castaway. Don’t leave Marathon without hitting Castaway Waterfront Restaurant. Built in 1951, and purchased by John and Arlene Mirabella in 1999, it’s a seafood lovers’ nirvana. While you can have menu...

Knoxville Daily Sun Castaway Article

Knoxville Daily Sun Castaway Article

We were recently features in the Knoxville Daily Sun and here is an excerpt from that article: At Marathon in the Florida Keys, restaurateur and avid diver John Mirabella enjoys spearing lionfish for his own establishment, Castaway Waterfront Restaurant and Sushi Bar....

David Lang Gourmet Food Trip Florida Keys

David Lang Gourmet Food Trip Florida Keys

Hi John: Here's the message from David Lang, whom you generously hosted for lunch back in January. He really enjoyed meeting you and dining at with you! Thank you again for your time and generosity. Bests, Laura Here's his message again: Hope you are well! Please find...

Hours of Operation

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
11 am – Close

Sat & Sun
10 am – Close

 Breakfast: Open – 2 PM

Lunch: 11 Am – 4 PM

Sushi & Dinner Daily: 12 PM – Close

Daily Happy Hour
1 – 4 PM

Contact Us

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!