Miami >Food & Dining > Monty's Seafood Restaurant
2550 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL | Directions 3313325.732097 -80.232518
Neighborhoods: Northeast Coconut Grove, South
Really good food, HORRIBLE service. – We went there on a Sunday night. Maybe that was the problem. We also didn't get there til 9 pm. Either way, as someone else suggested, they ADD IN an 18% gratuity automatically. So, the wait staff makes absolutely NO effort to service you. You have to flag them down to get another beer or some more ranch dressing. The food was indeed fabulous but overpriced.
I can't stress enough how crappy the service was. Once they sat us at our pool side table, it was fifteen minutes before someone came to take our order.
Also, the men's restroom was disgusting. I'm just a good ole boy so I'm not some pretentious OCD guy. One toilet was overflowing with all sorts of excrement. The floor was flooded with about an inch of standing water all over the place. And it reeked.
Needless to say, I'll never go back.
Great Happy hour deals and specials – They have a new "New England Clambake" special for 25$ on Wednesday nights from 6-10. You get a lobster, clams, peel and eat shrimp, potatoes, Clam chowder, and corn on the cob..its a great deal! I suggest going early because not only do they have a limited supply but the raw bar happy hour is great. the oysters on the half shell are very cheap and very fresh. The happy hour raw bar also has Peel and eat shrimp, clams, and stone crab claws. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The resident one man band is always fun to listen to.
Good crab cakes, nice people, would go over and over again – Very nice atmosphere, very intimate, very good food and very nice staff. The live band was excellent and I danced all just about all night. Even the other customers were very nice and friendly. I love the marina that sits next to the restaurant. I would tell everyone I know to visit Monty's when in town. My boyfriend and I looking forward to dining there again in Oct. 08. Try the crab cakes, they are the best!!!!!
they have a great happy hour, the half off drinks and the raw bar. perfect combination, you can get four drinks, oysters, and a ton of shrimp for $26 including tip. not to mention if youre cute and friendly the guys definitely hook you up. amazing service and free parking! i highly recommend it, the atmosphere is great and super relaxing after work. however, i think theyre very overpriced when its not happy hour, so i dont go at night.
18% gratuity added and credit card overcharged! – If there would be a zero-star rating ? Monty?s would truly deserve it.
If it wouldn?t be for their great locations in Sobe and Coconut Grove, I doubt that Monty?s would still be in business. Their mediocre food is overpriced and their service leaves much to be desired for.
Despite of that, they impose a mandatory 18% gratuity, and expect you to tip on top of that. Moreover, they overcharged my credit card twice, so I no longer believe that this is an honest mistake.
Unfortunately, it appears that Monty?s has finally completed its transition from a great hangout to a tourist trap. It?s a rip-off.
Horrible service. Over priced food. – Service is horrible view is good. The first time I went there my wife and I had a bad experience. I tried to go again and had a bad experience again. It should be illegal to automatically charge 18.5% for gratuity especially when you are ignored by the wait staff. They charge gratuity automatically on everything. Food was over priced for what you received. I would not recommend this place
We ate outside and I've had better food in school cafeterias... – Don't eat outside if you want something edible. And our Eastern Bloc waitress only smiled when she handed us a check which had 18.5% gratuity due to our party size. I asked our party if I was bold enough to deduct 8.5% from the bill based on her attitude and speed, but thought it best to let it go.
So, please wake up people and don't perpetuate a bad thing!
TACKY – Monty?s is one big disappointment. My boyfriend and I went on a Wednesday night, looking for a place to hang out with good seafood. Unfortunately, the food was not tasty, fulfilling, or fun. You end up spending more money to compensate for that lack of fulfillment. The mediocre service was provided by a waitress who was allergic to seafood (what the hell?) The food was served on paper plates with plastic silverware--cafeteria style. The live island music was on a small stage that was not loud enough to hear from our seats. We must have been paying for a waterfront view that really wasn?t worth it either. Don?t subject a date or friends to that same disappointment. Just say no to Monty?s.
It will make you happy – I have spend a considerable amount of time in the South Forida area and I always enjoy going to Monty's Raw Bar. It is a casual and fun environment that makes you feel relaxed and ready to enjoy all of the excitment that South Florida has to offer.
Nice ambience – This is the place to go for a refreshing night. You don't need to be dreesy, the place is great, food is serve promptly and is really good.
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