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4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
+1 305-743-2233
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Tue 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Whether you are vacationing in Marathon or on your way to or from Key...
Whether you are vacationing in Marathon or on your way to or from Key West, no trip is complete without a stop at The Cracked Conch Cafe. We use only the freshest seafood and finest ingredients. Start out your meal with our legendary Conch Chowder. Try some of our truly legendary Conch Specialties -- Conch Parmesan, Conch Joseph or our Cracked Conch Platter. For the landlubbers, we offer Choice New York Strip Steak, Filet, Ribs and Chicken. And our fresh and delicious sandwiches and salads are always available. Don't forget to finish off your meal with Key Lime Pie! Located at Mile Marker 49.5, The Cracked Conch Cafe is the perfect place to stop, rest and grab a bite to eat and a cool drink. Relax on our tropical patio and breathe in that great ocean air as you enjoy our famous conch cooking. We hope to see you soon!
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 81
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  • 35
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  • 58
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Grab a piece of key lime pie

We stopped here while waiting our turn at the turtle hospital. The food was good, and the service was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
batmaninsc
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We stopped here while waiting our turn at the turtle hospital. The food was good, and the service was great.

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Gainesville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We got in late and the place still had fresh fish of the day. I ordered the snapper blackened and my daughter got the chili. Both were very good and the waitress was entertaining. There were a few local salty dogs at the bar so you know you were in good company. The next morning, the breakfast menu is where... More 

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

It's great to hear you're a fan of our place, Michael! Can't beat that blackened snapper and chili. We're so glad you enjoyed your breakfast as well! Hope to have you back soon! All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

Dayton, OH
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stopped for an early breakfast. The decor was nothing to write home about. The food was a typical "bacon and eggs" breakfast that was served promptly. If we were in the area and wanted breakfast, we would not hesitate to stop again.

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our place for a quick breakfast! We hope to see you back the next time you're in town! All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had never had conch before, so we decided to try this diner for lunch. It was a typical local diner with the associated local color. I ordered a conch dish. While it was edible, I suspect it might be an acquired taste. I'm glad I tried it, but I doubt I will have it again. Fortunately the key lime... More 

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear we let you down with your dish during your visit, Ed. That being said, we're glad you found our key lime pie delicious! We hope you'll give us another chance to prove what we're capable of. All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Hubby and I split the hand-breaded shrimp basket and weren't disappointed! Large, flavorful shrimp with just the right amount of breading. On the downside, the sodas seemed to be watered down. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to visit again!

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you were a fan of that breaded shrimp, Totosma! We appreciate your feedback on the soda so we can remedy the situation. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you back soon! All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food and was just barely okayish. The coffee was cold and bland. They needed three reminders to bring my mocha!!!! The service was HORRIBLE. Only go there if you're very desperate.

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

We're sorry we let you down with your meal, Shiv. This doesn't sound like us, and we're sorry to hear about your coffee and service. We hope you'll give us another chance to prove what we're capable of. All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

Powell, Ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by specifically for homemade key lime pie and some Cuban coffee. What we got was the worst key lime pie that was way too sweet and had little of the lime flavor, my son could not finish it. And what I got as Cuban coffee was just a half shot of expresso with a touch of coffee cream.

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear about your experience at our place, Shawn. Your key lime pie and coffee should have stood out as delicious, and we're sorry we let you down. We hope you'll give us another chance to prove what we're capable of! All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

Summerville, South Carolina
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This unassuming cafe hide treasures. The staff is friendly, and the food is great. On our first visit, we had the Cheeseburger and the grilled Mahi sandwich. Both excellent, and the steak fries were cooked perfectly. I returned for the Philly Cheese steak, and onion rings, and was so glad I did.

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your support! It's great to hear you're a fan of that cheeseburger and grilled Mahi sandwich! Looking forward to having you back soon! All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place was so good... The best conch I had my entire week in the keys... Simple yummy!!!! We stopped for lunch and were very glad we did!!! Thank you I would definitely come back

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed yourself at our place, Amber! Can't beat that conch! Thanks for stopping by for lunch and we hope to have you back soon! All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Dinner with friends before seeing The Producers at Marathon Community Theatre. Food and service was great.Was our first time there but will be back. Stripped down location, very warm, fans but no air conditioning.

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for some dinner before a show, Clare! It's great to hear you and your party had a great time! Looking forward to having you back soon. All the best, Cracked Conch Cafe More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Whether you are vacationing in Marathon or on your way to or from Key West, no trip is complete without a stop at The Cracked Conch Cafe. We use only the freshest seafood and finest ingredients. Start out your meal with our legendary Conch Chowder. Try some of our truly legendary Conch Specialties -- Conch Parmesan, Conch Joseph or our Cracked Conch Platter. For the landlubbers, we offer Choice New York Strip Steak, Filet, Ribs and Chicken. And our fresh and delicious sandwiches and salads are always available. Don't forget to finish off your meal with Key Lime Pie! Located at Mile Marker 49.5, The Cracked Conch Cafe is the perfect place to stop, rest and grab a bite to eat and a cool drink. Relax on our tropical patio and breathe in that great ocean air as you enjoy our famous conch cooking. We hope to see you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?