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Cafe de Marco

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Seafood, International, Bistro
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244 Royal Palm Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
+1 239-394-6262
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Tucked away in the northern most point of Old Marco is Cafe de Marco. An...
Tucked away in the northern most point of Old Marco is Cafe de Marco. An intimate bistro/cafe serving the most diverse selection of fresh seafood & other continental specialties since 1983. A favorite amongst locals & seasonal return visitors to Marco Island. Reservations are greatly appreciated. Olde Florida atmosphere in the historic district of Olde Marco. Perfect for an outstanding meal, business, or special occasion. Vast wine selection and beer available. Twilight specials and children's menu available. Owned and operated by same owner & family since starting out in 1983. Our building enjoys a rich piece of Marco history. The Cafe's building was the original quarters for the chamber maids employed by the historic Old Marco Inn just a few yards away. Many years ago the Inn functioned as a "bed & breakfast", and the maids would simply walk to work from our building. This explains the answer to a frequently asked question..."Was this an old house at one time?" Today, step inside to what has been transformed into an islander's tradition for over 30 years. We look forward to serving you soon! ~Sandy Franchino, Owner
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect dinner from start to finish!

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we felt welcomed. This quaint place is beautifully and tastefully decorated. Service was impeccable and we were guided to great choices. I had the ahi tuna for an appetizer which was some of the best I have had. The entree was simple yet amazing: jumbo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Molly K
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Lyndhurst, Ohio
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Lyndhurst, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we felt welcomed. This quaint place is beautifully and tastefully decorated. Service was impeccable and we were guided to great choices. I had the ahi tuna for an appetizer which was some of the best I have had. The entree was simple yet amazing: jumbo prawns. They were sweet, and delicious. For... More 

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jwfra345, Manager at Cafe de Marco, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Cafe de Marco and taking the time to post a review. It truly makes our day to read wonderful reviews such as yours! We greatly appreciate your positive comments on our restaurant's service and atmosphere. It is also very nice to receive such great remarks about our food. Our seafood is brought to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

After searching all week for an all around good meal, we found it. Good variety of menu choices and great service. We will be back again.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of the Café de Marco. We are delighted that you joined us at the Café for dinner and had a wonderful experience. Thank you for your comments on our menu selections and service. Our seafood is brought to us each day locally to ensure it is as fresh... More 

Fishers, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For more than thirty years our -- now much-extended -- family has vacationed on Marco Island, and this June marked my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, which we celebrated at Cafe de Marco. Despite our number (I think there were twenty-nine of us), this restaurant never lost its intimate feel nor its fine service. Fresh seafood, fine wine and lively conversation.... More 

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Thank you for joining us for your special 50th anniversary celebration at Café de Marco and taking the time out of your day to post a review. It is very heart warming to know that your entire party enjoyed their dining experience including the seafood and wine selections. Our seafood is brought to us locally each day to ensure it... More 

North East Tennessee
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited with family and had a terrific meal. The wait was not too bad and the rating would have been a 5-star otherwise since we had a reservation but still had to wait for the table to be readied. We would definitely return.

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Thank you for joining us for dinner at the Café de Marco and taking time to post a review. We are very glad your family enjoyed their meals. Our seafood is brought to us each day locally to ensure it is as fresh and flavorful as possible. We apologize for the brief wait; February and March are the busiest months... More 

Marco Island, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Old Marco Inn on the north end of Marco Island. We ate at Cafe de Marco the first night in town because it was adjacent to the hotel. Our waiter, Scott, was very attentive and made sure we were well taken care of. The food was phenomenal. It was a given that we... More 

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Thank you for dining with us at Cafè de Marco and for taking some time to post a review. We greatly appreciate your positive comments regarding our cuisine and service. We serve only the freshest seafood that is locally caught and brought to us each morning. Additionally, it is so nice to hear your servers, Scott and Christine, were to... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is difficult to find, so they offer free taxi service to & from the hotel. Unfortunately, our waiter forgot to call the taxi company to pick us up. This was IMMEDIATELY after reminding him to do so when we ordered dessert. As a result, the taxi company took over 45 minutes to pick us up for our return... More 

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Thank you for dining with us at Café de Marco and more importantly for taking some time to write a review. First of all, it is very satisfying to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Great food is what we are known for, as well as professional and attentive service. I am so sorry our server fell short of... More 

Frederick, Maryland
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant based on the reviews. Was very disappointed with majority of our food. Our party consisted of 4 adults and 2 older children (8 and 11). From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but once inside, the white table clothed tables seemed a bit more inviting. We were sat immediately. Our server Marty was delightful,... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Café de Marco. It is very nice to know you were satisfied with Marty as your server. We train our staff extensively to ensure that they are very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive to the customer's needs. Needless to say, I am so disappointed with your lack of satisfaction... More 

Eatontown, New Jersey
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stayed in a motel nearby and walked there for dinner. Small restaurant connected with an Inn. Dinner was fabulous, seafood was perfect and the steak was delicious. The ambience is formal and the wait staff impeccable. Would definitely go there again.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of the Café de Marco. We are delighted that you joined us at the Café for dinner and had a wonderful experience! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed both seafood and steak entrees. Our seafood is brought to us on a daily basis to ensure it... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were going to have ten people attending so we thought that it would be a good idea to call way ahead of time. So we called two weeks before and made a reservation for our group. So two weeks had passed and yet they had not forgotten a thing...including the fact that this get together was to celebrate a... More 

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Thank you for joining us for your special 50th anniversary celebration at Café de Marco and taking time out of your day to post a review. We are glad to know the u-shaped table in our garden room was to your liking. Also, thank you for your kind comments regarding our service. It is very heart warming to know that... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This was the best restaurant on the island that we tried and we went out every night of the trip. The shrimp Lenny was delicious! Bacon and shrimp= perfect combo! The lobster bisque, crab cakes, macadamia nut encrusted fish were all great! We had 8 people in our party and everyone left happy the two times we dined there. It... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of the Café de Marco. We are delighted that you joined us at the Café for dinner twice during your trip and had a wonderful experience! First off, it is very nice to know that your service here at the Café was excellent with Christine. Two of our... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe de Marco

Address: 244 Royal Palm Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone Number: +1 239-394-6262
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Marco Island
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 37
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 Royal Palm Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Marco Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-394-6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 37
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

Description

Tucked away in the northern most point of Old Marco is Cafe de Marco. An intimate bistro/cafe serving the most diverse selection of fresh seafood & other continental specialties since 1983. A favorite amongst locals & seasonal return visitors to Marco Island. Reservations are greatly appreciated. Olde Florida atmosphere in the historic district of Olde Marco. Perfect for an outstanding meal, business, or special occasion. Vast wine selection and beer available. Twilight specials and children's menu available. Owned and operated by same owner & family since starting out in 1983. Our building enjoys a rich piece of Marco history. The Cafe's building was the original quarters for the chamber maids employed by the historic Old Marco Inn just a few yards away. Many years ago the Inn functioned as a "bed & breakfast", and the maids would simply walk to work from our building. This explains the answer to a frequently asked question..."Was this an old house at one time?" Today, step inside to what has been transformed into an islander's tradition for over 30 years. We look forward to serving you soon! ~Sandy Franchino, Owner
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?