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Cafe de Marco

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Seafood, Bistro, Continental
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Late Night, 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
Great Restaurant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Betty751
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Eatontown, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Frederick, Maryland
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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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Eatontown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 

Bryceville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We called for reservations. He said 7:30 P and I said anything sooner. He said Come now and we did walk on over. Very Accommodating. Small intimate dining with great menu. No one drinks sweet tea in southwest Florida. Fresh seafood and menu for children. Tripletail on the menu; my husband ordered this and enjoyed it. One of our best... 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 and had a wonderful experience. Thank you for your comments on our seafood selections. Our seafood is brought to us each day locally to ensure it is as fresh and flavorful... More 

Marco Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Service and food were excellent. Our waitress Christine took great care of us. We had the seafood platter appetizer which I would highly recommend and our table had 3 seafood entrees that were very fresh and well prepared. Also make sure to save room for a homemade dessert!

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

Thank you for dining with us at Cafè de Marco and for taking some time to write a review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed our cuisine as well as the service that was provided to you. We have seafood brought in daily so our food is as fresh as possible. Also, our entire staff receives extensive... More 

Pittsburgh
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

by far, one of the best on the Island. Their claim to fame is the JUMBO prawns,and it is rightly deserved. The seafood platter is to die for. No bar to sit down for a drink before dinner, but full liquor amenities served at your table.

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Thank you for dining with us at Cafe de Marco and taking the time to post a review. It is so nice to receive such positive comments about our food. Our seafood is brought to us daily to ensure it is as fresh as possible. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the signature prawns and seafood platter. We... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Every year when we come to Marco Island we dine at Cafe DeMarco. We have never been disappointed. They have the freshest food on the island. Every dish prepared is superb. They get my highest rating.

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

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post a review. It is so nice to hear such nice remarks from return customers. We have seafood brought to us fresh every day and are glad you could taste how fresh it is. We look forward to serving you again soon! Once again many thanks and the best,... More 

Huntingdon Valley, PA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Go for the prawns! Simply spectacular! Nice wine menu too. We asked to be seated in smaller side room for a more quiet experience. Great service too.

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Thank you for dining with us at Cafè de Marco and for taking the time to post a review. We greatly appreciate your positive comments regarding our food and service. The prawns are one of our most popular items and we're so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you again for your positive feedback and we look forward to serving you... More 

LaGrange, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It was my birthday and I got to pick the place. We had never been here, but it had great reviews. It's small and a bit hard to find and they could really use some work outside, but the food was great. I would suggest reservations because the space is limited, I had the prawns (1 lb.) my husband had... More 

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Thank you for dining with us for your birthday celebration at Cafè de Marco and for taking some time to post a review. It is very satisfying to receive such positive comments regarding our cuisine. Our seafood is brought to us by a local fisherman each day in order to ensure it is as fresh and tasty as possible. It... 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, Bistro, Continental

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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, Bistro, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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