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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 355
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Be sure to visit when you are on Marco!

You will always have one of the best seafood meals ever when you visit this restaurant. My brother-in-law will not go to another restaurant on the island until he first visits Cafe De Marco. The prawns are always excellent as is seafood prepared their special way. The wait staff is first rate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Marco Island, FL
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Marco Island, FL
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

You will always have one of the best seafood meals ever when you visit this restaurant. My brother-in-law will not go to another restaurant on the island until he first visits Cafe De Marco. The prawns are always excellent as is seafood prepared their special way. The wait staff is first rate and always helpful with recommendations. You will not... More 

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Avon Lake, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The menu was extensive, we thought the food was great and had the BROILED CAPTAINS PLATTER, and the SCALLOPS & SHRIMP SAMANTHA

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Naples, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

In addition to enjoying an excellent meal from appetizers to dessert, the owner provided the dessert "on the house" to compensate for having us move our table to accommodate a large party. She gets five stars - not just for our free dessert, (which was delicious), but also for doing the right thing for the other group. She could have... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Recently my wife and I have dined at Café de Marco and just last night, we had the pleasure of entertaining two very dear friends. The food is excellent, the service is personal and very professional and the historical ambiance tops of an evening dining experience of memories to return to.

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

That those pawns where almost as good as sex!! The bisque equally dilishis. The service remarkable. Christine thank you for your wonderful hospitality!!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's about time thus restaurant gets white table cloths or at least white paper to cover the tables. Sticky plastic died not get it anymore . Not sanitary. Need a bar and new bathrooms.

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Albany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were at your restaurant on Wednesday night for my husband's aunt and uncle's 40th wedding anniversary. You were so kind and we wanted to thank you and your staff. From honoring my special request for the delicious shrimp curry to the champagne and ice cream with a candle, everything was amazing. We love your food and appreciate your kindness.... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Cafe de Marco served great food but also had the atmosphere and service that makes you want to talk about the restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The staff was also very friendly including the girl serving the water and the man serving the bread. The owner/manager stopped by a couple of times to check... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I went here with some friends that we met at the hotel pool. It's kind of tucked away within the Olde Marco Hotel but the service was great and food was EXCELLENT!

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Have been here a couple of times. The food was good and plentiful. It is a nice location to eat outside. Good drinks at a reasonable price.

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bistro, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?