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“Great food, great band...service...not so much” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Old Marco Pub & Restaurant

Old Marco Pub & Restaurant
1105 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-2104
239-642-9700
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Ranked #41 of 104 Restaurants in Marco Island
Price range: $15 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
South Beloit, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great food, great band...service...not so much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Have been to the Old Marco Pub on several occasions in the last two months. The food is very good. I have been part of a large group who ordered a variety of entrees. Their calamari is delicious as well as other pasta and seafood dishes. Entrees are not inexpensive, and are high teens/low-mid $20s. On Friday night the band, Triple Shot, is featured and is, in my opinion, the best band on the island. Their sound is excellent and the band has a wide repertoire. During breaks they chat with the patrons and provide a great listening/dancing experience. The service, however, leaves a bit to be desired. We have had three different servers, and each is not particularly friendly, almost bordering on rude. As there are numerous excellent restaurants on the island with congenial service and smiles, it will be difficult in the future to make Old Marco Pub our dinner destination. In order to enjoy Triple Shot, it will become a after dinner stop, rather than a dining choice. As someone who has had a career in working with the public, I have a clear understanding of the importance of attitude and a friendly demeanor.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois City, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great little Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We started going to Old Marco Pub last year because we heard Wade(bartender) was there and we knew him from Arturos. He is always nice and very interesting to talk to. My husband ordered Lamb, which was delicious, with a small salad with balsamic dressing. I wasn't real hungry so I had mussels and a small salad, it was perfect. The only thing bad was the parking and we expected that, we always go out early anyway because this place gets packed later. Will be going back at least once a week during our winter stay.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesville, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We came here for drinks and an appetizer on New Years Eve and loved the atmosphere. Great music and the bartender was very attentive, and I like that!

Visited January 2014
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Busy Week!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place was packed. We sat at the bar and could not believe how hard the employees worked. They were practically running with drink and food orders. They were making good cocktails and not holding back while pouring the alcohol. We ordered shrimp Parmesean and a shrimp salad. Each came with 5 jumbo shrimp. Really good. Could not finish, too much food. Great service and friendly people.

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Marco Island, Florida
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137 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
“Did we eat at the same place these other people did?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

OK, admittedly we travel a lot internationally and I live in Boston but even discounting for those factors I can't figure out some of the accolades this tired restaurant gets! It all feel like the 1980, the tired decor, the menu, and the food. This seems like a place with some cooks that all make the same things year after year, not like a restaurant with a chef trying to develop new and interesting food combinations. I had an adequate but swimming in butter chicken picatta. The sides are the same old tired selections that have been around forever. This place is crying out for something fresh!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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