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Cafe de Marco

244 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-2009
+1 239-394-6262
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“prawns” (154 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (106 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
244 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-2009
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant with outstanding service, menu selection and ambiance. On Marco Island most restaurants are subpar for the menu prices. Cafe de Marco, while pricey is certainly worth it. I had the Shrimp Scampi which was excellent. Cafe de Marco is known for its jumbo...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it so much we went back twice. It is a quaint clean lovely restaurant in old Marco Island where the service is superb and the food is unbelievable. We took 6 to dinner. The prawns are perfect. The fish of the day -triple...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sscantrell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at the Cafe de Marco while visiting friends on the island. It wasn't bad, but it seemed like I'd been transported back to the 80s (or before). The decor was "Florida". The staff was friendly and the service was very good. The food needs...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank C2887FVjamest
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Throughout the past 20+ years, Cafe de Marco has consistently served us the most delicious prawns, the best service, the best ambiance ... I can’t say anything higher about a restaurant. It is pricey, but well worth it if you value presentation, service and taste!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Val H
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Used to go there with my friends. The owner takes care of every detail so we always had a wonderful time. Service was excellent and food came right on time. Wonderful Italian eats but after hurricane Irma came we don't hear anything about this place...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jerry D
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This cozy little restaurant looks a little rough on the outside, but don't let that fool you! Inside the atmosphere is very romantic and charming. Food was outstanding and the service was top notch!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

How this restaurant gets recommended is beyond me ! Grotty , slightly dirty and old fashioned and tasteless food ! Absolutely shocked that it was recommended as fine dining . Over the top prices for really bad food . I would not recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Mary M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Excellent quality meals with great service. Well presented and cooked to perfection, excellent swordfish!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sail1960
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Amazing dessert. Huge! Enough for 6 to share. Praline ice cream, cookie crumbs, chocolate Baileys sauce and puff pasty

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carrie S
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Not to be missed locally owned and managed fine dinig experience. Great local cuisine menu with good natured staff and attentive service. Nice location in Old Marco Village with shops and art galleries for before or after dinner exploring.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Russ S
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December 22, 2016|
Response from Pat A | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they are. I haven't traveled there in the winter. A place as great as it is, I wouldn't be surprised if they are open though.
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Pike2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open in September 6 days a week - closed on Sundays .. dinner only starting at 5 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $37
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-2009
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Marco Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-394-6262
  • E-mail
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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