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“It looks very shabby.”
Review of Cracked Conch Cafe

Cracked Conch Cafe
Ranked #29 of 91 Restaurants in Marathon
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Whether you are vacationing in Marathon or on your way to or from Key West, no trip is complete without a stop at The Cracked Conch Cafe. We use only the freshest seafood and finest ingredients. Start out your meal with our legendary Conch Chowder. Try some of our truly legendary Conch Specialties -- Conch Parmesan, Conch Joseph or our Cracked Conch Platter. For the landlubbers, we offer Choice New York Strip Steak, Filet, Ribs and Chicken. And our fresh and delicious sandwiches and salads are always available. Don't forget to finish off your meal with Key Lime Pie! Located at Mile Marker 49.5, The Cracked Conch Cafe is the perfect place to stop, rest and grab a bite to eat and a cool drink. Relax on our tropical patio and breathe in that great ocean air as you enjoy our famous conch cooking. We hope to see you soon!
Reviewed March 2, 2014

The place looks pretty bad from the outside, but the wife wanted Conch. Service so, so. Food Pretty good. Priced for tourists, a bit high.

Thank TonyTheTerrible
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stopped here after walking the 7 Mile Bridge at sunrise. We were the only ones in the place at such an early hour, but people started coming in when we were finished. Quick, friendly service. Good basic breakfast food. Grits were lumpy which is how I like them. Inexpensive and tasty.

Thank LisaCOH
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Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

This isn't a gourmet restaurant and the service is a bit spotty, but if you stick with what they specialize in, you may be pleasantly surprised. The signature conch sandwich is one of the best you'll find in the Keys. The key lime pie is very good as well. Worth a try if you go in with the right mindset.

Thank Tom R
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We walked in and noticed it was not the cleanest, but it had been recommended and we were hungry, so thought we would give it a try. Both waitresses were unfriendly; the blonde worse. 2 of us ordered a BLT and 2 ordered a basic egg breakfast. The 2 women with the BLT ordered key lime pie to be brought right away and were told, "I will ask about that later". We said again, we would like to order and receive it first, while we wait. It was obvious this upset her. The breakfast took at least 1/2 hour and the place was not busy. We did not receive the mayo on the side for the BLT. When we asked, we were told, "I will get it when I have time". Later, we asked the other waitress and she said, "oh, that was yours? I gave it to a different table. Too bad." More long waiting and we asked for the check and again were told, "when I have time", while she spent her time visiting with someone at the counter. Finally, we all stood up to go and we received the check, which was incorrect with an overcharge. We did not leave a tip, which is very unusual for us. Some couples did walk in and leave right away.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband & I ate at this place everyday while we were in Marathon... Great seafood & breakfast! The best turtle cheesecake too!!

Thank aprilaries79
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