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“Great food and atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marek's Bar and Bistro

Marek's Bar and Bistro
Ranked #30 of 120 Restaurants in Marco Island
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Marco Island, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is one of our favorite restaurants on Marco. The food is consistently great and they are very accommodating with special orders. I asked Doug our server for the Coral Reef Calamari to but put on top of the Pear Salad...it was wonderful. My mom also asked for the Calamari over the B&B salad and she loved it. Doug was great getting our special orders just right. Live music and the bar make this a great place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK
2 reviews
“Relaxing Island experience & worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Having eaten at the fabulous Marek's Collier House next door, we decided to return to check out the Bar & Bistro next door. This place has a great relaxed feel which was great during our holiday. We were made to feel really welcome by the front of house staff and were well looked after. Fab experience, great variety of dishes & the addition of live music is a total bonus!

Visited November 2012
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Thank AmandaBUk
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Toronto
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff, Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We decided to try the Bar & Bistro at Marek's last night as the reviews we read were so good. We were not disappointed! It was a lovely evening! We dined on the outside deck and our server, Doug, looked after us superbly. We shared the Coral Reef Calamari to start - yummy! (Note for next time - no sharing! - order two!). My wife had the blackened grouper. She loved it! I had the swordfish, sautéed - absolutely delicious. Everything was beautifully prepared and served. This is a great spot and we look forward to returning.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MapleLeafPondHoppers
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
“Great atmosphere - great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Had an excellent dinner at the Bistro. My husband had the blackended grouper special with the stacked potatoes - the fish tasted like it was caught that day and it was cooked perfectly. I went with the cottage pie, which was equally delicous. Doug, our waiter, was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and attentive. Q, the bartender, made the best Kahula and cream I've ever had. The Bistro decour is lovely and the folks we met at the bar were friendly and fun.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beth K
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Condom, France
2 reviews
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“Casual dining at it's best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

When visiting Marco Island I have spent many enjoyable lunches and evenings at the Bar and Bistro at Marek's. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and the ambience delightful. Casual eating and drinking at it's best. The food is varied,adventurous and great value for money and the attention of the staff both at the table and the bar was excellent. A marvellous venue good value in every sense and a lovely change from the main, superb also, more formal restaurant. I would certainly recommend this Bar and Bistro as well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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