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“Back to Marco Island”

Marek's Bar and Bistro
Ranked #27 of 119 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Back to Marco Island”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

returned to Marco Island and visited Mareks bar and bistro again. We have eaten in many restaurants on Marco and this is by far our favourite. Both the food and service is excellent and excellent value for money. You can eat cheaper on Marco but you can't eat better! Don't be fooled bar the "bar and bistro' title the food is much better than you would generally expect and the service is very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Barry S
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Nashville
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not as pleasant as others describe”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

First time for my family. We were a little surprised that the restaurant was not crowed or busy for a Saturday night but that should have been a sign for us. We arrived and were seated very shortly after the hostess finished a phone call. We ordered a few entrees minus the drinks for a total around $70. The big issue we had was the food was fair at best, small portions, and extremely poor service - this was mainly it with the fair food. The server did not make much of an effort to fill our glasses. It was disappointing for us based on all of the positive feedback. I had the fresh fish and it was no better than a baked dish from Captain D's, then you are there with nothing to drink. I felt guilty leaving anything for a tip... I would not recommend or waste my money.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank TR_WilliamsTennessee
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Concord, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Our "go to" restaurant on Marco!”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

We love Marek's and it is our "go to" restaurant on the island. Wherever we are in the mood for eating out, we know this place will not disappoint. The food is always amazing and fresh. They offer a large variety of lighter options like salads and seafood, as well as heartier meat dishes... there's truly something for everyone. The prices are surprisingly reasonable! The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere - casual yet special. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. Indoor and outdoor seating options are both lovely, as well as the bar area. This is a must for anyone living or visiting the island. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Tessy777
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LONDON
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Love mareks dined there nearly every night of our stay on marco, staff really friendly and between three of us we enjoyed every meal we had, highly recommend

Visited April 2014
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Thank MARKEYLondon
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant on Marco. Always good. Love their curry. They aren't so good about making fish you bring in.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Marco51
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