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Cracked Conch Cafe

4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
+1 305-743-2233
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“cracked conch” (51 reviews)
“fried conch” (37 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
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1 - 10 of 754 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Cracked Conch has been in the Keys a long time. I think it used to be a White Castle. This low key eatery has a great, unique menu with many items featuring Conch. The Cracked Conch Cafe sandwich, New England Conch Chowder and Conch...More

Thank lhill713
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been dining at the Cracked Conch Cafe for the past 30 years, and each time is just better then the time before! This time we dined 3 times and take out once! Lock eyes Cracked Conch and stopped for breakfast the morning we were leaving...More

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had great service this time and our breakfast was fantastic. Eggs, cracked conch, fresh fruit - for $12. I really like this place.

Thank southmiamijill
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jill, thank you for the high praise for our fantastic breakfast and our great service. It really means a lot, and I hope we'll get to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a party of 8 and we had fantastic service! From the seafood scampi to burgers and French onion dip! The food was amazing!! But the shrimp stir-fry was by far the best meal we've had while in Marathon!More

Thank Brittany G
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brittany, thank you for sharing the love for our fantastic customer service and our delicious food. It really means a lot to hear it was the best meal you had in Marathon, and I hope we get to have you back again sometime soon. Until...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The New England conch chowder was outstanding. The shrimp scampi was excellent. Service was great, just wish we had found this place earlier into our vacation.More

Thank Inspctrman
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Better late than never, and I'm so glad you did find us while vacationing here. It's great to know how much you enjoyed our New England conch chowder and shrimp scampi, and I hope to welcome you back when you're next in Marathon. Until then!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would eat their chowder everyday if I could - home made and really yummy. The conch sandwich was also very good but I would pass on the Caesar salad.More

Thank MillValleyHelen
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear that you love our chowder so much, Helen! We're all about fresh, delicious dishes so that means a lot. As for the Caesar, I'm sorry it didn't hit the same mark, and I'll be sure to check in with the kitchen on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really was expecting a bit better taste from the food. Service was fine. The food though was just ok.More

Thank earsropen
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While it's great to hear the service was just right, I'm sorry the meal itself didn't blow you away as it should have. We always want our guests to leave completely satisfied with the meal, and I wish I had a better idea of what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heading south through the keys on a Sunday we were finally Tempted to stop for the "great" deals at one of the several sandal outlets/ t shirt shops. What a disappointment that was! Time to eat, so. The ice cream parlour next door was not...More

Thank Smood
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you found us! It's great to hear that you were pleased with our offerings from the chicken tenders and salads to that delicious key lime pie. That means a lot, and we hope you'll stop by again should you find yourself back in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is far from fancy but the food is excellent and the service is great. The 4 of us ate here last night and it was really good. We have been coming here whenever we get into the area for a long time. Air...More

Thank sandon2016
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sandon, I'm so happy to hear you had such an excellent meal with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our amazing food and our great atmosphere. I hope this means we'll get to have you all back again soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hungry after leaving Key West and looking for a food stop on the other side of Seven Mile Bridge, we found the Cracked Conch Cafe. Looking kind of run down but saw people inside we stopped. Neil was our waiter and a good one at...More

Thank Callie1gau
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Callie, I'm so glad you stopped by for a nice meal with us. Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious blueberry pancakes, grits, and hoagie. It means a lot to hear you all enjoyed your food, and I hope we see you back...More

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ihearthomer
17 April 2017|
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Response from Dion W | Reviewed this property |
I believe they serve breakfast until 4 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-2233
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!
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