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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” (151 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (102 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 3 days ago via mobile

I'll only say one word fantastic!!! I've been here a few time and never had a bad meal. I've always had there fresh seafood like I said fantastic.

Thank frank f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this restaurant has been excellent for decades, perhaps the kitchen can't quite accommodate the current volume. Most of the food is still very good, and the service is excellent, but some items are falling through the cracks. Dinner rolls were almost burned, eggplant appetizer...More

Thank 948reggiem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here several times but this time we had some guests. One was sold on the giant prawns and she enjoyed them, although she couldn't finish them they were so big! Service was great. Server was warm and kind to our kids (18, 16...More

Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We've been coming to Marco Island for years and never tried Cafe de Marco until recently and WOW - what a gem! Wish we had tried it sooner because it has become our favorite restaurant on the island. Great food and service to match. Intimate...More

Thank jj4481
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We took our family here for a special night out. Lobster bisque was outstanding, food was excellent and Joe treated us like royalty. It was not an inexpensive evening but delicious and a great experience

Thank Shelly A
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We have been going to the cafe de Marco at least once a season since 1988. The food is consistently good and the menu remains similar over the years. Tonight was the first time I didn’t enjoy my experience. Our waitress was inattentive and surly...More

Thank kayeferriter
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Our waiter was excellent. Awesome atmosphere also. Appetizer was good. Lobster bisque was awesome. Was disappointed with the entree. Not much flavor. Some shell in the lobster tail. Mahi was a little dry too. For the price, was expecting better.

Thank mogulman
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We were in the mood for good seafood in a great setting and decided to try Cafe de Marco based on the reviews. We asked for outdoor seating which amounted to a "tented in" patio with plastic chairs off of a very busy parking lot....More

Thank Yahtzee66
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I went here with my family because it was a highly recommended restaurant and we were new to the island. The restaurants appearance was very nice and welcoming. However, the food was very undesirable. My father got a seafood pasta and the sauce was practically...More

2  Thank BrianTravels94
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Beware similar names restaurant but different locations; this one is located in the town in a residential area . They do offer indoor/outdoor seatings with private space for small parties; the decor has been recently updated but not contemporary with parking. We took advantage of...More

Thank mdmaviation
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23 December 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.
5 September 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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