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Cafe de Marco

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244 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-2009
+1 239-394-6262
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Marco Island, Florida
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took 3 business associates to Cafe de Marco for dinner, and it was outstanding. The food was incredible, the service was impeccable, and most of all the dining experience was off the charts. Sandy and staff do and outstanding job, and everyone should try it. The restaurant in quaint and fun, while the staff is very professional and accommodating.... More 

Thank Linkster55
Wayne, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by and tried their signature prawn dinner - It was awesome!! Then we share an incredible dessert to finish the meal. We will return next time on Marco Island

Forest, Virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While visiting Marco Island 3 years ago we happened upon this little secret. The restaurant is located in Old Marco, is in a building that is over 100 years old. It's a very unassuming building and not on the beaten path. The waitress was very attentative. The food was delicious!!

Thank Lisa K
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were highly recommended Cafe de Marco by several sources and the good Tripadvisor reviews. We were disappointed in our visit. We found it bad value for money. We did not like the decor and ambience, and whilst the food was acceptable it was nothing special. The jumbo prawns were expensive at $43 for four and were tough. The tuna... More 

1 Thank DJFLondon
West Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place for dinner on Marco Island. From appetizers to dessert, you will leave happy. The prawns are my favorite. BIG, flavorful and beautiful. Can't go wrong with crab cakes, grouper or snapper. Nice selection of wine. Been going for 18 years and still going back. Thanks Sandy for another excellent dining experience.

1 Thank lindaandjay2015
Kingston, New York
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here many times, and the seafood is very fresh and delicious. The restaurant is not very large and has a cozy atmosphere. Busy place. Nice owner who runs a good ship!

Thank AnnieG56
Homer Glen, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood (blackened red snapper with mango chutney) tonight. Knowledgeable server Rebecca steered our choices with great recommendations. Cozy, inviting atmosphere. Will be back !

Thank accdvm
Marco Island, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every yr we eat at cafe de marco when visiting the island. Never disappointed. From the moment we are greeted till bye see ya again, it is delightful and we savour everything. The wait staff friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The meals are scrumptious. When it is time to split dessert although this wonderful experience will soon be over you can... More 

1 Thank run1ski2
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great place in a wonderful location. Jumbo Prawns are the best. Chocolate cake to die for. The bill comes in an excellent book!

2 Thank Pat A
Orlando, Florida
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Entrance was tastefully designed and the dining rooms are quite nice. Waitress staff was very attentive and Jennifer gave us great service. Specials were a pound of giant prawns (total of one pound) for $45, and lobster and grouper cakes on special for $20. We elected to get a half order of prawns for $26. Prawns were excellent and the... More 

Thank Fred D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
American, Seafood, Soups, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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