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4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
+1 305-743-2233
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped at this place while traveling between Key West and Islamorada--not much to look at from the outside, but we had a great meal. Friendly, wise-cracking waitress. Had really good cracked conch, delicious snapper sandwich, and awesome Key Lime Pie--frozen. Definitely worth a stop.

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Wolcottville, Indiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to take your family for a great breakfast. Great service and can eat outside under a covered porch.

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Thank thubl01
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just stopped by this nice place to taste a slice of wonderful key lime pie and a nice espresso. A great place for breakfast !

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Cape Cod
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we are in the Keys we make sure to visit the Cracked Conch Cafe. Their cracked conch is a MUST!! Tender and delicious thanks to the chef pounding away at it with a mallet to tenderize it. If you listen you will hear him at work preparing your conch. Unfortunately I have had conch at other establishments that basically... More 

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that you always have such a great visit with us! Thanks for sharing the love for our delicious conch dishes, as well as our wonderful customer service. It really means a lot, and I hope we get to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Flowery Branch, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we have passed this restaurant about 100 times since we have been down in Marathon. My bf kept saying he wanted a conch sandwhich...well he got one and it was very good.. I tried a bit. I prefer the fritters but atleast he got his sandwich! It is small and Rose and Cindy were great. They checked on us... More 

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear we could be the one to satisfy your boyfriend's conch sandwich craving. Thank you for sharing the love for our friendly service and our tasty breakfast and lunch dishes. It means a lot to hear you had a great meal with us, and I hope we see you again someday. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Key West, Florida
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first glance you wouldn't think this would be a good place to stop and enjoy a meal...but don't be fooled...this place has awesome food and great wait staff. Seriously....we've enjoyed stopping here many times and never had a bad meal. Worth checking out.

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Brian, I'm so glad to hear you were pleasantly surprised by your meal with us. Thanks for sharing the love for our delicious food and our great waitstaff. It really means a lot to hear you always have a great meal with us, and I hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had very good shrimp omelette and French toast. Pretty good coffee and staff were very friendly. Though would stay away from the grits.

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Thank Cjc5
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear that you had such a delicious meal with us. Thanks for sharing the love for our shrimp omelette and French toast. I hope we'll get to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local and my first time eating here I can say that is was the best fried conch I have ever had.

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Thank buckeyegirl1234
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing the love for our delicious fried conch! It really means a lot to hear that you had a great first experience, and I hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a big group with 2 families together and went at lunch. Rose took good care of us and got us in and out in 1 hr. We were in a hurry. Several people had conch, which was good. The place was not very busy midweek about 1 pm. The building is an old Royal Castle restaurant I believe.... More 

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Daniel, I'm so glad to hear that you and your group had such a great meal with us. Thanks for sharing the love for our wonderful service from Rose, and our delicious food. I hope we'll get to have you all back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Stayton OR
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for dinner here because we wanted to try something new. The four of us tried four different ways of eating conch. If you like seafood, I would reccomend stopping here. The conch was fresh and very tasty. I don't think it matters how you order it, just pick your favorite way and you won't be dissappointed.

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad you were able to stop by for a delicious meal with us. Thanks for sharing the love for our conch dishes. It really means a lot to hear that you weren't disappointed in any dish, and I hope to see you again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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