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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” (148 reviews)
“seafood” (90 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 yesterday

Wow. Girlfriends have been after me to go, so I took two of them out to dinner. Lovely decor, perfect service by Kris and a great selection. We all chose the hog fish dinner. Best fish I've had in years. Serving was large enough that...More

Thank Kris C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the royal treatment from our waitress, Jennifer. She knew everything about the dishes and was patient with the kids. The food was SPECTACULAR. Best dining experience we've had yet. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Marco Island.

Thank Ivonne0305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to check out the prawns and did not disappoint. Fresh, seasoned and cooked perfectly! And they are huge! Had Lobster bisque and warm goat cheese. Awesome! My wife had prawns and scallops she loved them.A Must see and do!Joe our server was awesome!

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although they were really busy, service was good but, a little slow. We arrived at 715pm. They ran out of some items, but it was not a problem. The quality of the food made up for any inconvenience. Rack of lamb was one of the...More

Thank raymond c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an evening out to dinner and was so glad we chose this place. All four in our party had seafood and we all were very happy with our meals. Service was excellent. Summer specials made it even better. Our new favorite place!!

1  Thank Hallelujahmtngirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful ambience on enclosed porch,terriffic server,generous servings of outstanding quality-a must visit for us

Thank bentrox3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The summer special $20 menu is great value for this top rated restaurant ! A nice selection . I had the sole piccata with capers and it was delicious .The meal included A selection of a potato - pasta - or rice . I had...More

1  Thank sharynkamp11
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we have been here and it has been outstanding both times. Very attentive servers and the food is excellent. Twilight specials 5-5:45 pm with a full meal for only $15. Curry coconut shrimp was the special tonight (not a twilight)...More

Thank Ryan D. S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate one of the best meals of our trip to Marco Island at Cafe de Marco. I started with the lobster bisque and my husband had the clams casino. They were both delicious! I then had the signature prawns which were...More

Thank Jyhwk514
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We saved this restaurant for our last night of vacation. Prawns were absolutely incredible! Always a favorite. Well worth it!

Thank LisaJN
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Questions & Answers
22 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.
4 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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