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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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American, Seafood, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
244 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-2009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a number of times. The last two times we got late reservations and midway through dinner the staff is cleaning up. Kind of annoying to feel like you are keeping everyone from leaving but if that’s the case then don’t give us...More

Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations here while on family vacation. It was recommended on a list the hotel gave us and we spoke with our bellman for recommendations and he highly suggested Cafe de Marco. It did not disappoint! Restaurant is small and quaint. We sat in...More

Thank staceyrebecca1220
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner at Cafe de Marco tonight. I ordered the macadamia nut encrusted grouper. However, when my dinner arrived, I could not cut through the fish with a fork or a knife. Then I found an eggshell under the fruit topping....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best fish restaurant on Marco. We seem to visit this restaurant every time we come to Marco. The food is excellent! Staff very friendly. You can eat inside or outside in their ‘outdoor garden’ area.. The restaurant is celebrating 35 years of culinary excellence!

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice meal here our last night on the island. The service was prompt and friendly, and our meals were great. We had a late reservation, so we opted to share appetizers and entrees among the table. Shrimp lenny and clams casino for...More

Thank TropicTraveller08
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on Friday evening. And even though we have been coming to Marco for several years, this was the first time at Café de Marco. We had read many reviews of this restaurant but never got around to stopping...More

Thank Joytotheworld38
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time here. Very friendly staff. Good food and shrimps and steak. Large portions as always! No cocktails.. Good experience.

Thank R_Sweden
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent seafood and steaks. The service was good as was the atmosphere. Love the old Marco atmosphere.

Thank Heather O
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Delightful, small local establishment in the old Marco part of the island. Food was unique and a wide selection. Had the fresh catch of the day which was awesome. Also enjoyed the large fresh prawns. The service was very good although it did take a...More

Thank 1WingNow
Reviewed 15 February 2018 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
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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
  • Food
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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