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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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“lobster bisque” (104 reviews)
“seafood” (92 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 2 days ago

We've been going to Marco Island for many years and originally discovered this fabulous restaurant but somehow got caught up with new "spots" through the years. Recently we read an article about their 35 years in business serving mostly locals and realized we needed to...More

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant almost 30 years ago when our daughter was an infant. When we saw an advertisement for it saying they were having meals on Thursdays priced as they were 30 years ago- Throwback Thursday - we knew we had...More

1  Thank ACJMD
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We got recommended this place from JW Marriott. We were told that is outside seating on a terrace. Well it it’s an old hot patio , In a parking lot . We moved inside to a slanted dinning room. We then review a wine list...More

1  Thank E J
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Enjoyable outside dining. Excellent service and good food. Nice that you can bring your own wine. I would definitely go back

Thank Bob S
Reviewed May 6, 2018

On vacation on Marco Island recently we wanted to find a nice local seafood restaurant so we came here. It is kind of an old house with an interesting history. It also smelled kind of musty but the smell was not even noticeable after a...More

Thank number2109
Reviewed April 6, 2018 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 April 1, 2018 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 March 30, 2018 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

1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed March 25, 2018

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 March 20, 2018

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
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December 22, 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.
September 4, 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
  • 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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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