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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” (151 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (104 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

We love and have loved this restaurant for decades. The food is consistently spectacular, beautifully presented, and the waitstaff rival any five star restaurant in a big metropolitan area. There is one waiter there who really stands out. His name is Joe..way back when from...More

Thank keil38
Reviewed September 9, 2018

On Aug 30 my daughter and I made a reservation for 5:30 at the Cafe de Marco. We arrived promptly and gave the "hostess" my name. She attempted to sit us in the foyer. After looking into the dining my daughter exclaimed that there were...More

Thank jav347
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Family run, fantastic staff and the best food I’ve had on Marco Island. CDM is upscale compared to some other restaurants in the island, but still had a casual vibe. Everything we ordered here was not just good, but great. Wait staff very helpful. Try...More

1  Thank BirdLady4
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We visited on a summer evening in August. The restaurant was reasonably crowded, as it was a Thursday Night and it's "Throwback to 1983" (in honor of the restaurant's 35th anniversary) menu pricing was in effect. Our party of four was seated quickly. We ordered...More

1  Thank Measuretwice8
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our waiter Nick. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Had the captains platter and jumbo prawns. Both were delicious. Going for the desserts as well. I highly recommend this restaurant Very good pricing too.

1  Thank Deb0029
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great food and service.... The food was perfectly prepared. The jumbo prawns were outstanding and so was the triple tail. Service was great and Sandy was most gracious to help us since we were running late. we will see you next year!

Thank Ferrydr
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been here in 5 years. The food is still spectacular. The prawns are just awesome. The grouper special was also wonderful. Dessert was just wonderful. Nice wine list. Service is 5 star. Must eat place in Marco Island.

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed July 19, 2018

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

1  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

2  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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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