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“Good food! ”
Review of Cafe de Marco

Cafe de Marco
Ranked #27 of 127 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank R_Sweden
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 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 long time between courses on a Friday evening.

One thing a bit disturbing when the table next to us was cleared, the busboy wiped the table and tossed everything on the floor which was never swept or cleaned up before the next group sat down. Pretty tacky for a restaurant of this type.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 1WingNow
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Reviewed February 15, 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.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank frank f
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Although this restaurant has been excellent for decades, perhaps the kitchen can't quite accommodate the current volume. Most of the food is still very good, and the service is excellent, but some items are falling through the cracks. Dinner rolls were almost burned, eggplant appetizer was overloaded with salt, and the fish of the day was delicious, but really overcooked to noticeable dryness. Scalloped potatoes are not nearly as cheesy and seem to be much drier with additional aromatic spices. However, portions remain generous. Next visit we will try an early weekday night to see if there is improvement when a little less busy.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank 948reggiem
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