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Cracked Conch Cafe

4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
+1 305-743-2233
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cracked conch” (60 reviews)
“conch chowder” (56 reviews)
“seafood omelet” (21 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is a roadside café with fake beer keg protruding from a fake, slightly stained brick wall over a 6 seat bar next to a 12 seat restaurant. Looks like the only place in a small town although it is not. Waitresses are nice enough...More

1  Thank MetroWest52
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

Although I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our food well enough and the company of our charming waitresses, I'm sorry to hear your taste buds weren't titillated the way we would've hoped. We take a lot of pride in preparing the most tender, delicious conch...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Always delicious, this is a regular spot for us when in the keys. Quick friendly service, and great food. Not a fancy place, true Keys vibe. Also I see the reviews about the cuban coffee, but this is NOT a cuban restaurant. Look for real...More

1  Thank Gina C
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

Hi there, Gina! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our fast, friendly service and great food. It really means a lot to hear that we are your go-to spot when you visit the Keys. I can't wait to see you all back...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016

My family and I stopped at the Cracked Conch on our way from Key Largo to Key West. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the food was good. One of my daughters ordered the chocolate chip pancakes and I have to admit I snuck...More

Thank m4squad
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

I'm so glad that you and your family could join us for a meal during your visit! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our friendly staff and our unique chocolate chip pancakes. I hope we'll get the chance to have you back...More

Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

very friendly People, breakfast (pancakes, omlettes and fish) was so delicious that we came twice. Dont expect a five stars restaurant, but they dont pretend to be one. If we come back to the Keys, we know where to go.More

1  Thank zed_remoras
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Hey there, Cedric! I'm so glad to hear you had two delicious meals with us during your visit! Thanks so much for sharing the love for our no-frills diner, and I can't wait to have you back again when you're in the Keys. Until then,...More

Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

This is an easily overlooked place but had a great seafood platter and we liked the key lime pie too! Conch was great! And the prices were very attractive.

Thank ABee_NYC
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

I'm so glad we weren't overlooked by you! Thanks so much for sharing the love for our key lime pie and seafood platter! I hope this means we'll see you again someday when you visit again. Until then, Joseph Deconda, Owner

Reviewed 2 January 2016

The Cracked Conch was just down the road from our hotel and so we ended up having a couple of meals there. My favourite dishes were the Conch Eggs Bene and their delicious key lime pie. The latter had the best texture of any pie...More

Thank Tracy S
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

Hi there, Tracy! I'm so glad you could join us for a couple meals during your trip to the Keys. Thanks so much for sharing the love for our friendly service and flavorful food. I hope this means you'll be back again some time for...More

Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped at the cafe for breakfast. It was delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would suggest the eggs Benedict with the Taylor ham (I think that's what it is called. Really yummy! There is also a lot of room in...More

Thank dimmetter
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2015

We're glad you loved everything from our eggs Benedict's flavor to our outdoor seating! It's always awesome to know that we've impressed a guest, and we can't wait to welcome you back the next time you're in the area. All our best, Cracked Conch Cafe

Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

My family stopped for a locally prepared breakfast 2 hours into a road trip. The "Cuban Coffee" on the Cracked Conch Cafe sign drew us in. First, we discovered that they didn't serve Cuban Coffee now that the cafe was equipped with espresso. Disappointment #1....More

Thank Teresa M
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2015

Teresa, I'm sorry if anything about your experience felt less than excellent. Since we only use the freshest ingredients and unique recipes, we hope that every meal is flavorful and delicious. If you didn't feel that way about your eggs, sausage, bacon, or BLT, then...More

Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

The blackened Mahi was good. Salads are fresh. Shrimp fresh. Burgers are good. Fries aren't good. Twice baked potato is good, different. Service was okay, waitress had too many tables to handle.More

Thank Fppollard
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2015

We're glad you enjoyed your meal with us when you stopped by! While we always hope that all of our dishes (including the fries) seem delicious to every customer, it's great to know that your Mahi, shrimp, burgers, and potatoes were tasty. Also, your service...More

Reviewed 19 December 2015

On our trip down to Key West, we knew we'd need to stop to eat breakfast somewhere around Marathon. My wife spent some time looking online, and we settled on the Cracked Conch. Why not? On driving up, her first thought was that it was...More

2  Thank Brian S
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2015

Sorry we're not sorry, Brian. Your anger cannot derail us from making delicious seafood-filled omelettes and pork rolls. :) Really, though, thanks for the kind words. Hope the rest of your trip our way was fantastic, and that your holidays are wonderful. Let us know...More

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ihearthomer
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Response from Dion W | Reviewed this property |
I believe they serve breakfast until 4 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-2233
Description
Whether you are vacationing in Marathon or on your way to or from Key West, no trip is complete without a stop at The Cracked Conch Cafe. We use only the freshest seafood and finest ingredients. Start out your meal with our legendary Conch Chowder. Try some of our truly legendary Conch Specialties -- Conch Parmesan, Conch Joseph or our Cracked Conch Platter. For the landlubbers, we offer Choice New York Strip Steak, Filet, Ribs and Chicken. And our fresh and delicious sandwiches and salads are always available. Don't forget to finish off your meal with Key Lime Pie! Located at Mile Marker 49.5, The Cracked Conch Cafe is the perfect place to stop, rest and grab a bite to eat and a cool drink. Relax on our tropical patio and breathe in that great ocean air as you enjoy our famous conch cooking. We hope to see you soon!
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