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Cafe de Marco

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244 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-2009
+1 239-394-6262
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of our drivers told us about this off the path place, and we were glad we searched for it and made reservations. A warm dinning room, also outdoor space but it was cool so we sat inside. Great personnel service and truly an Italian flair to the menu. The seafood was perfect, my steak was among the most tender... More 

Thank wstphl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe de Marco never fails to impress me from the excellent food to the excellent service. They prepared our catch with expertise.

Thank Marc A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner. I decided on the seafood sampler and he tried their famous stuffed prawns. Salads were good but as a salad lover I could tell they'd been made up well ahead of time. I would say I'm not in a huge hurry to return. Waitress was very nice and attentive.

Thank Amy S
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner at Cafe de Marco but the best part of the evening was our server Karen. She went out of her way to be sure we had the best dining experience possible. Cafe de Marco has good food and great service, not to be missed.

Thank lisnash
Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go there every year for the prawns and they never disappoint! Well worth the price! On my yearly visit list!

Thank Shirley R
Rochester, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are 12+ yr residents of the Island. Cafe de Marco always pleases. Tonight, our server Rebecca exemplifies their best. Attentive, knowlegable and helpful. As others note the butterfly shrimp appetizer was great. Specials included both surf and turf. A Marco classic with class. Will return often.

Thank mew09
Charlotte, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have gone to a lot of restaurants on all levels of the scale. Cafe de Marco has been one of the best places I have ever been. The service and food quality is second to none. I recommend reservations as the place can get busy on peak season like now. The menu is extensive with very unique items and... More 

Thank Luis M
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

By far the largest Prawns I've ever had. Butterflied goodness served with drawn butter. Very tasty but have to say they over cooked them? Perhaps that's to be expected with massive Prawns or that's the texture. Regardless they were tasty. Warm goat cheese app also very good. My wife had Surf and Turf with the Prawns also very good. The... More 

Thank Rick8469
Fargo, North Dakota
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233 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

First visit to Marco. Found Cafe de Marco on TA. Short drive. Typical for the area/season Cafe wrapped in plastic. Once we got in, an older building but nice atmosphere/decor. Service was good. I had Grouper, excellent. Salad's nothing special/sort of plain. Average price.

Thank rburdmd
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The location is charming and the experience was excellent! Karen our server was extremely professional and very knowledgeable of the entire menu. We started with the lobster bisque soup, absolutely delicious! Their warm bread was served fresh. The homemade Italian said dressing was a perfect compliment to their salad. I ordered Shrimp Scampi over rice and I have to say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
American, Seafood, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?