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“Not bad, but not that special either”
Review of Cracked Conch Cafe

Cracked Conch Cafe
Ranked #28 of 92 Restaurants in Marathon
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Takeout
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!
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Everything about this place (food, service, decor, etc) is just good enough to get by.

Large piece of fish on the fish sandwich, but the bun was just ordinary. Steak fries were cooked well, not greasy at all (frozen, of course).

Thank HungryGreg
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We ordered fried baskets, shrimp and snapper. Both were excellent. Hand breaded and very fresh. Our waitress was so friendly and did an excellent job in making sure all was as we ordered.

2  Thank JudgeD2
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Read the reviews that this place was banging and not to judge it by its appearance. We gave it a shot first off the waitress's were not friendly the old bat in the front was mean and yelled at us to sit anywhere. Our waitress was new to the morning shift and had no idea of the menu. My friends ordered the fried conch it tasted no different than something that comes out of a bag. I ordered the conch omelette it was mostly egg and cheese. They claim they are all about conch and people cone from far and away to eat it at the Cracked Conch. No thanks there are much better restaurants in Marathon than this dump. On our way out we found a roach crawling along the floor on our way out. Later on breakfast became chum. Eat here at your own risk.

1  Thank Mannymanny83
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We found the Cracked Conch a great place to eat while in Marathon. It is rare to find an establishment open 7 days a week on the Island, but the conch is open all day, every day. There is a back patio that has a bit more ambiance than the main seating area, but both are comfortable. Due to its availability, we ate there several times and found all dishes-- from the cracked conch to the shrimp & cheese quesadillas-- were quite satisfying. Prices were reasonable, although mixed drink costs were on the higher side.

Thank fun2travel514
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We stopped for an early breakfast, and all our meals were fantastic! Homemade potatoes, huge omelettes, plain bacon...Very friendly service. Don't expect great ambiance or views, but the food is great!

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Thank BIG_VINX
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