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“Very enjoyable, and great service”
Review of Cafe de Marco

Cafe de Marco
Ranked #22 of 121 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 17 June 2014

After a hectic week attending a wedding on Marco Island, my wife and I had one last night on our own - so we wanted a nice dinner to relax before heading home. I did some hunting (on TripAdvisor of course) and decided to give Cafe de Marco a try. Good choice!

The location is a little strange - kind of like a small strip-mall from days gone by, but a cute place with good ambience and obviously well cared for. The service was very professional (a young fellow name Joe was our server, and very good at his job). I chose the macadamia-encrusted mahi mahi and my wife had shrimp and scallops. Both dishes were excellent - and we enjoyed a bottle of Taittinger to accompany them.

Okay, there aren't any sea views or romantic sunsets to write home about, but as a good high-class restaurant (with a focus on seafood) we were very happy with our choice.

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Thank Phudpucker
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the early dinner menu; delicious seafood and outstanding service! Great place to celebrate my parents' 48th anniversary !

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Thank MichIrish
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Unplanned trip to Café de Marco turned into a great dinner experience. Home-style atmosphere with really good food. Pleasant surprise!

Thank Guye926
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We visited Café de Marco in May. We were seated right away. The staff was friendly and the food was good. Salads tasted fresh and the Seafood was great. Try the Seafood platter, it is very tasty. The outside of the building is a little deceiving. The restaurant is nicer than it looks and much bigger. The price is average for Marco Island. We would go back to Café de Marco next time we visit.

Thank sharonbob2
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This restaurant has it all- best service, best food, and great ambience. Our waiter was outstanding (I wish I could remember his name!). On top of his impeccable service, the owner/manager made two visits to the table to ensure that everything was to our liking and quickly resolved one small issue with one of our groups meals. The food was nothing short of superb, including a great desert menu (key lime pie was my favorite!). This is the type of experience that one hopes for in an upscale restaurant.

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Thank Steven B
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