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Review of Cafe de Marco

Cafe de Marco
Ranked #21 of 121 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, 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 5 July 2014

We have been visiting Marco Island for over 25 years and have dined here every year. We just had the best dinner in Marco/Naples ever here tonight. The food and service was outstanding. The difference from last year was unbelievable. We can tell that there is a renewed enthusiasm for the business. Joe was our waiter who was fantastic and everyone in the place helped contribute to the excellent dining experience. Congratulations Sandy and team we will see you next time we visit from Chicago.

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel set up this diner and a car was sent for us which was nice touch. We arrive and were less than impressed with the facility. The onside not much better but we were here for the food not ambiance. Go here with that thought in mind and you will have one of the best meals in fla. From the lobster bisque to the ahi tuna was outstanding. Wait staff attentive but not swarming. They are known for the huge prawns. They did not disappoint. Enjoy!

Thank Rick P
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We tried cafe de marco on the recommendation of a guest at our hotel. My husband and I thought the food was delicious. The rolls were the best we have had on the island, the homemade salad dressing was light and flavorful. Then came our entree. I had the snapper and my husband the grouper. The waitress, Christine, was very helpful in explaining the preparations offered and allowed us to change a few things. Chris the hostess was very welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends back in New York.

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Thank rc01
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had dinner here again after a few years and were disappointed by the food and service. I ordered the stuff chicken which wuss very good and the wife had the shrimp scampi which she said was just okay. Our waiter failed to provide us with the early evening menu which we were not aware they had until another waiter offered it to some other patrons after we had our meal. The waiter did spout off the chefs specials burp failed to give any prices but when prompted by the wife he said the prawns would be 40.00. The restaurant is very cramped and they only offered beer or wine, not my idea of a top class restaurant.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Cafe De Marco is my favorite place to come when we vacation at Marco Island Florida. The service is top notch and the fabulous chef prepared dishes will not disappoint. The food is always very freshly made for you. They relaxed elegance makes for a night to remember.

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Thank Marci B
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