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“Anniversary dinner...”
Review of Cafe de Marco

Cafe de Marco
Ranked #28 of 125 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 18 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on Friday evening. And even though we have been coming to Marco for several years, this was the first time at Café de Marco. We had read many reviews of this restaurant but never got around to stopping by. What a mistake on our part! We had asked for a quiet table for two, and much to our surprise our request was accommodated. Our server, Christina, was fabulous. She had champagne sent to our table in celebration of our anniversary which was such a nice surprise and regardless of how busy the restaurant was, she took time to check in on us and was extremely personable. We had the bisque which is the best we have ever eaten, and we ordered their prawns (one of the dishes they are famous for - we now know why!). The food was so good and so filling! Despite the fact that we were full from our dinner, Christina had a dessert sent over and the servers sang ‘happy anniversary’ to us. It was a great evening and one that is now definitely on our list of places to come back to!
Thank you Christina and everyone at Café de Marco for making our evening so special!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

First time here. Very friendly staff. Good food and shrimps and steak. Large portions as always! No cocktails.. Good experience.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent seafood and steaks. The service was good as was the atmosphere. Love the old Marco atmosphere.

Thank Heather O
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Delightful, small local establishment in the old Marco part of the island. Food was unique and a wide selection. Had the fresh catch of the day which was awesome. Also enjoyed the large fresh prawns. The service was very good although it did take a long time between courses on a Friday evening.

One thing a bit disturbing when the table next to us was cleared, the busboy wiped the table and tossed everything on the floor which was never swept or cleaned up before the next group sat down. Pretty tacky for a restaurant of this type.

Thank 1WingNow
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I'll only say one word fantastic!!!
I've been here a few time and never had a bad meal. I've always had there fresh seafood like I said fantastic.

Thank frank f
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