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Marley's Cafe - CLOSED

11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426-1183
+1 860-853-0133
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cubano” (3 reviews)
“fish tacos” (3 reviews)
“potato salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options
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11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426-1183
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were spending a few days in NYC and Connecticut, taking day trips to towns along the coast. We found ourselves in Essex, hungry and looking for lunch. After parking we walked to the harbor hoping to find a suitable place for...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I have been reluctant to submit this review for years only for the fact that I don't want the word to spread too far. However, it is only fair to the owners Claudia and Jeff that I finally write it! If you want really good...More

Thank TheJukes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We love Marley's and try to visit at least a few times every summer/fall. The menu is simple but very good, made with fresh ingredients and plenty of attention. Take the very short ferry ride to Essex Island, make reservations and enjoy a peaceful afternoon...More

Thank EssexOnTheGo
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Menu is what I would call a general "Pub Menu" with a variety of sandwiches and salads. I had the fresh tuna sandwich, and it was out of the world, possibly the best I've ever had. I like my tuna cooked very rare; the server...More

Thank CTJodi
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very unique experience. Take the ferry to the island. Have a wonderful dinner. Make reservations though. This place is always busy.

Thank Marti M
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a Hidden gem on the Connecticut River in Essex, CT. Outstanding food from the coconut french toast topped with flambé bananas to the jerk chicken sandwich. The food is out of this world --breakfast, lunch and dinner you will never be disappointed!! Sitting...More

Thank Jetaa83
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We were there for breakfast last year with friends in town and made a point of stopping by again. We varied our choices: pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, traditional egg dishes, etc and all were very good except the fruit that came with some of the orders...More

Thank danrmj
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Charming outdoor setting by the water on Essex Island. From the short ferry ride to the lovely setting this is a must visit restaurant. Food was good and service was ok but I would still recommend a visit.

Thank Jerry16
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

You get to the island on a six person shuttle that takes a minute to cross !! Eat on the porch or lawn with great Caribbean music Menu is creative and fit for foodies. Try the fresh seared ahi. Tuna melt!! Service is cordial and...More

Thank pjd223
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We selected this spot based on Trip Advisor ratings. The town of Essex is beautiful. This little restaurant is in a great location with plenty of out door seating. Service was great and staff were quite friendly and efficient. Pricing was reasonable and the menu...More

Thank 40oceanblue
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Restaurant Details

Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426-1183
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-853-0133
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