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“Terrific environment and wonderful food to boot!”
Review of Marley's Cafe

Marley's Cafe
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Essex
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 September 2017

On a sunny fall day you can't beat the atmosphere of Marley's Cafe amongst the boats on the Connecticut River in Essex. Fortunately the food matches the view! We had the Jamaican Burgers which were nicely sized, cooked as ordered and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, guacamole and spicy mayo. If you don't like a lot of spice you should probably ask for the mayo on the side. Their side of potato salad was delicious as it included a nice hint of dill. Desserts were a brownie and a fabulous Caramel Gelato. We will definitely go back to try their intriguing dinner menu.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Marley's is located on a small island in the Connecticut River owned by a marina. Take the passenger ferry across the channel for some great casual eats. Always a treat going there.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great evening with friends and even met the chef/owner. Edamame dumplings were delicious as were the shrimp cocktail and calamari. BYOB and they even brought us real wine glasses so we didn't have to take our plastic ones out. Even though it's only a 30 second ferry ride, it feels like you're away on vacation. Worth the trip!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have been going to Essex for years and never knew you could take a 30 second ferry over To Marley's. What a Great Spot for Lunch. Could get crowded but well worth it.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's a nice atmosphere--basically, it's a cafe at a marina. Don't be taken in that it's on an "Island"--the Island is a 50 foot boat ride from shore. Food is good, adequate. It is bring your own, so that makes it nice.

Thank Brett G
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