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“The Fresh fish was delicious”
Review of Cafe de Marco

Cafe de Marco
Ranked #27 of 125 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 9 September 2017

Boy were we lucky. We caught the last night they were open prior to closing for the month of September. I cannot say enough accolades regarding the food and service. The ambiance was exceptional. Everyone was so accommodating right down to the wine choices. They do have a full bar if you are so inclined. I had Sway fish and I was not disappointed. The dishes are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. This is a keeper as we would definitely go back.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Great location and very pretty. We were well served and entertained by their own typical New Yorker server (Didn't catch his name)
The fish was excellent and the wine selection more than adequate.
Will be back next time

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I stumbled upon the Café de Marco literally by accident. It is a bit off the beaten path in the older Marco area, near a locally owned hotel and some cute shops. We did not have any reservations, however we were seated immediately on a weekend evening. Our waiter was polite and efficient.
I ordered the chicken marsala, and my spouse had the grouper. The chicken was accompanied with wild rice and zucchini. The vegetables were a little overcooked. My husband raved about his meal the rest of the week, that it was the best seafood on the island. We shared the key lime pie for our dessert, and it was nicely garnished.
We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and the ambiance. There were a lot of nice touches including the decorations suspended from the ceiling, and the glass sconces on the wall. My only complaint was the location of our two person table was near the restrooms, so make sure you avoid that particular table.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

At first look, I wasn't sure if we had made a good choice as from outside, the restaurant was not what you would expect as a top rated restaurant. However, everyone in our party loved their dinners which included lobster bisque, the lobster grouper cakes, the captains seafood platter and the ahi. The key lime pie was excellent. The service was very good to.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was our second time visiting this restaurant, and so happy we did. The menu is varied, plenty to choose from, whether it's fish, chicken, pork....we always do fish....our entrees were to die for.....appetizers were delicious....nice Wine/Beer choices, no liquor though....which didn't matter to us. It's worth the stop!

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