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Cracked Conch Cafe

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4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
+1 305-743-2233
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Marathon, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cracked Conch has really good food, this is one of our family member's favorite Marathon restaurant.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I were returned to FT Lauderdale from a nice stay in old Key West and we wanted to eat mid route at some place new. We randomly picked the Cracked Conch café due to its location midway across the Keys. It did not particularly stand out from the road, sort of an older Mom and Pop place,... More 

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Thank stuart T
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Stuart, I'm so glad you decided to stop by and grab a bite to eat with us during your travels. Thank you for sharing the love for our cozy, local atmosphere and our friendly, accommodating staff. It really means a lot to hear that you and your wife both enjoyed your breakfasts with us, and I hope we'll get to... More 

New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of us got the conch chowder which as very good. I had excellent bean soup and the fish of the day which was mahi mahi. Very fresh and well cooked. I haven't had a lot of key lime pie in my time on earth, so I can't compare this to others. It was good. It reminded me of cheesecake.... More 

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Thank Deb W
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Deb, thank you for sharing the love for our excellent conch chowder, bean soup, and mahi mahi dishes. It means a lot to hear that you enjoyed our friendly, accommodating service, and I hope we'll get to have you back for another meal and key lime pie soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Indy
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496 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have driven by The CC multiple times while staying in Marathon. Finally this morning we decided to give it a try. The waitstaff is very attentive and they have quite a menu. Prices are a bit high but there were some reasonable items on the breakfast menu. My husband had the pancakes and they disappeared in a flash. I... More 

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1 Thank IndySig
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Although I'm so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your meals with us, I'm sorry to hear that you were less than impressed with our restroom. We always want you to enjoy your entire experience with us, and I'll keep this on my radar moving forward. I hope you'll consider giving us another shot to show you... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very much an old worn diner looking place. Quick service and friendly enough. Very attentive to be sure we had everything we needed. Seafood was so fresh and delicious. Scallops were to die for. Great onion rings. My husband loved his seafood omelet and it was loaded with seafood. And he raved about the potatoes- which he didn't even let... More 

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Thank Carol M
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there, Carol! Thanks so much for sharing the love for quick, friendly service and our attentive staff. It really means a lot to hear that you and your husband enjoyed a delicious meal with us. I hope this means we'll get to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Northern Virginia
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 9th visit to the Cracked Conch, visits spread over 5 trips to Marathon, spread in turn over the past 10 years. In our first visit to Marathon, we ate out frequently. Despite extensive prior research using all available resources, we were extremely disappointed. Marathon restaurants strive to reach mediocrity, and most fail to achieve even that. It... More 

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

It's very disheartening to hear that after so many successful visits with us over the years, this past visit has convinced you to leave a review. We always want you to feel taken care of with fast, friendly, attentive care and enjoy the same delicious conch dishes we've been serving for years, but it sounds like your conch marsala meal... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Broad menu with seafood and other options. We had eggs Benedict and they were pretty good. Staff is friendly and helpful, and service is quick. Great alternative for a quick lunch when on the road

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing the love for our delicious seafood dishes, as well as our eggs Benedict, and our super friendly staff. I hope this means we'll get to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can choose from conch in sandwiches, fritters, chowders and seafood plates. The menu says the conch is tenderized, but I still found the pieces I tried to be a bit chewy. This restaurant was recommended to go to for lunch and especially for the conch fritters. We tried all of the above dishes and fish sandwiches to go along... More 

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Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Although I'm glad to hear you enjoyed most of your meal with us, we're sorry to hear that you found your conch to be a bit chewy this time. We always want you to enjoy a delicious meal and feel taken care of with excellent, accommodating service. I apologize for the mix up with your order, but I'm glad you... More 

Maple Shade, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustic restaurant but the food was tasty. Really tasty. Sea food omelette was awesome.. The food was fresh. The fruits was a bit stale and the waitress kind of forgot one thing on my order but I would not hold it against cause the food was tasty and they were very friendly.

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Thank Tim M
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Tim, thanks for sharing the love for our rustic, delicious dishes. It means a lot to hear that you're a fan of our seafood omelette and our friendly service, although I apologize if we mixed up your order a bit. I hope we'll still get to have you back again sometime. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Long Valley, NJ
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178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate two meals here on vacation. One, my wife & I for great seafood & once with our family for great cheesesteaks. Seating is both in & outside with great service! The food was well prepared both times. For a great meal without breaking your budget stop here!

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Thank RWMLongValley_NJ
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there, I'm so glad to hear that you and your family had two great visits with us during your visit. Thanks for sharing the love for our great service and our delicious food. I hope this means we'll get to have you all back again sometime. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-743-2233
Description
Whether you are vacationing in Marathon or on your way to or from Key West, no trip is complete without a stop at The Cracked Conch Cafe.

We use only the freshest seafood and finest ingredients. Start out your meal with our legendary Conch Chowder. Try some of our truly legendary Conch Specialties -- Conch Parmesan, Conch Joseph or our Cracked Conch Platter. For the landlubbers, we offer Choice New York Strip Steak, Filet, Ribs and Chicken. And our fresh and delicious sandwiches and salads are always available. Don't forget to finish off your meal with Key Lime Pie!

Located at Mile Marker 49.5, The Cracked Conch Cafe is the perfect place to stop, rest and grab a bite to eat and a cool drink. Relax on our tropical patio and breathe in that great ocean air as you enjoy our famous conch cooking. We hope to see you soon!

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