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The Island Cafe

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Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

Location and contact

Don't let the name fool you! We are a casual dinner establishment, serving some of Marco's favorite entrees. We offer a true taste of Marco Island. Island Cafe has a quaint and cozy atmosphere serving European Classic Cuisine. Our chefs have decades of experience and are committed to present quality classic dishes with fresh ingredients. Our staff looks forward to serving you and providing a dining experience you will be sure to enjoy. We serve a variety of seafood, many that are local. Beer and wine is available. Reservations recommended - Walk In's Welcome!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Island Cafe formerly offered good French/Continental cuisine, but with new ownership that traces its roots back to Arturo's, once an excellent Italian eatery on Marco Island, the revitalized Island Cafe now has a decidedly Italian flair. Prices remain modest, offerings are expanded, service is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gary H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went through the list on TA looking for restaurants. Their menu was the best. It’s in a small strip shopping center but do not let that detour you. The inside is charming and staff friendly. I probably had the best pecan crusted salmon I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mdiver08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of variety in the menu and good service .This place has got much busier but that has not affected the ability to serve a great meal

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Morlaism
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We have been patrons of The Island Cafe for a number of years...but last night was the first experience of this season. Island Cafe may well be the most understated great restaurant of Marco..perhaps in some part due to its hidden location. Island Cafe is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MrPr946
Diana A, Public Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you so much for the raving review. We appreciate when people share a good time!

Reviewed 30 November 2018

Thought this was a French restaurant but found out otherwise. Service was beyond expectation and the food very good. Would recommend to anyone

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jerry D
Diana A, Public Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jerry for sharing.

Reviewed 17 November 2018

It’s clear that some improvements have been made to this restaurant since our last visit. However, it’s difficult to make a shop into an interesting restaurant. We both ordered the mussels which were very tasty, but let down by some being gritty and we know...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike T
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Had a delightful meal last night with attentive service and great food. My girlfriend had shrimp and scallops and I had chicken franchise. Have been here many times and the food is always good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 572donnao
Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your evening and your meal. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The orange duck was excellent! My husband had it twice. Excellent service. The waiter remembered our special needs from the previous visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank j p
Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for joining us again during your visit to Marco Island. We are pleased to see your review and that you enjoyed your visits and the food. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant with a great selection of food. It was a shame they weren’t doing the summer menu when we visited. Only reason I’ve taken one star off is that we had 2 bottles of water and were charged $12. Perhaps this is an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Grimbo89
Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

We are pleased that you enjoyed your food. You are right about water charges. In the US, we do charge for bottled water, however, we serve Marco City water at no charge. The bottled water normally serves 2 or 3 people. We do have a...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

This place is a great find. Small but great with flavor and technique Diana the hostess was wonderful, she makes every patron feel at home Our waiter Ray explained the menu and his attention to our service was just right We had the Summer special...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank michael c
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