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Review of The Island Cafe

The Island Cafe
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Ranked #14 of 125 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 American thing but normally water is complimentary in most restaurants we have visited. If you like a quiet and relaxed night this is certainly the place if you like a bit more of a vibey evening then perhaps look elsewhere

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Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 relatively quaint and cozy atmosphere for your dining experience at Island Cafe.
Thank you for dining with us.

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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 and it did not disappoint

You have to try the Mussels in White sauce, best thing I have put in my mouth in a long time

The chicken dishes and the Salmon were terrific

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had just arrived at Marco Island and were starved! We pulled into this little strip mall with an “Island Cafe” sign and figured we would get a quick bite to eat. We were reluctant to go in because it was 5:30pm and there wasn’t a car in the parking lot (only one lone truck). My wife pulled up Yelp (I am trying hard to teach her to look at Trip Advisor first and foremost) and the reviews looked decent. We were honestly too hungry to look elsewhere.

We were surprised when we walked in ... this wasn’t a cafe, it was fine dining! There were 4 of us and we each ordered a different “3 Course Meal” special ... a choice of one of 2 appetizers, soup of the day or house salad, and one of 6 entree choices (and a complimentary glass of wine or domestic beer if you like) for $28! Of the 4 entrees we got, EVERYONE of them was a home run! My favorite was the pork tenderloin, 2 couldn’t tell which chicken entree they liked and the 4th loved her salmon! The only negative was we were too full for dessert!

My family highly recommends this hidden gem!

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Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Island Cafe is truly a hidden gem on Marco for many years. It was acquired last year and appreciate your feedback.
We have the summer special as mentioned, an updated regular menu, impressive wine list and more improvements as we move forward. We will also be making some cosmetic changes in September, and perhaps changing the name next year to clarify some confusion with the word "Cafe".
Arturo Perez and his family are long time Marco restaurant owners, and he strives for all guests to leave with what you experienced.
Again, thanks for sharing & we hope to serve you again in the future.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Went there last night after reading the good reviews. This restaurant could be easily overlooked from the street because it's tucked away but very quint inside. They offer a summer special 3 course meal which is a great deal for what you get. My appetizer was a crepe stuff with asparagus, mushrooms and Swiss cheese, delicious! Lentil soup was very tasty and my entree with the pecan encrusted salmon, outstanding!! My hubby was very happy with his jambalaya. The house cabronet was also very good. Our server who I believe was Rob was also fabulous! Very enjoyable dinner.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This restaurant is tucked away in a stripmall and does not look very inviting.But enter and it is a revelation.There is a wide choice of dishes,seafood or steak and lots more.We all had a different choice and each dish was hot and cooked to perfection.The service was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves so much we went again before we returned home.
Looking forward to the next time already.

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Diana A, Front Office Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you so much for the review! We are always pleased to have our guest share their experience.. It's also very pleasing to hear you dined with us again during your visit. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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