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4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
+1 305-743-2233
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07:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Thu 09:30 - 22:30
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New Bern, North Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looking for excellent conch fritter but ordered conch stuffed mushrooms and conch burger and conch chowder; food okay, expected better. Maybe to early in the 'winter' season...or too late in the 'summer' season. Either way, don't know if I would return for a second try.

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Thank karenbakescakes
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In February, 2014 my husband, another couple, and I stopped for lunch at the Cracked Conch Cafe on our drive to Cudjoe Key. I don't know what made us stop, but we were SO glad we did! Everything we ate was wonderfully fresh, hot, and delicious. My husband orders clam chowder whenever and wherever it's on the menu. He proclaimed... More 

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

Hey there, Mariam! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our delicious food you and your husband enjoyed with us almost 3 years ago now! It really means a lot to hear that our clam chowder made such a big impression on your husband, and I hope we'll get to have you both back again sometime soon. Until... More 

North Fort Myers, Florida
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was barely OK. Overpriced. No view. Rundown. Waitress argumentative. Just too many other places to spend my money

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

Kellie, I'm sorry to hear you were so disappointed in your visit with us. We always want you to feel taken care of with great service and enjoy delicious food. I'm sorry you weren't impressed this time, and I hope you'll consider giving us another shot to show you the quality experience we're all about. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome seafood breakfast combinations. Tried the conch omelette and it was very good. It can get very busy and hot in the summer.

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

Thanks so much for sharing the love for our awesome seafood breakfast dishes. It really means a lot to hear that you enjoyed your conch omelette, and I hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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145 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little dive is typical of its location. Very laid back, comfortable and the ambience very beachy. A nice place for an ultra-casual lunch, dinner or just a few cold ones after a hard day of boating, swimming, fishing and/or sunning - a pit stop we'll return to.

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

Hey there! Thanks so much for sharing the love for our laid bac, relaxing environment and delicious food. It really means a lot to hear you had a great time with us, and I hope we get to have you back again sometime. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Gloucester, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Marathon and had a little time to kill before check in. So we decided to check this place out. It is a no frills place but delicious. We had never tried conch. My son got the conch burger, and we tried the conch balls. If we go back to Marathon we will definitely be going... More 

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

Hey there, Heather! I'm so glad you decided to stop in and join us for a delicious meal. Thanks for shairng the love for our conch burger and conch balls. It really means a lot to hear you had a great visit with us, and we hope to have you back again soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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297 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't eat seafood, don't really know what a conch is either, but I feel like I've tried it as my meat lovers omelette and potatoes tasted fishy to me. Service was attentive but prices for this dive were a little steep.

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

Although I'm glad you enjoyed our attentive service, I'm sorry to hear you were a little less impressed with your meat lovers omelette with us. I hope you'll consider giving us another shot to show you the quality food we're all about. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Keys for 22 years and have eaten here for breakfast numerous times. My friend and I decided to try dinner. The place has changed very little. Friendly staff, seat yourself , old tables and chairs like old Florida. We each had the conch chowder which I dare say was the best I have had anywhere... More 

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

It's always a pleasure having you join us for a meal during your visits. Thank you so much for sharing the love for our delicious conch chowder and our snapper dishes. It really means a lot to hear that you and your friend had such a wonderful visit with us, and I look forward to your next visit soon. Until... More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Keep up Keep up the great work Cracked Conch team. Me and everyone that I have recommended this must hit this O.G. spot.(for those who don't know what O.G. means get with the times lol it means Original)

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Thank sauceboss75
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for all the support! It really means a lot to hear that you're such a big fan of our food and service. Hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Colorado Springs
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The exterior looks a bit run down but it looks like a place the locals like to go. The conch quesadilla was good. The fried conch was alternately well cooked or chewy but had good flavor. Our first piece of key lime pie in the keys and it was very good.

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Thank johnY7709QU
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there, John -- thanks so much for sharing the love for our delicious conch quesadilla and our key lime pie! It really means a lot to hear that you had a great meal with us, and I hope we get to have you back again sometime soon. 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
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 22:30
Thursday
09:30 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?