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Marathon Coffee Shop

1st Street, Marathon, TX
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1st Street, Marathon, TX
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

We've had breakfast here twice, and it was really good. The second time we went, our server was not in a good mood and would barely speak to us, so I hope whatever was bothering her didn't last long. The food is always really good...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Have had breakfast here twice. Always good. Love the atmosphere and people. Will eat here every time I visit Big Bend.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Standard west Texas egg breakfast options were above average. Plenty to enjoy - people watching, friendly wait staff and the covered patio.

Thank AddisonGirl17
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Food is just okay. Service is a little odd. They seem to prefer locals over visitors. One waitress was flat out rude. She seemed annoyed by a request for silverware and water.

Thank travelfan9
Reviewed 30 June 2015

On a recent motorcycle trip to far West Texas I stopped for lunch at Marathon Coffee. Patio service was quick, and the chef's salad, while not fancy, hit the spot Lunch with tea and a cobbler dessert came to $13. The wi-fi worked fine and...More

Thank Batavicus
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

There are two places that each respectively serve the best pancakes on the planet. The first is Richard's Very Good Pancakes at Blue Heaven in Key West and the others are at Marathon Coffee. In fact, everything on the menu is quite good and one...More

Thank TravelinAmigos
Reviewed 14 June 2015

My friend and I went on a girl's weekend roadtrip to Alpine, Marfa and Marathon and stopped at the Marathon Coffee Shop for lunch on our way back home. The staff was friendly and the food was decently priced. I had the chicken fried steak,...More

Thank WestTXTraveler12
Reviewed 26 May 2015

A nice breakfast a short walk away from the Gage Hotel. We ate outside. We did not experience the flies from the night before at the 12 Gage Restaurant. The food was good. The coffee was hot and our cups got refilled. It was a...More

Thank Seismo_mid
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Food choices in Marathon are limited. This is an ok spot for a quick breakfast before heading to Big Bend. The egg sandwich was good and appeared to be on a homemade biscuit. The breakfast burrito was not great until we added hot sauce, salsa,...More

Thank scarlettsox
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Good little lunch spot with more options on the menu than I expected from a small cafe. We enjoyed the turkey melt and the grilled chicken salad-both very good! Service was quick and friendly as well.

Thank Ashley W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1st Street, Marathon, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marathon
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