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Marley's Cafe

11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426-1183
+1 860-853-0133
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426-1183
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Had been walking around Essex taking in the local stores and just all around nice atmosphere - we decided to take a break and have lunch. what a nice surprise-- we walked down to a marina - after taking a few seconds boat ride over...More

Thank gtans2016
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a fun place. Taking a 30 second boat ride to an outdoor restaurant is an interesting experience. The food here is very good, waitstaff very friendly and experienced. Have visited here several times and have always had a great experience. They close on...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This was recommended by fellow boaters at the Brewers Essex Island Marina. I don’t think I would have gone there without this recommendation. We are glad we tried it. I had the Norwegian Benedict and my wife had the crab Benedict. Both were delicious. The...More

Thank Turbocouch
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Superb... we all love Marley's and go several times during the summer ! Marley's is located at Essex Island Marina, great views

Thank Marj A
Reviewed 14 September 2017

On a sunny fall day you can't beat the atmosphere of Marley's Cafe amongst the boats on the Connecticut River in Essex. Fortunately the food matches the view! We had the Jamaican Burgers which were nicely sized, cooked as ordered and topped with lettuce, tomatoes,...More

Thank epicure7
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Marley's is located on a small island in the Connecticut River owned by a marina. Take the passenger ferry across the channel for some great casual eats. Always a treat going there.

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great evening with friends and even met the chef/owner. Edamame dumplings were delicious as were the shrimp cocktail and calamari. BYOB and they even brought us real wine glasses so we didn't have to take our plastic ones out. Even though it's only...More

Thank 411BarbaraS411
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have been going to Essex for years and never knew you could take a 30 second ferry over To Marley's. What a Great Spot for Lunch. Could get crowded but well worth it.

Thank corrinesdad
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's a nice atmosphere--basically, it's a cafe at a marina. Don't be taken in that it's on an "Island"--the Island is a 50 foot boat ride from shore. Food is good, adequate. It is bring your own, so that makes it nice.

Thank Brett G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I can't comment on the food as we were not able to be seated, after driving 1 1/2 hours to get there. I called several days before, NO one answered the phone NOR did they return my call requesting a reservation for Fri, 6 pm....More

1  Thank zoozanne
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Nancy V
8 August 2017|
Response from Joe_from_Boston | Reviewed this property |
11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426; Phone 860-853-0133
6 September 2016|
Response from 673gene84 |
Are you open on Mondays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426-1183
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-853-0133
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