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4999 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2622
+1 305-743-2233
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Miami
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398 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here for breakfast and I'll definitely be back. Huge portion of fried cracked conch with perfectly cooked soft eggs over an English muffin. I wish it had more hollandaise - it was good! Service was ok, I got no refill on my drink and I waited a while to get my check. Food makes up for it.

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

I'm so glad to hear you had a great first visit with us! Thanks for sharing the love for our fried cracked conch and our eggs. It means a lot to hear that you had a great meal, although I'm sorry our service was a bit lacking this time. I hope we see you again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph,... More 

Orlando, Florida
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is catered for certain type of customers. I practically waited 20minutes and watched while this waitress sat and served other people in front and back of me (I am asian but not white enough to her standards I assumed). I understand the place maybe busy but when customers see the unfairness of service that is when you leave... More 

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

First and foremost, we absolutely do not discriminate against any of our customers based on race. I take this very seriously, and I assure you that that was not our intent. I'm sorry for the disappointing service experience and the wait, but it sounds like we dropped the ball in terms of seating in order of customer. I apologize for... More 

King George, VA
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cracked Conch Cafe is a completely unpretentious restaurant. The blue and white small cafe sits right alongside the Overseas Highway. Traffic whizzes past, and there is no water view. Try them out anyway. We really enjoyed everything we tried: conch chowder, yellow tail snapper, shrimp, onion rings, nice garden salad with homemade dressing. All were fresh and delicious. We... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing the love for our old-school, unpretentious atmosphere and our delicious homemade dishes. It really means a lot to hear that you felt taken care of with friendly, efficient service and enjoyed a filling meal. Hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Fenton, Michigan
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177 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was not busy and the service stunk. I have never said that in a review before but everything was so poorly done from beginning to end. We asked for 3 separate checks and received 3 checks with no detail and one check with detail. Bills were wrong! We also were charged a tip automatically. Maybe that's why the service... More 

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Thank Globaby100
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

I'm very disheartened to hear you had such a disappointing visit with us. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare from fresh ingredients and cooked with care, but it sounds like we dropped the ball this time. We also always want you to feel taken care of with fast, friendly, attentive service, but I apologize for... More 

Brooksville, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the best conch sandwiches and fritters! The conch chowder was great, too! My husband had the scampi with shrimp, scallops and mussels and it was excellent! My husband isn't even a fan of mussels and he thought it was soo good! The building may not look like much, but don't let it fool you. This place is... More 

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Thank Phyllis208
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

Phyllis, I'm so glad to hear you are a fan of our delicious conch sandwich, fritters, and chowder. It really means a lot to hear that you and your husband had a perfect meal with us and enjoyed everything you had. Thanks for sharing the love, and I hope to have you back again soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here around 8:00 on a Monday evening after a day in Key West. Just wanted a simple dinner and they had that, as long as you like conch and other seafood, as the name might suggest. My wife tried conch for the first time and liked it okay - said it was similar to clams. I had a... More 

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

Rob, I'm glad to hear you and your wife could stop by for a bite to eat after hanging out in Key West. Although our decor is a bit outdated, thank you for sharing the love for our fun customer service and good food for the price. Even though seafood wasn't your go-to this time, I'm glad to hear the... More 

Verdal, Norway
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a Key Lime Pie, as we were recommended to get one her. It was excellent. My wife bought a coconut ice cream wich was very good as well.

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

I'm so glad you were able to stop by for some dessert with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our Key lime pie and coconut ice cream. I hope we get to have you back again soon. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't expect much from this unassuming little place, but the beer was cold and the conch sandwich was excellent! Very tender and sweet. Our server was kinda ditzy but we eventually got our food. All in all, a good lunch place.

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Thank 235traveler
Joseph D, Owner at Cracked Conch Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you were so pleasantly surprised by your visit with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our excellent conch sandwich and our cold beer. Although our service was a bit slower, I hope you'll come back again sometime. Until then, Joseph, Owner More 

Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here twice. Older, small place with a bar. Rarely busy. People are very nice and service is good. Food is good and reasonably priced. It is very non-descript but worth a try if you are just looking for something simple and different with no crowds. And the Conch is good!

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

It's wonderful to hear that you've consistently enjoyed our spot, Kevin! We're all about providing an awesome meal experience across the board, so it's great to hear that you've always been pleased with our staff and pricing as well as the food. That means a lot, and we hope to welcome you back in again soon. All the best, Joseph,... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here in the saturday afternoon. This is the traditional diner although named a café serving also breakfast. Atmosphere is bit shabby but service was welcoming, friendly and quick. Food was basic, tasted good, portions big and price level regular or maybe bit high. Location in the way to Sombrero beach and just by the Overseas Hwy was... More 

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

Antti, although I'm glad to hear you had a good experience with us on Saturday afternoon, I'm sorry to hear it wasn't the most impressive this time. Thank you for sharing the love for our welcoming staff and tasty food. I hope we'll get to have you back for an even better meal next time. 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?