The Real Macaw

The Real Macaw

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.therealmacawnaples.com/
  • Phone: 2397321188
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Tues - Friday 2pm till close
    Sat and Sunday 11:30 am till close
    Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 6:00pm with Food and Drink Specials

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Burgers, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Thurs,Fri,Sat.Call for more info

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The restaurant has its own parking in front or back of the main cottage There is valet in season and for private events.
A word from The Real Macaw
Off the beaten path The Real Macaw has been serving its award winning food for 21years. Set in and around our Island style cottages you can choose to dine from our full menu inside our air conditioned dining room
or out under the stars.Lighter fare is available in our bar area.We have live entertainment many nights.Please check our menus and virtual tour on our website!The Real Macaw Naples.com
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The Real Macaw reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)romantic (5)fit for foodies (4)great for outdoor dining (3)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • FoodtrollVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Don't be missled by the outside appearance (we almost didn't go in !!) The interior is very nice and the food and service superb !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island charm
    medintl
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Everything about the restaurant is tops from the decorations to the food and service with a very relaxed welcoming atmosphere. The waiter was friendly, and the menu innovative. The chef will accommodate those with dietary restrictions. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CUCHITA
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    THE MUSIC WAS VERY BAD. I CANNOT ASK BY PHONE WHO WILL SING BECAUSE THERE IS A RECORDER. NOT A HUMAN BEING. THE OWNER PASS TO MY TABLE BUT DID NOT TALK TO US . THE RESTAURANT WAS TOTALLY EMPTY , NO AMBIENCE
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Inthesun
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This is our second time at the Real Macaw. When ever we order mixed drinks, they are terrible. Mojitos were watery and some old, black lime was floating in the glass. We sent the drinks back and they just added blue agave. People couldn't even drink them. The margaritas were made with a mediocre next. The burgers were good as was the salad made with grilled peach. The grilled tuna was not so good. Over all, the food was just okay. Also the restaurant has great potential with the fun Key West colors, but it was kind of dirty. They had music that night and the band was pretty good, but they put our table right in front of the band and we could not have a conversation with our group. Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 47 reviews are from the The Real Macaw reviews archive.
  • Another fabulous meal!
    Katy
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I took two friends to dinner at the Real Macaw. Tom was our waiter and he's both knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the menu. He's everpresent without being obtrusive. He made our evening lovely. The food was amazing and we were each thrilled with our choices. I love the ambiance and and the friendly patrons at the Real Macaw. It's a place I'm always ready to visit for lunch or dinner. Thanks so much for making every experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Ashy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food really was great. The jonnycakes and calamari started off our meal deliciously. We both had the chicken, and it was also very good. Our waiter was excellent. Our only complaints were we were forced to valet park our car due to limited parking. That was a small thing though. Also, the hostess was a bit rude when we arrived. She was very put out that she didn't know about our recent reservation on Open Table. Even though there were at least 10 unoccupied tables, she acted as though online reservations were not good enough.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noreaster
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything was good. We were disappointed in the seating. For the $$ for dinner we should have been able to sit inside. Waitress was distracted and not the best. We will go back for happy hour food and drink rather than dinner.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Band and Service
    Maxine
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great setting for a very enjoyable evening. The band was awesome and had great patron participating. Our server was delightful and very efficient. Food was mediocre and overprices. Parking situation leaves a lot to be desired. Next time it's dinner elsewhere then to the Real Macaw for the music and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caribbean inspired
    pl500psi
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Wonderful way to join the Key West set. Cuisine is outstanding. The service is impeccable. This is always a laid-back state of mind.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Ambience.
    Michael
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Real Macaw is a rustic tropical restaurant in an unexpected location. Small cozy dining areas with excellent food, nice background music ( when they were paying attention and keeping it on). I have been there before and will go again. casual outside, fine dining inside.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had not been to this restaurant in a number of years....why one might ask? It was absolutely terrific. Food was outstanding, the atmosphere unique. A truly great way to spend an evening with friends
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual Caribbean Vibe
    Jambo
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We have been to the Real Macaw several times. It is very casual in the outdoor bar and dining area and a bit more upscale in the indoor area. The wait staff are generally very friendly and service is prompt. The food has an interesting offbeat Caribbean flair with specials that have been timed with events going on (Mardi gras, Easter/spring etc). There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights but tends to be Karoke bands. We have enjoyed it every time we have gone and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bit of a Hiccup
    Marge
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I really enjoyed the Key West like atmosphere/decor,. When we arrived there was confusion as to whether we had reservations in the indoor fancier part of the restaurant ior the more casual part then they concluded we didn't have reservations at all. They pointed to Open Table as being the culprit. After a rocky start and a very cool waitress who later relaxed we had a nice meal. Good but not exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    BeagleMom
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We were looking for light meals. I checked the menus online before we went, but didn't understand there are two different parts to the restaurant, each with a different menu. When we were seated, we were not appraised of this. Unfortunately, we were seated in the fancier section. Food was very expensive, given the casual atmosphere. We ordered overpriced appetizers and salads. Portion sizes were small, and the goat cheese salad was nothing to write home about. We asked to see the dessert menu, and the waitress reeled off the selections. We ordered creme brulee without asking the price--$11.00, and the tops were burned. With a tip, the bill came to $90 for 2 small salads, one appetizers, a diet coke and 3 creme brulees.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were a little disappointed that we got such a tiny piece of fish for 26.00 and not only that but we got a side of frozen veggies and bland rice. I was disappointed with another restaurant in naples that is more concerned about how much money they can earn rather than the quality. For 26.00 I'd expect fresh veggies at least and maybe a more interesting pilaf.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Parking
    CDMcVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Been here a few times and food ok without being special, however, this time we were confronted with valet parking which we did not want. Unfortunately how they have it set up you are almost forced into using it. We will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old-Florida Charm
    LynNap
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We love the atmosphere at the Real Macaw and have been coming for a number of years. It's a great place to bring out-of-town guests. Cute with vibrant Caribbean colors and resident parrot Brandy. We chose to sit on the porch under the trees. Our friends had the tuna and said it was best they'd had in a very long time. I love the Caribbean chicken and my husband had the pork tenderloin. Everything prepared to perfection. We love this place!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our favorite happy hour watering ho
    Raymond
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We visit Naples for a few months every year. One of our friends down here took us to McCaws and we fell in love with it. Reminds of a key west restaurant. We sit at the bar tables and enjoy great drinks and food. Prices are very reasonable for what you get. The service is excellent. We live at the beach in Delaware and love places like this.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Margaret
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had a group of 6 for dinner. We enjoyed everything about the Real Macaw. Food, service & ambience was excellent. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food...service not so great.
    BIrdie
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Have eaten at the Real McCaw several times and have always had good food. Really like the atmosphere and outside dining. The service at my last visit was terrible but I wouldn't let that deter anyone from a visit. Hopefully that was the exception not the rule. There are no vegetarian entrees and no effort to accomodate vegetarians, but then I've found that Naples in general is not a very progressive town with regard to vegetarian offerings. The vegetarian in the group had the mushroom appetizer as his entree and said it was excellant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always have had a good dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Always have had a good dining experience and excellent food at the Real Macaw.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • not good . .
    Local
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I was there on Sunday night, the restaurant was NOT busy. The service was terrible. Our waiter was extremely slow with the drinks and rolls. Everybody got there drinks at different times. The food was good, nothing out of the ordinary, but the portions were small. My husband left hungry. The prices are very high. I don't mind paying high prices if the restaurant is worthy, but this was not worthy of what we paid and we will not be returning or recommending it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All but licked our plates. Yum
    SueP4825
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Had a party of five. Had a wonderful server, gave us good recommendations. The calamari was enough to share for the table. Two of us had the special sea bass and it was incredible. Always take out of town guests here. Never disappointed. The only negative is that it was very loud in the dining room, this was probably due to everyone having such a good time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Islamorada
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Had lunch here a few days ago and, though the service was slow then too, was excited to bring my other half to try the Real McCaw. The restaurant itself is adorable, but the full dining menu was very pricy and the food was only just ok. Waited about 15 minutes past our reservation for a table and then another 10 minutes for the waitress to come to the table. May come back for lunch, but the food and service were just not good enough to justify a $100 meal for 2 (sans liquor).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect but must say pleasantly surprised. Food was great , service good and atmosphere fun yet elegant. Will definitely go back especially for live music nights.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night on service
    JandrzejVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Normally it is great service, this last visit was a slow and confused waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of fun
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. I have been coming to Naples for 25 years and this place is now one of my very favorites. Wish I had discovered it years ago. Excellent piña coladas, crab cakes and key lime pie. Good entertainment and fun atmosphere. Casual dining with excellent food,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always look forward to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We always look forward to dining at the Real Macaw. It rarely disappoints us and we take guests there frequently. Wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Real Mccaw is the real thing
    KeitheatsVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This colorful hideaway is like a trip to the Caribbean. The food and the ambiance evoked sun and the sea. Nothing tricky just simple prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced and over rated
    2eatissweet
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Paid high prices for poor food/drink shabby surroundings and not great service. Not sure how this restaurant has survived for so long. We won't be returning or recommending it to our friends.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suffice it to say that the
    Bill
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Suffice it to say that the food was excellent! However and its a big however the service and the way the establishment is run leave a whole lot to be desired. One example, the hostess who had great difficulty finding our reservation had to go home and change her clothing which was totally inappropriate for a hostess in a nice restautant .A second would be that no fresh ground bepper was offerer for our caesar salads and there was no salt nor pepper on the table It is a shame that the establishment is not managed properly because the food was excellent.
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  • Macaw is the Real Deal
    ChefBobVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was a little apprehensive reading some of the bad reviews, but The Real Macaw is 5 stars. Six of us dined in the quaint dining room, which is the perfect setting. Joyce our waitress was exceptional, and Kim the hostess was a real hoot. Reviewing the menu on-line, my heart was set on the duck, and without a doubt, the best duck I ever had. Moist and crispy on the outside. Three Sea Bass dinners also got rave reviews, as did the Salmon dinner. The beef Wellington was also rated with high marks. When coupled with the great Manhattens, and house wines which were very good, The Real Macaw is hard to beat. I also had occasion to have the Kobe beef burger at lunch some time ago, and it was a real treat. Tell them the ex Govenor sent you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe burgers were the best
    BoxsterVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband & I enjoyed Ahi Tuna & Kobe burgers for our Valentine's Day lunch. The food was really great. My husband keeps talking about the great Kobe burger! This restaurant is like something out of Old Florida -- pink & green abounds.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    A great find and feel with the food to go with ..You will think your in the islands at your favorite spot...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Year after year the menu never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Year after year the menu never varies-would like to see some changes
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • save your money
    joderico
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I dined at this restaurant last year so I though it would be fun to go again.(though we ate in the restaurant dinning room, then) Well it was pretty empty, 2 other couples were in the bar area. So instead of eating in the dinning room we decide to have dinner in the bar area. Service was awful, waitresses were taking their breaks two tables away from us, smoking and talking on their phones. Food was OK, at best and expensive. Atmosphere was that of a dirty Key West bar dive. Would suggest to go somewhere else!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We keep going back!
    Bubwalk
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    A delightful, comfortable destination for dinner. We always take our out-of-town friends there and have never been disappointed. Food, service, atmosphere - all hit a high mark. Bob especially loves the duck. Sometimes we just order several appetizers for the table and make that dinner (with wine and desserts, of course). Its a great stop for a light, late lunch, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    Rickoman
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    First time visit . I try duck as I have traveled around the country. I have only really enjoyed three different preparations. This was one of them-excellent! The entire meal was very good! My wife had the Salmon and fund it to be excellent also. Next time we will bring friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little Key West in Naples
    rjf49VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A little off the beaten path geographically, menu and decor-wise, we always enjoy the lay-back Key West feel here. You can't go wrong ordering anything on the menu. And live entertainment Thurs-Sun just adds to the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWFUL!!!
    crackrock
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I have no idea how this place has any positive reviews. It is as expensive as many of the nicer restaurants in Naples, but the food was terrible. The lobster bisque was not the usual pink, but literally pea soup green. The filet was extremely petite...more like bite sized. The mashed potatoes were definitely instant. The "chocolate mousse" was definitely chocolate jello pudding (which don't get me wrong, reminded me of my childhood, but I dont' want to pay $10 for it!)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic