The Real Macaw

4.5
354 reviews
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$30 and under
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Caribbean
Off the beaten path The Real Macaw has been serving its award winning food for 24 years. 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Caribbean, Burgers, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Bar
Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Live Entertainment
Fri, Sat 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dining Room
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(239) 732-1188
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Neighborhood
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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.
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Entertainment
Sunday 4-7pm (Summer Months)
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We love a party!! Host your special event in our Key West setting. Available for business gatherings, family celebrations or anything in between. Our staff will work with you to customize your menu & event. Private & Semi private availability, Full restaurant buy outs available. Lunch & Dinner.

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What 354 People Are Saying
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RK
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE Always enjoy the ambiance and the food and the owner. One of our favorite places to bring friends.

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GC
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food a very big surprise will tell all my friends

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great. The server was attentive and courteous. Loved the experience.

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MD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We wanted to try something different from most of the restaurants in the area and this definitely fit the bill! The dining room ambiance was interesting, but fun and festive. Everything was delicious, flavorful, and fresh. Our waiter was very kind and worked hard, but I think they were under-staffed because of the off-season so service was a little slow. Otherwise, we enjoyed everything! We’ll definitely be back.

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EL
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of Naples most creatively original dining experiences. The quality, the servings, the ambience. I love this restaurant.

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B
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place to eat! My husband's entree (duck) was delicious, and my pork tenderloin was very tasty. There was only 1 waiter, but he had a runner who was helping him. So we didn't have to wait too long. Jeannie, the owner, was very nice and she made sure everyone was enjoying their meal. There was live music and the ambiance was festive in a Caribbean sort of way.

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GL
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naples finest 😉. Go enjoy have a good time we did. Kitschy eclectic decor and fun. Service staff proclaimed that the restaurant has been in business for over 27 years and not common in Naples Florida. The staff made us feel like family and the food was delicious. My husband had the steak and I had the grilled portobello . My husband stated it was the best steak since we left Ohio a year ago.

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BB
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our usual good meal and service. Will definitely go again.

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2
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal live music in the bar area very relaxed fantastic wine at great prices

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Naples
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with your restaurant. The decor was especially great. We loved the big chairs at each table. Everyone in our party of six enjoyed their meal very much. We will certainly return even though we're quite far away (We live on Marco Island).

One suggestion: The wooden chairs aren't the most comfortable. A cushioned seat would be a welcome improvement!

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great evening!

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SC
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This place is a gem. It is a real sleeper. Not much to look at from the outside, but very pleasantly surprised inside. Very tropical.. Fun atmosphere.. Good food. Fun outside bar.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our group of four all enjoyed the experience at The Real Macaw. We felt like we were at a local place in the Virgin Islands! The food was outstanding!! All of us were pleased! We will definitely return!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a very nice Mothers Day brunch. Wish the weather would have cooperated to sit outside but nice cozy, lively restaurant.

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OT
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch. Steak and eggs. Awesome.

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MK
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner. It was hard to find the entrance and upon entering, we had to find somebody who would direct us. Nobody greeted us
However, once we entered the dinning area, the atmosphere was beautiful and service very professional and cordial.

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MF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wound up sitting inside since it had rained. It was a quaint and tropical setting. We very much enjoyed the ambiance, food and service.

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c
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not up to par this time. Salmon cooked beautifully but rice and veggies totally bland. Very little salsa also bland. Chair broken. Etc, etc, etc.

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SM
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother's Day plus my wife's birthday, excellent service and meal

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j
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

while a little loud, the food was excellent. Limited menu, but we all found something we liked. The majority had Mahi-Mahi. great. we had the california Pinot Noir which was nice if a bit pricey. One or two wines in the kunder $30 range would be welcomed, and there are many good wines out there . service was good.

We are not happy that open looking at "Open Table" they listed available times at 745 OR 800P. Period. no other choices. Software glitch. Dunno but caused us extra work.

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DC
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming experience, great food, great service. Truly a neighborhood gem, we will be back.

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OT
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. One of my favorite local places to go!

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j
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem that we never knew was there! We had the Kobe ribeye steak which was a special and onion soup which was delish and the salad with goat cheese and grilled peaches also the three nut encrusted salmon which was cooked perfectly we will definitely be going back before we head back up North

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MF
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always wonderful ambience, great service, & fantastic food! One of my favorite places to dine!

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must when down visiting Marco Island and it did not disappoint. Seafood chowder excellent special and the tuna superb as always.

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P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Fun place!

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OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a terrific dinner! Thank you for the great service!

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B
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant loaded with florida troplcal ambiance. We had a quiet table outside away from the live music, which by the way, was fun and lively. Good food. Good service. Good fun.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was good. Our waitress was nice. The hostess/manager/owner was an absolute witch. My boyfriend complained that his salad was very small for a $17 salad. It was. She said it was because of the goat cheese. She didn't offer anything but kept hovering and then later she said she would have if he hadn't been nasty. He wasn't nasty at all. She basically told him to leave and not come back. Needless to say, we won't.

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CC
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This quaint eclectic venue has indoor & outdoor seating available as well as a separate bar area. They have a decent wine list, creative cocktails and a nice menu with an island flair. Food was reasonably priced and nicely portioned. Our server was knowledgeable and made good suggestions for both food and beverage choices. We love to out of town friends here, it always makes an impression!

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HW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have eaten at The Real Macaw two times. Great service and food on both occasions.

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AP
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not an extensive menu but everything offered is prepared with care. Excellent as always, our friends were very impressed.

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T
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service.

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Naples
32 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had not been to this restaurant in some time and decided to dine there with some friends who had never been there. Most of the evening was fine. There were a couple of exceptions though. Our friend’s tuna tartare had a displeasing taste to it. We waited and waited for our server to come to the table to at least check to see how our appetizers were but she did not come. So I had to get up and find someone to explain the issue to, who was a different server, who was extremely accommodating. They took back the tuna tartare and replaced it with the salmon entree which was delicious. While everywhere else’s food was very good, the service was a definite issue. No one came to check on such minor things like refilling our water glasses, another glass of wine, or just to make sure everything was ok. I think we would certainly return, but I would sincerely hope that they place an emphasis on improving the service.

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m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! In or out, music or not, the food, service and ambiance is great. Very different from restaurants in Olde Naples. Nice change

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, best crab cakes I've ever eaten, great service in a funky, old Florida style. My friends from Ct wete entranced. I'll be back.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

So disappointed after reading other reviews of this restaurant raving about the food on other sites. I had the duck as did one other guest at our table. She said hers was dry. Mine tasted just ordinary, nothing special. Another one of our table mates had the steak. He also told me it was just ok. It looked really fatty and mushy. Our last table mate had the fish wrapped in phyllo. He thought it was very good. All in all, I thought this restaurant was over-priced, way over-priced for the dinners we received. I have eaten downtown Naples for less money and had better food. Moreover, the noise level is very loud. We could barely hear our conversation. The one positive thing I can say about our evening was that the server was attentive. I will not be going back.

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m
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Real Macaw, it has a fun ambiance with good food in a casual setting. David is always professional, attentive and knowledgeable. It’s a favorite for nice casual dining and always enjoy it!

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BT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good tropical theme with steel drum island music. Nice atmosphere. Easy to schedule reservation. Very nice. Food was good. Service was very good.

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ML
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A quirky upscale restaurant hidden in Naples is a must for your list of places to dine. The Johnnycakes with strawberry butter are amazing, order extra they are that good. I had the Duck and my wife had the fillo dough wrapped Mahi both were delicious. This is a place we will visit again.

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j
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorry to say that we missed The Real Macaw all season until last night. The food was good and the atmosphere was great. Inside and outside dining and cute neighborhood location. Must try.

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