The Real Macaw

4.3
369 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 369 People Are Saying
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time!
Great food and service!
Fun place with friendly staff!

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DM
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there in several years. Better than ever.

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BB
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a party of five who drove down from Bonita Springs for dinner prior to the seasonal opening of Night Lights @ the Naples Botanical Gardens. This was a first-time visit for three, who each said they would come again. The other two were previous visitors and will also come again.

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G
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitstaff and ambiance!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We decided to try this restaurant on Thanksgiving. We specifically chose a restaurant that didn't mention serving the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. When we arrived on time for our 6:30 reservation, even though there were many empty tables, we waited an hour to be seated. Once we were seated, we were offered a limited menu that included Turkey and farmed salmon; they were already out of the lamb shank. The dinner came with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and green been casserole along with very bad pie at the end. I was disappointed at the limited menu but it wouldn't have been too bad if the food was great, which it was not.

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GD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I will say they have the best crabcake anywhere in Naples. They being said, Service left a lot to be desired… Our salads were forgotten and though I ordered the ribeye, the steak on my plate was a New York strip.... tasted delicious, but it wasn't what was ordered
Complementary Dessert was offered, but we declined… Overall a good restaurant

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BN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at the Real Macaw for many years. I even remember when they did have a "real macaw" on site. I understand the bird bit too many people, so that entertainment is now missing. There is a lively bar scene, and wonderful outdoor seating in an attractive setting. You can eat indoors in a large and colorfully decorated dining room if you prefer a quieter setting.
Jeannie (the owner) is almost always around, and is charming, friendly, and helpful. The staff are well trained, and the dining options are consistently good and professional presented.
We will continue to go there with local friends and out-of-town guests.

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c
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were greeted and seated right away. It took about 15 minutes before our waiter took our order for drinks after we were seated. We started with cocktails( which were very good). We were sitting outside and the music was loud but it was good. We ordered apps for the table. The ribs were great the other 2 apps were not memorable. The entrees were good not great. The salmon was good, the duck was good. The moment our entrees were served a women/hostess came to our table to discuss a party one of the ladies was thinking about having there. It was so incredibly rude and seemed a little desperate. I asked her to please wait and discuss it when we were not eating our dinner. She immediately left. We were never asked if we wanted another cocktail or wine with our meal. Service was just mediocre and the place was not busy there were plenty of empty tables. For the price I expected better.

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BB
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the atmosphere and food were excellent. We keep going back to the Real Macaw.

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BR
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The fish dishes are delicious but they say they come with vegetables and this was misleading. My grouper had two tiny brussell sprouts, and a few tiny pieces of cauliflower.

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BR
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first visited The Real Macaw well over 20 years ago and it is still a unique dining experience. We enjoy the creative cuisine, great service and unique atmosphere. My wife requested we go there for her 75th birthday with friends and family and it worked out perfectly!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere the staff was great we are looking forward to seeing y’all soon 👍👍😀

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OT
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was regional- good - one in our party ordered the night’s special - that should make it perfect - right?! Well the fish inside the phyllo was cooked on the edge & raw a little bit inward. Ok I give - a
mistake - BUT the manager came right to the table - is anything wrong?! The diner explained - the offering never stopped - another item - another free drink whatever you want - an appetizer????
a free dessert ??? and that was it —— with no diner response—Finally — Manager says— Oh!! we will comp your meal.
At fine dining — the un- eatable meal GETS COMPED AS FIRST RESPONSE from the manager.
Needless to say, I think some changes need to be made. Great ambience!

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R
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our soups and entrees. Ambiance was great; feels like key west in the garden

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JG
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you!!
Always wonderful food, wine and ambiance.

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RK
Naples
8 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
6 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
12 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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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
19 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Fun place!

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