The Real Macaw

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502 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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was great, especially the service. I recommend some bug repellant to ward off mosquitoes and other pests while eating outside.

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J
Naples
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved it!

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C
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

To expensive for what you receive!

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GO
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and will definitely will not be the last. Our server, Linda, was excellent. Looking forward to going back, with friends, when they have entertainment .

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H
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dave and Jeannie are the best! Great food, great atmosphere. Just the right mix of Caribbean vibe and Naples panache. Our favorite place to bring friends and just have fun.

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t let the view from the road deceive you. They have an elegant seating area that includes both indoor and outdoor seating in the back behind the bar, plus a bar area you can sit. the food was great, the servicer was awesome. The menus is a little pricey for what you get compared to other areas in Naples but live music, outdoor seating and a phenomenal server made up for that. For our entrees we had the Caribbean Duck and the Salmon. For dessert my hubby had the homemade key-lime pie which he said was awesome. I am gluten free and most items on the menu are gluten free! This was so refreshing as I had so many options. This is a great hidden gem.

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f
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere! Excellent service and food was delish!

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RG
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem. The owner is on site and passionate about the experience her guests receive. We talked books and personal geography. What a delight. The black bean soup was fantastic with firm beans and boastful flavor. The calamari salad on spinach with a dijon dressing was among the best we have had. The calamari was cooked perfectly and the wilted spinach was just right. Wine pairing suggestions were right on, and we had no trouble with our own wine and the modest corkage charge. The outside dining was delightful in a calypso setting with a Don Hon knock off on the organ. Only negative was the nats eating us at sunsetn. More citronella please. All in all one of the best bargains if you like great food, an unconventional atmospehere and friendly personal service. We will be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Arrived early and had a drink at the bar. Friendly staff with laid back vibe. Ate in the outdoor dining area. Food was excellent and closer to fine dining in quality the laid back feel of the restaurant and bar would suggest—fine dining in shorts! Perfect!

Service was prompt. Owner stopped by several times to check in and also helped table service time food.

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JG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Very interesting and appealing decor.

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OT
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place!

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B
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

It took over an hour for our food to come out of the kitchen. Thank goodness the music was good.

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DD
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The place is was eclectic and the service started off well but unfortunately as they got busy went down hill. The food was average and the wine expensive

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner at the Real Macaw! It's not your typical Naples dining experience. Love the ambience, food is delicious and I am addicted to the Johnny Cakes!

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r
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

We have eaten here before and enjoyed it. Wasn't worth the return trip. Food was mediocre, service was really slow and entertainment was a bit loud.

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EW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was not quite as good as we remembered. We were given 2 jonny cakes, but I remember a basketful from previous visits. My husband's black bean soup was barely lukewarm and the beans barely cooked. The tuna tartare was ordinary. Given the average price of an entree, the quality is not what it should be.

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R
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, owner really cares about her patrons!

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H
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it our friends loved it! The food was outstanding, as usual! The ambiance along with the quiet room was great after all the other noisey restaurants we have been to here in Naples.

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CD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My son went to the real macaw last week and said he had a fabulous meal, the Caribbean duck and mashed potatoes. So for my daughter’s birthday dinner I thought I would take her and my husband. I ordered the Caribbean duck but was not terribly impressed. It was tasty, the tamarind sauce added a nice sweet tang, But I felt that the duck was a little bit overdone and the mashed potatoes were a little skimpy. My daughter ordered a chicken dish with one shrimp and a little kielbasa and my husband had a vegetarian bowl. We had dessert and mine was pretty unremarkable.We were seated close to the door even though I had mentioned it was a special occasion. I said it was a birthday dinner and there was no candle or any fanfare. I guess for the price point I expected a little bit more. I think I will go back just to see if maybe this was just an off night as the people there were extremely friendly and the setting is really cool.

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UT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorites in Naples and we love going back again and again. A hidden Gem along Bayshore Drive easily missed . Love the tropical Key West/Caribbean ambiance with the Peacock Chairs at each table. Excellent food all around, especially the seafood. Attentive service as well. We were taken there by a friend years ago, fell in Love and now introduce other friends .
Our favorite tropical cocktail? The Painkiller. Only place we know that serves them.
We will be back next season for sure.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waited over an hour to get our dinner and it was mediocre in taste and not even hot! I told the server it wasn’t hot and he shrugged at me and walked away. Very disappointed to have spent $160 and to have driven an hour to get there, only to have such a poor experience!

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HP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I never order chicken in a restaurant because I cook at home often. Roasted chicken was delicious. Real comfort food. My husband ordered the duck and I will order duck next time. Friends ordered pork and raved. The bread pudding perfect but lost the bottom crust to key lime pie. Water and drinks good. Strange comment, but the last restaurant the water was terrible and drink tasted like water after the ice melted. I Understand it was crowded, but I wish they cleared my plate before bringing next course. I don’t give 5 out easily maybe the next time we go.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was very slow. Our friends ordered coffee after dinner. Our waiter said they were making a new pot which was fine. The problem was when it came it was lukewarm not hot. A little disappointing. Our waiter was very nice but there was s table of seven that came after us and left 10 minutes before us. Parking was difficult as there is not enough All in all the food was tops music was good but loud. We would go again

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DM
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It’s never good when the seafood has a rubbery feel to it and therefore of course needs to be sent back. The waiter was very good, and I was surprised the owner, who is in the building, never came over and expressed her disappointment and perhaps her apology.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quaint. Great service! Interesting menu options.

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TB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The food was excellent. The service was very good. The atmosphere was excellent. We sat inside and that’s the noise from the music still allowed a conversation. We enjoy the outside but the music sometimes make a conversation almost impossible. My only recommendation would be to keep the music but turn down the volume.

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L
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved my menu choice and coconut cloud martini was amazing!!

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PG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 2 couples and we all tremendously enjoyed our superb dinners ! I am gluten free so i was very excited to go to a Restaurant that offered so many GF entrees ! The service was excellent and the owner seated us and explained everything to us while waiting for our server, since our first time there. We were about ten minutes early. The decor was great ! Plus outside seating but was raining that day. We will be back but it was near the end of our time on vacation ! Does not open till 5pm ! Linda was our server and was excellent . Was very attentive and answered all our questions !

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A
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Man was holding dog on lap & it proceeded to LICK the charger plate which gets put on a pile of same & silverware was stacked on top of OT!! Filthy!!!!
Grouper was tough!!

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p
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed in the meal

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PG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Lovely outside courtyard with great entertainment!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friends in town. Cute place. Good food and music!

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P
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous, as always.

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OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We have a ate here before and we do enjoy the place. It is very cute and different. The food is good and reasonable. However, they had “issues” with their service that evening. They got items mixed up and they were very slow. We were with friends enjoying conversation and weren’t in a hurry so it wasn’t that big of a deal but they were struggling. I will say that they tried very hard and apologized several times. The owner even came out and tried to help. I appreciated the effort. The bigger problem was the noise. It was very noisy which made it difficult for us to have a conversation. There was a larger table of about 8 that was near us which were loud to the point of being rude. However, that isn’t necessarily the restaurant’s fault but it did make our experience less enjoyable. We would go back.

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Y
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere - love the outdoor dining. The music was a nice touch. Waitstaff and hostess were wonderful. The food was awesome! The special was jerk port tenderloin - and it was to die for....needs to be on your regular menu!

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and waitress was excellent. Skip the bar - bartender rude and disinterested.

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R
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Real Macaw has a true key west vibe with great food. The dishes have an island flair and were prepared to perfection. The owner Jeannie is amazing and her energetic personality added to fabulous fun dining experience. We will definitely be back!!!

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r
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my favourite place to eat in Naples but this night they were short on staff so service was slow but this is not the norm for this excellent restaurant

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall. After having cocktails we moved outdoors for dinner and the noise level was much better

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PA
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our second time here was not as good as the first. We sat outside as the weather was nice and comfortable. There were 4 in our party; for two the food was very good and for two just so-so. The real issue was that when our food was served, we literally were swamped by flies that seemed to have appeared out of no where. We concluded that it was the food that attracted them. It was very annoying to say the least. If we go back, it will be indoor seating.

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