The Real Macaw

4.4
765 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Featured in Bon Appétit magazine, on the Food Network, and awarded the best overall restaurant in Collier County, everyone agrees The Real Macaw is Naples’ best hidden gem. Tucked away behind shaded palms, entering instantly transports you to an island oasis.

Enjoy French-Caribbean fine dining in the elegantly appointed Macaw Room and garden or have a tropical cocktail and casual bites and burgers in our Bamboo Bar. Live local music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.

Visit our website, therealmacawnaples.com, or follow us on IG @realmacawnaples for entertainment and event updates.

Our talented chefs and staff are also available for on and offsite private groups of 20 or more. Please contact us for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at The Macaw soon!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 765 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!
Simply delicious…
I always wanted to come to this restaurant… unique ambience! So Floridian. if you are in Naples you MUST come!
Our server Mary was wonderful and all the staff was friendly.

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JoeM
Naples
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent with the ahi tuna earning 5 stars

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vipDiner816
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only complaint we have is that during dinner we would get an occasional smell of sewage that would waft over the outdoor area, evidently from the nearby canal.

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RonK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Second time here. The food is amazing and the staff works incredibly hard. If you are in a hurry, this is not the place for you. If you don't mind a little wait, take time to enjoy the ambiance you'll be rewarded with a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place, good food and service! We will go back.

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RobertB
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Noise level was not bad at all. I am very hard of hearing, but was able to keep up with my tablemates with little difficulty. Alcoholic drinks had a generous pour, much better than 5th Avenues eateries. The crab appetizer was first class, but the clam chowder was a little salty for my tastes. Yes, I will go back.

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vipDesiluhoo
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor space! Live music and ambiance of the courtyard are so special. The tuna madagascar was very good. Service was very good. The music was a little loud to have a conversation at table with friends. I had forgotten how much I like this restaurant and will visit again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. We both had a chicken dish . Hot, well prepared and very good. Staff seemed untrained. We had a new server who didn’t know much about the dishes. He left us some fried type bread and pink butter. It was very good I just don’t know what it was. It was quiet and we asked to b seated at a little larger table rather than the 2 top up against the cement wall, threw the hostess for a big loop but she was happy to accommodate. It was not busy or I never would have asked. What I did not realize was there are 2 different menus. The casual menu is only served up the two steps in the bar. When I glanced at the menu online I noticed a few sandwiches and burgers that sounded good but I could not get one due to the location of our table. Overall everything was good. First experience. I will go back and try to get the sandwich next time and sit in the upper bar section.

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SheriM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is perfect...so relaxing. The service was above par. The food was delicious. My friends said it was the best meal they have ever had! We had the salmon and chicken dinners.

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vipBuns
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot, not what you would expect! Great meal.

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vipfoodisfun
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server, Chandler was very nice and attentive.

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KarenK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was awesome. Other than myself everyone really liked their dinners. I ordered the Curry Chicken. There was nothing wrong with it. Just didn't suit my tastes . My husband thought it was great. Loved our waiter Jerry. Same one we had at Mothers Day Brunch. Real McCaw is just a real fun place with island atmosphere. Love it

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vipDiane
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place once we were seated. I made the reservation for outside but I guess that wasn’t noted by the restaurant even though they ask when you make the reservation. We were sat at an outside table covered in leaves with bread plates on the table covered in leaves and some dirt. We had to clean off the table ourselves. Other than that mixup and clean up, the place was great. We would go back.

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Moose
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at the Real McCaw. Our server Mary Daly was outstanding. She made great recommendations especially the desert which she samples herself regularly! The background music was perfect. The owner took the time to say a hello even though she was very busy. Great food in a lovely atmosphere !

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vipLouS
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the last remaining old Naples establishments. I've been going there for 26 years and I've never had a bad meal. Not your cookie cutter restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe we had not heard of this place before. Our kind of place, kind of Key West Funky. The food was outstanding. I ordered the seared tuna, and receive two large tuna steaks. Far more than I have received in any other restaurant. The tuna was so tender and delicious. My wife had the 3 nut salmon and, once again the portion was huge., and it was delicious. We both agreed they were the best meals we have eaten in a restaurant in years.

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vipEllenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening sitting outside in the courtyard. Jerry, our server, gave us excellent advice on drinks and food. Perfect spot!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and music, who could ask for anything more?!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Great music.

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LucretiaD
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, atmosphere and music. Waitress personable but slow to take our drink order and then our food order. I recommend you try it!

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vipOutstanding
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding at the service was excellent. We sat inside and it was lovely!

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LindaB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a cute Caribbean restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating. Lovely table settings. Excellent service and fabulous food!

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vipWolfgangs
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this gem by chance and we will definitely be back. The staff was so welcoming and the food was amazing!

JM
JamesM
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Really was hoping to make Mother's Day special with a nice brunch however the service and food were lacking. The Mother's Day offering was limited which I understand however the portions were tiny, especially the salad my Wife ordered. Given there were no options for gluten free besides a salad that is what she chose. When the salad arrived it was like a side salad, had only 3 shrimp and a tiny amount of macadamia nuts with goat cheese. She left hungry..... Was really hoping this restaurant was going to be good....

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DadsChoice
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A bit quiet for Mothers Day Brunch. This has always been a go to for off the beaten path locally owned restaurant. The food was good some parts amazing like the hollandaise, some sub par, like the over cooked poached egg. It was not so busy that the kitchen was overworked on getting the eggs right. The brunch menu was a bit limited, a few more offerings would have been nice. The location and building are old Florida funky which is a great vibe, but could use a little sprucing up. Glad the RM is still there after the past year, we need the locals to survive.

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viplorrainef
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As we drove into the parking lot, we began to wonder if we made the wrong choice in a restaurant. Due to the pandemic, we had outdoor seating. Loved the tablecloths!!! We were seated on metal chairs with seat cushions. Walls were painted bright colors. Vines and trees provided decoration. Our waiter was terrific. Live music was playing. Food was good.

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MONICAA
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dining experience, from the hostesses to the server and food runner, service was impeccable. They made my birthday very special. The food is delicious, excellent wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish excellent service, excellent food.

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vipWilliamH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The clouds of flies were remarkable. Remarkably bad. Every time food showed up a large cloud of horse flies would swarm whatever table was served. It easily ruined the meal. I think the dumpsters must have been near this outdoor seating area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It’s unfortunate this Key West like restaurant lacks in adequate parking and service. We sat for 20 minutes before we were even approached by Mary. However every table around had other servers (3 total) none of whom even asked if we were taken care of. Mary did the best she could but was running from one end of the restaurant to the other. Once we did order drinks it took another 20 minutes to get them. They were so watered down from sitting at the bar that I took them back to the bar myself to have them remade. We hoped to be wowed by the food to overlook the service. Sadly our small Caesar salad came out on a warm plate with warm lettuce and little dressing. Maybe the main course would be better. They did come out hot 90 minutes after our arrival. My wife’s steak was rare (cold red center) when we asked for medium rare and my shrimp scampi with 5 shrimp was tasteless. I don’t think it had any garlic and the bitter greens were an unexpected addition. I’d say the best bet here is to eat at the bar. Mary did try to save the night with being attentive at the end but it was 9:30pm by then and the place was almost empty. This is the second chance we’ve given them. I doubt they’ll be a third.

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vipDeborahM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fun place!

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Ghillie142
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was terrific EXCEPT except for the mixed drinks. Maybe new bartender. Very very weak pour. salt on Marguerite’s when requested no salt. No vodka in one of the other drinks. Wines were fine

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vipRoberto
Naples
77 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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vipLodes
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere and food here.

MJ
MichaelJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with good friends and enjoyed the Kentucky derby.
Food and service was excellent, as were our drinks. Ambiance is beautiful and special.

VA
ViinceA
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Sorry but wet ice, erratic service and mediocre food leaves us totally disappointed.

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vipBrits58
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The chicken liver pate as an appetizer was delicious as was as the shrimp cocktail. I had the scallops as my entree and it was good, but a little rich for my taste...but it was still good. The homemade bread / buns are a nice touch and are good with the special butter. Our server (Mary) was very attentive and friendly. The ambiance is fun and quirky. My husband had the porkchop and it was delicious. We enjoy this restaurant and hope that it continues to be successful.

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viprobertp
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Fabulous

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vipMaryjoro
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. Food amazing. Flies attacked and they brought us a cintronella candle It was very helpful

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erins
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. We were there early for dinner so it was pretty quiet. Good food, friendly attentive staff. Would visit again.

FAQs

The Real Macaw offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 732-1188.

The Real Macaw is rated 4.4 stars by 765 OpenTable diners.

The Real Macaw does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://therealmacawnaples.com/gift-certificates.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.