The Real Macaw

4.7
673 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
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 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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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 673 people are saying
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4.6
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kate
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service started out very slow, and our table wasn’t ready because another group had occupied it. However our food was delicious and eventually our service caught up

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vipMacek88
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time for us. I like old and rustic. Very cute, comfortable and lay back restaurant. Definitely time for big remodeling. We were sitting outside, nice atmosphere. We didn’t like inside.
We had their specials. I hadMahi-mahi, just ok, my son had beef ribs delicious, but portions for the price, pretty small. Coconut gelato was very tasty. Tropical drinks were good. They had live music, we were expecting some Caribbean tones, nothing like that. One talented musician playing guitar and singing older songs, during our dinner. Nice atmosphere and great friendly service. We would go back if restaurant is more taking care of.

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vipJerry
Naples
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food and presentation were OK ... not memorable. Service was inattentive. Parking area is woefully inadequate.

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vipTCDM
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'd requested an outside table - no problem and they were well-spaced so we felt very comfortable. Wonderful service, delicious food, great ambiance and live entertainment.... all-in-all a great night out (which we rarely do right now, so it was a real treat).

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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old Florida feel. Excellent wait staff. Friends highly recommended the Real Macaw. Now I do.

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vipKeithK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like Jimmy Buffet was going to come around the corner at any minute. Great food, knowledgeable and warm staff and a spectacular vibe that mad me feel like I was in the Keys!

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Piesquared
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating both my birthday & my husband’s & friends from up north wanted to have dinner at one of our favorite places. We love taking our friends to the Real Macaw since the food is always good and the atmosphere is Key West casual and Naples classy all at the same time. Three of us had the delicious salmon dish and it couldn’t have been more perfect & the yummy vegetables were cooked just right. They gave us a free dessert for our birthday and the key lime pie was wonderful. The Real Macaw will continue to be one our favorites!
Thank you.

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GingerG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! I will certainly be going back!

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Cincyfoodie
Naples
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a down-home Caribbean style meal with a Key West ambience. Gracious service.

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MDM904
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

One of our favorite go to Restaurants in Naples. The food on our visit was very good except for the cold mashed potatoes. Wait staff was dis-jointed at best. The MVP server was the busboy who was very attentive to our table !

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vipNaplesMark
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at The Real Macaw. Great food + service coupled with a fun island atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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vipTracykuz
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food and ambiance were good and Tracy at the hostess stand was very sweet. The music was nice and there were outdoor heaters.

Our server Linda was just okay. She complained about being on her 16th hour of work because of a second job, seemed incredulous when one of our party preferred a clean knife for his $52 steak special, and we heard her speaking sharp and angrily to a very sweet busboy. In addition, she would lower her mask every time she came to the table. She does not represent this restaurant very well.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice, fun experience. Food and atmosphere very good.

JB
vipJohnB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great hidden gem of Naples! Don,t miss it; charming location

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AnnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening. Linda our server was awesome. The food was excellent. Atmosphere perfect. The music was lively and not loud. Highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back!!!

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CamilleD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

After waiting to be seated for a bit as they seemed a little unorganized, probably due to a shift change, everything was great. Food, Service and the live music was great. We will definitely be going back.

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vipJames
Naples
50 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service .

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Shelly
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Negotiations to buy a house

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vipBordeauxbob
Milwaukee
97 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal on Valentine's Day. I had the duck which was outstanding, another guest had the steak special which was very good. Service is always first class. We have been dinning at the Real Macaw for several years and will be returning soon. Highly recommended.

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vipUgor
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is wonderfully set up for inside and outside dining that has a great tropical atmosphere with sophisticated food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service very slow. They need more parking. Really a hassle to find a parking spot.

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vipExcellent
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only objection would be the smoking at the bar. It was too much. Aside from that, this place is a winner. Our server was excellent, attentive but not overly and very knowledgeable of the menu. The drinks were fun, well concocted and fairly priced. I had the scallops. Cooked to perfection. They have a lot of outside seating and the place couldn’t be more fun with live music, hanging string lights and a real Jimmy Buffet vibe. We’ll be back.

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vipJMP14
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate at bar with Kelly. Unfortunate that people can still smoke using the tecnicality of "outdoors". Food was great. We decided to eat at bar because table wait staff seemed frenzied and frustrated. It was all good. We didn't mind at all but for the cigarette smoke.

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tbkb
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was so absolutely helpful and attentive. Made some recommendations that turned out excellent.

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vipJoAnnY
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Excellent bar atmosphere

Food and service in dining area were not not the best for the price.

I would recommend the bar and excellent bartender.

Dining area has lots of atmosphere.

The food wasn’t worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outside dining, fun atmosphere. We had the Steak, Salmon, Scallops, Tuna and Vegetarian Stir Fry. All were very good. Only negative on food was the scallops, they were tasty but only came with 4 small scallops. We would definitely go again.

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vipYKCKBY
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

First visit and the restaurant is charming both inside and out. That said it did not live up to the expectations we garnered from the reviews. Given MAcaw has been around for 30 years I can only assume we just hit an off night. Mediocre restaurants simply do not survive that long in Naples and as far as I know, the ownership etc. has not changed. Drinks we poured incorrectly and the final corrected product was soso. We felt rushed yet it was clear we were not taking tables that needed to be turned over on a busy night. Food was good but nothing outstanding (curry, sea bass, scallops, chicken, salmon. Our choices of salads were very good. The salmon was very undercooked and most inedible. I wish wait staff would inquire as to how one likes their fish cooked. We did not have dessert.
We were not impressed given the reputation but, will definitely give it a second try..

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vipRandy
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is actually the second time we have been to The Real Macaw in the last month. Both times was great. While there were quite a few things on the menu to choose from, for whatever reason, both times I had the Duck, which I don't actually order that often.

The Real Macaw is one of those places where you can choose an outside table when making a reservation. Many places here do not allow for that (though can request). If you have not been there - both in the courtyard and inside, the atmosphere is kind of a Caribbean/Jimmy Buffet style - but not over the top. Very relaxing and enjoyable. They also have live music - both times we were there it was a guitar player. If there was one weakness to the place it might be, for me at least - their drinks. Have tried a couple of different Martini's and did not feel quite a 'flavorful' as one might imagine. They were good, but guess would not call outstanding. Very small negative though and definitely will be back!

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious and the courtyard setting was relaxing. The service wasn't good. Drinks were refilled and dessert was not offered. We did see other tables receiving dessert.

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PaulK
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice, quaint place. Service was excellent. The main issue was there was a solo guitarist and we were quite close to him so it was hard at times to talk Other than that a nice
Experience

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robynd
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service never disappoint. The outdoor heaters made for a perfect night!

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Bill
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Key West flair. We love this restaurant.

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vipShellyC
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fun location! Music was great too!!

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vipBabs
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and innovative.
Great salads with macadamia nuts snd got cheese,
Specials of lobster and lamb were perfect. Steak snd fish were also great.
Deserts, don’t miss the gelato and the bread pudding with coconut were fantastic

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StuartJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed the food and atmosphere will returnvery accomindating

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CynthiaK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never have a bad experience at The Real Macaw. The food is delicious, the staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is fun. Anything going on at The Real Macaw and you will definitely find us there! Keep up the good work! 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service. Fun, outdoor atmosphere. Food and drinks very mediocre (my 2nd cocktail was inedible). Hoping for more veg/vegan options.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here for NYE food and service great! Loved being outside and music

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ScottD
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great ambiance and very well done entrees. The chowder was especially delicious

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vipCarlK
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to this restaurant for the past 25 years. It is always a pleasure to dine there!

FAQs

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

The Real Macaw is rated 4.7 stars by 673 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.