Enjoy These Top 10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants on Marco Island

When you’re planning a vacation with your family, you’re probably picturing spending your days enjoying the beach, relaxing in your rental, and creating truly unforgettable memories together. But while you’re away, you’ve still got to eat!

It can be tough to find restaurants that have something on the menu for everyone, but you don’t have to worry when you stay on Marco Island. There are tons of kid-friendly restaurants on Marco Island that guests, young and old, are sure to enjoy. Here are our top 10 picks for you and your kiddos to try while you’re in town!

Mango’s Dockside Bistro

Mango’s Dockside Bistro is an excellent option if you’re looking for waterfront dining in particular. This restaurant is locally owned and operated and has a fun, family-friendly atmosphere that will greet you as soon as you walk up. Your kids will love checking out the 750-gallon fish tank before your food comes! The menu offers everything from fresh seafood and sushi to sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and more. Plus, there’s a dedicated kids’ menu for the little ones. Finally, if you’re traveling with your furry friend, you’re welcome to dine with them on the patio! 


The motto here at Stonewalls says it all: “Fine Food Fast!” This restaurant has been a local staple since 2010 and offers a slightly more upscale setting while still being welcoming for all ages. You can stop in for a quick bite to eat or settle down for a more relaxed meal and are sure to have an incredible time either way. Stonewalls is open for every meal of the day and features delectable homemade dishes throughout their menus! You and the kids can enjoy popular selections like crunchy French toast for breakfast, meatball parm for lunch, and pasta alfredo for dinner.

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Snook Inn

Snook Inn is a local landmark on Marco Island, so it’s a spot that you won’t want to miss out on! They boast what they call the “world’s best grouper sandwich,” as well as tons of other mouthwatering seafood and land options for your family to try. You can choose to dine inside or outside, and best of all, you can come out and enjoy live music every single day of the week! Whether you want to drive to Snook Inn or bring your boat right up to the restaurant, make sure you get there!

The Boulevard

If you want a taste of Marco Island, head to The Boulevard. This eatery is dedicated to working with local farmers to bring the most delicious local cuisine right to your table. Although they get an upscale approach to their food, the atmosphere is laid-back and welcoming for all ages. On the menu, you’ll find a wide selection of sandwiches, pasta dishes, seafood, and more. On top of that, they always have one or two specials that rotate from day to day, so be sure to stop in and see what’s on offer. 

CJ’s on the Bay

Waterfront dining doesn’t get much better than this! CJ’s on the Bay is easily one of the most popular family-friendly restaurants on Marco Island, and for a good reason. This restaurant has been in business since 2008 and offers incredible views of the water, a casual atmosphere for the family, welcoming and friendly wait staff, and delicious food! Both kids and adults have extensive menus to pick from, and best of all, allergens are listed with every single dish, so your family can get a delicious meal regardless of dietary restrictions. 

Leebe Fish, Inc.

Leebe Fish is more than just your typical seafood restaurant. This establishment also has a seafood market on the premises, so you can rest assured that everything you’re getting is 100% fresh and delicious! Everything is sustainably caught right around Marco Island, and the menu selections can vary depending on what’s in season. You can enjoy seafood platters, baskets, sandwiches, and more, and don’t forget to finish off your meal with a slice of Key lime pie! Before you visit, please keep in mind that this is a cash-only business, so stop by the ATM before you come!

Hoot’s Breakfast & Lunch

Want to get your day started on the right foot? Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Hoot’s! The team here has worked hard to create an authentic, diner-style atmosphere that is warm and welcoming to all who walk through the door. The staff is friendly, the portions are generous, and the prices are shockingly low. There’s no doubt that every member of your family will feel welcomed and will have a delicious meal here. Many have called Hoot’s Breakfast and Lunch the best diner in town, so you’ll have to stop by and check it out for yourself!

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Red Rooster

Another popular spot for breakfast and lunch is Red Rooster. Every day of the week, guests flood into Red Rooster to get delicious home-style cooking at great prices. The atmosphere here is warm and welcoming for all, and your kids are sure to appreciate how casual and laid-back the vibe is. When it’s time to eat, you’ve got plenty to choose from, no matter whether you’re dining here for breakfast or lunch. All your classic favorites are on the menu, and if you can’t decide, ask your wait staff for their favorite dish! 


Feeding the family can be challenging since everyone seems to want something different. But everyone can agree on pizza! At Sami’s Pizza and Grill, you can find delicious pizza and so much more. According to them, their stone-baked pizza is the “biggest pie on the island,” so there will be plenty of food for everyone! Even if you’re not in the mood for pizza, you can still come to Sami’s and check out their full menu. Dine inside or head to the patio to enjoy the weather while eating!

Cocomo’s Grill

Last but not least is Cocomo’s Grill, which calls itself the “home of the hogfish.” If you’re feeling a little adventurous at dinnertime, try the tempura-fried whole hogfish! Not in the mood? Don’t worry. Many other menu options include steak, pasta, sandwiches, and other seafood selections. The convenient location on North Collier Boulevard makes it easy to find this restaurant when you need somewhere quick and welcoming to dine. You and your family are sure to enjoy the mouthwatering food, laid-back atmosphere, and incredible memories you’ll make.

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Where to Stay?

After you’ve had your final bite of the evening, you’ll probably be ready to head back to your Marco Island rentals to relax and unwind. That’s where we come in! Remax Affinity Plus is your top resource for finding the best places to stay on Marco Island. We have tons of properties for groups big and small, and if you can’t narrow it down, our staff will be happy to help point you in the right direction. So, are you ready to book your ultimate getaway to Florida? Contact us today to learn more about our vacation rentals on Marco Island!