Marco Island Restaurants

Postcard-worthy vistas can be found at virtually every point of Marco Island. Visitors skip the busier vacation escapes of Florida to head to this reserved and isolated island along the Gulf of Mexico.

salmon sushi

Yet while travelers rave about the stunning views, what many people are really obsessed with is the food. From bold fine dining on the water to casual eateries with affordable and filling dine-out options, visitors can select the perfect place to fit their needs.

What are some of the top local restaurants on Marco Island, and what special dining treats can you expect hidden along the quiet island roads?

Fin Bistro

Fin Bistro is the number one ranked seafood restaurant on Marco Island – and it is deserved. Fin Bistro collects a wide-range of top seafood delights, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. This island oasis basks in casual-oriented luxury. The décor is simple but elegant, and the seafood is almost exclusively local.

crab cake plate

Menu dishes include Sautéed Calamari, Pan Roasted Prawns, Charred octopus, Fin Lump Crab Cake, Sesame Tuna Agrodolce, Jumbo Scallops, and more. Fin Bistro has the most varied seafood menu on the island.

Joey’s Pizza and Pasta House

Joey’s is a down-to-Earth pizza and pasta eatery. TVs float above the circular bar area. A breeze from the nearby waters will elegantly wisp through the open space, through the brick columns that sit by the restaurant’s entrance. It is a wide and open space.

Menu options include tasty late-night sandwiches, beer and cocktails, and some authentic New York traditional hand-tossed thin crust pizza. Saying it is a mouthful, but eating is better.

Joey’s is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

pepperoni pizza

Hoot’s Breakfast and Lunch

From the outside, you wouldn’t expect much from this cool-and-collected breakfast diner, Hoot’s. Drive or walk by any day past 2 p.m. and the doors are likely closed.

But, Hoot’s is hopping in the morning and mid-afternoon with affordable sandwiches, strawberry-soaked waffles, and daily specials worth hooting for. One of the most popular options is the create-your-own-omelette. You can go as crazy as you ever desired in crafting an absurdly-stuffed breakfast.

Hoot’s is open at 7 a.m. every day.

Verdi’s American Bistro

Verdi’s is pure high-end American dining. Guests are treated to a sophisticated arrangement of exceptional fine dining options.

A daily fresh catch actually rotates ever day, unlike many other promised fresh catch options elsewhere. Guests can order Jumbo Shrimp and Diver Scallops, Chicken Penne, Duck, Sea Bass, Snapper, and more. It’s a tour-de-force of top-tier seafood perfected crafted to your liking.

Verdi’s is only open for dinner. Its hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

shrimp pasta

Snook Inn

While the previous two Marco Island restaurants excel with what Florida often does best- seafood- this casual and beach-styled little café on the water carries a different atmosphere.

Guests can order quality and affordable seafood while admiring some astonishing water views. The outdoor hut restaurant sits up against the splendid Marco River. Snook Inn often has live music on the weekends and manatees are known to collect around the restaurant docks.

Snook Inn is a full experience. Sit in the outdoor area overlooking the water, marine life, and boats, while enjoying crab cakes, shrimp, and burgers. It is open every day, including weekends, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Plan Your Next Visit

For a varied and comprehensive list of dining options on Marco Island, visit our website homepage at vacationonmarco.comand browse under local dining. Get takeout, sit in, or just stop on by and check it out during your rewarding vacation away. Give us a call for special restaurant accommodations, possible discounts, and further details!