If we’re not talking real estate we’re probably talking food. However, we admit we’re quite picky when it comes to dining out and we definitely take note when restaurants go above and beyond to craft amazing dishes with quality ingredients. For many years, Marco Island had limited options in the food department so you had to make the trek to Naples if you wanted something other than a friend grouper sandwich. However, times are a changing and as our community continues to grow and evolve so does the demand for more high quality food. Here are a few of our favorites right now!
This place has been around forever, but Quinn’s recently got a menu face lift. If you’ve visited Marco Island recently, you’ve seen the complete overhaul happening at the new JW Marriott. Quinn’s on the Beach, a Marco Island staple known for it’s casual dining and island charm is still the place we know and love but with better food. They revamped their menu to include trendy dishes like watermelon arugula salad, rock shrimp ceviche, and grapefruit elder flower margaritas. YUM! If you’re like us, you’ll want to hang out here all day, plus the beachfront view isn’t half bad either!
Perfect for a quick lunch, this quaint little place is located in the colorful shops of Olde Marco. With their own fishing boats Leebe Fish Inc. is able to offer super fresh local fish daily to it’s customers. The best part is, you can completely customize your order. First choose your desired protein, then select how it’s prepared ( grilled, blackened or fried) and lastly the vessel it comes in (sandwich, taco or island platter). We simply love this local gem!
This small restaurant located across from town center is the perfect spot to enjoy old fashion Italian comfort food. From lasagna and pizza to beef carpaccio and paninis, Davide’s has so many great options. Quick tip: if you have a gluten allergy or simply don’t do wheat flour, their gluten free thin crust pizza is to die for. And we’re from Chicago, we know thin crust!
We have always been fans of Fin Bistro, not only because the food is phenomenal, fresh, and creative but also for the people. Kathy the owner is so accommodating, and server Dean always takes good care of us during our meal. We can’t say enough good things about this place, we highly recommend it. Some of our favorite dishes are the almond crusted hog fish, panko herb crusted yellow tail snapper, and Caribbean spiny lobster. Is your mouth watering yet?
This upscale restaurant is located in the Ocean Beach Resort, a stunning hotel right on Crescent beach. Sal e Pepe is situated on a large terrace where you can enjoy sunset views while listening to the relaxing waves as you dine on homemade pasta.
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