August 25, 2021
Marco Island has so many awesome restaurants, and in this blog, we want to focus on 3 of our favorites! You really can’t go wrong in the area, and you can always ask us for more recommendations 🙂 Without further ado, here are 3 amazing places to grab a bite!
Mango’s Dockside Bistro
Talk about an incredible experience! From the moment you walk into Mango’s, you’ll be struck by the island feel of this charming restaurant. Enjoy starters like Dockside Conch Critters, Grilled Chicken Nachos, and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Jalapenos. Dinner items include Macadamia Nut Encrusted Cobia, Caramelized Pecan North Atlantic Salmon, and a Tropical Island Salad – YUM! Finish your meal with a delicious dessert, like the famous “OH MY GOSH!” Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel “fried sweet cream cheese stuffed pretzel. Topped with vanilla bean ice cream, fresh whipped cream and caramel drizzle”. Is your mouth watering yet?!
“Went here yesterday on our honeymoon. Food was amazing, service was great and view was awesome. Chocolate martini and strawberry shortcake were epic. Thanks Mango’s for an amazing dinner!” -Scott on Google
Marco Prime is an absolute gem. With classic steakhouse vibes and European and Asian influences paired with a low-light, cozy and romantic ambiance, this is a wonderful place for dates, birthday celebrations, or just a “treat yourself” night! Start with a stunning Maryland Blue Crab Cake, Peruvian Snapper Ceviche, or Chicken Lollipops. Move on to your main course, with options like a Wagyu Sirloin ‘Diana’, Bone-In 20 oz New York Strip, or a Miso-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass. You can also indulge in a signature cocktail like Marco Prime’s “Our Family Secret Espresso Martini” – it’s incredible!
“Your weekend in Marco Island if you’re a visitor MUST include a trip to Marco Prime. You would be doing yourself a great disservice if you didn’t stop by. If you live in the area, you already know how special it is! From the ambiance, to the tuna tartare, to my perfectly cooked surf and turf, it had all the elements of a perfect evening. (Also if you’re a burger lover, check out the ultimate burger, you will not regret it).” -Danielle on Google
CJ’s on the Bay
A local and guest favorite alike, CJ’s on the Bay is the place to be if you want stunning views, delectable eats, and relaxation. Start your meal with Fried Scallops, Blue Cheese Chips, or CJ’s Hummus! Dinner options include Crispy Fried Snapper, Hand Cut Pork Chop, and Key West Pink Shrimp Linguine…YUM! End your meal with a warm and wonderful Pineapple Upside Down Cake with delectable caramel sauce and sweet pineapple. Add a “specialty coffee with a kick” to your dessert! CJ’s offers a variety of options, each with a dollop of whipped cream.
“Amazing food and drinks, spectacular view, super fast and friendly staff. Made our friend’s birthday an absolutely wonderful experience. Will definitely go back the next time we are down there!” – Chris on Google
We hope you find this helpful, please let us know your favorite restaurant, or if you’ve been to one of these! We can’t wait to see you here soon 🙂
Photos courtesy of usarestaurant.info, marcoprime.com, and paradisecoast.com
About Beachtree Properties
Beachtree Properties specializes in personalized guest stays at several leisure vacation destinations across the United States, including Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Molokai, Hawaii, Marco Island, Florida, and Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. The collection of inns and small hotels provides travelers unique experiences. Our management values local character recognizes the individuality of each property and ensures well-appointed accommodations, quality amenities and friendly staff in convenient locations and relaxed atmospheres.