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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Snook Inn has been around for 30 years! Water front dining & live music. (Check for details)”
  • 38 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“This is a quieter beach, a bit more spacious and people spread out. A bit more "wild" as the noun not the adjective. A beach in it's natural state. If your looking to get wild, see Marco Island South Beach, which is a bit more touristy and social than Tigertail. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Fun restaurant with a great outdoor bar overlooking Smokehouse Bay. They have live entertainment often so check their website for more current information.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The best brunch on Marco Island. Our drink of choice is the spicy Bloody Mary with the spicy salted rim.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great place to eat in or for takeout…you cannot go wrong with Joey’s Way Pizza, garlic knots and Doreen’s Salad. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“To be honest I have not been here, but this is exactly where I would go to see the history of development on Marco Island for myself. I've read they also have exhibits on the Calusa Indians.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Oceanfront sports bar with dozens of TVs & sunset views also offers burgers, wings & other pub grub.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is our favorite restaurant on Marco Island. Casual/dressy. Mainly popular Italian dishes excellently cooked. The thin crust pizza is also great. Service is outstanding. Fun to sit at the bar as well.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Upscale locale with soft lighting & rustic finishes offering steak & fish with a modern spin.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best fish and shrimp tacos around. This place is a bit of a hole in the wall, basically there to take seafood that is fresh-from-the-ocean home to enjoy. There is a small area to eat inside as well.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Traditional Sunday day Party with live music. Waterfront in Goodland. Lots of good seafood restaurants nearby.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Esplanade Shoppes, Residences and Marina are located on Smokehouse Bay. The coastal Italian-style village consisting of upscale retailers, small specialty stores, fine dining and luxury waterfront residences on Marco Island, Florida is truly a destination location. The attention given to the architectural detail is evident in every glance, from the waterfront loggias, plus two levels of convenient covered parking, to the lush floral landscaping and fountains, makes the retail experience at The Esplanade an exceptional experience.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Park featuring a playground, a dog park, shuffleboard, bocce, basketball, sand volleyball & more.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great Food, Beer Selection, Full Bar, and atmosphere. Great bar to watch sporting events at on Marco Island.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lodging
“Watching the Marco Island sunset is the perfect way to slow down, relax, and immerse yourself in the iconic Florida ritual of worshipping the beauty, power, and warmth of our golden sun. Self parking $5. Valet parking $10.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Snook Inn has been around for 30 years! Water front dining & live music. (Check for details)”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Fun restaurant with a great outdoor bar overlooking Smokehouse Bay. They have live entertainment often so check their website for more current information.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The best brunch on Marco Island. Our drink of choice is the spicy Bloody Mary with the spicy salted rim.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great place to eat in or for takeout…you cannot go wrong with Joey’s Way Pizza, garlic knots and Doreen’s Salad. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Oceanfront sports bar with dozens of TVs & sunset views also offers burgers, wings & other pub grub.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is our favorite restaurant on Marco Island. Casual/dressy. Mainly popular Italian dishes excellently cooked. The thin crust pizza is also great. Service is outstanding. Fun to sit at the bar as well.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Upscale locale with soft lighting & rustic finishes offering steak & fish with a modern spin.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Best fish and shrimp tacos around. This place is a bit of a hole in the wall, basically there to take seafood that is fresh-from-the-ocean home to enjoy. There is a small area to eat inside as well.”
  • 13 locals recommend

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