Marco Island is home to a number of waterfront dining establishments where the views are just as amazing as the food and entertainment. Check out our recommendations for the best casual waterfront dining options where you can indulge in the freshest seafood, soak up the sunshine and spend a morning, afternoon or evening enjoying the flavor of living on island time.
CJ’s on The Bay
740 N Collier Blvd #105
Established in 2008, CJ’s on The Bay has grown to be one of Marco Island’s most beloved waterfront eateries. It’s easy to soak up the beautiful ambiance of Marco Island when you dine at CJ’s, they have spectacular views overlooking Smokehouse Bay. The all-day menu provides a variety of fare featuring salads, hot and cold appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and mainland, pasta and seafood entrées. Both lunch and dinner specials enhance the menu and offer plenty of variety for repeat guests and welcomed newcomers. Enjoy a daily happy hour from 4-7pm, the largest outdoor gazebo style bar, waterfront access for boats, free wireless internet and breathtaking views of Southwest Florida Sunsets.
1215 Bald Eagle Dr
Named for the abundance of Snook right off the dock, Snook Inn has been a Marco Island staple for over 30 years. Perfect for boaters, Snook Inn has ample docking space, making it a go-to stop as you travel to or from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy time under their famous “chickee” and dine on fresh seafood, sandwiches and more. Don’t forget to sample one of their “frozen concoctions”, like the delicious Seaside Lemonade. Snook Inn also has live entertainment 7 nights a week. If you’re looking to take part in an Island tradition for both locals and visitors, make it a point to dine at Snook Inn.
Quinn’s on the Beach
400 South Collier Boulevard
Located at the newly renovated Marco Island Marriott, Quinn’s on the Beach offers diners the opportunity to enjoy a meal (and the sunset) from the sugary sand on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Quinn’s Caribbean-style seafood and steak specialties, unique appetizers, favorite sandwiches and delicious drinks set the stage for a tasty tropical dining adventure. Be sure to sample their Baja Burger and rumrunner, some say they are respectively the best on the beach! Quinn’s hosts daily entertainment starting at 6:30pm. Swing by, grab your favorite beverage and indulge in delicious food as you enjoy a one of a kind Florida sunset.