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Things to do in Marco Island

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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“The Snook Inn on Marco Island is the most historic and iconic place to catch a meal and catch an amazing on the gulf river experience. Watch boats cruise by and direct access sunsets!”
  • 39 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.”
  • 18 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. ”
  • 17 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
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
Shopping Centre
“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
Bar
“Traditional Sunday day Party with live music. Waterfront in Goodland. Lots of good seafood restaurants nearby.”
  • 13 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
Park
“Park featuring a playground, a dog park, shuffleboard, bocce, basketball, sand volleyball & more.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Brewery
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“Great Food, Beer Selection, Full Bar, and atmosphere. Great bar to watch sporting events at on Marco Island.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Local hangout. Best wings on the island. This is definitely a hole in the wall locals place. But visitors are welcomed.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“The Snook Inn on Marco Island is the most historic and iconic place to catch a meal and catch an amazing on the gulf river experience. Watch boats cruise by and direct access sunsets!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The best brunch on Marco Island. Our drink of choice is the spicy Bloody Mary with the spicy salted rim.”
  • 18 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
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
Bar
“Traditional Sunday day Party with live music. Waterfront in Goodland. Lots of good seafood restaurants nearby.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Upscale locale with soft lighting & rustic finishes offering steak & fish with a modern spin.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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