5 Casual Marco Island, Florida Restaurants With a View

The barrier island of the Gulf of Mexico is home to resort hotels, beaches, marinas, and plenty of restaurants to choose from. Take advantage of the brilliant weather and turquoise Gulf and dine in style with waterfront views. Here’s where to find Marco Island, Florida restaurants with spectacular views.

5 Casual Marco Island, FL Restaurants with a View. Must Do Visitor Guides
Photo courtesy Capri Fish House Restaurant

Capri Fish House Restaurant

It’s hard to beat dining in a beachfront Tiki Hut in Florida, and Capri Fish House Restaurant delivers on gorgeous views of Johnson Bay with a festive vibe. Dine on alligator nuggets, fresh Gulf shrimp, meat and chicken dishes, pasta, and more. Come for lunch and work off your meal with one of Capri’s jetski tours or kayak fishing tours for a laid-back day in the sun. Or come for Happy Hour and enjoy dinner and sunset. 

Sunset at casual Marco Island, Florida waterfront restaurant Capri Fish House.
Photo courtesy Capri Fish House Restaurant

CJ’s on the Bay

Mingle with the locals at the popular CJ’s on the Bay for American seafood dishes and cold cocktails. Ask for a seat in CJ’s large, outdoor gazebo bar, or cool off in the air-conditioned inside bar to watch NFL football or the latest sports. This waterfront gem overlooks Smokehouse Bay for relaxing view, making it a prime Marco Island restaurant to listen to live music and order up another cold drink. 

Casual waterfront dining at CJ's on the Bay Marco Island, Florida.
Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

Stilts Bar & Grill

Take advantage of Marco Island’s gorgeous weather and waterfront with open-air seating. Marriott’s Crystal Shores Resort features casual dining at Stilts Bar & Grill. Order wraps, steaks, shrimp and more and top it all off with a cupcake or slice of Key Lime pie. Watch as the sun dips over the horizon with a cocktail and relax after a day exploring the beach and indulging in watersport adventures.

Waterfront dining and bar at Marriott's Crystal Shores Resort on Marco Island, Florida.
Photo courtesy Marriott Crystal Shores Resort

Sunset Grille

Get your sports bar fix with oceanfront views at Sunset Grille. Situated on Marco Island’s South Beach Access, Sunset Grille serves typical sports bar favorites like nachos, wings, and quesadillas along with clams, shrimp and seafood. As its name implies, the best way to enjoy Sunset Grille is by watching the sunset. 

Tables overlooking the beach and Gulf of Mexico at the Sunset Grille restaurant Marco Island, Florida.
Photo credit Mary Carol Fitzgerald

Mango’s Dockside Bistro

Bring the family to Mango’s Dockside Bistro where a 750-gallon saltwater fish tank, waterfall, and outdoor seating draws a crowd. Settle in for an afternoon meal or come after a day playing in the water. Try the coconut shrimp, oysters, conch chowder, burgers, and more for waterfront dining in a casual, laid-back atmosphere.

Casual waterfront dining at Mango's Dockside Bistro in Marco Island, Florida.
Photo courtesy Mango’s Dockside Bistro

It’s hard to go wrong with any of these Marco Island restaurants. Explore more places to eat in Marco Island and Naples, Florida then make your own wishlist.

5 Casual & Family Friendly Restaurants with a view in Marco Island, Florida.
Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman


Written by: Susan Finch