Verdi's – “An American bistro. My absolute favorite dish is the chicken in phyllo with boursin cheese and spinach.”
Island Cafe – “Great rack of lamb and fine wines.”
Joey's Pizzeria and Deli – “Favorite pizza on the island.”
Snook Inn – “Got to go to the Snook if visiting Marco Island. My favorite waterfront restaurant. Great grouper sandwich.”
Sasso's – “New to the Island with a great menu. Try the Asiago Olive Bites!”
Blue Heron – “Full course meal with great food.”
Blu Fusion – “Great appetiser menu.”
Kurrents Restaurant – “Located in the Marriott hotel. Great ambiance, service and fine meals.”
There are over 100 Eateries on Marco - Here's some more of my favorites...
Hoot’s – “Great chicken Caesar salad.”
Pelican Bend – “Best sauted grouper.”
Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant - “Best Sunday afternoon fun...take your Harley!”
Gino's Old Marco Trattoria - “Some great Italian dishes! Make sure to try the chicken tortellini!”
Ne Ne's Kitchen...My son's favorite breakfast place.
Marco Island is host to a wide range of shopping options from upscale boutiques and art galleries to casual beachwear shops where you can find everything you need for days filled with sun and fun. There is more than enough variety to let you shop until you want to drop (right into a beach chair!)
The Marco Walk is a modern shopping experience with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Get pampered at the Marco Walk Spa or enjoy the charm of the unique movie theatre Marco Movies which serves food from its freshly prepared menu.
The Esplanade Shoppes have close to 50,000 square feet of shops and retaurants. A truly luxurious shopping experience, there is a fantastic mix of upscale retailers and smaller specialty stores.
The Marco Town Center Mall is a charming Old Florida style outdoor mall. Cruise the cobblestone streets while patrolling the shops for everything from high end fashion to beachwear.
Guy Harvey uses the proceeds from his signature clothing line sold at the Guy Harvey Island Shop to help fund his research to preserve the marine environment.
For the art lover there are plenty of galleries to check out the local talent and find that special piece that captures the feeling of this tropical paradise. Kennedy Studios shows and sells a variety of art from various local artists focusing on art reminiscent of Marco Island life.
For interior design enthusiusts Marco Island won't dissapoint. From specialized boutiques to design and paint centers, your home will have every source it needs to be beautiful. Something Old Something New has everything you need to redecorate your home. Carrying everything from furnishings to window treatments, they also offer home staging services.
Just 16 miles North on the mainland is Naples, a virtual shopping mecca. Rivalling the shopping in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, L.A. And Paris, Naples is known for its upscale shops, specialty stores and outstanding art galleries.
The downtown heart of Old Naples is on Fifth Avenue South, a charming street lined with beautiful banyan and poinciana trees. With avenues that stretch to the Gulf of Mexico and unique shops, Fifth ave. South combines the community feel of an historic main street with the sophistication of a world class shopping destination.
Femmes Je Vous Aime The owners of this high end swimwear, lingerie and fashion fitness wear store moved to Naples from France and brought the best lines Europe has to offer.
Brodeur Carvell has everything for the refined gentleman. With a focus on world class brands and custom clothes, Brodeur Carvell prides itself on their attention to personalized service.
Third Street South is noted for it's numerous galleries focusing on the work of local artists in an array of mediums from watercolour and sculpture to pottery and glass.
Four winds Gallery specializes in American indian art and jewelry.
Galerie Du Soleil is dedicated to the art of living artists across the globe.
Gallery Matisse carries a selection of modern masters as well as exceptional local talent.
Gardner Colby Gallery carries an outstanding selection of art in various mediums from paintings to sculpture.
Cleopatra's Barge Fine Jewelry
has been in this location for the past 44 years. Owner Marilyn Janss studied Jewelry design in New York before bringing her creative style to Naples.
C.W. Smith Imported Antiques a direct imorter of 17th, 18th, and 19th century antiques from China and the former British, Dutch, and Portuguese colonies in Asia. C.W. Smith has an extremely well trained staff with formal training in Art, Art History and Archeology to help you make a well informed purchase for your home.
Tin City, originally a 1920's collection of old marine shops now converted into a charming assemblage of quaint shops and boutiques. The Waterfront Marketplace boasts over 40 shops you can troll to find treasures from yesterday and today.
Other places of note to shop are the Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay
where you will find all the essential designer stores housed in beautiful Spanish architecture and surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.
The Village on Venetian Bay is a shopping area with over 60 unique stores located right on the waterfront.