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Whether you are looking for the freshest local seafood, a view of the water from your table, live music to dance the night away or a once in a lifetime, special occasion celebration, there is a local restaurant that fits the bill. Here in our Restaurant Review we have broken down dining choices into four categories to make chosing your dining  destination simple. 

Also see our Recommended Restaurants Map and our  Dining Guide features ALL of Marco’s many restaurants and includes their name, address, map reference, telephone number, type of fare, if they provide entertainment and an approximation of the average cost per person without beverage. 



Fine dining at its best.  The food and experience at these locally owned island favorites are worth leaving the beach for.

CAFE DE MARCO “Live to Savor!”  Nestled in the charm of Olde Marco’s Historic District, one of the island’s finest seafood restaurants is celebrating 34 years of culinary excellence.   The vast wine selection, award winning seafood and chef created specialities guided by the principles of sustainability) and the outstanding service will ensure a truly satisfying evening out. Voted best seafood on Marco since 1983 and awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence from 2011-2017. Twilight specials at $14.95 (available 5-5:45pm), except on holidays.   244 Palm Street,  Olde Marco.  Restaurant Map (2)  239-394-62622   ww.cafedemarco.com.  
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation.  Call 239.394.0900

Don’t Miss: Their signature broiled Jumbo Prawns - delicious!

CHOP239 - Located within Marco Island’s Esplanade Shoppes, just steps from the dock and Smokehouse Bay, you’ll find Marco Island’s finest dining destination. Featuring a diverse menu of all inclusive entrees including exceptional steaks, flown-in-fresh Maine lobster, a variety of fresh seafood, salads, chops and light-fare plates, CHOP239 has a little something to satisfy all appetites and tastes. For the cocktail crowd a fine selection of hand-crafted martinis, craft beer and more than 60 wines by the glass will make for the happiest of happy hours (daily from 4:30-7:00pm) and complement to ones meal. Live music every weekend and seasonal patio dining create a welcoming atmosphere to be enjoyed every day. Serving dinner nightly from 5:00pm, reservations are accepted and encouraged. To view menus, entertainment schedule, happy hour specials and more, visit www.CHOP239.com  760 N. Collier Blvd, 239.394.0212
Restaurant Map (4) 
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation.  Call 239.394.0900

Don’t Miss: Hand-crafted Chop239 Martini  

RISTORANTE DA VINCI’S - Experience the charm of Italy without the jet lag!  Sophisticated taste blends into a family atmosphere where each guest will feel at home while enjoying signature dishes and carefully selected wines.  The marble interior is RISTORANTE DA VINCI’S (continued)  complemented by mosaics, a mural of Leonardo Da Vinci’s artwork and a full indoor/outdoor bar. Enjoy sushi prepared from the freshest ingredients before your eyes.  Lunch and dinner are served daily and the bar, with its wood-burning pizza oven, stays open late.  Don’t miss DJ night, Friday and Saturday from 10pm, playing sounds from the 80s, 90s and modern day.  New “Quiet Room”, with conference facilities, available for private groups and parties. 599 S Collier Blvd, Marco Walk, across from the Hilton Hotel. Restaurant Map (7)  389-1888  www.ristorantedavinci.com   
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation. Call 239.394.0900

Known For: Authentic Italian Pasta and wood-burning pizza oven

THE DECK AT 560 BAR & RESTAURANT - located in Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, features a stunning indoor and outdoor dining room that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico with its magnificent sunsets. Although the hotel is closed the bar and restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily and offers happy hour all day. The menu focuses on seafood from local waters as well as meat and produce from local farms. 
560 S. Collier Blvd. Restaurant Map (8)  239-642-2181

Known For: Craft cocktails with a magnificent sunset view

FIN BISTRO - Husband and wife team Brian and Kathy O’Brien opened this casual restaurant, which focuses on fresh and locally caught fish, in 2012 and it quickly became a firm favorite with islanders and visitors alike. Last summer they moved in with their sister restaurant Ohana and now offer a full bar in their new larger location and live music with Sky Jammer on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Reservations recommended. Open for dinner from 5.30pm Tuesday-Saturday. Closed for vacation June 2nd-18th. 657 S. Collier Blvd. www.finbistro.com.  317 N. Collier Blvd,. Restaurant Map (9)   239-970-6064.  

Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation.  Call 239.394.0900

Known For: Local fresh seafood specials

 LA TAVOLA - Come Gather at The Table! Farm to table concept restaurant using only the freshest ingredients. Serving fresh wild caught seafood, prime organic meats, organic greens, local farm produce and homemade desserts. Join them in the lounge bar for signature crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list. Happy hour and live entertainment nightly. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 am – Close. Reservations recommended, Outdoor Seating Available. Check their website or Facebook page for more information  www.latavolarestaurantandbar.com. 961 Winterberry Drive. 
Restaurant Map (10)  239-393-4960
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation.  Call 239.394.0900

Don’t Miss: The happy hour and live entertainment in the lounge

MANGO’S DOCKSIDE BISTRO - tropical dining in a beautiful 260 seat waterside setting at the Esplanade. The decor is tropical and fun with outside seating and an amazing view of Smokehouse Bay. Serving creative breakfasts, lunches and dinners with Sushi from 12 noon-9pm daily. Call for live entertainment schedule and don’t miss their fabulous tropical cocktails. Happy hour 3-7pm daily, take-out and exceptional catering. Open Monday - Friday 11:30 - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:30am - 9pm. Summer hours subject to change - please call ahead or visit www.mangosdocksidebistro.com for current hours and full menus.  The Esplanade, 760 N Collier Blvd. Restaurant Map (13)   239.393.2433
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation.  Call 239.394.0900

Don’t Miss: Sipping the Smokehouse Bay Martini overlooking Smokehouse Bay

MARCO PRIME - One of Marco's chicest new restaurants. Although the decor is upmarket, the ambiance is friendly and relaxed.  The menu offers a combination of a-la-carte, with a choice of a dozen sides and sauces to accompany your meat or fish selections, and all-inclusive house specialties.  The extensive wine list features over two dozen wines available by the glass.  The popular outside bar, which extends out into the pretty, well-shaded courtyard, also serves the full menu. The Carvelli family (of Restaurante Da Vinci fame) has used their many years of experience to create a comtemporary steak and seafood house with all the warmth and attention to detail you have come to expect from them.  Marco Walk Plaza 599 S. Collier Blvd #304 Restaurant Map (15)  239.389.2333 www.marcoprime.com   
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation. Call 239.394.0900

Don’t Miss: Happy Hour at the outdoor bar & patio

THE OYSTER SOCIETY - Bringing 1920s glamor and sophistocation to Marco in a casual and comfortable setting, combining a “Great Gatsby” theme with a nautical fusion.  Offering a wide selection of fresh local seafood, shellfish and daily raw bar specials, and complemented by a first class wine list and hand-crafted cocktails, this restaurant is definitely here to stay.  Located in Marco Walk near its sister restaurants Marco Prime and DaVinci, The Oyster Society is dedicated to giving each guest a memorable experience while celebrating innovative ways prepare the fresh ingredients.  www.theoystersociety.com  599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Walk. Restaurant Map (19)  239-394-33474 
​Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation. Call 239.394.0900

Don’t Miss:  Fresh seafood, great happy hour & live entertainment

SALE E PEPE - Enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico while dining on elegant Italian cuisine at the award-winning Sale e Pepe restaurant. A celebration of Italian cuisine, architecture and décor, Sale e Pepe features the culinary traditions of southern Italy updated and complemented by South Florida’s fresh produce and seafood for a menu beyond compare. Sale e Pepe’s intimate dining room features hand-painted frescos, intricate tile mosaics and Roman arches framing private dining nooks while the outdoor Terrace offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and its famed sunsets.  Plus, enjoy a selection from our 400 label wine list, consistently recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with its Best of Award of Excellence.  Daily Happy Hour 4:30-6pm. Open nightly for dinner. Reservations suggested.  Located at Marco Beach Ocean Resort, 480 S. Collier Boulevard.  Restaurant Map (21)   393-1600  www.sale-e-pepe.com 

Known For: Fine dining with a view of the beach


True Marco Island style.  Laid back and comfortable.  
Enjoy any of these casual restaurants for their relaxed atmosphere and quality food and service.

CAPRI FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT - Fresh Florida seafood is the specialty in this casual family owned and operated restaurant where every seat has an amazing sunset water view.  Outside seating also available in the waterside chickee bar which looks out directly onto Capri’s beautiful Johnson Bay. In addition to the seafood, the varied menu also features pasta, steak, chicken, veal, bouillabaisse, jambalaya and a variety of salads as well as a children’s menu. Live entertainment. Sunday “all-you-can-eat” buffets -- breakfast buffet from 9-11am and lunch/dinner buffet from 11:30-4:00pm.   Early bird specials from 4-5:45pm Mon-Sat. Special occasions and large parties welcome, major credit cards accepted.  Live entertainment nightly and all day Sunday.   www.caprifishhouse.com, 203 Capri Blvd., Isle of Capri. Restaurant Map (3) . 239-389-5555

Don’t Miss:  The Sunday Breakfast and Lunch Buffets

COCOMO’S - Casual dining at its best! Relax while your kids play in their game room. Come and get a taste of what the Island is talking about. Marco’s finest menu with the best variety. Serving incredibly fresh fish including Grouper, Yellowtail, Mahi, Ahi Tuna, (Tuna Nachos are a local favorite), Steaks (including a 14oz bone-in ribeye) Salads, Chicken lettuce wraps, Falafal and Hummus, Marco’s best Grouper sandwich and many other great items. Don’t forget the Cocomo Bread. Happy hour 3-6pm daily, at the bar only, with $3.50 well drinks, $2.50 domestics, $3 imports and $3.50 house wine.  Happy hour appetizers from 3-5:30pm.  All day, every day - $4.99 Margaritas and $2.99 16oz select drafts. Serving Lunch: Mon-Fri from 11:30-4:00 and Dinner: Mon-Fri 4:00-close, Sat-Sun 5:00-close. “U Hook it, We’ll Cook it!” Ask about daily food specials and their whole tempura fried hogfish!   945 N. Collier Blvd (between McDonald’s and Bald Eagle in Sunset Plaza)  Restaurant Map (5)   394-3600 www.cocomosgrill.com    

Known For: Whole tempura fried hogfish and consistent good quality

LITTLE BAR -  Located right on the water in the quaint fishing village of Goodland, Little Bar, a local tradition for 39 years, continues to serve consistently good seafood and steaks in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Varied menu. Fresh Seafood including Grouper, Soft Shell Crab, Stone Crab Claws, Steaks and Prime Rib, luncheon and dinner specialties, as well as traditional waterfront fare. Open seven days at 11:30, dinner service begins at 5. Attitude Adjustment 3-6. Eat indoors, on the screened lanai or in the casual leafy surroundings of the waterside patios. The Best Live Entertainment in the intimate bar. Get there by bike, boat or Bugatti. Un-open July 1st through October 1st.   www.LittleBarRestaurant.com. Goodland.  Restaurant Map (12)  Friend them on Facebook  394-5663  

Don’t Miss: Papa Ray’s chocolate peanut butter pie.  Just trust us, it’s good!

MARCO ISLAND PRINCESS - Marco’s on the water lunch and dinner dining experience! Help yourself to a delightful lunch or dinner, while enjoying the sights of Marco by water or a spectacular Gulf sunset.  The “Marco Island Princess” accommodates up to 149 passengers and offers two full service bars. Reservations Recommended. Cruises depart from Rose Marina.  Restaurant Map (14)    www.themarcoprincess.com642-5415. 
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Known For: Giving ‘on the water’ dining a whole new meaning!

MARGARITA’S  - Serving authentic Mexican cuisine for lunch, dinner, take-out and now delivery. Margarita’s promise is to serve the best Mexican food you’ve ever tasted! Daily happy hour 3-6pm. Outside seating on the patio and inside seating in restaurant and Margarita bar.  Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  Order take-out or delivery by phone or on-line. Marco Town Center Mall, 1069 N Collier Blvd.  Restaurant Map (16)   For take-out or delivery call 394-6555.  www.margaritasontheisland.com
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Known For: Authentic Mexican dishes, and their reliable delivery serviceand Cinco de Mayo party

NACHO MAMA’S - With indoor and shaded outdoor seating, this restaurant offers a wide menu of Tex-Mex and American dishes and a fun atmosphere. Open 11am-1am 7 days, (kitchen open ‘til midnight). Two great happy hours daily 3-5pm & 10pm-close, except on nights with entertainment. Live entertainment Saturdays this summer. Restaurant Map (18)   www.thenachomamas.com. 389-2222.   

Don’t Miss: Nacho Mama’s World Famous Margaritas & St Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo parties

SAMI’S PIZZA & PASTA - Sami’s has undergone a huge transformation over the last year and is now a fully fledged great value family restaurant with an inside/outside bar. As well as the delicious thin crust pizza, by the slice and by the pie, they are famous for, they now serve a full menu of dishes from around the world, including a delicious lunch time Mexican build your own taco bar. Delivery is free to your home, hotel or condo on Marco (minimum order required). On Goodland and Isles of Capri a delivery fee and minimum order will apply, please call for more info..Full menu available at  www.samispizza.com. 227 N Collier Blvd.  Restaurant Map (22)  239.389.7499.
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Known For: The largest pizza on Marco Island and their fast delivery

SNOOK INN - his iconic waterside Marco Island restaurant offers outdoor and indoor casual dining overlooking the beautiful Marco River. Enjoy their famous salad bar and a wide variety of seafood, steaks, sandwiches and continental specialties as you watch dolphin, manatee and the boating activities. After 32 years under the same ownership, the restaurant has recently been sold but it is in good hands as it is now part of the Carvelli Restaurant Group, who also own island favorites Da Vinci’s, Marco Prime and the Oyster Society. Come by car or boat, docks available. Live entertainment daily at the chickee bar. Happy Hour 4-6pm Mon-Fri and 10pm-close 7 days Open 7 days. 11am-10pm.   1215 Bald Eagle Drive. Restaurant Map (23)   394-3313  www.snookinn.com 
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation.  Call 239.394.0900

Don’t Miss: Daily entertainment outside by the chickee bar

SUNSET GRILLE - Marco’s only sports beach bar is celebrating its 11th anniversary.  Enjoy a fabulous view of the beach while sipping a cocktail or sampling the wide ranging menu, which includes burgers, wings, steaks, seafood and pasta and a whole lot more.  Locals and visitors gather for the daily happy hour at the tropical tiki bar while the sun sinks into the Gulf.  If you prefer to dine in air-conditioned comfort there’s a large indoor dining room with a spectacular gulf sunset view from any seat.  Play shuffleboard or watch the many TVs for live sport.  900 South Collier Blvd., in the Apollo  condominiums - ½ mile south of the Hilton.  Also accessible from the beach. Restaurant Map (24)    389-0509  www.sunsetgrilleonmarcoisland.com 
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation.  Call 239.394.0900

Known For: Cocktails at sunset and great beach view

THE SPEAK EASY OF MARCO ISLAND - If you’re looking for a friendly and fun place to relax, have a cocktail and enjoy some fresh, well prepared food, this restaurant with its brick, granite and neon rich interior and pretty waterside patio is a great place to start. Open from 11am for lunch and dinner 7 days. Call your order in for pickup or bring in your fresh catch for them to prepare for you. There’s a full bar, Sport Packages - come watch your favorite teams - and don’t miss their daily happy hour from 2-6pm. Johnny Fusco appears live every Saturday from 5-8pm and on Thursday there’s karaoke from 6-9pm.Check website for details of specials. On and off premises catering available. Call Cindy to plan your next event. Come and visit their new retail store and take out area. A little hard to find (but well worth the effort) at the back of the Chamber of Commerce Plaza, it is the first restaurant you’ll pass on your way onto the island from the Judge Jolley Bridge and there’s always plenty of parking. “Speakeasy... But, tell everyone!” 
www.speakeasymarco.com.  1106½ N Collier Blvd., Restaurant Map (26)   239.970.2929.  
Free taxi service with A-Carr Transporation.  Call 239.394.0900
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Known For: Friendly neighborhood bar atmosphere

TOKYO INN - Your favorite Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar.  Tempura, seafood, traditional Japanese cuisine prepared before your eyes. Japanese hot and cold Sake and beer.  Takeout can be ordered by fax, 642-1897.  1825 San Marco Road, Shops of Marco. Restaurant Map (28)   642-3999
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Known For: Hibachi cooking at your table - a delight for young and old

TRIAD SEAFOOD CAFE & MARKET - This rustic family owned and operated restaurant in the heart of Everglades City serves the freshest of seafood on a deck over the beautiful Barron River. The view is spectacular and there is full table service. They also serve beer and wine and their key lime pies and sauces are homemade. “All-u-can eat” stone crab claws fresh from local boats are cooked on the premises when they’re available. They are closed for a lot of the summer so please call first.  Located in Everglades City behind the school on the Barron River.  www.triadseafoodmarketcafe.com. 239-695-2662 

Known For: Friendly laidback atmosphere and all you can eat stone crab claws 

​ZAZA - Newly opened intimate traditional Mexican taqueria, crafting authentic tacos and Latin Fusion street fare using high quality fresh ingredients. Taqueria-style tacos, fajitas and burritos with meat slowly cooked in their own smoker for 12 hours - even the vegetables for the homemade salsa are smoked. Serving Mexican beers, Sangria and ZaZaritas, ZaZa’s own take on a margarita complete with dry ice for a unique presentation. Happy hour every day from 3-5pm. Hours are Sunday to Thursday 11.00 am to 9.00 pm and Friday and Saturday 11.00 am to 10.00 pm. See their ad on page 165 for details of their great summer specials. www.eatatzaza.com 1095 Bald Eagle Drive. Restaurant Map (30) 239-970-5205


For those days when all your extra minutes are spent on the beach or by the pool, these great restaurants don’t mind your flip flops and t-shirts.

CRAZY FLAMINGO  Located at the Marco Town Center Mall, in the heart of Marco Island, the famed, Crazy Flamingo is a local favorite for casual fare including seafood, wings, burgers and more. Come as you are to Marco’s only raw bar and sample fresh oysters and clams on the half shell shucked to order, succulent stone crabs (when in season) and their famous steam pot, chock-full of clams, mussels and oysters steamed in their own juices with secret spices, celery and onion. Enjoy live entertainment on weekends, billiards and the happiest happy hour twice a day every day from 3-5pm and again from 10pm-close. Great day at sea? Awesome! Bring in your fresh, filleted catch and they’ll cook it up for you family style with Caesar salad and french fries.  Serving Marco Island since 1989 and affectionately known to the locals as “The Bird Bar”, The Crazy Flamingo, serving beer and wine inside and out is open daily from 11am-2am.  Call ahead to order pick-up..  www.thecrazyflamingo.com.  Marco Town Center Mall, 1035 N Collier Blvd., 
Restaurant Map (6)  239.642.9600

Don’t Miss: The fresh shellfish steampot!

RED ROOSTER - One of Marco’s most popular breakfast/lunch spots, with locals and residents alike.  The light and airy restaurant is famous for its friendly atmosphere and perfectly cooked, freshly prepared housemade comfort food.  Lunch treats include a selection of homemade quiches and tasty salads.  www.redroostermarco.com.  Like them at Facebook.com/redroostermarcoisland to see daily specials and more. Shops of Marco, 1821 San Marco Road. Restaurant Map (20)  239-394-3100.  

Don’t Miss: The assortment of daily quiche specials (especially the lobster!)


Many Marco restaurants allow their full menu to be ordered as take-out, but Michelbob’s Championship Ribs is purely a call-ahead and pick-up location 

MICHELBOB’S ON MARCO - Winner of “Best Ribs in America” and numerous national and international “Best” Awards.  This is the take-out  version of the world famous restaurant in Naples.  Featuring imported baby back ribs from Denmark and BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked sausage and a delicious selection of sides. Open 7 days a week - all year long.  Check website www.michelbobs.com for current hours. 915 North Collier Blvd. 
Restaurant Map (17)  394-0302  www.michelbobs.com
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Known For: Reliable, call ahead delicious take-out dinners.


Whether you are just starting your day, needing an afternoon pick-me-up, or an after dinner sweet treat, these locally owned Marco staples are the perfect destination to satisfy everyone in your group.  

BEEBE’S ICE CREAM - - Located in Marco Walk close to the Movie Theater, this popular store offers 44 flavors of homemade ice cream and is the only ice cream store on Marco serving soft serve.  Open Sunday-Thursday 1-11pm, Friday & Saturday 1-12pm.   599 S Collier Blvd.  Restaurant Map (1)    www.beebesicecream.com 239-642-9800  

Known For: A great spot to stop after Marco Movies

SWEET ANNIE’S  -Serving ice cream the “old fashioned” way, at a sit down soda fountain, since 1986. Come indulge in their 47 flavors of ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and play a few games in the game room. Don’t forget to check out their great selection of nostalgic candies, Marco Island and Florida souvenirs. Pint and quart pre-packed ice cream and ice cream pies are now also available to take home. Marco Islands #1 rated Ice Cream Shop on Yelp and TripAdvisor.  692 Bald Eagle Dr. Restaurant Map (25)  642-7180. 

Known For: The AMAZING traditional banana splits

WAKE UP MARCO - a friendly neighborhood coffee shop serving THE most delicious organic handcrafted coffees, as well as a great selection of teas.  Bakery items such as muffins, bagels, croissants and pastries, are locally sourced, non gmo, organic and low in sugar, although they’re so good you’d never guess it from their taste.  It’s the kind of place where, if you go in more than a couple of times, owner/barrista Oscar Galvez will spot you in the parking lot and have your favorite coffee brewing before you even open the door!  www.WakeUpMarcoIsland.com  912 N Collier Blvd., Restaurant Map (29)   239-248-9398.
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Don’t Miss: The organic handcrafted cappuccinos and fresh muffins


Although locals affectionately refer to  9pm as “Marco Midnight” when everyone is tucked up in bed, there are some residents and many visitors who like to live it up! So, there are a few restaurants and bars that cater to these late night owls. 

NACHO MAMA’S and DA VINCI’S in Marco Walk have live entertainment late on Fridays and Saturdays and Nacho 
Mama’s kitchen stays open every night until midnight. Just across Winterberry Drive at LA TAVOLA, there’s often late night entertainment in the lounge and bar as well as a lite bar menu.  In Marco Town Center Mall, the long established CRAZY FLAMINGO, is open until 2am with great food available until 1.30am. 

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Fresh Fish is a specialty at many Marco Island restaurants
A romantic dinner for two, complete with red rose and spectacular sunset, at Sale e Pepe at Marco Ocean Beach Resort
Sale e Pepe

The Marco Review can help you decide which of our many wonderful restaurants is the perfect fit for you

The Snook Inn
Ristorante Da Vinci's
The Deck at 560
Cafe de Marco
Fin bistro
Island Cafe
La Tavola
Mango's Dockside Bistro
Marco Prime
The Oyster Society
Capri Fish House Restaurant
Little Bar
Marco Island Princess
Nacho Mama's
Sunset Grille
The Speak Easy of Marco Island
Tokyo Inn
Triad Seafood Cafe
Crazy Flamingo
Red Rooster
Sami's Pizzeria & Grill
Dolce Mare
Sweet Annie's
Wake Up Marco
Zaza's Mexican Kitchen