Cheeseburgers in Paradise: Best Burgers on Marco Island

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Jimmy Buffet is so right! Sometimes you’ve had enough seafood. You just want an especially good burger!  On Marco Island, we call that “Cheeseburgers in Paradise“!  In fact, there are several places to get a great burger on Marco Island.  Many of these places are also located on the waterfront as well.

What could be better? Dining on the water with a burger in hand!

Also, all the places listed below are a 5-10 minutes drive from Sea Mar Condo.  

Here is our list of the top places to get a good burger on Marco Island:

(Most of the above places are on the water. Red Rooster is located in the Shops of Marco on San Marco Road).

Cheeseburger in paradise. Heaven on earth with an onion slice. Not too particular not too precise. I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise!

Cheeseburger in paradise. Medium-rare with muster’d be nice. Heaven on earth with an onion slice. I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise!

(Lyrics by Jimmy Buffet)

 Book Your Marco Island Vacation At Sea Mar Condo

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Now is the time to book your vacation in Marco Island. Be our guests at Sea Mar Condo. See for yourself what’s going on in Marco island.  Come visit us and have your “cheeseburger in Paradise”.  Visit for more information on Marco Island and Sea Mar Condo!

Unwind at Snook Inn: Music, Great Food, Scenic Views

Snook Inn Marco Island

Waterfront dining at the Snook Inn is something that few visitors to Marco Island miss. On your first visit to the island you ask: “Where’s a good place to eat tonight?” Most often the response will include a visit to this world famous restaurant.

It seems everyone has their favorite “something” they like about the Snook Inn. For some it’s the laid back atmosphere of the tiki hut with the nightly live music. For others, it’s a drink in the outdoor bar area. Everyone enjoys the waterfront view with pelicans that swoop in on the Big Marco River or a beautiful sunset overlooking the Gulf waters. Let’s not forget the great food and awesome salad bar and that fresh pickle barrel!

Snook Inn Live Music
Live Music at Snook Inn on Marco Island

The Snook Inn has always been one of my favorite restaurants on Marco Island. I love the waterfront dining and especially after the sun goes down when the beautiful Marco Island Princess goes by the restaurant with all her lights ablaze or when the full moon shines upon the water. It’s a great restaurant with live music every night and a wide variety of menu items including the best salad bar on the island (you must try the pickle barrel).

Pickle Barrell
The World Famous Pickle Barrel at Snook Inn on Marco Island

New Ownership – Still the Same Great Restaurant

After 32 years of ownership by the Passini family, the Snook Inn is now owned by The Carvelli Restaurant Group. They also own DaVinci’s, Marco Prime and the Oyster Society.

Best of all, the restaurant provides one of the finest water views in Southwest Florida!

Snook Inn

Originally, the “Snook Hole,” named for the abundance of Snook right off the dock, the Snook Inn has been a landmark on Marco Island for over 30 years, an island far different than what you see today.

Lunch is served daily 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and dinner from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm seven days a week. AND be sure to browse their gift shop for unique “Snook Stuff.”

Now is the time to book your vacation in Marco Island. Be our guests at Sea Mar Condo and see for yourself what’s going on in Marco Island. Visit for more information on Marco Island and Sea Mar Condo.

The Pleasure of Gourmet Dining in Marco Island

Sale e Pepe Marco Island

What’s more pleasing than enjoying a gourmet dinner, a glass of wine, and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico waters after a day at the beach?

Marco Island is famous for the beautiful white sand beaches. However, this island that the locals (and its many visitors) call “Paradise” is also known for its many dining options. Gourmet dining in Marco Island is especially nice because it is offered in a casual atmosphere.

Nights that Last A Lifetime

Gourmet dining includes the choice of the freshest seafood, delicious Italian dishes, and tender steak. Many of Marco Island’s restaurants are also located on the water front. They offer breathtaking views of the Gulf waters. There’s nothing quite like dining at the world famous Snook Inn around the sunset hour. A especially nice is listening to local musicians and catching an amazing sunset. After sunset, the Marco Island Princess passes by. All her brilliant lights are ablaze. Then the moon rises over the calm waters. Nights like this make Marco Island memories that last a lifetime!

Looking for fresh seafood dining?

CAFE DE MARCO “Live to Savor!” This restaurant is nestled in the charm of Olde Marco’s Historic District. It is also one of the island’s finest seafood restaurants offering a vast wine selection.

THE DECK AT 560 BAR & RESTAURANT is located in Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa. It features a stunning indoor and outdoor dining room that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Especially nice is its magnificent sunset view.

FIN BISTRO focuses on fresh and locally caught fish. It has quickly became a favorite with islanders and visitors alike.

THE OYSTER SOCIETY brings a 1920s glamor and sophistication to Marco. This restaurant offers a casual and comfortable setting. It combines a “Great Gatsby” theme with a nautical fusion. Offerings include a wide selection of fresh local seafood and shellfish. In addition, there are daily raw bar specials, complemented by a first class wine list and hand-crafted cocktails.

SNOOK INN is a waterside Marco Island restaurant offering outdoor and indoor dining overlooking the beautiful Marco River. Guests enjoy the famous salad bar and pickle barrel. The specialties are a wide variety of seafood, steaks, sandwiches and continental specialties. Especially nice is the view as you watch dolphin, manatee and the boating activities.

LA TAVOLA “Come Gather at The Table”! This farm to table concept restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients. It serves fresh wild caught seafood, prime organic meats, organic greens, local farm produce and homemade desserts. In addition, the lounge bar offers signature crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Gourmet Dining on Stone Crab

Italian Delicacies

RISTORANTE DA VINCI’S enables patrons to experience the charm of Italy without the jet lag! Sophisticated taste blends into a family atmosphere. Each guest will feel at home while enjoying signature dishes and carefully selected wines. The marble interior is 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.

SALE E PEPE offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Dining on elegant Italian cuisine at award-winning Sale e Pepe restaurant never disappoints. Dining here is a celebration of Italian cuisine and architecture and décor. Sale e Pepe features the culinary traditions of southern Italy. These become complete with 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. In addition, the outdoor Terrace offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and its famed sunsets. Especially nice is their selection of a 400 label wine list.

DaVinci's Marco Island
Gourmet Dining on Marco Island

The finest of Steaks

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.

La Travola Marco Island
Gourmet Dining offers a Memorable Vacation Experience

Come experience Marco the way it’s meant to be enjoyed – with a gourmet dining experience, a glass of wine, and a spectacular sunset!

Visit our website for more information on Sea Mar Condo, Marco Island, FL. Our website offers many suggestions for gourmet dining in Marco Island. We want to make your vacation on Marco Island a trip of a lifetime!

The Unique Flavors of Marco Island Brewery

Marco Island Brewery

Marco Island Brewery
Address: 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone: 239-970-0461

In addition to the fun brewery atmosphere, Marco Island Brewery has great food, especially the pizza with their homemade crust!  The Island Bleus Burger is also worth trying! It’s just a fun place to go! It is Marco Island/Naples only micro brewery. Happy hour is from 4-7 seven days a week. Early bird dinner specials are offered from 4-6 each day. Often the restaurant has live music or open mike night in the evenings between 6-9pm.

This restaurant and pub is a laid-back brewhouse that offers a wide range of beers on tap as well as creative pub food. The small-scale brew operation produces three house brews – The Rock IPA, Pelican Pilsner, and Tigertail Red Ale.

In addition, they love sharing other breweries best seasonal and bottle selections. More than 50 varieties of craft beer from all over the world are served at Marco Island Brewery. The food menu is a step up from traditional bar fare. It includes everything from pizza and sandwiches to an elegant eggplant caprese. I especially love their nachos! And who cannot love their signature deserts? The restaurant is the largest sports bar on the island. It shows a large variety of sporting events on their 35 flat screen HD TVs with a huge variety of sports packages. This restaurant a great place to cheer on your favorite team.

Marco Island Brewery is located next to The Marco Players Theater in the Marco Town Center. It is a great place to do dinner before attending the theater. The combination of dinner and theater make for a wonderful evening. It’s also a great place to hang out with friends for a fun afternoon!

The brewery is family owned and operated. They believe in hard work and giving back to the local community. They also believe there is no better place to own and run a business than on Marco Island. We are glad!

Sea Mar Condos are located between Tigertail Beach and South (Crescent)Beach in Marco Island, FL. In addition, we are in South Seas Northwest resort in Tower 3 and Tower 4. Our location makes it easy to visit both of these beautiful beaches while staying in first class accommodations. Our views are also some of the best on the island. Come relax in Paradise!