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“Best Fish Sandwich” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Islander Restaurant - CLOSED

The Islander Restaurant
1093 North Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 389-4545
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Cape Coral
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Fish Sandwich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Had lunch with friends from Canada who are visiting Marco Island for the Month. Our first visit to Marco Island. More restaurant choices to choose from than I could count. Happened upon this place. It was the BEST fish sandwich I've ever had. The light/crispy breading made it along with the fish being a great portion. The fish was about 3 x as long as the bun! Came with fries and fruit.
Price was reasonable. Small place and we came in after lunch rush around 1:30pm. Was nearly empty - but at meal times could easily fill up. Service was decent. In sort of strip mall so lacks a great view.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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141 reviews 141 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good food, good prices, good deal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Went for a late lunch, not very busy. Under going some interior decorating, so we cut them some slack. Place was a little untidy. Salad bar comes with all lunches, pretty basic but they kept refreshing it in the middle of the afternoon. Also includes the soup which was beef chili and was very good. Open faced pot roast was also good. Definitely a doggie-bag kind of place

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Nixa, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Dont be turned off that its located in the parking lot of Publix. Its mostly an outdoor restaurant, great food, reasonable (which says alot based on Marco prices) with nightly entertainment by Alan Meadows. He's a one man band and can play just about everything from the Eagles, Elton John, Country, even some doo Wop, taking requests and making the diners feel welcome. . And, you can dance! There are alot of places on Marco with "entertainment" but this place is relaxing, fun, you can even have a conversation. Try it, We did and came back twice. They even have a great burger, grouper and a wonderful shrimp scampi.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marco Island, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Favorite lunch place on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Islander is a restaurant easily passed by, sitting as it does to the side of the Town Center Parking lot, unconnected to any other building in this popular shopping plaza. But if you want good food, good value, and friendly staff, this is a great place.

There's a reasonably good salad bar and homemade soups free with every meal. And if you're not really into big meals, you can have soup and salad and take your entree home. We got the blackened basa fish, and we couldn't be more pleased. The seasoning is just right, the fish is generous and moist, and the sides (nicely cooked fresh vegetables) and rice or fries make this a great meal.

They were remodeling when we were there, and it was looking good. There's also an attached liquor store and an outdoor tiki hut if you'd like to eat outside (considering it's in the parking lot, it's quite nice).

This restaurant has gone through several iterations while we've been here on Marco and this is the best yet.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marco Island, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great bargain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Food is very good, includes full salad bar. They have extended the outdoor patio and have live music on the weekends. Ignore the fact that it is in the Publix parking lot and just go to eat.

Visited December 2012
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