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“Good food, great waitress”
Review of CJ's on the Bay

CJ's on the Bay
Ranked #21 of 120 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: CJ's on the Bay is the gem everyone is talking about on Marco Island. Featuring spectacular waterfront dinning overlooking beautiful Smokehouse Bay, CJ's is an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the ambiance of beautiful Southwest Florida.
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Went on Halloween. Was very busy but had great service from Jeannie!!!! Hubby had stone crab claws, I had prime rib. Both were yummy. Dinner salads were small but good with home made dressing. All of the wait staff and hostess' were in costume must have been the only party in town. The outside bar was packed. Parking was an issue. The garage was full. Had to park on the grass on the side street and walk a distance. Not enough handicapped or regular parking! This is our second time to Marco and our second visit to CJ's. Will go back on our next trip.

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Thank Cinnoman
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We had dinner here on a Saturday night and were seated outside right on the marina over looking the bay. Delicious meal and the staff was helpful and attentive. We went back for dinner a second time and ate at the large outdoor bar. Food was just as good! This restaurant is a great spot for Marco Island's legendary sunsets. Parking is not a problem as there is a large parking garage right next door. Highly recommend!!

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Thank sanck6
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

CJ's on the Bay is in a great location, with a nice variety on their menu, friendly staff, and a fun bar. We ate at CJ's three times (twice outside at the restaurant and once outside at the bar) and the best meal I had there was the crab cake entree. The service was excellent as is the location on the canal where you can watch the dolphins. Thursday evening was crowded and fun because of the live music entertainment. CJ's on the Bay is definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Diane M
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

CJ's is right across the street from our resort. They have a friendly staff, great drinks, a very nice menu, and BEAUTIFUL views of the canal and the sunset. The perfect place to unwind.

Thank Emma J
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stopped here twice, once for early sandwich & appetizer and then we were told we had to on Thursday's for the "sunset celebration" 1st trip , we had the gator ragoon which was good and different & "seafood salad" which is actually cerviche that was plentiful & absolutely delicious! We also split a grilled chicken sandwich with an avocado spread that was really tender & tasty. They put huggies on your bottled beer. Bar is in the middle of esplanade with large fan above & many drink choices. Sergio our bartender made the best "mudslide" ever!. 2nd trip was for dinner & sunset. Very crowded for off season this night! All of Marco must go there but service was not lacking even with crowd. We scored the last avail table (no bar seats 2 hrs prior) although only tourists seemed interested in the sunset, both times they were picture worthy! They have entertainment every Thurs eve. Live female singer was enjoyable and then a DJ later. People were dancing & having a good time. Dinner was incredible.! We all had fish specials: Black grouper & Yellow Tail, You can switch side dished and in lieu of rice we chose red bliss mashed potatoes that were creamy & good! Would definitely go back as all was great!

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Thank otrs
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