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“Overpriced dump”
Review of The Islander Restaurant - CLOSED

The Islander Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Marco Island, Florida
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93 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Overpriced dump”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Food is only so-so at best. The restaurant is in the Publix parking lot. The entertainment is only ok.... Mostly just some guy with a guitar...not worth the effort to go.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank hansbird
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English first
Allouez, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice meal in the parking lot at Publix”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Hard to not pass by a covered bandstand in the parking lot of the local Publix grocery store BUT if you do because it doesn't look good enough for you, you be missing good food, a very nice salad bar, a courteous server and a singer playing the oldies. Teens and twenty something's probably can find a better atmosphere, but if you are remembering the seventies, this would be a good choice.

Visited March 2013
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Thank DrVandy
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Cape Coral
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best Fish Sandwich”
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
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Thank Michael R
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371 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good food, good prices, good deal”
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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Thank kjm55
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Nixa, Missouri
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great evening”
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
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Thank valdigstad
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