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“Very pretty place BUT!”

Mangos Dockside Bistro
Ranked #18 of 119 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Waterfront dining on Smokehouse Bay...Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and sushi. Large full liquor bar. Salt water aquariums, waterfall, and family-friendly for children. Dogs are welcome for patio dining too. Gluten Free menu choices, as well as vegetarian selections. Numerous fresh seafood choices. Family owned and operated. And Marco Island's premiere catering service!
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very pretty place BUT!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

My wife and I went there 3 hours ago. We sat at the bar, the bartender seemed like he had better things to do than wait on us. When he did get to us we told him what we wanted, but because my wife is alergic to MSG we asked if their food had it. The bar
tender, server didn't know what MSG was, [15 % of the U.S population is alergic to it] Then the bartenders changed.,a young women came on and she asked if we needed drinks, we said we were waiting for our food [30 min's at this point] Then out came the conch chowder it was the worst, tasted like slim off a northern pike, plus my wife's first spoonful had some cartilige of some sort in it, we sent it back. then came the fish tacos, and coconut shrimp they seemed ok but nothing to write home about. On a positive note the second shift bartender [ this was a guy and the third person to be behind the bar] asked how our meal was, when we told him we sent the food back, he took it off our bill and was very nice. I can't say for sure if my wife got MSG'ed but it seemed to fit the pattern, and she did get sick. We are comming back next year for 3 months and may try them for breakfast. Mango is a very big place, and I can see why people there don't know what is going on in the kitchen, as far as alergic needs of custmers. We seem to have better luck in smaller places where the server can stick their head in the kitchen and ask "do WE cook with MSG?]

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Food- delicious, Service- more than spotty!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We have been to this restaurant twice in the last six weeks. The first time we went over New Years. The restaurant was full but we had made reservations for waterfront dining for our party of fifteen (including two small children). The food was delicious and service was excellent. They kept drinks refilled, were great with the kids, and they accommodated our large group with ease. Our second visit was over President's weekend. This time we sat indoors because it was a chilly evening. We had made reservations for our party of eight and were seated quickly. It was quite loud inside even though the restaurant was not full. We ordered appetizers and some in our party ordered soup or salad with dinner while others ordered sushi as their meals. This shouldn't have been more than the server could handle, but it was. She must have put the sushi order in way too early because that order was served long before the regular entrees. We seemed to wait forever for the regular entrees to be served and by then the sushi eaters were finished and could just sit there while the rest of the group ate. Our dinner guests commented that they had received poor service when they had eaten there in the past, and yet another friend said the same thing to my husband the next day while golfing. The good news is that the food is good. The sushi is some of the best on the island. They just need to get the service worked out soon before people stop giving it another try. I hope it's not too late.

  • Visited February 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Sushi and Service!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Our waiter Harry was wonderful, he made our dinner one of the most pleasant experiences we had during our visit to Marco Island. Mango's is a wonderful fusion of food and drink with an atmosphere that fits any family! We will go back again and always ask for Harry!!!

Visited February 2013
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Marco Island, Florida
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“Don't Bother”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Went 2 nights ago with family. Part time resident of Marco. Third time after mixed results the first two visits. Never again. Service was terrible. Took 20 minutes to get two cups of soup. We had two small children and asked several times for bread, crackers anything to keep them occupied during the wait. Wait staff basically ignored us after that. No drink refills, no updates. Food (sandwiches, salads, kids menu) finally arrived after 40 min. Would have walked out if the kids were not along.

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Marco Island, Florida
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“NOT WORTH THE WAIT”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had Dinner last night at Mangos. VERY dissappointed. Sat down around 7:15 Food did not come until 8:15. Food was mediocre at best. Small portions, The Filet which was suppose to bave 6Oz was really around 4 oz, and was $32.00. no side dishes or salad with a meal, Bare bones. Fish dishes were also $32.00. Live on the island and will never go back. They also put the gratuity on the bill. So if the service is mediocre you are stuck with 20%. They are understaffed and the food is poor to mediocre. Our Server was mediocre and had to many talbles to cover. But what do they care they are getting a tip whether or not they are good or bad.
This restaurant is not a good place to get a good meal for a fair price with decent portions. So if you choose to go to Mangos, be prepared for small portions, high prices and poor service.

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