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“Best seafood on the island!”
Review of The Crazy flamingo

The Crazy flamingo
Ranked #53 of 121 Restaurants in Marco Island
Price range: $4 - $21
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: The Crazy Flamingo has been serving Marco Island for 27 years. It is a VERY, I repeat VERY casual bar setting restaurant that happens to sell delicious food, beer & wine. WE DO NOT Have a wait staff. EVERYTHING is ordered at the bar. We are best known for our Wings, Burgers on Garlic bread, fresh fish and Seafood dishes. Our raw bar of oysters and clams are shucked to order right in front of you.Our steamed pots are popular. If your looking for a VERY relaxed ,casual, sometimes LOUD but always good food... Stop by.. We do not take reservations,some parties come for dinner and stay all night. Enjoy the Island
Reviewed June 20, 2011

This small local eatery, visited by locals and visitors alike, is casual, and has an "island dive bar" feel. They have nightly food and drink specials as well as a regular menu and a sushi menu. We have been coming to this establishment for about fifteen years and have never been disappointed. The seafood is fresh and the portions are generous. The sushi chef is friendly and creates some of the best sushi we have ever tasted. This is, by far, our favorite restaurant on the island.

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Reviewed June 3, 2011

I have been eating and drinking at the Crazy Flamingo for the last 4 years. I am a regular customer because of the great food and casual, fun atmosphere. In 2011, it was voted as having the best hamburger on Marco Island. Patrons find it easy to lose track of time as they eat, drink and enjoy the company of other patrons and staff. Definitely a "must stop" eatery on Marco island!

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Reviewed May 30, 2011

We came to Marco for our honeymoon. We were given a list from family of places to check out. Our first visit my husband ordered the grouper dinner and fell in love! We went back twice more for meals and a couple more times for drinks. Had a great time. That will be the first place we eat when we come back to visit Marco next.

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Thank Dakotaasia
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

My husband & I made the mistake of trying this place on our first night on the island. If you like being your own waiter/waitress and having so-so food, this place is for you! I'm fine with a "casual" beach bar atmosphere, but this place takes it to a whole other level. You have to go to the bartender to place your order, then wait will she gets your drinks, then you take your drinks & your menus & find a table. But wait, then they announce your name over the intercom when your food is "up" & you have to hike back to the bar & get your own food & take it back to your table. No waiter or waitress ever comes to see if you need anything or if your food is OK- Oh, I almost forgot the plastic plates & cheesy plastic silverware everything is served with! I wouldn't call this a restaurant, just a serve yourself, takeout place. But, what really took the cake, is the bartender took it upon herself, to add an extra dollar tip to our credit card after we left! Don't waste your time or money here!!!

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islandgirl34145, Manager at The Crazy flamingo, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2011

We are very surprised and upset with your take on our 22 year old restaurant on Marco Island. We have never had table. We serve good food at very low prices. We have won many awards. November 2010, a top beachfront hotel on Marco voted us Best Burger in Paradise. Our food is served basket style, we do use Black heavy weight knives and forks, if needed. The Steaks are on plates with silverware and steak knives. The money saved is pasted directly to you, the customer. We have never added a "dollar" tip to anyones bill. It is against the Law. We beleive it is totally at the customers descretion. We have been a local favorite & the 1st stop many visitors come, and the last stop on their way back home. We are truly sorry you missed what Crazy Flamingo is all about. :)

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Reviewed May 9, 2011

Overall I was pleased with this very very casual rester aunt aunt/bar. This is really more of a local bar with a couple of tables inside and out. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the quality of their seafood. the service was minimal as you just walk up to the bar to place your order. I would definitely return for lunch or a casual dinner.

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Thank S708
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