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“My favorite place to eat”
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, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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 April 24, 2012

Yes-my TA name is Crazy Flamingo!! I have been coming here since 1993 & every year the owners make some kind of small improvement here. Locals & casual people love it here...uppities need not come to this place! You will not be catered to or eat with real silverware. It is part of the charm to have plastic silverware & I feel it is more hygienic anyway! Get your menu & place your order at the bar...grab your drinks and wait for your name to be called. It only takes once to understand how this place works. I am one of those regular Marco tourists who comes here 1st stop on Marco & last stop before leaving. For my husband, son & daughter...there is nowhere else we would rather be dining...anywhere. Great food: BUFFALO WINGS (best in the world), Caesar Salad (comes with 2 pieces of garlic bread), Steak Sandwich on garlic bread, Garlic Bread, Chicken Fingers & Blackened Grouper. It's all good here including the laid back atmosphere. Nonsmokers: be aware that smoking is allowed outside under the canopy. We chose to move inside...but it isn't "The Bird's" fault!! Some smokers are just really inconsiderate & this can (and does) happen anywhere that has outdoor seating. A special thank you for making the garlic bread perfectly...it loses some of its magic when it is overcooked. Best garlic bread ever! I love this place!

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Very busy which was a good sign. We sat at the bar and ordered the bakers dozen oyster appetizer. We watched them shuck them in front of us which was great, except then they proceeded to run them under water. They were awful. They tasted like sink water. The rest of the meal was excellent.! Mama's steak is a must have and the grouper fingers were fresh and delicious. Would go again but would definately skip the oysters.

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islandgirl34145, Manager at The Crazy flamingo, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

We have addressed the issue of the oysters. I agree 100%. I like the taste of fresh shucked, not sink water. If your ever on the Island stop by for some on us. Rose

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

The same menu as the Lazy Flamingo on Sanibel but not as well prepared.
Grouper overcooked.

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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Don't be fooled by the strip mall location. This is a must stop when visiting Marco Island. Excellent catch of the day, and the strip steak ala Mama is KILLER. Ice cold beer, multiple TV's outdoor seating, kid friendly and they even have. sushi. Word of warning, this place is as casual as it gets. You seat yourself and order at the bar and wait for your order to be called. Best bet is to sit at the bar and relax. Great experience.

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Crazy Flamingo is one of our "must go to" places every time we are on Marco Island. The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed. It is basicly self service - order at the bar and pick up the food at the bar when they call your name. That said, the people who work there are always very friendly and make everyone feel like old friends. Amber, Rose and Betsy are great to talk with at the bar and Joey is a great help in deciding what to order. The seafood is some of the best and freshest on the island. The grilled or blackend grouper dinner is excellent - (much better than the fried grouper sandwich or basket). The mussels in maranara sauce are great. For many years we have made a fantastic meal of the mixed bucket of steamers of oysters, clams and mussels (awsome) and a basket of Buffalo Wings. The wings are great , meaty and not too messy, and for most people the mild wings are spicy enough. Unless you are a massocist do not go with the super spicy Bald Eagle hot wings. Crazy Flamingo has been here for over 20 years and has always served some of the best food on the island for reasonable prices with the freindliness of your local tavern.

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