We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Changed Management.....sharp decline”
Review of Porky's Marco Island - CLOSED

Porky's Marco Island
Cuisines: Barbecue
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: As of November 1, 2014 we under new management
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We recently went back to one of our favorite places on the Island for consistent food. We have been going to Porky's since the early 90's and you could always count on your food tasting good. The service has never been stellar but it is a locals place with good food and good value for money. We were apprehensive when we heard that the restaurant was sold and a new manager was taking over. The new management was quoted as saying they were going to keep everything the same; Porky's has always been busy so why fix something that isn't broke. The menu has changed, the salad bar has changed, the servers (for the most part) have changed, even the drinks available from the bar has changed. Even the staples like chicken for kids has been reduced to soggy chicken nuggets where in the past they were chicken tenders. The soup of the day was chicken noodle but the sign and wait staff insisted it was chicken dumpling. I don't know if this was a mix up or they simply had not checked it. We saw the server a total of three times. She took the drink & dinner order at the same time, then delivered the food & brought the bill without any offer of dessert or coffee.

I hope this is just growing pains & that things will even out. We also heard other guests inquiring about things that were previously on the menu and the server said they would be returning to the menu.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank GlobalGlamCat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (144)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

133 - 137 of 144 reviews

Reviewed June 15, 2013

We visited twice during or 2 week stay on the Island, both times were fairly quite due to the time of year. Great salad bar, good menu choices and service. Relaxed casual dining but may get stretched during busier times.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank don w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 6, 2013

A great restaurant to stop by for lunch or dinner- with or without the family. Fresh food, great salad bar and soups, prompt service. Very decent menu.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank csback
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We ate here while staying in Marco Island. Prices are reasonable and you get a lot of food. Nice salad bar. Great for families on a budget. The kitchen was slow to bring out our food but the server was apologetic.

Thank thenfamily
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This would be a great spot if the prices weren't unreasonably high. The restaurant has a formal dining room on one side and a bar on the other. The food is above average and the salad bar is wonderful. This casual dining restaurant is priced closer to a fine dining establishment. For example, a single trip to the salad bar is nearly $10. There are better places to visit on Marco Island with more reasonable prices.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank AmExplorer83
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Porky's Marco Island also viewed

Marco Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Marco Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Marco Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing