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“Back in business and better than ever.”
Review of Marker 4 Restaurant - CLOSED

Marker 4 Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Marker 4 Restaurant is located at Historic Fisherman's Wharf Marina, just west ofthe KMI bridge off the Island of Venice. Opened for business on June 18, 2014 in the newly renovated and refurbished location (Formally known as Marker 4 Oyster Bar) is bound to impress you with its new tiki hut and coastal decor. Under new ownership and management, with a new menu and drink list we are sure to please the palate. Located in the marina with plenty of dockage for hungry boaters and a west facing view, Marker 4 might just be the best place to catch the sunset or finish a relaxing day on the bay. Come to Marker 4 by boat, car or motorcycle to relax, to enjoy local live music, to enjoy an appetizing meal, or a delicious libation. We are sure that Marker 4 Restaurant has just what your looking for.
florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Back in business and better than ever.”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

After being closed for years Marker 4 is finally back open and we gave it a try last night. Things looked new and the entire bar area has been redone. It's a pleasant atmosphere and the staff was friendly and attentive. We ordered 2 fish and chips, a salad with chicken and a fried seafood platter. Everyone was very happy with their meal and the consensus was that their French fries were some of the best we've ever had. That real crunchy outside with a soft inside was outstanding. Fish was crunchy and cooked just right. The salad with chicken was flavorful and had a candied bacon that just made it special. Reasonably priced and with a nice view of the boats I think the place is well worth a try.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Grazman
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Back and Better”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Enjoyed the old Marker 4; but, the new one beats the old and all the restaurants on the Island. Family friendly and yet good for a quick romantic getaway. Service was smooth and efficient. The meal earned a place on my "Good Eats" board. Thanks for the memories.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Theodora R
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“New Marker 4 is better than the old”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went to Marker 4 last week twice by coincidence and I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. The new menu has more variety than the old bar food, but there are definitely some old favorites still on there. I had the fish tacos, which were excellent and the peach salad which was also delish. They are still working out some kinks with the new staff so it took a little longer than normal. The fries that my friend ordered were terrible from the bottom of the fryer.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank JustHavingFun11
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Englewood, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Marker 4 is Back!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Marker 4 is located in the ICW below the north bridge in Venice Fl. It is accessible by car or boat. It was always a favorite stop of ours for lunch. The new owners have done an excellent job. The food, service and drinks were excellent.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Ben C
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice enough but pricey”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cute place. Great views. The restaurant seems more like a huge enclosed porch, which explains why previous reviews complained about the lack of AC. There is a bar inside, which was under air, but it only has high-tops for 2. We arrived at 5 pm. We were a party of 6, which seemed to be a seating challenge, despite plenty of empty tables. It appears there are still some growing pains. We all had a tough time finding a 'dinner' for under $20. In the end, 3 had the Amberjack special with creamed corn (which they all loved), 2 of us had the small Caesar salad, which was not so small (one with chicken, the other with the Shrimp-cargot) and the 6th person had the fried fisherman's platter. Everyone was pleased with their food. The Shrimp-cargot was excellent, as previously reviewed, except the toast that came with it was a tooth breaker. Service was very good. Adding fresh bread or rolls would have made it a better value and helped to fill in the smaller portions.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Pam S
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