Dolphin Tiki – Tucked Away in Paradise

Dophin Tiki on Marco IslandYou won’t find it easily, but when you do – it’s surely worth the effort.

Tucked away in Angler’s Cove near the intersection of North Barfield Drive and Bald Eagle Drive is the Dolphin Tiki Bar and Cafe.  Once you’ve got the Marco Bay Resort in sight, follow the signs for Dolphin Tiki parking; walk down the dock and look for the dockside tiki bar.  Don’t be fooled by the small size of this place – it’s surely not your average tiki bar!  While it has all the atmosphere and amenities of a casual dockside tiki, the food reflects much more sophisticated preparation.

The lunch menu offers chicken wings, salads, burgers, sandwiches, soups, and a variety of baskets- just about anything you could possibly imagine for a noontime meal.   We’ve always found the specials to be outstanding, but our favorites are the beer battered fish, fried oysters, and soft fish taco baskets.  The little things (like thin slices of jalapeño in the fish tacos) transform average to awesome.  Make sure you choose the onion straws as your side – they’re fantastic! There are a variety of beers on tap, and a great selection of bottled beer also.

The atmosphere is very friendly and festive.  There’s always lots of activity in the bay, with boats and fishermen coming and going.  Despite the intimate tiki size, we’ve never had to wait for a table. 

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