Get me to Stan’s on Sunday Afternoon!

Stan's Idle HourIn the words of the duo Hot Damn (, “We Love Stan’s Bar!”  We can’t decide what we love the most – the food or the fun.  You’ll be entertained the moment you arrive with the unique Buzzard Bay ambiance, the festive patron camaraderie, and the overwhelming “party” frame of mind.

Stan is quite the character, and it’s no wonder he’s built such a successful restaurant and contributed so much to the Marco Island community.  He is a patriot, a celebrity, a philanthropist, and a very, very funny man.   No matter what your religion, gender, political affiliation, age, race, or creed – if you can’t laugh at yourself and others you should probably stay away.  He routinely performs a hilarious (adult-oriented) stand up comedy routine that pokes good-natured fun at human beings of every sort.

Don’t think the laid-back attitude carries over to the food – it is consistently tasty and reflects quality ingredients skillfully prepared.   We filled up on the buffalo shrimp and peel-and-eat shrimp a la carte items before we could order the grilled fish and fried oyster baskets that tempted us so.   The buffalo shrimp were very lightly fried and covered with perfectly hot buffalo sauce.  The peel-and-eat shrimp were large and so fresh that they almost snapped when you bit into them.   The food at all the tables around us looked equally delectable.

One of the most unique features of Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant is that he has been able to bring people from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds together to have great food and fun on a Sunday afternoon.  They arrive by yacht, golf cart, bicycle, motorcycle, and foot.   Whether your priority is the food or the fun – get there!

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