Waterside at the Pelican Bend Chickee

Pelican BendIf you’re looking for the classic Florida waterfront dining experience, don’t miss Pelican Bend, located just off Marco Island on the Isles of Capri.  On this visit to Marco as most others; it was the location of our first lunch. We always opt to sit in the Chickee or outside at the waterfront tables.  The very low-key, casual ambiance is unbeatable!

In addition to the spectacular waterfront setting, the food is incredible.  We have “regulars”, which include the blackened orange roughy sandwich, the fried shrimp basket, and fried oysters to start.   Despite our unwillingness to deviate from those menu items we love the most, the lunch menu is extensive.  There are also lunch specials that always sound delicious, and were we a little less set in our “likes”, we’d opt for them without hesitation.

Pelican BendWhile we typically frequent Pelican Bend for lunch, they’re probably best known for their dinner entrees of sautéed roughy and sautéed frogs’ legs.  The iceberg lettuce wedge is also a “must”, especially with the creamy garlic dressing.   If you don’t like to wait, make sure you arrive at opening time (5:00pm) or after 8:00 pm during the season, as they don’t take reservations.  If you want to make a night of it, sign in when you arrive and pass the time watching the sunset in the waterside chickee.   Be aware they offer selections of wine and beer only.

Don’t leave Marco without spending some quality time at Pelican Bend – lunch AND/OR dinner!

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