Restaurant Highlight: Crazy Flamingo

Two kids sitting in front of the Crazy Flamingo sign || Escape to Marco

There are a ton of great places to eat on Marco Island, but the Crazy Flamingo stands out as one of the best. Why is that? Well, this is one of the places that will cook your fish for you! This restaurant prides itself on using high-quality ingredients and helping to bring out the naturally delicious flavor in your catch.

Of course, you do not have to bring your own fish. You can enjoy the many other dishes that The Crazy Flamingo has to offer. And you can bet that they have a menu full of mouth-watering meals to choose from.

Legendary Starters

You and your fellow travelers will be keen on leaving your Marco Island monthly rentals for this restaurant’s legendary starters.

Kickstart your meal with the legendary garlic bread or try the island conch chowder, which mixes local spices and veggies with fresh conch and vine-ripened tomatoes. The mozzarella stix are a popular order and treat you to deep-fried mozzarella and marinara that is made in-house. Kids and adults alike love the jalapeno cheese-stuffed giant pretzel, and the calamari is a seafood lover’s delight.

Raw Bar and Baskets

So, just where is Marco Island, and why is it the perfect place to have a catch and cook restaurants?  This barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico is connected by bridges to the Floridian city of Naples. Fishermen toil out here every day, which is why Crazy Flamingo offers to cook your catch in Marco Island.

The Raw Bar is a fan favorite. It offers oysters on the half shell, which can be shucked to order by the half or full dozen. Steamers are available as either oysters, mussels, clams, or a combo. The peel and eat shrimp, which you can order as a half or full pound adorned with island spices.

Image of raw oysters from the Crazy Flamingo || Escape to Marco Island

Baskets are fantastic ways to satisfy your hunger. Whether you get the hot dog, fried clam strips, coconut shrimp, chicken fingers, fried shrimp, or fried grouper, you get rice or fries on the side. You can also upgrade to a salad or onion rings if you prefer.

Local Favorites

While browsing the Marco Island pet-friendly rentals pause for a moment to check out the three great dishes that compose the Local Favorites portion of the menu. 

The Steak a la Mama pairs a 12-ounce charbroiled sirloin with roasted garlic, cherry peppers, butter sauce, and fries or rice. The Thai fish is also well-loved, paired batter-fried fish and house-made spicy Thai sauce over rice. The black beans and rice dish is also delicious and allows you to add a fresh catch to your meal.

Crazy Gear

Want to show your love for The Crazy Flamingo? Grab your Crazy Gear! There are tee shirts, rhinestone tees, tee shirts for kids, and baseball caps. No matter what you decide to don, you will be swathed in The Crazy Flamingo’s finest attire, which certainly includes their signature pink flamingo.

Aside from clothing and hats, you can get bottle coolies, collapsible can coolies, and the famous Matouk’s Hot Sauce.

You Hook ‘Em, We Cook ‘Em

Crazy Flamingo is where to get your fresh catch cooked for you in Florida. If you hook ‘em, they’ll cook ‘em. Your fresh catch will get served up family-style with French fries and Caesar salad on the side. Every 12 ounces of fish per order is $9.99, making for a fantastic deal to share with the rest of your group.