While many travelers head to scenic Pine Island for a relaxing stay focused on leisure and tranquility, it’s a destination bursting with flavor as well! When cravings come calling, there’s no shortage of options for finding savory moments to indulge your tastebuds. The following are 15 restaurants on Pine Island and nearby Matlacha that are well worth trying the next time travel plans bring you this way!
Casual Dining Option
When a laid-back vibe is what you want and delicious menu items are what you crave, Pine Island is packed with casual dining options to choose from. Ragged Ass Saloon at 3421 Stringfellow Road is a place where visitors can relax and enjoy not taking life too seriously. The menu hosts everything from Reubens to pork wings and the hand-dipped onion rings come highly recommended. Heading over to Tarpon Lodge is another great casual dining option. Found at 13771 Waterfront Drive, Tarpon Lodge is a historic fishing lodge turned restaurant with a delicious menu to match the charm. In the mood for a colorful stop where chicken and sangria are served up with zest? Make sure to add a stop at El Pollo Rico at 5508 Avenue A to your must-try list. Little Lilly’s Island Deli is another delightful place to settle in and make the most of breakfast sandwiches or wraps. It’s easily found at 10700 Stringfellow Road #20. Blue Dog Bar & Grill at 4597 Pine Island Road rounds out the casual dining options offering guests amazing burgers, friends, and a captivating collection of craft beers to enjoy too.
When visitors to Pine Island are looking for places to enjoy a meal where the menu and view are equally intriguing, there are plenty of places that are sure to inspire. The Waterfront Restaurant at 2131 Oleander Street is a must-try when you find yourself at the southern end of Pine Island cravings fresh-caught fare. Whether you go for the clam chowder or the seafood pot pie, you’re in for a treat and the surrounding scenery to match. Woody’s Waterside Island Bar & Grill is a great place to order up a ½ pound burger and enjoy it on the outdoor patio overlooking the canal. Woody’s is found at 3051 Stringfellow Road. On the opposite end of Pine Island at 16501-B Stringfellow Road, Lazy Flamingo 3 provides guests with scenic views of the Ingman Marina as well as a robust selection of seafood including grouper-topped salads. If water views and hush puppies are your idea of ideal, Olde Fish House Marina at 4530 Pine Island Road is designed just for you. Other view-worthy waterfront stops to check out while you’re here include the Yucatan Waterfront Bar & Grill at 4875 Pine Island Road as well as Low Key Tiki at 3135 Stringfellow Road.
For an elegant seafood dish paired up with mouthwatering BBQ, dinner at Saltwater Smokehouse is always a good idea. Head toward 10251 Stringfellow Road to relish a savory and sophisticated take on Pine Island dining. Miceli’s Restaurant at 3930 Pine Island Road is another great choice when Italian is your fine dining preference.
Coffee, Cafe, and Pastry Stops
Sometimes it’s the simple things that go a long way towards a savory experience. If you could use a cup of coffee paired with a delicious bagel, you’ll find it waiting for you at Perfect Cup located at 4548 Pine Island Road. The Pine Island Getaway Café at 5281 Doug Taylor Circle Is another option for incorporating a pastry, coffee, or perhaps two of each into your Pine Island stay.
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