Red Rooster

Great Breakfast and Lunch

Marco Island Diner

Red Rooster offers guests a basic, no-frills diner experience in a very homey environment. The name takes inspiration from the owners’ pet rooster who would always crow in the mornings. The restaurant shouldn’t be confused with Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s iconic Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, New York.


The restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 
breakfast options can be ordered all day. Prices are reasonable with budget breakfast choices under $5 while lunch items start at $5.95 and can be ordered after 11:30 am.


Some of the menu options include classic American diner fare, including pancakes, corned beef hash, and omelettes. Healthier options like granola parfait or egg whites are also available. The menu is vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free bread is available for toast, french toast, and sandwiches.

Lunch options include a selection of sandwiches, wraps and burgers with a side of french fries, potato salad, or coleslaw included. Multiple salad options are available and guests can add chicken or turkey strips. Drink options include Coke products, coffee, juice, mimosa, wine by the glass, and a selection of imported and domestic beers. Check out the 
Red Rooster menu here.

Take out service is available and guests can place their orders in advance by calling the restaurant.

The Sun King’s Review of The Red Rooster

The Sun King has enjoyed lunch at The Red Rooster several times. It’s a hometown diner frequented by locals. The prices are reasonable and the food is good. It’s located off the beaten path, on the eastern side of the island. It’s located in The Shops of Marco, known for the “big” Publix that resides there. The Red Rooster is very similar to Hoot’s. Both are great for breakfast or lunch. Hoot’s serves dinner in the busy winter season.

As any visitor can tell you, dining on Marco Island can be expensive relative to mainland alternatives. Red Rooster and a few others represent a more affordable option – or as the Sun King says, “cheap eats.” Saving money is easy on Marco Island if you know how. Renting a home or condo from Sun King Vacations is the first step.

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