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CJ's on the Bay


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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CJ's on the Bay is the gem everyone is talking about on Marco Island. Featuring spectacular waterfront dinning overlooking beautiful Smokehouse Bay, CJ's is an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the ambiance of beautiful Southwest Florida.
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lobster fries salad prime rib seafood mahi mahi stone crab sandwiches on thursday nights outdoor bar overlooking the marina happy hour sit outside live entertainment watch the sunset cjs water esplanade
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Great location, good menu, servers need better training or more of them. While we had made a reservation, we were seated in last seat on patio in the dark. Some of the food served was cold. Sides forgotten, waitress didn't really come back to see...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank WanderlustCLE
Reviewed today via mobile

Our waitress, Brittany, was absolutely wonderful. However, she couldn’t make up for lackluster food. Vegetables were both over and under cooked and not appealing. The two fish dishes were good, but not great. Dessert was delicious. We sat outside, but far from the water. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MimiMom68
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pretend you own one of the yachts in the marina and sit back and people watch. Good menu, good food but Island prices of course. Can be crowded and parking can be tight. Small military discount.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice restaurant on the bay. It has live music outside on Thursday nights. The Service is excellent but the food was TERRIBLE. My Prime rib was VERY expensive but not even worth eating: way too chewy! Yuck!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank V2281RHjosephc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for late lunch (230), still busy but tables available outside. Server moved table for 4 into the shade, no problem. Gorgeous setting on water. Service was good. Pretty good beer selection. Started with the calamari, great. Fish sandwich blackened, excellent. Salmon wrap, awesome. Burger...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kjm55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Marco is limited when it comes to waterfront dining. This is an open view of Smokehouse Bay. We went during happy hour so the beer was $3 and the mimosa $6.50. You get the whole mini bottle of champagne so you get 4-5 glasses. Great...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MarcoMan1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We sat outside overlooking the bay / marina area and had a great experience. Good attentive service … fun appetizers … good drinks. We tried to come back another day but it was raining.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Thys V
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a cool day and we decided to sit inside at CJ's. They have outdoor seating when it is nice. It is located in a shopping center and on the water. It was a busy lunch place with a focus more on seafood, but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tmf7150
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of our favorite restaurants in Marco. Terrific location on the water. In good weather, the outside seating would be the best. We loved what we ordered and thought the service outstanding. We’d return here happily.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CindyKMinneapolis_MN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I met my brother for lunch at CJ’s. He had suggested it because it had Blue Zone items on the menu. He’s become a vegan and preferred their veggie options. Don’t worry if you’re not a vegan, though, the menu has plenty...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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