Red Rooster – Marco Island, Florida

One of the great surprises in life is being wrong when you’re sure of something, enter Red Rooster.

I’m impatient whenever we’re staying in Marco Island on vacation with my family. I usually grab breakfast wherever we’re at (I love Doreen’s) or do the coffee & donuts thing then I’m out and about for lunch in Naples or Ft. Myers. I thought I had exhausted all the spots to eat, not only for breakfast but lunch also.

Red Rooster is situated in the same strip mall with the Publix we frequent when in town. I don’t remember how I came across it, but I want to say I caught the name out of the corner of my eye when driving by.

My parents and I were both hungry and ready to go; everyone else stayed behind at the pool. It shouldn’t surprise you that we ordered the burger, in this case, the Horseradish Burger. The Meatloaf Sandwich also didn’t escape our grasp.

The burger was nice and solid work with that horseradish cheddar cheese & crispy bacon, no complaints from us. Now, the meatloaf sammie was a work of art. Those caramelized onions with the chipotle ketchup were out of this world. I’m imagining myself eating it again right now, so dreamy. Oh yeah, get those sweet potato fries, definitely worth it.


Red Rooster Lunch Menu (click to enlarge)


Horseradish & Cheddar Bacon Burger with Fries

Meatloaf Sandwich with Caramelized Onions & Chipotle Ketchup on the side

My Dad and I returned to Red Rooster a day later for breakfast. We’re always the first to rise and knew this would be an opportunity to have an excellent breakfast.

Papi opts for the Mexican Scramble (chorizo, tomatoes, onions, green chiles & cheddar cheese w/black beans, salsa, and sour cream) with a side of corned beef hash. I thought it was odd there were black beans on this menu, but then I remembered meeting the Cuban owner originally from Miami a few nights back, made sense now. He loved it all and how you know that is I didn’t hear one peep from him.

Your friend BB (that’s me by the way) gets the Country Skillet (bacon, potatoes, onions, peppers & cheddar cheese) with a Hash Brown Casserole and some sausage links. The super-duper highly addictive Hash Brown Casserole was the first to go. I truly loved my skillet, but scrambled wasn’t the way to go, two sunnyside up eggs were. It’s a mistake that I certainly won’t repeat next time I’m in town.

Red Rooster 2017 Breakfast Menu (click to enlarge)
Mexican Scramble – Chorizo, Tomatoes, Onions, Green Chiles & Cheddar Cheese w/Black Beans, Salsa and Sour Cream
Corned Beef Hash
Country Skillet – Bacon, Potatoes, Onions, Peppers & Cheddar Cheese
Hash Brown Casserole
Sausage Links

We also managed to order some biscuits and gravy to share. A very important mention goes out to that chunky sausage gravy who made my day, you need to meet him.

Biscuits & Gravy with 2 Eggs

There you have it; you can’t go wrong with either breakfast or lunch at the Red Rooster.

Red Rooster
1821 San Marco Rd
Marco Island, FL 34145

One Comment

  1. Try The Crazy Flamingo on Marco Island. They serve the best Burgers and wings on the ISLAND. Don’t let the
    Dive bar atmosphere scare you. Fresh seafood and the oyster are shucked to order right in front of you.
    A must try.


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