Thursday, November 21, 2013

Marco - Red Rooster Breakfast

All for all the remaining marbles in the pot – what’s my favorite meal of the day?  Anyone not say breakfast?  There are many restaurants on Marco Island and most of them serve tourist food – mediocre at high prices – so we’re always looking for some good places - usually where the locals eat.  So far, our favorite breakfast haunt has been Hoot’s but we decided to give the Red Rooster a try.

Like many of the restaurants in Marco, it was in a strip mall and a relatively small place.

Being in Marco before the season starts, we were promptly seated and waited on - the room was a little more than half full. 

Bev had the Huevos Santa Fe containing chorizo, black beans, cheese, green chiles, and eggs, sided with home fries, salsa, and sour cream.

She thought the Santa Fe was pretty good but she would not order the potatoes again.  I couldn't believe she would order Tex-Mex food in Florida after recently spending six weeks eating the good stuff out west. 

Pat had the Scrambled Egg Croissant special which had cheese and bacon and sided with hash browns.

She thought hers was very good and I thought it looked awesome – look at those fluffy eggs.

I tried the Irish omelet which was stuffed with corned beef, onions, and Swiss cheese sided with hash brown casserole and rye toast.

Since I try to order the food that is likely to be the specialty or favorite of the area (I know where most of the Marco Islanders hail from), I thought mine was very good and would order it all again.  I guess it’s the influence of those who reside and visit here, but rye toast is nearly always on the breakfast menu and all that I’ve had has been outstanding and some is made on-site.

Total cost of the meal was $30.50 (Bev and Pat drank just water) so we were paying the somewhat higher Marco prices but not the even higher tourist prices and the food was certainly above mediocre, so I walked away satisfied and would eat there again.

And what do you do while sitting on your condo balcony in the evening, why watch a wedding of course.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


11/12/13 meal date


  1. Jim's favorite meal is definitely breakfast. I just like food. I was expecting a sunset photo when I scrolled down so was surprised to see the wedding picture.

  2. I wouldn't say breakfast is my favorite meal, but it comes pretty close. Pat's eggs do look nice and fluffy. So many places overcook scrambled eggs that I rarely order them. But I always "test" their home fries.

  3. Anyone who reads your blog KNOWS that breakfast is your favorite! I think everything you ordered looks great. I've never heard of an Irish omelet - it looks and sounds fantastic.

    What a beautiful white sandy beach - perfect for a wedding!

  4. I think your Irish omelet looks unique and delicious. I think I would have ordered that. Thanks for sharing Larry.

  5. Larry, I would go for Pat's breakfast! It looks like a nice place to get away from the snow birds...or at least there might be fewer of them than in the 'standard' places. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  6. Ah---we've seen weddings at the beach where we go in North Carolina --from our porch.... Fun to watch...

    I have always loved breakfast --but we seldom eat it out since it generally is the most fattening meal of the day... Out of your three dinners, I think Pat's breakfast definitely looked the best... YUM.


  7. Pretty cool, of all the times we've been to Perdido, that is one thing we haven't seen on the beach.


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