Parrot Key Restaurant is Open For Business


Waterfront dining returns to San Carlos Island with the reopening of Parrot Key Caribbean Grill today. Five months after Hurricane Ian caused heavy damage to the popular restaurant, located at Salty Sam’s Marina, they are ready to welcome their customers back.

Parrot Key was hit hard by Hurricane Ian. But after months of hard work, they are ready to give customers that “slice of paradise” that made Parrot Key one of the most popular restaurants in the Fort Myers Beach area.

The restaurant now features a new view of the water including shipwrecks and sailboats that were tossed into the mangroves… a reminder of the storm’s powerful devastation.

Speaking about the achievement, Salty Sam’s Marina Co-Owner Matt Hanson said, “For such a long time Parrot Key has been a tropical paradise for locals and vacationers alike. We can’t wait to provide that same great feeling as we did before the storm. Our employees have been incredible and deserve a ton of credit. We gave them the goal to be open by Wisconsin Day, February 22nd and they have made it happen. We couldn’t be more excited.”

Salty Sam’s Marina Marketing Director, Ryan VanDenabeele added, “While parts of Salty Sam’s Marina are still in the rebuilding process, Parrot Key is a huge piece of the puzzle. We’ll also have the Ship Store open for the big Wisconsin Day and the Pirate Ship has been cruising for about a month now. The Salty Strong, can-do attitude has been what’s putting this paradise back together.”

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill is located at 2500 Main Street on San Carlos Island. Take a left before the Matanzas Pass Bridge to Fort Myers. For more information visit or by calling 239-463-3257. Check out the menu HERE.