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Fine Dining: This downtown Fort Myers dining icon occupies two old homes dating back to 1902. For decades the Veranda has provided an atmosphere of southern sophistication, consistently good cuisine and impeccable service. Many of the staff have been here for years and will go above and beyond to make your night memorable. Specializing in regional flavors and seafood, a restaurant favorite is artichoke fritters stuffed with blue crab. The Veranda's lounge is a favorite with the downtown legal crowd. You'll often find live music here, the type one might expect from such a sophisticated establishment. A favorite special occasion place, the Veranda is the perfect place for romance and quiet conversation or a special celebration.

Best Restaurants: Occupying two old homes dating back to 1902 (they were joined by Peter Pulitzer for his long-time fishing buddy, Fingers O'Bannon, in the early 1970s), for years the Veranda has provided a charming atmosphere as well as consistently good cuisine. Specializing in regional flavors and seafood, a restaurant favorite is artichoke fritters stuffed with blue crab. The personal yet professional service will enhance your dining experience whether you choose to eat indoors or out. The Veranda's lounge is a favorite with the downtown legal crowd. You'll often find live music here, the type one might expect from a sophisticated establishment. A favorite special occasion place, the Veranda is the perfect place for romance and quiet conversation.

Group Friendly: Occupying two old homes dating back to 1902, for years the Veranda has provided a charming atmosphere as well as good service and traditional cuisine. For large parties wanting a little something special, there is a private dining area upstairs. The outdoor patio is also an enticing space for large groups who want fresh air. Specializing in regional flavors and seafood, a restaurant favorite is artichoke fritters stuffed with blue crab. The personal yet professional service will enhance your dining experience whether for a special night out or a casual meal with friends. You'll often find live music in the lounge before or after dinner, the type one might expect from a sophisticated establishment.

Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: Occupying two old homes dating back to 1902, for years the Veranda has provided a charming atmosphere as well as consistently good cuisine. The well established restaurant is certainly not stuck in the past as it was one of the first downtown to offer a gluten free menu. Specializing in regional flavors and seafood, a restaurant favorite is artichoke fritters stuffed with blue crab. The personal yet professional service will enhance your dining experience whether you choose to eat indoors or out. The Veranda's lounge is a favorite with the downtown legal crowd. You'll often find live music here, the type one might expect from a sophisticated establishment. A favorite special occasion place, the Veranda is the perfect place for romance and quiet conversation.

Romantic Dining: Occupying two old homes dating back to 1902 (they were joined by Peter Pulitzer for his long-time fishing buddy, Fingers O'Bannon, in the early 1970s), the Veranda provides a charming atmosphere as well as innovative cuisine. Specializing in regional flavors and seafood, a restaurant favorite is artichoke fritters stuffed with blue crab. The personal yet professional service will enhance your dining experience whether you choose to eat indoors or in the romantic outdoor courtyard. The dining room is in one house, and the lounge is in the other; it features live piano Tuesday to Saturday. This is a perfect place for amore and quiet conversation.

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Local Expert Gina Birch Says:

Fine Dining, Best Restaurants, Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus, Romantic Dining: "The bar is full of legal eagles after work."

Group Friendly: "Parking lot full? In the evening you can use the City Hall lot across the street"

Best for Fine Dining Because: This historic downtown restaurant has a reputation for for consistently good food, atmosphere and service.

Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Romantically set in a beautiful, historic downtown Fort Myers house, this restaurant makes for a special evening out.

Best for Group Friendly Because: Romantically set in a beautiful, historic downtown Fort Myers house, this restaurant has a private upstairs and an open patio.

Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: This is one of the first of the most well established restaurants in Fort Myers to create a gluten free menu full of gourmet goodness.

Best for Romantic Dining Because: Charming, romantic, and in a beautiful downtown Fort Myers setting, this restaurant makes for a special evening out.

Wine

Champagne
Sparklers
Refreshing & Crisp
Aromatic & Balanced
Rich & Full
Velvety & Fruit Forward
Smooth & Rich
Substantial & Bold
The Veranda Vintage Wine Cellar

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