10 Best Restaurants: Seafood, European and Southern Cuisine Rule the Scene
The foodie movement is a growing one in Fort Myers, and the number of high-quality restaurants in the area is increasing to match. While there are plenty of tried and true, long-standing favorites around Fort Myers and the Gulf Islands, there are also a number of new and unique spots popping up to tingle your taste buds.
Florida often lacks in Southern fare, despite being in the south geographically, it is a gap that the funky, Fancy's Southern Cafe is more than happy to fill. Fancy's recently added a shabby-chic wine bar.
It might not have the Southern cuisine but you'll find some Southern charm at the well established
- Cuisine: American, Local Specialty, Seafood
- Average Main Course Price: $20
- Neighborhood: Sanibel Island
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Local Expert Tip: "Most of the parking is in the rear of the restaurant. "
An award winning restaurant where dining is a special event, now lead by celebrity chef Sarah Gruenberg
Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy piano music in the bar before dinner."
The chef takes great pride in the quality of ingredients and making his patrons happy with more than just his signature Italian cuisine.
Local Expert Tip: "Order a bottle of wine, or two, as the mark-up is considerably low."
Southern comfort food goes upscale in this shabby yet oh so chic restaurant and wine bar. that locals love.
Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy monthly vino tastings in the new wine bar."
Regulars come here not only for the European cuisine with a twist, but also to socialize with the spirited Cuban owner.
Local Expert Tip: "There is often live music on the weekends"
It's a foodie place; small, no frills, expertly prepared food and carefully selected wines.
Local Expert Tip: "There's a small room in the back for private parties."
Cibo is high end but cozy with a friendly staff serving mouthwatering meals.
Local Expert Tip: "Longtime bartender, Pepe', makes a mean martini."
- Neighborhood: Downtown
One of the most innovative, trendy places to eat in the downtown Fort Myers area.
Local Expert Tip: "Weather permitting, dine in the romantic courtyard"
Romantically set in a beautiful, historic downtown Fort Myers house, this restaurant makes for a special evening out.
Local Expert Tip: "The bar is full of legal eagles after work."
- Cuisine: Seafood
- Neighborhood: Lovers Key
Flippers is the best hidden gem on Fort Myers Beach with an award winning chef and views of both the sunrise and sunset
Local Expert Tip: "Call ahead seating will save you a lot of time in line on the weekends"
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