Good Bites for Late Nights in Fort Myers

You never know when you are going to be hungry, sometimes it happens at 6pm but other times it’s midnight. If you are out and about in Fort Myers with a stomach that is grumbling, but you would like to avoid the 24 fast food restaurants, it’s good to know where to go.

Pizza is always pleasing, especially when it comes from the Downtown House of Pizza. Serving homemade slices and entire pies until 3am in this casual spot, you can pick from a variety of mouthwatering toppings, cooked to perfection. 

But if you want sit down service with a quality bottle of wine and award winning cuisine, you’ll find it along with great people watching at Cru. This trendy, foodie haven has a kitchen that stays open until midnight on the weekends. You'll find fish, beef, pasta and more, prepared with great attention to detail. 

Over the Caloosahatchee River in Cape Coral, the Lobster Lady Seafood Market and Bistro serves a full menu until midnight along with a late night happy hour and live music too.

The choices for dining late cover all areas of town and just about any craving you may be having. Because the area is seasonal, hours may change a bit in the summer so it never hurts to double check.

Island View Restaurant
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When you get tired of dancing at the famous Lani Kai Island Resort beach bar and want some good, hot food; take the elevator to the roof and the remodeled Island View Restaurant. Air-conditioned and renovated from top to bottom, this restaurant...  Read More

Beached Whale

It's downright impossible to miss the turn for this time-tested establishment, after all, how many times have you run across signage that boasts a pink-skinned beachcomber, frothy ale held aloft, sitting atop a purple whale? Such good-natured...  Read More

Ford's Garage
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You can easily spot Ford's Garage from the antique Ford often parked out front. It's also usually distinguishable by the large crowds perched at the outdoor tables and milling about the sidewalk. This craft burger joint serves it's creative...  Read More

Located in the heart of the River District in downtown Fort Myers, Spirits of Bacchus lives up to its name with an array of fine wines, craft beers, martinis and food to match, all served late into the evening hours. In fact you can order off of...  Read More

Downtown House of Pizza
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For years, the Downtown House of Pizza has been the premier spot to get a late night slice that hangs off the edge of a paper plate. Serving until 3am, patrons who show up at this hour are delighted. You'll find a line out the door for the...  Read More

Nice Guys Pizza and Wings
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A funky, dimly lit pizza joint in Cape Coral, Nice Guys has almost a cult following late at night. It's small, so you may have to wait for a table, but it's worth it. The pizzas are fantastic; try the Truffle Shuffle for something different....  Read More

Lobster Lady Seafood Market and Bistro
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The Lobster Lady Seafood Market and Bistro sits in an unassuming strip mall, serving a full menu until midnight everyday, with live entertainment until 11pm. A case filled with fresh seafood lines one wall, while multiple tanks full of lobsters...  Read More

The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro
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Adjacent to Twisted Vine Bistro, this new bourbon and blues bar has brought a new level of "cool" to downtown Fort Myers. You'll not only find an extensive selection of whisky, wine and other spirits but also a gastropub menu with the kitchen...  Read More

Cape Coral

Nevermind's moniker is "Awesome Bar and Eatery", and that it is. This downtown Cape Coral hotspot not only serves, but encourages ordering food late at night, with a special menu. Ordering from the "Late Night 420" begins at 10pm and goes until...  Read More

CRU Restaurant
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Cru is one of the places to see and be seen in Fort Myers and while it is almost always crowded early in the evening for happy hour, it is also one of the best options for first rate, late night dining. This trendy restaurant has both a tapas...  Read More


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