Restaurants and Red Sox, Dining After The Spring Training Game

Gina Birch

By , Local Expert, Fort Myers
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In 2010 the Boston Red Sox moved their Spring Training home from the quant, old City of Palms Park in the well populated downtown Fort Myers, to JetBlue Park. The new facility has much more space and better dining options on site, but is quite a bit further from local restaurants and shopping.

Even so, there are still a number of excellent choices within a five to fifteen minute drive from the so-called Fenway South, which is situated just east of the busy Interstate 75.

About four miles from the park, and just west of I-75, there is a cluster of restaurants ranging from Italian and BBQ to Asian cuisine. And if you want a...  Read more »

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    Fat Katz Sports Bistro

    Referred to as a sports bistro rather than bar, because of the fresh, homemade fare served here, ranging from pierogies to beans and rice.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sit outside on the large, covered patio."

     
  • 2

    Salado Pedro's

    Salado Pedro is a fun tequila bar with tasty, authentic Mexican food, less than fifteen minutes from Fenway South.

    Local Expert Tip: "To keep from driving in circles, Pedro's is located on the same corridor as PF Changs."

     
  • 3

    Blu Sushi Gulf Coast Town Center

    Blu Sushi is chic, with inventive food, creative cocktails and a good place to spot big leaguers after the game.

    Local Expert Tip: "There are great happy hour specials on food as well as drinks here."

     
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    Fancy's Southern Cafe

    • Cuisine: American, Southern
    • Average Main Course Price: $15
    • Neighborhood: South Fort Myers

    Fancy's offers Sophisticated Southern cuisine in a shabby but chic setting close to the Interstate and the ballpark.

    Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy monthly vino tastings in the new wine bar."

     
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    Two Meatballs In The Kitchen

    Enjoy fantastic pizzas, Italian staples and a large, fun bar at this Fort Myers favorite, less than ten minutes west of the stadium.

    Local Expert Tip: "The large bar is a fun place to hangout."

     
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    Stampede 131

    Located a stones throw from I-75, Stampede 131 has an extensive selection of craft beer and serves lots of meat.

    Local Expert Tip: "Use the Shell gas station on Daniels, just west of I-75 as a landmark."

     
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    MacDaddy's

    A family atmosphere with comfort food like mac-n-cheese, fried pickles and meaty combos served by the bucket.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the boiled peanut appetizer."

     
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    Aurelio's Pizza

    The Chicago Style pizzeria is a savory place to take the kids, while adults can enjoy a full bar and generous happy hour.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a quick affordable lunch, there is a pizza buffet. "

     
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    Origami

    A local favorite for Asian cuisine and sushi, Origami is in the sweet spot on Daniels Parkway, less than ten minutes from the baseball action.

    Local Expert Tip: "Not adept with chopsticks? Ask for a pair of "cheaters" "

     
  • 10

    Boulevard Tavern

    One of the only spots to eat, east of the stadium, where you'll find good food and cold drinks in a pub-style atmosphere.

    Local Expert Tip: "A good place to pre-game on St Patty's Day."

     

 

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