Fort Myers has had much success in cultivating great restaurants where seafood has a strong presence. You'll find everything from fried fish served in a basket, to grilled crustaceans drizzled with gourmet sauces served on fine dinnerware. Whether you are dressed in high heels or flip flops, there are plenty of locally owned restaurants committed to serving only the freshest catches.
For the sun burned beach, goers with sand still in their shoes, the S.O.B. or Smokin' Oyster Brewery, is no fuss and all fun. Visitors love picking up S.O.B. memorabilia after a few drinks. For the freshly showered, out for a special occasion crowd you can’t beat the long established Prawn Broker for consistently good quality and service.
Two things you must try while dining in the Fort Myers area are locally caught shrimp and grouper. You'll find it on the menu of almost every restaurant, in some form or fashion. Two seasonal items to look for are stone crab and Florida spiny lobsters.
Although the area is surrounded by water, you'll find some of the best local seafood haunts nowhere near it, tucked in obscure strip malls. Don’t be afraid of what you’ll find inside. 10Best has your back and some extra tartar sauce to boot.