Bubbles and Bacon: Best Brunch in Fort Myers

If you like to sleep in on the weekends, chances are you also love a good brunch; a little bit of breakfast and a little bit of lunch.

Eggs are always a big hit on brunch menus, and almost all restaurants serve some kind of omelet, quiche or benedict. At Twisted Vine, a downtown Fort Myers food wine bar, the cured ham on the traditional eggs benedict is replaced with lox, then topped with a citrus hollandaise sauce.

Also offering live jazz music, New Orleans style, is Slates. This brunch is big in flavor, big in fun and the specials tend to run out fast; good thing the menu is loaded with lots of great options. 

A liquid highlight of brunch involves more than a hot cup of coffee. Take for instance a cold glass with Champagne mimosas (bottomless at The Standard) or vodka and Bloody Mary’s. There are some old faithfuls where patrons line up outside for brunch in Fort Myers, such as CRaVE as well as new kids on the block such as Society. The later the afternoon gets, the more this brunch turns into a party with live DJ's, glow sticks and more. 

If you’re looking for good food, tasty libations and a true "Sunday Funday" for brunch, try one of these 10Best on for size.

Lighthouse Restaurant
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The Lighthouse is an impressive white structure with beautiful landscaping and a relaxing waterfront view. Tucked just off of the main road to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, it's at the entrance of the even more exclusive Connie Mack Island. The...  Read More

Flippers on the Bay
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Part of Lovers Key Resort, Flippers On The Bay is a hidden gem between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs. The dining is alfresco and more upscale than one might imagine after taking a gander at restaurant on stilts. Sitting on the Estero Bay,...  Read More

Cork Soakers Deck and WIne Bar
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You can hear the laughter (and sometimes the music) from the outdoor deck of Cork Soakers, blocks away. There are tables inside as well but most of the action here is outside and Sundays are especially fun. This restaurant is known for being a...  Read More

The Standard
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The Standard doesn't reserve brunch for Sunday but also Saturday, where entertainment includes Drag Queen Bingo. Sunday features live music and bottomless mimosas to boot. Menu items come in healthy portions and range from house made sausage and...  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

Artisan Eatery
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A family friendly, casual gourmet spot, Artisan Eatery specializes in classic preparations as well as decadent dishes. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all of the stops are pulled out for the weekend brunch. The menu has a little bit of...  Read More



One of Fort Myers most popular breakfast spots, this small, strip mall eatery is even more popular for Sunday brunch. The gym, located a few doors down, does little to deter diners from indulging on specialties like shrimp and girts, salmon...  Read More

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Society is the newest hot spot at The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers and the Sunday Brunch is an epic party. Things start on a more reserved note but as the party crowd awakes from their slumber, an electric violinist shows up playing modern...  Read More

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Slate's is on a side street off of the busy Cape Coral Parkway and on Sunday, the live Jazz serves as a beacon. Serving authentic New Orleans cuisine and libations, you'll be delighted at the selection and quality. The kitchen is small and...  Read More

Bonita Springs


Tarpon Bay, the fine dining restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Estero, puts on quite the spread for the Champagne and Jazz Brunch. Even though it's fine dining at night, the atmosphere here is casual with Old Key West style decor...  Read More


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