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.

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.  At the Blue Coyote Sanibel, you’re Bloody Mary comes with a skewer of deviled eggs and two pieces of thick bacon, a meal in itself.

If you’re looking for good food and tasty libations for a Sunday brunch, try one of these 10Best on for size, in addition all but one spot on the list has outdoor seating for you to enjoy the balmy Southwest Florida weather. 

Blue Coyote Supper Club Sanibel
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Blue Coyote Sanibel is the sister restaurant to a private supper club in Fort Myers, however, the island location is open to the public and puts on a mouthwatering brunch. Overlooking a golf course, the restaurant is home to original coyote...  Read More

In the middle of Estero Island, Bayfront Bistro has great views of the mangroves in what locals call the 'back bay,' where it is quite common to see dolphins at play. Dine on the breezy, outdoor terrace for fresh air and a great view of the...  Read More

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

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

Twisted Vine
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Twisted Vine Bistro is a popular wine bar and restaurant that sits right across from the renovated riverfront in downtown Fort Myers. Owners have a partnership with a local urban farm to grow seasonal produce for the restaurant. Whatever is not...  Read More

The Standard
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One of the newest additions to the downtown Fort Myers dining scene, The Standard sets the bar high for Sunday Brunch with choices ranging from house made sausage and breakfast pizza, to omelets and oysters. The Southwest Benni is a house...  Read More

Flippers on the Bay
Photo courtesy of Lovers Key Resort

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

Artisan Eatery
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Tim Yoa and Healy Edmonds opened this family friendly, casual gourmet spot that specializes in classic preparations as well as decadent dishes.

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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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