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Oct 17, 2005 02:53 PM

Ft. Myers

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Hello and help! I am going for a week stay in Ft. Myers and want to experience fresh, local seafood and cuban food. Any recommendations? Or a Ft. Myers website that is comprehensive?

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  1. I've been flying in and out of Ft. Myers for a few months and so far have mostly compiled a list of places to avoid. I don't think I have seen any discussion of FMY eateries here in that time. Good luck, I'd be interested to hear about anything there as well.

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    1. re: rexmo

      Cru in the Bell Harbor shops is very good. It has sort of a South Beach feel to it. Very cool.

      1. re: Foodie

        Thanks - I found Cru while surfing the web and it looked interesting. We'll be staying nearby and will definitely take a look at it. Do you know anything about Bistro 41?

        1. re: Mette

          Bistro 41 is well worth a visit. Also, about 20 minutes further south in Estero is a terrific place called Chops, which has excellent fusion type cuisine in a hip atmosphere.

          1. re: RevrendAndy

            I was not happy with Bistro 41 at all. We found the entrees to be overly salted and cold. When we told this to the waiter he seem to give us a bit of an atitude. They brought out the new dishes and without even an apology. It is not a place I would try again.

    2. I know you specifically asked for seafood and Cuban, but...we were in Ft Myers/Sanibel in May and ate some awesome food at both Blu Sushi and Cantina Laredo (gourmet Mexican). If you don't like either, just go to Blu Sushi for the bar scene and the cool decor.

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      1. re: ElaineL

        A good cuban restaurant is Cachet, It is in the Edison Theater center. Prices are cheap, Food is excellent atmosphere leaves a bit to be desired

      2. I too have not enjoyed Bistro 41 and cannot suggest it. Cru is good but it has been hit or miss with us. Harolds on Bay is very good.

        1. Come to Naples and experience Fernandez de (or the) Bull on Airport Road's a religious experience! Best Cuban sandwich you ever tasted with real marinated shredded pork, none of this lunchmeat garbage! (and he has his own hot sauce that is yumyumyum-so-good.)

          1. Hi, I took my wife on her birthday to Cru last weekend and we're both not impressed with the food. I paid too much. Besides, it's a bit snotty. For casual dining but fine dining, try Courtney's. We love everything on the menu and the price is reasonable.