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Where to eat in Fort Myers?

DiveBarIntellect Apr 4, 2007 09:38 AM

I am visiting Fort Myers from NYC at the end of April, and was wondering where to eat? I know it's a broad question, but any suggestions are welcome! I am hoping to eat at some great seafood restaurants, whether divey or classy, and anything else that I should definitely not miss while in the area.

Thank you in advance!

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    orangemiles Apr 4, 2007 01:11 PM

    The standard go-here-directly-from-the-airport is the Shrimp Shack just north of Daniels on Metro. Divey, sort of, but good shrimp, etc.

    Bonefish Grill is a chain but you'd never know. Amazing upscale food.

    Most really good seafood places are on Sanibel/Captiva or in Naples. DO NOT MISS Grouper and Chips in Bonita Springs, on the way to Naples. While in Naples, hit Randy's Fishmarket on US41. Grouper and Chips is a dive but the best. Randy's is even better.

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      ArikaDawn Apr 4, 2007 01:28 PM

      I have to agree with the Randy's Fishmarket suggestion. Nothing fancy, but solid food.

      Blu Sushi is also good if you like sushi and martinis. It is a bit of a scene though, so if you're off put by that, I wouldn't go.

      This is a recent guilty pleasure of mine, but if you are on Ft. Myers Beach, Plaka, this little Greek place, makes a great gyro. Not sure how authentic, but of the places on the beach, it is my favorite.

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        DiveBarIntellect Apr 6, 2007 07:36 AM

        Randy's Fishmarket looks so delicious--I can't wait to visit! Grouper and Chips sounds great too--I'll be eating as much grouper as possible! I'll look out for Plaka, too! Thank you!

        (Any more suggestions are welcome, of course!)

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      nosh Apr 12, 2007 05:33 PM

      Highlight meal of my annual trip to Fort Myers last month was Sasse's, on Evans. Huge portions of excellent Italian food, much of it prepared in their woodburning oven. I really enjoyed my veal piccata, and my mom's eggplant parm was among the best I've ever tasted. Very friendly and accomodating service, only open for dinner Tu-Sat.

      I second the rec for Bonefish Grill -- Excellent fresh fish, cooked to order (I like mine grilled with a char but not overcooked) at very reasonable prices.

      1. TomOHaver Apr 13, 2007 08:02 AM

        In the classy category, there's Cru in the Bell Tower shops on US 41. And in the looks-like-a-dive-from-the-outside-but-has-classy-food category, don't miss Wyld's Cafe on Bonita Beach Rd, just south of Ft. Myers.

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          ArikaDawn Apr 13, 2007 10:02 AM

          I will second the Wylds recommendation. Tried it for the first time the past weekend and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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          lexpatti Apr 14, 2007 06:18 AM

          Everyone's mentioned my favorites. Take a look at recent reviews of Wylds:


          Love Randy's and Bonefish Grill - don't miss them.

          Also, Tokyo Bay for great sushi and teppenyaki - fun night out and great food. I think it's Naples but might be Bonita Beach.

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            phneale Apr 14, 2007 11:55 AM

            Try Patio 33 in downtown Fort Myers. It is relatively new, but the chef/owner is Alsatian and they do some wonderful rotisserie dishes and some other dishes that are very creative by SW Fla standards.

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