When it comes to dining in the Fort Myers area you can be sure of two things:
1. You will get the freshest seafood possible and scenic outdoor seating year-round.
2. From fine dining to affordable family-friendly restaurants, the Fort Myers region is all about good taste.
Fabulous fresh seafood is the main staple at local Fort Myers area restaurants. The wonderful seafood in the Fort Myers area starts with some of the best shrimp in the United States. Gulf Pink Shrimp is unsurpassed in flavor and versatility. Pinks are tender and sweet. Watch the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Boat Fleet deliver their fresh daily catch and enjoy the day’s haul in many restaurants around the San Carlos Bridge. Other local seafood favorites such as grouper, snapper and mahi mahi, are prepared in a style that will have you savoring a return trip to Southwest Florida’s restaurants.
Southwest Florida’s shores skirt the Gulf of Mexico, and its dining tables reap the benefits. But the region’s food and dining offerings are not all about seafood. A long-standing history with cattle ranching and a burst of color each season from Florida’s abundant citrus crops and colorful agricultural fare mean the Fort Myers-Sanibel region is a food-lovers paradise. Floribbean cuisine is a part of the Floridian culture, heavily influenced by global immigrants, especially the Caribbean. Featuring fresh ingredients, complex medleys of spices and generous uses of fresh fruit, especially citrus and tropical, these exotic flavors create a taste specific to Florida.
You can’t leave Florida without having a slice of key lime pie. Made traditionally from key limes (naturalized in the Florida Keys), the pie has a tart kick and is a staple on most Florida restaurants menus.
You’ll find restaurants across the region featuring mouth-watering meals showcasing the diversity in cuisine. Spectacular meals are easy to find whether you choose white-linen fine dining, or a casual bistro setting.