• Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery, Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
  • MustDo.com | Grilled chicken sandwich from Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, Captiva Island, Florida, USA.
  • MustDo.com | Fort Myers, Sanibel and Capitva Island outdoor dining and family friendly restaurants.
  • MustDo.com | Sweet pink Gulf shrimp Fort Myers, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey.
  • MustDo.com | The Island Cow casual breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant on Sanibel Island, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald.
  • MustDo.com | Seared scallops The Captiva House fine dining waterfront restaurant at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey


When it comes to dining in the Fort Myers area you can be sure of two things, you will get the freshest seafood possible and scenic outdoor seating year-round, and from fine dining to affordable family-friendly restaurants, the Fort Myers region is all about good taste.

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Dixie Fish Co.

Casual Fort Myers Beach Waterfront Dining Dixie Fish Co. is an "Old Florida" style covered open-air waterfront restaurant overlooking Matanzas Pass with fantastic views of the Bay and the Fort Myers Beach shrimp fleet. Get a free boater's key chain - save and print the coupon below! Fresh fish and local seafood come in many forms on the mouthwatering menu at Dixie Fish Co. You can enjoy watching a steady stream... Read More

The Island Cow

Casual Sanibel Island Dining The family-owned Island Cow restaurant with its charming cow-themed décor, friendly staff and great service makes it the perfect casual dining choice for Sanibel Island visitors and locals alike. Awards include Sanibel Island's "Best Family Dining" and "Best Lunch" by Best of the Islands and “Top 5 Breakfast in Florida!” by Southern Living magazine. Save on your visit - save and PRINT coupon below! For... Read More
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille restaurant on Sanibel, Captiva, and Fort Myers Beach is a local favorite that combines fantastic award-winning food with a fun atmosphere inspired by best-selling author Randy Wayne White’s character, Marion “Doc” Ford, an adventurer, biologist and ex-government agent. MustDo.com.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

Caribbean Inspired Island Dining Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille restaurant is a local favorite that combines fantastic award-winning food with a fun atmosphere inspired by best-selling author Randy Wayne White’s character, Marion “Doc” Ford, an adventurer, biologist and ex-government agent. Diners will experience tropical flavors from the Caribbean Rim in the family-friendly restaurant. Delicious Raw bar, fresh seafood, sandwiches, and salads. Learn... Read More
Enjoy award-winning Caribbean-inspired cuisine in a casual open-air Fort Myers Beach waterfront setting at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill. #Florida #vacation #restaurants #bars

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

Enjoy award-winning Caribbean-inspired cuisine in a casual open-air Fort Myers Beach waterfront setting. Parrot Key Caribbean Grill's lunch and dinner menus feature a variety of seafood entrees, steaks, ribs, frozen cocktails, and more. Happy Hour is offered daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Parrot Key Caribbean Grill is located at Salty Sam's Marina. Visitors can arrive car or by boat (latitude N 26.457 Longitude W... Read More

Nervous Nellie’s

Voted "Best Waterfront Restaurant", "Best Place for Lunch" and "Best Casual Dining" This popular family-fun restaurant features a sizable menu that offers items such as home baked artisan breads, fresh cut meats, and a large selection of fresh seafood. There is, without a doubt, something for everyone. Dine indoors or outside on the large waterfront patio. Read Nervous Nellie's featured blog article -... Read More

Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

Upscale Beachfront Dining on Sanibel Diners will enjoy the mouthwatering menu created by Executive Chef John Wolff while overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at this beachfront fine dining restaurant located at the Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island, Florida. Thistle Lodge is consistently rated Sanibel Island's "Most Romantic Restaurant" and is one of the top places to dine for locals-in-the-know. The award-winning menu includes a blend of Floridian,... Read More

Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream

Sanibel's Favorite Ice Cream Shop All of Pinocchio’s handcrafted, award-winning ice creams, gelatos, sorbets, and frozen yogurts are prepared on site daily in small batches from the freshest and finest ingredients. Get a free ice cream topping - PRINT coupon! Some of their unique ice cream flavors include Dirty Sand Dollar, Sanibel Krunch, Purple Cow, Berrywinkle on Periwinkle, and Gator Stew. The world famous Sanibel Krunch ice... Read More

Il Cielo

Seasonally Inspired American Cuisine Chef Neil and his team have created a fine dining experience for an extraordinary price. The thoughtfully prepared menu features the finest beef, regional fish and seafood entrees, and organic produce. Dine indoors or out on the veranda. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are also available. Read Il Cielo's featured blog article here! Happy Hour at Sanibel's Il Cielo Restaurant Il... Read More
Cristof's on McGregor Fort Myers, Florida romantic dining, restaurant. Photo by Robert Sager | Must Do Visitor Guides.

Cristof’s on McGregor

Romantic Fort Myers Dining Dine alfresco on the lovely wraparound porch, or under the shade of umbrellas on the front lawn at Cristof’s on McGregor in Fort Myers. Enjoy juicy burgers, fresh salads, seafood and pasta. Save room for a piece of Key Lime pie! Reservations are suggested. Reservations are suggested.... Read More

South Beach Grille

Casual Fort Myers Beach Fine Dining South Beach Grille in Fort Myers Beach offers exceptional food and high-quality service. The restaurants warm Art Deco décor combined with top-notch, fresh chef-prepared entrees, fully stocked bar, an extensive wine list, and attentive service guarantees an impressive casual fine-dining experience. South Beach Grille menu specializes in cuisine that is traditional with a creative flair. Early dining specials... Read More
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