Going to visit Fort Myers? We found 7 restaurants you will definitely want to check out while you are there! This destination is well known for its history, fishing, beaches and shopping. However, the restaurants are also fantastic too! Lots of fresh seafood, delicious local desserts – there is something here for every palette.

So on your next trip to Fort Myers make sure to check out these 7 local restaurant favorites! 

Originally Published: June 13, 2022

7 Best Restaurants in Fort Myers

Farmers Market Restaurant

This restaurant has been around since 1952 and the food and service is the reason people come back for more! This local favorite offers a variety of home cooked Southern style cuisine. They are open for breakfast and lunch and the daily specials are delicious. Everything here from the fried fish to the ribs to the salads are incredible and so fresh.

Bruno’s Of Brooklyn

This fantastic restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine. The location and service are both great. The homemade pastas and classic Italian dishes will have you coming back for more! There is great attention to detail in all the dishes and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. This is a perfect spot for a delicious meal and glass of wine after a day of adventures.

10 Twenty Five

This cool spot has a craft beer and cocktail bar along with homestyle cooking with a twist. Get ready for an adventure for your tastebuds with this creative and unique menu. Don’t forget to order one of their strong but also incredibly tasty cocktails.

Oxbow Bar & Grill 

This unique restaurant has amazing river views. They have a 2nd floor venue that is unmatched for private and speical events. The menu includes fresh caught seafood, roast chicken and so much more. All cooked to perfection!

The Lodge

This sports bar has it all! They have an awesome beer menu, fun events and a delicious comfort BBQ style menu. Make sure to check out their website for the weekly specials and don’t miss happy hour which is offered Monday-Friday 11-6pm.

Whiskey Creek Station 

Whiskey Creek is located in a charming historic building. This local favorite gathering spot offers a unique menu with steaks, seafood and Caribbean entrees. The signature cocktails are also worth the visit! They are open for lunch and dinner.


Firestone is located right in historic downtown Fort Myers. They have a fun well-known waterfront rooftop bar and are located in a unique 4-story building. They offer dinner, drinks, live music and celebrity DJ’s. This is a great spot for a fantastic meal and a night out on the town!


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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