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 family vacation, trip on your own or with friends to Fort Myers make sure to check out these 7 local restaurant favorites! We picked them based on reviews, personal experiences, unique menus and service. They are all must-try worthy!

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.

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls

The lobster rolls here are phenomenal and totally authentic with lobster meat brought in from Maine. There is nothing like a taste of New England in Florida. There is plenty of outdoor seating for some great people watching. This low key hip spot is one not to miss!

Izzy’s Fish & Oyster

This restaurant also brings New England to Florida with relaxed vibes and incredibly delicious New England style seafood. They serve lunch and dinner. The hush puppies, spinach artichoke and fish dip are all showstoppers, and of course you must try the freshly shucked oysters!

Twisted Vine Bistro

Twisted Vine is located in historic downtown Fort Myers and offers a great dining experience for dinner and a cool Sunday jazz brunch. The menu is eclectic American style cuisine. They also have an extensive wine selection, with many boutique wines. All herbs and spices are grown in their own courtyard garden. This place is a hidden gem.

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.

Wisteria Tea Room & Cafe

Wisteria offers something a little different and unique in Fort Myers. This classic style tea room offers lunch, desserts and all sorts of wonderful teas.


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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