After kayaking past the mangroves of Tarpon Bay, shelling on Sanibel’s sun-soaked shores or venturing through historic Native American sites, chances are you’ll work up quite the appetite. No matter how you spent the day, you’ll find plenty of Fort Myers’ River District restaurants to satisfy any sort of craving.
Make your way downtown to grab a bite to eat (and a beer to drink) at one of these appetizing eateries.
Locals swear by this popular pizza joint. From custom pies to Stromboli’s and wings, the menu will leave your mouth watering – but you’ll need to leave room for dessert. At least there’s always the option of taking a late-night trip back for cannoli, carrot cake or chocolate peanut butter brownies, because some nights, this spot stays open until 3 a.m.
Another staple is a bar and restaurant that completely changes the meaning of “pub fare.” Here, you’ll find that flatbreads, salads and paninis pair perfectly with generous happy hour specials. So swing by for dinner and drinks, then stick around for live music on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights.
Feeling up for something a little fancier? Steer your travel companions toward The Standard. This stylish space was an immediate hit once it opened in the fall of 2015. With such a diverse menu, it’s no wonder why. There’s an entrée for every palate and a wine to match.
Located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers on the corner of First and Hendry Streets. First Street is a mom and pop establishment with outdoor seating. Enjoy one of their famous Bloody Mary's, bottomless Mimosas or Fish 'n Chips. Pets welcome.
While we’re international, you can also treat your taste buds to a quick trip to Italy. Bruno’s authentic pastas, fine meats and delectable appetizers are only rivaled by the desserts that follow. Whether they’re homemade or imported all the way from Italy, these sweets really take the cake.
Still trying to figure out where to eat in Fort Myers? Looking for something closer to the coast? We’ve got plenty more places for you to check out!
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