Foodie Photos That Are Sure to Make You Hungry


To say it simply, when you’re hungry on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, there are a lot of places to go. In fact, the opportunities for different dining experiences are even greater than the 400 species of seashells scattered around our beaches. Here’s our list of five favorite dishes you’ve got to try. 

Bacon donut

Bacon Maple Donut at Bennett’s Fresh Roast; Fort Myers

With showmanship like this, it probably comes as no surprise that Bennett’s Fresh Roast is critically acclaimed for their made-from-scratch donuts. Just like this bacon maple donut – a breakfast dream come true – each one of Bennett’s Fresh Roast’s sugary treats is an extra tasty way to start your day. If pastries aren’t your thing, Bennett’s offers a wide selection of coffee beverages and dishes for breakfast, lunch and brunch. 

Mahi-Mahi tacos and margarita

Mahi-Mahi Tacos and Margarita at The Pointe; Captiva Island

Treat yourself to this perfectly-paired dish, featuring gracious portions of grilled Mahi-Mahi topped with shredded lettuce and mango salsa—but don’t eat it alone. Everyone knows tacos are always better when paired with a signature Margarita! Their combined tastes make the perfect ending to a long day of shelling on the beaches of Captiva Island. When the day is done, take your party to The Pointe

Eggs Benedict and potatoes

Crabby Benedict at The Salty Crab Bar & Grill; Fort Myers Beach

When the sun comes up, you should hit up The Salty Crab Bar & Grill for their diverse breakfast menu ranging from traditional dishes to innovative edible delicacies such as the featured Crabby Benedict. Picture two poached eggs stacked on top of a split toasted English muffin, topped with two light and fluffy crab cakes and finally glazed with golden hollandaise sauce. Throw in a side of Salty’s fries and you’ve got a dish to make your morning. 

Yucatan shrimp tacos

Yucatan Shrimp Tacos at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille; Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach

While you’re staying in Southwest Florida, take your taste buds on a trip to Yucatan with these delicious shrimp tacos. Each one consists of steamed succulent shrimp topped with shredded lettuce and tomatoes, then dressed in a one-of-a-kind Yucatan sauce crafted from cilantro, butter, lime juice and Columbian chilis – all wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla and served with a side of Spanish rice and beans. Trust us when we say, you’ve never had anything like it. 

Fried shrimp with dipping sauce

Fried Shrimp Basket at Gramma Dot’s Seaside Saloon; Sanibel Island

Get back to classic recipes at Sanibel’s only Seaside Saloon. We’ll shoot you straight on this one, it’s homestyle dining at its best. The Fried Shrimp Basket, in particular, is served with fresh shrimp, fried, seasoned and served with tropical fruit and homemade chips. Just remember, whenever you’re hungry, you can always go to Gramma’s. 

Hungry yet? These restaurants and so many more are just some of the reasons that make this destination worthwhile. Don’t wait, hurry and get to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel today. 

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