Fort Myers is a foodie’s delight no matter what you taste buds are in the mood for. There are some lang-standing staple favorites, but there is also always something new to look out for and try out. Here we share some of the best eateries in Fort Myers.
A firm local favorite, the sought-after Harold’s is chef Harold Balink’s baby, who prides himself on farm to table dishes. As a result, the menu looks different each week as they are worked around seasonal produce procured from small production farms. Known for its intimate dining experience, what really distinguished Harold’s from any other eatery in Fort Myers is the sheer attention to detail by the staff and their magical way of making diners feel right at home.
The list of awards and accolades achieved by Azure are too many to mention, but it’s easy to see why. While the restaurant bills itself as a European-French cuisine spot, what makes it unique is the chef Joe Pittman’s addition of a Southern flair. Diners especially love the simplicity of the dishes, which they achieve through the use of only the freshest, responsibly sourced ingredients in Fort Myers. You can look forward to an open style kitchen and chef’s table in a gorgeously simple setting that complements the no-frills menu.
A true establishment of the Fort Myers area, The Veranda is one of the oldest – and most awarded – restaurants in Southwest Florida. The charm begins on arrival as soon as you catch a glimpse of the beautiful turn-of-the-century homes that house the restaurant. Founded in 1978, The Veranda has been the go-to place to celebrate any big occasions, many a first date, or simply just as a treat to a delectable, traditional Southern meal. Expect to complement your dish and special occasion with the best wine thanks to The Veranda’s extensive wine list.
Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm
Rosy Tomorrows takes farm-to-table dining to a whole new level, with all produce sourced right on site, with meals prepared based on what’s available at any given time. It offers the one-of-a-kind dining experience of enjoying your dish while overlooking the pastures. Chef Rich Howze crafts everything on the menu straight from the farm, including sausages, cheeses, breads and eggs. It’s a bucket list to-do item for anyone living in or visiting Fort Myers.