5 Best Restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida

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Florida - Fort Myers - Restaurants

You’ll have little problem finding a good restaurant in Fort Myers, Florida. Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on Fort Myers Beach in 2021. It was, in fact, one of the hardest hit areas by Ian, but there is still plenty of good food to be had here. Much has been rebuilt and much still remains. Let’s unpack the 5 Best Restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida. 

#1 El Gaucho Inca Steakhouse 

Located on Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers, El Gaucho Inca Steakhouse is a rustic south restaurant serving up dishes from Peru and Argentina as well as Italy. Customers rave over the quality of seafood and the taste of the dishes.  

One such customer writes, “This was the best meal we ate while on vacation. Perhaps the best meal of my life? The flavors were amazing, and the seafood was perfectly cooked.” 

#2 Ford’s Garage Ft. Myers 

Up there with El Gaucho is Ford’s Garage Ft. Myers. Located on First St., they boast over 180 craft beers in a colorful and warm environment with brick and wood decor. The food served here is traditional American fare that customers can’t seem to get enough of.  

One such customer wrote of the burgers, “Best Burger I ever had! Also, I had the coleslaw which was delish. My husband had the chicken tender, and they were the best chicken tender ever!”  

#3 Mel’s Diner  

Another popular dining destination in Fort Myers is Mel’s Diner. Located on S Cleveland Ave, it’s a local franchise ’50s-style décor, serving up burgers, milkshakes, and more. However, no one can describe the place better than a satisfied customer. 

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One such customer raved: “Quality ingredients, retro diner feel, wonderful prices, and great service. Cannot go wrong here with anything you order. BEST HOMEMADE BISCUITS I have ever eaten!” 

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#4 GinZa Japanese Restaurant 

GinZa Japanese Restaurant is another very popular spot in Fort Myers. As the name implies, this is a modern hibachi and sushi spot. They offer all-you-can-eat lunches and dinners and boast a full bar too. 

Customers can’t say enough good things about this sushi spot. One such customer wrote, “All you can eat sushi is my favorite! I love their baby tiger roll! Super good pot stickers! Their crab salad is exquisite and who would have known an Alaskan roll could taste that good. We had the BEST and Funniest waiter ever, he was better than ANY restaurant I’ve ever been to.” 

#5 Cristof’s on McGregor 

Cristof’s on McGregor is a hugely popular restaurant in Fort Myers. Situated in a restored vintage home with indoor-outdoor dining, Cristof’s serves American and Southern fare with a full bar. 

One lunch customer wrote of the restaurant, “First time here and this place did not disappoint! The service was warm, personable and inviting. We got greeted right away and sat. Our server was excellent and never missed a beat. We started off with the English Clam chowder. Homemade. Tasted excellent and smooth! Then we shared a citrus shrimp salad that was possibly the best salad I’ve ever had. Perfect balance of flavors. I can’t wait to go back when it cools down and sit down.” 

Be sure and stay up to speed on all the hot spots and sweet destinations in Florida. Check out the 5 Fun Things to Do in Fort Myers, Florida (here) and 5 Top Fishing Spots Near Fort Myers, Florida (here) and the 5 Best Beaches Near Fort Myers (here).  

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