3 Tasty Seafood Restaurants for the Whole Family in Fort Myers

When you’re staying in one of our vacation rentals in Fort Myers, Florida, you’ll have a ton to take advantage of. From the stunning beaches to the unique shopping and the welcoming locals to show you around, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. One of the most exciting and most frustrating parts of vacation is figuring out where to eat. It can be fun to try new and unique cuisine local to the area, but sometimes, the kids have something different in mind than what the adults want. Luckily, there are several of the best family-friendly seafood restaurants in Fort Myers Beach just minutes away from our rentals!

Cape Cod Fish Company

Cape Cod Fish Company has been a mainstay of the area for years, thanks to the mouthwatering dishes, attentive staff, and welcoming atmosphere. This establishment is a casual restaurant that specializes in using fresh Florida seafood to achieve authentic New England flavors. When you walk in, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff and the calm atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing family dinner.

Their casual dining menu has something for every palate. Start your meal with a heaping bowl of New England clam chowder, then move on to a seafood taco, fried seafood basket, lobster roll, or anything in between. There are tons of options for even the pickiest of eaters, and you can enjoy it all while soaking up the ocean breeze on the patio. Don’t feel like dining in? Grab a Take N Bake casserole! 

fried fish and fries

The Dixie Fish Company

If you’re looking for rich tradition on the shores of the Florida coast, don’t miss out on The Dixie Fish Company. The eatery was first opened in 1937, and you can still feel the passion more than 80 years later! The Dixie Fish Company brings in all the best aspects of South Florida to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and menu.

The dinner menu at The Dixie Fish Company features tons of dishes that are made with the freshest ingredients. Start with an order of grouper bites or a ceviche cocktail, then try a specialty salad or soup. Popular house specialties include the pappardelle pink shrimp pasta and the fish and chips, or you can try other seafood favorites like the crab sliders or grouper Rueben. Grab a slice of homemade Key lime pie for dessert!

Matanzas on the Bay

If you’re looking for things to do near Fort Myers, you won’t want to miss out on Matanzas on the Bay. The menu features incredible dishes featuring the freshest seafood in the area, but if you find yourself in the mood for pizza, you can get that here, too!

Start your meal with mouth-watering options like the coconut or bacon-wrapped shrimp. For your entree, indulge in a signature stuffed dish or a custom-made seafood preparation. If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, there is a wide selection of sandwiches as well. You can also order a huge pizza for the whole family to enjoy! No matter what you choose, you can dine outside with the ocean breeze to cool you off.

Sunset Beach Tropical Grill

For a delectable dinner with incredible entertainment, Sunset Beach Tropical Grill has you covered. The staff will seat you either in the casual dining room or on the picturesque patio, where you can sample seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and more.

Start off with some Cool Breeze Calamari or the Ay Caliente Shrimp before your entrée. You can then try the catch of the day or select a land option like prime rib or “Snow Bird” chicken. They also have several salads, burgers, and sandwiches to choose from, as well as specialties like the Mighty Mahi or the Tipsy Snapper. Pair your meal with a signature cocktail, then sit back and enjoy your meal with some live music!

fried and breaded shrimp

This is just a sampling of the Fort Myers Beach seafood dining options available for you and your group. Whether you’re looking for something casual and fun or upscaling fancy, you can find it just minutes away! After you’ve experienced the best dining in Fort Myers Beach, head back to your rental to relax and unwind. Contact us today to learn more about our Fort Myers beachfront vacation rentals!

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