Restaurants for a Thanksgiving Meal in Fort Myers Beach

Are you looking to enjoy Thanksgiving in Fort Myers Beach? If so, you’ll be surprised to find that quite a few restaurants will be keeping their doors open. We’ve compiled a list of three great places to choose for Thanksgiving meals on Fort Myers Beach. It is important to note that the hours could potentially change moving forward, so you’ll want to call to confirm with the restaurant before heading over. You might want to consider making a reservation ahead of time, too! 

Delicious Sandwich at Bayfront Bistro Fort Myers

Bayfront Bistro 

Bayfront Bistro allows diners to pull up to the restaurant not only by foot or car but by boat after a long day on the Gulf of Mexico as well! It is situated conveniently alongside the marina and offers stunning scenery that can be soaked up alongside the tasty dishes that they offer. 

Each meal brought to the table at Bayfront Bistro is meant to be memorable and were sure that after you try this place yourself, that you’ll want to return time and time again. The restaurant brings in all of their seafood fresh from the Gulf of Mexico, and the quality shines through with each bite. The restaurant offers a variety of other fares, too, so if you’re looking to treat your tastebuds to something different, you’re in luck. Executive chef Oscar Garcia cooks up a little bit of everything, so you’re sure to find something to suit the tastebuds of even your pickiest family members. 

The drinks are on another level! You’ll find all the classics as well as new and innovative flavor combinations alongside over 12 different beers and a great wine list. 

Charlie’s Boathouse Grill 

As the name of the restaurant suggests, this restaurant is nestled inside what was once an old boathouse. Charlie’s Boathouse Grill has its roots as a steakhouse, but in present-day, they offer a full menu consisting of all sorts of cuisine. This restaurant also has a fabulous salad bar that boasts over 55 items and toppings to choose from. It is a great restaurant to choose if you will be dining with people who all have different preferences or dietary restrictions due to the plethora of choices available. If you’re looking to enjoy a drink with your meal, you’re in luck! They offer beer, wine, and mixed drinks at great prices. Happy hour runs until 5:30 PM.

Charlie’s boathouse prioritizes fresh ingredients, and it really shows in the flavors of their dishes. They do things the “old fashioned” way, which plays a large roll in why they have such a strong following of repeat customers. At this restaurant, it isn’t just food, it’s a full-blown experience that’ll give you a true taste of Fort Myers Beach culture. 

Fresh Catch Bistro

Are you looking for a dining experience straight out of paradise? If so, Fresh Catch Bistro could be the restaurant that you’re searching for. The dining area overlooks all of the water sports action in the gulf and is truly something special.

This restaurant has waterfront dining down to a science and offers not one, but two different menus. One for their main courses and one with lighter happy hour fare. This restaurant has an award-winning entree selection and serves up great drinks, too! In fact, they won the best martini in Southwest Florida in the 2019 Gulfshore Life Awards. 

As with all of the other restaurants on this list, you will want to be sure to reach out to the restaurant directly to confirm menu options as they may change up their offerings due to the Holiday. 

If you’re curious about the other things worth checking out in the area outside of dining, there are plenty of other things to do in Fort Myers Beach including going to a dinner theatre show

All three restaurants mentioned on this list are conveniently located in close proximity to our Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals and Fort Myers Beach Condos. So are these three romantic restaurants great for another popular holiday: Valentine’s Day!

Visit Fort Myers

You must be 30 or older to book one of our rentals. Check out some of our condo rentals or pet-friendly rentals!

Partner News & Announcements

Dream Foundation logoDistinctive Beach Rentals is pleased to announce our partnership with the Dream Foundation. The Dream Foundation serves terminally ill adults in their last months of life by providing Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure. Our owners have partnered with us and the Dream Foundation to offer free accommodations to Dream recipients and their families. We are honored to be a part of this program.
Slumber Safe logoDistinctive Beach Rentals, Inc. is proud to announce that we are in compliance with the registration requirements contained in Ordinance 16-001 with the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department. All of our properties have been inspected and passed by the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department and carry the Slumber Safe recognition for you and your family's safety.
Fort Myers Beach town logoDistinctive Beach Rentals, Inc. is pleased to announce that all of our properties are registered with the Town of Fort Myers Beach in accordance with Ordinance 18-001 and carry a Town registration number.