TARPON LODGE & RESTAURANT
Set in the pristine waters of Pine Island Sound, the visit here is old Florida architecture, its main dining room in a 1926 historic building. Lunch can include such delights as the roasted sweet potato and green apple salad that’s made fresh with local organic greens. Or try the blackened fish tacos with black-bean salsa and cilantro crème fraiche. Local waters also produce menu choices such as fresh catch of the day and a Pine Island clam and shrimp pasta, both exquisite dishes. Diners (and boaters) will enjoy a four-star experience while taking in the beautiful back bay and wildlife views. Come enjoy this elegant dining treasure nestled along quiet waters. Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant, 13771 Waterfront Drive, Bokeelia. 239-283-3999, tarponlodge.com, N 26.39.562, W 082.09.180.