Bonita Springs

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OLD 41

Just Like Home ... Es­pe­cially for those from Philly. The corned-beef hash, pan­cakes with freshly sliced ba­nanas or straw­ber­ries and Car­bon’s

malted Bel­gian waf­fles ac­com­pa­nied by fresh­ground Colom­bian cof­fee are rea­son to come for break­fast. Pop in for lunch and it’s the Philly cheeses­teak, hands down. BL 25091 Bern­wood Drive, Bonita Springs, 239-948-4123, old41rest.com

PINCHERS CRAB SHACK

Gulf to Ta­ble. Fresh, cut-to-order fries; made-from­scratch slaw; a deca­dently rich, hot cheese and crab dip; and full-on fruity, trop­i­cal cock­tails com­ple­ment the fresh­est seafood on the coast. LD

Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions through­out South­west Florida: 28580 Bonita Cross­ings Blvd., Bonita Springs, 239-948-1313; 18100 San Car­los Blvd., Fort My­ers Beach, 239-415-8973; 6890 Es­tero Blvd., Fort My­ers Beach, 239-463-2909; 2360 West First St., Fort My­ers, 239-245-7049; 10029 Gulf Cen­ter Drive, Fort My­ers, 239-415-4040; 5991 Sil­ver King Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33914, 239-540-7939; and 1200 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, 239-434-6616, pinch­er­scrab­shack.com

SANI­BEL FISH HOUSE

Tried and True. Fresh seafood en­trées on the all- day menu range from sand­wiches and sal­ads to fried bas­kets and house specialties, such as seared tuna with rice cakes and sea­weed salad. The sal­mon can be or­dered broiled, grilled, black­ened or Ja­maican jerked. LD

4685 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 239-4955770; 1523 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel, 239-472-7770; and 320 Old San Car­los Blvd., Fort My­ers Beach, 239-765-6766, the­fish­house­r­estau­rants.com

save room for a deca­dent dessert! Lunch is of­fered Fri­day-Sun­day. LD

8017 Plaza del Lago Drive, Suite 101, Es­tero, 239-498-0018, rodiziogrill.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

Al­ways a Siz­zling Suc­cess. Vaulted tray ceil­ings and metic­u­lously set white linen-cov­ered ta­bles set the mood. From petite filets to cow­boy-size ribeyes, the steaks are ten­der and juicy; choose from tra­di­tional sides like creamed spinach and sweet potato casse­role.

DThe Shops at Co­conut Point, 23151 Vil­lage Shops Way, Suite 101, Es­tero, 239-948-8888, ruth­schris.com

TAR­PON BAY RESTAU­RANT

New-Fash­ioned Clas­sic. The Hy­att Re­gen­cyCo­conut Point de­signed its restau­rant to pay homage to the Old Florida fish­house. At the ce­viche raw bar you’ll find eight types of raw seafood “cooked” in var­i­ous mari­nades. For en­trées, try the Diver’s Spear, which in­cludes whole red snap­per, Asian slaw, ponzu and cilantro-gin­ger rice.

D5001 Co­conut Road, Es­tero, 239-390-4295, co­conut­point.hy­att.com

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