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