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LOB­STER LADY SEAFOOD MAR­KET AND BISTRO Eclec­tic Coastal Cui­sine. Whether you choose Shrimp and Grits for break­fast or Le Bouf Ba­con Wrapped Lob­ster Tail for din­ner, you’ll taste why we call our seafood the fresh­est in the area! Our ex­ten­sive menu in­cludes a raw bar, and a fine selec­tion of burg­ers, sand­wiches and pasta for land­lub­bers. Be sure to pick up a fresh selec­tion from our Mar­ket to take home! En­joy live en­ter­tain­ment ev­ery night. BLD

1715 Cape Co­ral Park­way, Units 2 & 3, Cape Co­ral, 239-471-0136, lob­ster­la­

MARKER 92 Nau­ti­cally Nice. Fresh seafood and a wood­fired pizza oven draw in guests from be­yond the Ma­rina Vil­lage Re­sort’s bound­aries. En­joy the sig­na­ture flat­bread piz­zas on the breezy water­side ter­race. BLD

5951 Sil­ver King Blvd., Cape Co­ral, 239-5415600,

MONARCA’S AU­THEN­TIC MEX­I­CAN CUI­SINE BAR & GRILL Authen­ti­cally De­li­cious. Rich, carved wood sur­rounds you as you pe­ruse the menu, filled with the finest Mex­i­can dishes. Sam­ple one of Monarca’s many tra­di­tional beers from Mex­ico, or try some Mex­i­can tequila with your ap­pe­tizer. The tor­tillas and chips are made in-house, as are the sal­sas and pico de gallo. The Monar­cha’s Shrimp Aztec Cock­tail is a fa­vorite, or try the Huarache Mi­choa­cano, a spe­cialty Mi­choa­can dish fea­tur­ing a thick oval corn tor­tilla filled with beans, finely chopped onions, tomatillo sauce and tip steak. There is no bet­ter or more au­then­tic Mex­i­can cui­sine than this! LD

1604 SE 46th St., Cape Co­ral, 239-540-9533, monar­cas­restau­

MON­KEY BAR STEAK & SEAFOOD Silly Name, Se­ri­ous Food. Chef Nico Bogert and his ex­pe­ri­enced team are pas­sion­ate about food, and you’ll taste the proof! With va­ri­ety enough for any palate, the menu in­cludes se­lec­tions like: The Big Mon­key, a pork chop served with ap­ple rel­ish; Rum and Pep­per Painted Grouper, served over rice with mango or­ange sauce; and Ahi Tuna Salad. Try the steak, which earned this eatery the ti­tle of Best Steak­house in Cape Co­ral. In­door and out­door seat­ing is avail­able, and live en­ter­tain­ment is of­fered nightly. LD

1428 Lafayette St., Cape Co­ral, 239-549-8800, mon­key­bar­

NEV­ER­MIND AWE­SOME BAR AND EATERY A taste of the good life! Share some Crispy Parme­san Truf­fle Wings or try a Vol­cano Spring Roll

to start. Chef Hugo uses the best hand-se­lected in­gre­di­ents, and it shows in the fla­vor! The Bar Steak and Blue Cheese Crust is al­ways pop­u­lar, and don’t miss the truf­fle fries, made with gourmet spe­cialty Ken­nebec pota­toes. LD

927 E. Cape Co­ral Park­way, Cape Co­ral, 239-471-0295, nev­er­mind­capec­o­

POINT 57 Ca­su­ally So­phis­ti­cated. Start with Pulled Pork Spring Rolls, ser ved with Gouda cheese, yel­low mus­tard slaw, and Carolina dip­pin’ sauce to wake up your palate. Scal­lops are an ex­cel­lent choice for an en­trée, ser ved with charred onion, fen­nel sausage, Mar­coni al­monds, and ap­ple cider re­duc­tion. Chef/ Pro­pri­etor Matt Arnold has been in the restau­rant busi­ness for 27 years, and each dish ser ved shows his ex­per­tise! Choose from an ex­ten­sive craft drink selec­tion and be sure to save room for tiramisu. DR

3522 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Co­ral, 239-471-7785,

PAR­ADISE DELI AND GRILL Heav­enly Taste. Our menu is built around the idea that fresh in­gre­di­ents and home­made food just taste bet­ter. Whether you try a Greek omelet for break­fast or our Philly Cheese Steak for lunch or din­ner, you will taste the dif­fer­ence. Be sure to try our award-win­ning Reuben! Too busy to dine in? Our en­tire menu is avail­able for take-out, and our ca­ter­ing menu of­fers an ar­ray of choices to make your next party a hit! BLD

2378 Surf­side Blvd., Cape Co­ral, 239-292-2378, par­adisedelic­

“The se­cret of suc­cess in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out in­side.” —Mark Twain

Bonita Springs

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,

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, 239463-2909; 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, 239-5407939; and 1200 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, 239-434-6616, pinch­er­scrab­

SANI­BEL FISH HOUSE Tried and T rue. 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, 239-495-5770; 1523 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel, 239-472-7770; and 320 Old San Car­los Blvd., Fort My­ers Beach, 239-765-6766, the­fish­house­r­estau­


FORD’S GARAGE The taste is in the de­tails. The dé­cor takes you back to the 1920s, when Henry Ford walked these parts, and the menu in­cludes burg­ers like the Model “A” and the Low Carb-ure­tor. Fresh Black An­gus beef topped with ev­ery­thing from arugula to fried egg will make your mouth water, and the craft beer menu in­cludes names like Kona Big Wave and Goose Is­land 312. LD

10801 Corkscrew Road No. 519, Es­tero, 239-495-3673, fords­

RODIZIO GRILL The Brazil­ian Steak­house. Ex­pe­ri­ence the fla­vors of Brazil, with your choice from over a dozen ro­tis­serie grilled meats, per­fectly sea­soned and car ved ta­ble­side by Rodizio Gau­chos! Try the Fei­joada, a tra­di­tional Brazil­ian black-bean stew, or Aba­caxi, fresh glazed and grilled pineap­ple. Don’t for­get to save room for a deca­dent dessert! Lunch is of­fered Fri­day-Sun­day. LD

8017 Plaza del Lago Drive, Suite 101, Es­tero, 239-498-0018, rodiziogri­

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. D

The Shops at Co­conut Point, 23151 Vil­lage Shops Way, Suite 101, Es­tero, 239-948-8888, ruth­

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. D

5001 Co­conut Road, Es­tero, 239- 444-1234, co­conut­point.hy­


FISH CRAZY RESTAU­RANT AND FISH MAR­KET Crazy Good! Are you look­ing for the best, fresh­est seafood in South­west Florida? We have your fa­vorites, broiled, black­ened, grilled, sautéed or fried! Try one of our sig­na­ture items that our reg­u­lars go crazy about. Fire­cracker Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits or our ev­er­pop­u­lar Grouper Sand­wich. Even bet­ter , we’ve part­nered with the pop­u­lar Blu Sushi fran­chise so you can en­joy the area’s best spe­cialty sushi. And you can al­ways pick up fresh fish to pre­pare at home, along with just-picked lo­cal pro­duce, just-squeezed juices, re­gional good­ies and of course Fish Crazy’s leg­en­dar y Key lime pie, made with Randy’s orig­i­nal recipe. While you’re here, check out our in­door bocce court, the only one in the area! LD

14700 Tami­ami Trail N., Naples, 239-260-1070, fishcrazyr­estau­

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