Cape Coral

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BIG 10 TAV­ERN (SPORTS BAR AND GRILL) Tackle Your Taste Buds. Stop in for amaz­ing sig­na­ture dishes and fa­mous pizza. Try the chicken and Bel­gian waf­fles with a zesty maple­honey mustard. Other choices in­clude: Big Ten’s juicy build-your-own burg­ers with a full back­field of top­pings and cheeses; yummy sand­wiches and melts topped with steak, pork, ham and ba­con; fresh cod; orig­i­nal Philly cheeses­teak; and triple BLTs. Or try a stacked Reuben, cal­zone, strom­boli (veggie/meat) or the Cape’s best wings. You’ll also find plenty of salad choices, wraps and icy bev­er­ages. Big 10 Tav­ern serves up a to­tal sports pack­age that never misses a game; you’ll al­ways find fun en­ter­tain­ment for fam­ily and friends. Open ev­ery night un­til 2 a.m. LD

4703 SW 16th Place, Cape Coral. 239-257-1081, big10­tav­

“All hap­pi­ness de­pends on a leisurely break­fast.” —John Gun­ther

CENO GRILLE Fam­ily His­tory. Try the fresh home­made spanako­pita—fresh spinach, herbs and feta, wrapped in phyllo dough and baked—or the chicken Marsala, and you’ll un­der­stand the pas­sion that drove founder George Lukas to cre­ate Ceno Grill. Or­der a gyro or sou­vlaki for a light meal, or feast on chicken Parme­san, you won’t be dis­ap­pointed! And who can re­sist some tasty can­noli for dessert? Don’t miss Happy Hour, M-F, 3-6pm. Closed Sun­days. LD

1715 Cape Coral Park­way W., Cape Coral, 239-549-2366,

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 such as 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 such names as Kona Big Wave and Goose Is­land 312. LDR

1719 Cape Coral Park­way East, Cape Coral, 239-540-3673, fords­

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 it’s the fresh­est seafood in the area! The 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 the mar­ket to take home! En­joy live en­ter­tain­ment ev­ery night. BLD

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

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of op­por­tu­nity to eat badly.” —Anna Thomas

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, 239-541-5600,

MONARCA’S AU­THEN­TIC MEX­I­CAN CUI­SINE BAR & GRILL Au­then­ti­cally De­li­cious. Rich, car ved wood sur­rounds you as you pe­ruse the menu, list­ing the finest Mex­i­can dishes. Sam­ple one of Monarca’s many tra­di­tional beers from Mex­ico, or tr y some Mex­i­can te­quila with your ap­pe­tizer. The tor­tillas and chips are made in­house, as are the sal­sas and pico de gallo. The Monarca’s Shrimp Aztec Cock­tail is a f avorite, 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 such as 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 are 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 and 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. The menu is built around the idea that fresh in­gre­di­ents and home­made food just taste bet­ter. Whether you try a Greek omelet for break­fast or Philly cheeses­teak for lunch or din­ner, you’ll taste the dif­fer­ence. Be sure to tr y the award-win­ning Reuben! Too busy to dine in? The en­tire menu is avail­able for take-out, and the cater­ing menu of­fers an ar­ray of choices to make your next party a hit. BLD

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

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