Fort My­ers Beach

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DOC FORD’S FORT MY­ERS BEACH RUM BAR & GRILLE The Se­quel. This is what we want with a good story—a se­quel. This sec­ond restau­rant based on a fic­tional Randy Wayne White char­ac­ter serves up a view of Matan­zas Pass along with ba­nana leaf snapper and Texas baby back ribs. LD 708 Fish­er­man’s Wharf, Fort My­ers Beach, 239765-9660, doc­fords­fort­my­ers­ ORIG­I­NAL SHRIMP DOCK BAR & GRILL Au­then­tic Shrimp­ing Shanty. Set in the heart of Fort My­ers his­toric shrimp­ing fleet’s home base, this ca­sual eatery prides it­self in serv­ing boat-to-plate shrimp. The fresh catch from the Gulf wa­ters is served sim­ply as peel-and-eat with house sea­son­ing or kicked up a notch with cilantro lime, Ha­vana mojo or New Or­leans-style bar­be­cue. More shrimp dishes, fish, burgers and pizza round out the menu. Set on the edge of Back Bay, it’s an ideal spot to linger over a cock­tail and on Sun­day en­joy beach vol­ley­ball, corn hole and other games. LD 2200 Main St., Fort My­ers Beach. 239-463-3043, orig­i­nal­shrim­p­ PAR­ROT KEY CAR­IB­BEAN GRILL Din­ing Fun in Par­adise. Tucked in Salty Sam’s Ma­rina, this is the place for great open-air water­front din­ing and min­gling with sailors who tie their boats to the dock. Trop­i­cal cock­tails score big with rum run­ners, pina co­ladas and mo­ji­tos on the menu. En­joy conch frit­ters, co­conut curry mussels and the restau­rant’s

fa­mous crab, avo­cado and mango stack for starters. Car­ib­bean-in­spired seafood en­trees in­clude the co­conut shrimp plat­ter, mango tango mahi mahi and the crab-stuffed grouper. Meat lovers find Ja­maican jerk ribs. Live en­ter­tain­ment on week­ends. LD 2500 Main St., Fort My­ers Beach. 239-4633257, my­par­

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