Cape Coral

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Tackle Your Taste Buds. Stop in for amaz­ing sig­na­ture dishes and fa­mous pizza. T ry the chicken and Bel­gian waf­fles with a zesty maple- honey 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 BL Ts. Or tr y a stacked Reuben, cal­zone, strom­boli ( veg­gie/ meat) or the Cape’s best wings. Y ou’ll

also find plenty of salad choices, wraps and icy bev­er­ages. Big 1 0 Tav­ern ser ves up a to­tal sports pack­age that never misses a game; you’ll al­ways find fun en­ter­tain­ment for fam­ily and friends. Open ever y night un­til 2 a. m. LD 4703 SW 16th Place, Cape Coral. 239-257-1081, big10­tav­


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,


The Taste is in the De­tails. The dé­cor takes you back to the 1 920s, 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 ever ything from arugula to fried egg will make your mouth wa­ter , and the craft beer menu in­cludes such names as K ona 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

“Your diet is a bank ac­count. Good food choices are good in­vest­ments.” —Bethenny Frankel


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,


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


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 hand­s­e­lected 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


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 try 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


Ca­su­ally So­phis­ti­cated. Start with Pulled Pork Spring Rolls, served with Gouda cheese, yel­low mus­tard slaw, and Carolina dip­pin’ sauce to wake up your palate. Scal­lops are an ex­cel­lent choice for an en­trée, served 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 served 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,

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