Cape Coral is nestled along the West Coast of Florida between Ft. Myers and the shimmering, tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This famous vacation destination invites tourists to kick back, relax and enjoy the slower pace of coastal living. Being a premier tourism destination, Cape Coral offers many dining options that range from upscale restaurants to low-key diners. Here’s ten of our favorite to try when visiting.
Blaze Bistro is a local favorite founded by Executive Chef Todd Sheffield. Chef Sheffield creates culinary delights with a flare, inspired by cuisines from around the world. From the menu, try the Asian blackened ahi tuna, filet mignon, East Indian bang bang chicken.
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Fish Tale Grill offers its patrons’ fresh seafood, steaks, salads, homemade soups and more. The restaurant grew from family owned and operated Merrick Seafood, which has been providing fresh seafood to over 250 local restaurants for over 20 years. Try the ginger teriyaki tuna, lobster and lump crab fondue, or bacon wrapped dry scallops.
Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery is owned by chef Shannon Yates, a Cape Coral local. It has become one of the city’s most popular dining locales and features the popular Cult Carne, which meets one Sunday a month. Members choose their entrée prior to the event. All entrées are paired with a unique appetizer, fresh vegetables, and dessert.
Ceno Grill offers Mediterranean fare,, specifically a mix of Italian and Greek. Tucked into an unassuming strip mall, don’t let the location dissuade the dining choice. The quaint restaurant prepares home cooked meals and is a great setting for family dining. Try the crab stuffed portabello mushroom, seafood risotto, or moussaka with Greek potatoes.
Ford’s Garage is a gourmet burger bar and brewery serving up Black Angus beef, American Kobe, turkey, chicken, tuna, seafood and vegetarian products coupled with all natural, aged Cheeses and gourmet toppings. The emphasis at Ford’s is on high quality and homemade meals that won’t break the bank. From the menu, try the fried pickles, distinguished gentleman burger, truffle fries, followed by cinnamon fried pretzels for dessert.
Lobster Lady Seafood Market & Bistro | Courtesy of Restaurant
Brew Babies is owned and operated by a husband and wife Italian dynamic duo. Chef Antonio, who concocts creative entrees, and his wife Claudia is who is master baker. Brew Babies offers bistro food in a plush indoor atmosphere, as well as an outdoor garden patio setting. From the menu start with the caprese salad and octopus carpaccio, then move to the pork osso bucco or the lobster ravioli. Pair these with a delicious Italian wine from the wine list.
A Cape Coral favorite for fresh seafood, Lobster Lady Seafood Market & Bistro offers wholesale, carryout and dine-in options. Be sure to make a reservations as this place is packed around the clock. Try the appetizer tower, or the bacon wrapped salmon and encrusted scallops with a honey wasabi sauce.
Tex-Mex meals made from scratch is why 3 Pepper Burrito is a local favorite. Everything is fresh, from the daily-diced veggies, to the flour and corn tortillas. Try the carnitas burrito with spicy sour cream, or the taco pancho. The burritos are made to order so patrons can choose ingredients to suit whatever mood they’re in.
One of the best spots to grab breakfast of brunch in Cape Coral is the House of Omletes. Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, House of Omletes offers a variety of home cooked breakfast and lunch classics as well as healthy options. Try one of the signature omelets, like the Texan, the chicken cordon blue, or the godfather.
Aji Limon Peruvian Restaurant is a family owned-and-operated business sharing an authentic, traditional love of Peruvian cuisine with the city of Cape Coral. The meals are influenced by Incan, Spanish immigrants, African, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian cultures. Try the choclo entero, palta rellena de mariscos, ceviche and lomo saltado.