Looking for that unique dock-to-dining experience? We know the perfect places on The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel that will turn the fish you reel in into a fine seafood dinner. We’ve put together a list for you of the island spots cooking your catch. The best part – the fish you hook will be cooked just how you like it, served with delicious sides and you won’t have to do the dishes.
LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA – Looking for that unique dock-to-dining experience? We know the perfect places on The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel that will turn the fish you reel in into a fine seafood dinner.
We’ve put together a list for you of the island spots cooking your catch. The best part – the fish you hook will be cooked just how you like it, served with delicious sides and you won’t have to do the dishes.
Summerlin Jakes | Fort Myers
Here, a bit of Southern flare meets a longtime love for local fishing history. Summerlin Jakes takes your fillets and makes them fantastic. Have your snapper sautéed and served over rice, or cut into a tender white redfish fillet that’s been panko-fried or lightly blackened to your preference. Visit summerlinjakes.com.
17501 Harbour Pointe Drive, Fort Myers, 239-466-5377
Lazy Flamingo | Fort Myers, Sanibel, Pine Island
Looking for that relaxed island-style atmosphere? Inside the bright pink building adorned with a pink flamingo, you can enjoy your catch of the day. As long as the fish comes in clean, they will grill it, blacken it, or fry it for you and your guests. The fresh fish is served with two sides – French fries and a Caesar salad. Lazy Flamingo also has two locations on Sanibel and on Pine Island. Visit lazyflamingo.com.
Lazy Flamingo locations:
-12951 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-476-9000
-6520-C Pine Ave., Sanibel, 239-472-5353
-1036 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 239-472-6939
-16501-B Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia, 239-283-5959
The Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill | Cape Coral
Come by land or by sea to this casual dockside restaurant, where you can step off your boat and pull up a chair to feast on your catch of the day. Whether you like your fish broiled, grilled, baked or seared to perfection, Nauti Mermaid does it like no other. However, you must come with your fish already cleaned. Visit thenautibar.com.
5961 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-541-5600
The Boat House Tiki Bar & Grill | Cape Coral
This tiki hut sits right on the Caloosahatchee River, making it the perfect place to dock your boat after a long day of fishing. Your fish must be filleted and deboned, but once that’s done, leave the cooking for the restaurant crew! Your blackened, grilled or fried fish will be served with one side. Visit theboathouseuse.com.
5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral, 239-945-2628
Parrot Key Caribbean Grill | Fort Myers Beach
After a long day out, reap your “Angler’s Reward” at Parrot Key, where your fish is cooked with Caribbean flair by chefs skilled in the art. With a frozen drink in hand, plus live entertainment on the waterfront, there’s no better way to finish a day on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. How do you want your fish? Grilled, blackened or fried? Visit myparrotkey.com.
2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach, 239-463-3257
Pinchers | Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral
Since 1997, Pinchers has operated with a simple mission – local fishermen fishing local waters for a local restaurant. After spending the day on the water, local fishermen and crabbers return each night with the best that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, bringing their catches to the Island Crab Co. on Pine Island. Pinchers will cook your catch and serve it to you broiled, blackened or grilled with a side. Visit pinchersusa.com.
-18100 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, 239-415-8973
-6890 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, 239-463-2909
-28580 Bonita Crossing Blvd., Bonita Springs, 239-948-1313
-10029 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers, 239-415-4040
-5991 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-540-7939
Nauti Parrot Tiki Hut | Fort Myers Beach
Nauti Parrot Tiki Hut is not your typical tiki hut. Several details make this venue a step above the rest. When you enter through the doors, you get a slice of Key West. Your catch will be prepared how you like and paired with two sides. Visit nautiparrot.com.
19001 San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, 239-349-7907
Harbourside Bar and Grill | Captiva Island
South Seas Island Resort has taken great care to ensure the Harbourside Bar and Grill menu items showcase the bounty of Gulf seafood available. This means your catch will be in great hands. By commissioning local fishermen in the procurement of dining selections, Harbourside offers the freshest selection and finest cuisine from the Gulf of Mexico. Visit southseas.com/dining-en.html.
5400 South Seas Plantation Road, Captiva, 239-472-7535
Tarpon Lodge | Bokeelia
Relax while experiencing the “Old Florida” charm of our 1926 lodge. Savor lunch, dinner or an overnight stay with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound. Listen to live music as you sip & snack from our bar menu. The Tarpon Lodge will prepare your fish as an appetizer or an entrée, but you will need to bring it in cleaned and filleted. Visit tarponlodge.com.
13771 Waterfront Drive, Bokeelia, 239-283-3999
Micelis | Matlacha
Miceli’s Restaurant is the perfect place for great food and fun in Southwest Florida! Bring your fish ready for the grill and in minutes, you will have your fresh fish delivered right to your table. The fish comes with one side and your choice of soup or salad. There is no denying, you will leave with a full belly. Visit micelis-italian.com.
3930 Pine Island Road, Matlacha, 239-282-8233