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We visited our surgeon and he gave us thumbs up for a vacation in Fort Myers. He told us about a few great seafood spots that we should visit. To quote him, “The best seafood is in Fort Myers.” Naturally, this poked our interest and we set out to try a few great places. I was grateful that my knee was better and I was able to make the trip.


Best Lobster In Fort Myers


Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls

One of my all-time favorite foods is the lobster roll and Mason’s didn’t disappoint. The serving was generous with plenty of lobster meat. I would even put in on my list of the best I have tasted. This is great stop for lunch.

Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls

Izzy’s Fish & Oyster

I also had a nice lobster dinner. My wife enjoyed the oysters. I had a double lobster tail plate served on top of some tasty but fancy vegetables. Cooked to perfection. I would describe this place as a very relaxing joint in the heart of downtown. The service was particularly awesome. The prices are slightly high but you get what you pay for. Personally, I’m happy to pay a little extra for super fresh seafood.

Waterfront restaurants Fort Myers

For me getting to Florida and being in a beach community necessitates a great seafood meal on the waterfront. I actually love the places on a canal more because the water is calmer and you get a close seat to the water as opposed to a beachfront restaurant that is generally farther away from the water.

Sea-Craft Waterfront Tiki

We found a great tiki-themed place in North Fort Myers. They had a very cool dining area on the wharf by the water overlooking all the boats. I love rum, especially when I tiki so I got a “You Can Rum But You Can Not Hide” adult beverage. This was a blend of all their flavored rums with cranberry pineapple and orange juice. Think a MaiTai on steroids. I went with the crab dip and crab cakes. I don’t know why I always seem to get crab cakes when I’m at a tiki bar but I suspect is it because crab cakes are one of my favorites and my favorite bar is a tiki bar on the water.

Steve B Waterfront Cafe

The name says it all. I had a juicy cheeseburger which I would rate five stars. But my favorite thing about this place was the music. I like rock and roll and I enjoyed the live music. If you are looking for a place on the water with live music, I highly recommend this place. My wife had fresh shrimp from the Gulf. This was her favorite seafood meal during our trip.

City Fish Market

We almost missed this place because they are closed Sundays and Mondays. I’m a fan of hole-in-the-wall places for exactly this reason. This place had maybe the best food that we found during our trip. I had a fish sandwich which they recommended and I loved it.  It’s not something I normally would get but I’m glad I did.