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Best Eats In Fort Myers For Spring Training

February 28, 2011 12:43 PM

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Every year around this time, a few lucky fans ditch the snow and cold for warmth and sunshine — all to support their favorite Twinkies. Spring Training always brings a certain excitement along with it, as the first preps of a new baseball season come to life. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s about 60 degrees warmer in good ol’ Florida.

But like any good Twins fan, you’ll need plenty of sustenance to keep you going, game after game. And that’s where we come in. While it’s nearly impossible to get a dinner reservation at 4:30 p.m. in Fort Myers — and don’t even think about eating after 10 p.m. — here’s a few suggestions at least on where to go to get you started.

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13300 Cleveland Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33907

For a great selection of sushi and Korean BBQ, you can’t go wrong with Origami. For the Minneapolis natives, it’s your home away from home, boasting some of the same great flavors as our homegrown Origami in downtown Minneapolis. Try the Origami Jumbo roll which packs so many ingredients, it’s sure to have something for everyone.

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The Beached Whale

1249 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33931

If they would’ve let me, I would’ve gladly lived at The Beached Whale. This awesome bar and restaurant, located right across from Fort Myers Beach, is the perfect place for outdoor dining and happy hour indulging. Grab a seat in the Lookout Lounge from 3 to 6 p.m. daily, where you can order up some incredible wings and enjoy 99 cent domestic drafts.

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Keylime Bistro

11509 Andy Rosse Lane
Captiva, FL 33924

For a great, cute little bistro to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, head over to Keylime Bistro in Captiva. Between the outdoor patio and the great tropical drink menu, it’s the perfect place to sit back and relax over some tasty local cuisine. Try the Grouper sandwich and enjoy the sounds of live entertainment every day and night of the week.

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The Bubble Room

15001 Captiva Drive
Captiva, FL 33924

Look no further than the Bubble Room for a truly unique dining experience in Captiva. This colorful, kitschy diner features memorabilia from the 30s, 40s and 50s on nearly every possible open space on its walls. This fun tourist favorite features different rooms, each with their own themes and tons to look at. The “bubble bread” is a must.

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Tokyo Bay

13550 Reflection Pkwy #302
Fort Myers, FL 33907

For dining plus entertainment, stop by Tokyo Bay for sushi and Hibachi. Here, the chefs prepare a stellar meal right before your eyes, keeping the grill always flaming hot. Catch the Sunset Special from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday for a great deal on steak, chicken and shrimp entrees.

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Blu Sushi

13451 McGregor Blvd. Unit 23
Fort Myers, FL 33919

For a posh, modern setting to indulge in the latest and greatest sushi combinations or some crazy cocktails, check out Blu Sushi. Definitely home to a younger crowd, this trendy spot features a futuristic, eclectic décor with the fun ambience of a funky DJ. Order up a specialty martini and ask the staff for recommendations on the best sushi to order.

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The Lighthouse Restaurant

14301 Port Comfort Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Look no further for an incredible meal than at the waterfront dining at Lighthouse Restaurant. Perfect for celebrating any special occasion (perhaps, a big Twins win?) this gorgeous restaurant features some of the best views in town. Overlooking the entrance to Connie Mack Island, Lighthouse features some of the best seafood options in the city. Try the panko-crusted sea scallops — you won’t regret it.

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Mucky Duck

11546 Andy Rosse Lane
Captiva Island, FL 33924

Known as a Captiva institution, a stop at The Mucky Duck is almost mandatory for any Minnesota tourist. Located in downtown Captiva, this great beach bar has been known for its cold beer and great eats since 1976. No surprise, the Roasted Duckling Al’Orange is a local favorite.

Sara Boyd is a Web Producer for WCCO.COM

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  • Damon

    Did you refer to restaurants as “eats”?

    • Jason Kahl

      Best “eats” or food in Tampa. Certainly there is good food at more than one restaurant in Tampa.

  • Jason Kahl


    It’s a thinker.

  • Cindy

    Pretty sure the article is about Fort Meyers…..

  • Mike D

    I’ve eaten at Mucky Duck (beautiful location on the beach to watch the sunset) and The Lighthouse, both very good. I probably had the best prime rib sandwich I’ve ever had at The Lighthouse. I’ve been to the Beached Whale, but only for drinks. It has a fun atmosphere though.
    For sports bars, I suggest LeRoy Selmons or Shoeless Joes. Shoeless Joes puts the number of TVs at Joe Sensers to shame.

    • slboyd

      Great feedback, thanks Mike! And I agree with Lee Roy Selmon’s and Shoeless Joes. Gotta order the sweet tea and grits at Lee Roy’s!

  • Liza Schwab

    Mucky Duck is SO over-rated! I will agree, the Key-Lime Bistro is really good! There is also a little hidden mexican restaurant across the street from the Bubble Room (and behind Key Lime) that is as close to authentic I have had in a long time and it is a total whole in the wall place, but super yummy food.

    If you only want to cross the Causeway and not drive the long distance to Captiva, I would also suggest The Island Cow on Sanibel. Consistantly good food, good service and both indoor and outdoor seating and probably the best waiting area on the island for families.

  • TVP

    All of the above places are great but LeRoy Selmons is really the best……..Their BBQ pulled pork is the best I’ve ever had. And the atsmosphere is so much fun. It’s on the corner of Daniels Parkway and US 41. From MN moved to Naples this past spring. Going to the game Mon. and Wed. of next week. Hammond field is nice park, but nothing like new Target Field. Enjoy…

  • Barry M

    A website with sound would be great!!!

  • RIchard Hatfield

    Origami is as good as it gets!
    Native Minnesotan; Floridian and now Georgia. Lived in Minnesota 35 years,
    semi-retired in Fort Myers and now in Georgia.

  • Jack Spriggt

    Sandy Hook fish and ribhouse in Matlacha has some of the best food in town with a great view on Pine Island.

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