Punta Gorda

  • PIONEERS PIZZA: Pioneers Pizza offers pizza, pasta, salad, and everything in between. Locally sourced ingredients, always fresh and made from scratch. 


  • PICCOLO: Piccolo is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine and pizza.


  • Leroy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar: This beach bar with a Southern flair is smack dab on Siesta Key Beach. Here, you’ll find live music and more than 40 beers on tap to complement savory burgers, tasty sandwiches and burgers and local favorites like peel-and-eat shrimp.


  • The Celtic Ray Public House: Traditional Irish Pub featuring Irish Pub favorites made from fresh ingredients and family recipes. The Celtic Ray’s Fish & Chips are famous worldwide.


  • TT’s Tiki Bar: TT’s is known for its delicious food, live music, and laid-back atmosphere. This waterfront location beach-bar hut offers casual American eats, stools & a sandy patio with a fire pit & volleyball.


Fort Myers

  • Bruno’s of Brooklyn, Italian Eatery: Bruno’s is a casual family operated restaurant serving Sicilian inspired pasta with tasty sauces, pizza, sandwiches and more. Bruno’s offers great service and delicious Italian classics, including lasagna, ravioli, tortellini salad and more all made from scratch featuring authentic ingredients and recipes.


  • Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille: Doc Ford’s Ft. Myers Beach is a locals favorite with live music & waterfront seating! Doc Ford’s serves some of Fort Myers best seafood and steaks along with a great variety of local beers on tap and scrumptious desserts. The outdoor bar and grill is spacious and inviting while offering breathtaking views of both Fort Myers Beach and Estero Bay


  • Dixie Fish Co.: Located next door to its sister restaurant, Doc Ford’s, Dixie Fish Co offers waterfront dining with down to earth seafood options the whole family will love.


  • The Salty Crab Bar & Grill: Located in Fort Myers Beach, you can’t miss The Salty Crab. The beachside restaurant and bar has fantastic seafood dishes, great margaritas and live music. You can listen to live reggae or blues while you dine on delicious stone crab claws and seafood platters. It has a laid-back atmosphere and is open year-round.


  • Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and The Playmore Tiki Bar: This is a fun beachfront eatery featuring steak & seafood amid sweeping ocean views. Enjoy your dinner on Sunset Beach Tropical Grill’s outdoor patio, then head across the street to The Playmore Tiki Bar for a frozen cocktail. You can watch sunset from these two local favorites, and don’t forget to check the schedule for live local music.


Port Charlotte

  • Wally’s Southern Style BBQ: Although many restaurants claim to have smoked meats, few pull it off quite like Wally’s. The pulled pork sandwich served with hushpuppies is delicious. The restaurant has a smoker on site, so if you want real barbeque, you can tell they really know what they’re doing. http://wallyssouthernbbq.com/

  • Bella Napoli Pizzeria & Restaurant: A classic Italian eatery. This family-owned pizzeria has an extensive menu featuring family recipes filled with both traditional and contemporary pizza, pasta and appetizer dishes. https://bellanapoli1938.com/
  • PRIME Serious Steak: An upscale restaurant that serves top quality cuts of meat that is a favorite among family and friends. They have a great selection of steak cuts available along with chicken and even seafood! Definitely worth checking out if you are staying at any hotels near Naples Beach or Marco Island. If you are looking for a nice place to celebrate your anniversary, Prime Serious Steak is also one of our top picks to consider. https://primeserioussteak.com/

  • Ephesus Mediterranean Grill: With an atmosphere that is casual and full of life, Ephesus is the perfect spot to enjoy a night out. Authentic Turkish Cuisine featuring fresh and delicious Mediterranean, Turkish, and Middle Eastern options. Some menu favorites include Gyros, Kebabs, Hummus, Tabouli, Falafel, Baklava. https://ephesusmedgrill.com/

  • Visani Restaurant and Theater: Dinner with or without a show. The choice is yours! Visani is a hidden gem of a restaurant and live theater. Visani not only puts on a great show but has consistently been voted one of Southwest Florida’s best restaurants. Showcasing favorite traditional Italian dishes, Visani prides itself on its fantastic staff and great atmosphere. https://www.visani.net/


  • Trattoria Pasquale: Trattoria Pasquale is a quaint family operated Italian restaurant located in South Tampa. A place to experience the passion of Italian cuisine.  Indulge in customer favorites like Farfalle Luigi or Veal/Chicken Nonno Pasquale. A local favorite with indoor and outdoor dining where you can enjoy authentic recipes while being treated like family. https://www.trattoriapasquale.com/
  • Gaspar’s Grotto: A world-renowned pirate bar and restaurant. Gaspar’s pays homage to the legendary local pirate Jose Gaspar and celebrates Tampa’s immigrant past. The bar and restaurant boasts an indoor bar and dining area as well as two sun-drenched outdoor patios which feature live entertainment weekly. Don’t miss the jumbo wings! https://gasparsgrotto.com/
  • Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse: Terra Gaucha is an authentic Southern Brazilian Churrascaria Steakhouse offering selection of wood fire grilled meats and an extensive salad bar. The authentic Gaúcho seasonings and natural wood charcoal to roast succulent beef, lamb, poultry, pork and seafood will leave you feeling like you were transported to “Southern Brazil” right here in Tampa. https://www.terragaucha.net/
  • Wright’s Gourmet House: Wright’s Gourmet House offers a wide selection of gourmet sandwiches, fresh deli salads, scrumptious desserts, and delectable catering. Between the world famous gourmet sandwiches and the delectable desserts you will leave stuffed! https://www.wrightsgourmet.com/
  • La Terrazza Restaurant: Local mainstay with classical Italian cooking methods to make rustic dishes that are authentic and flavorful. They use only fresh ingredients and house made pastas and sauces. Great food, exceptional menu selections, and friendly professional service make this place well suited for a casual light lunch, a romantic dinner, or a fun meeting place with friends and family http://w.laterrazzayborcity.com/

Cape Coral

  • Two Meatballs In The Kitchen: Casual and family friendly authentic Italian restaurant serving large portions using the freshest ingredients. Recently voted the best Italian restaurant in Cape Coral! Prices are reasonable and portions are large.


  • Lehne Burger Cape Coral: Home of the design your own burger! Come relax in this retro restaurant while enjoying burgers with many topping and sauce options, shakes, and beer. When the weather is nice the patio is the perfect spot to dine!


  • Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood: Voted best seafood restaurant in “Best of Cape Coral” too many years to count! They offer the best local seafood including live Maine lobsters, king crab, snow crab, and raw bar along with delectable fresh seafood entrees


  • Point 57 Kitchen & Cocktails: Don’t miss this American gastropub with Southern influences. Traditionally simple steaks, burgers, and seafood; paired with interesting local ingredients. Point 57 offers an extensive lunch menu with servings and prices that can’t be beat. But if we are being honest, our favorite is Sunday brunch with the bottomless mimosas!