Foodie Guide to Fort Myers and Cape Coral Florida

Discover all of the best foodie experiences with our Foodie Travel Guide to Fort Myers and Cape Coral Florida, including the best restaurants, activities and more! 

guide to fort myers and cape coral florida

We love discovering the best foodie experiences in Florida! This guide takes us to Southwest Florida, where we visit some of the best restaurants, distilleries, breweries and sweet spots in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. There are so many options in the area, including everything from beachside dining to farm-to-table countryside meals. It’s impossible to visit all of the best places but we share a few of our favorites.

Be sure to check out our other travel guides for even more of our favorite foodie experiences!

Guide to Cape Coral Florida

Cape Coral is located in Southwest Florida. It’s located near Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, so it’s a great starting location to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Beaches are located within close driving distance. The weather is great and there is plenty of delectable food to be found.

marina at the westin

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

The Westin Cape Coral Resort is a great place to stay on a visit to the area. It is located adjacent to the Tarpon Point Marina which offers shopping, dining and water activities like kayaking and fishing charters.

Mariners suite at the westin cape coral

The resort offers standard rooms and suites which are perfect for families. It’s easy access to all of the areas activities and foodie experiences within a drive from the resort.

green at the westin

Cape Coral Restaurants

Cape Coral offers a variety of restaurants and dining experiences. We highly recommend visiting at least a few of the restaurants on this list. You won’t be disappointed!

Gather Restaurant Cape Coral

We love this fun casual spot located at Tarpon Point Marina. Gather Restaurant in Cape Coral is located right next to the Westin Resort. You don’t even have to leave the Westin property to walk to this beautiful waterfront dining restaurant.

dinner at Gather Restaurant

Try a fun craft cocktail like the “Wanna Smash” if you’re looking for a refreshing drink. The menu offers everything from fresh salads and pastas to pizzas, pretzels and more. It’s a great place to grab a drink and a few small plates and enjoy your evening overlooking the marina. Outdoor and indoor seating is available.

Point 57 Kitchen and Cocktails Cape Coral

If you’re looking for a unique menu, signature cocktails and a relaxing atmosphere, then you must visit Point 57 Kitchen and Cocktails. The menu is diverse, featuring the freshest ingredients and fun twists on classic favorites like Pulled Pork Spring Rolls and Seafood Cobb Salad.

dinner at Point 57 Kitchen and Cocktails

The menu also offers favorites like Beef Stroganoff, New England Lobster Rolls, Scampi Pasta, Burgers, Wings and more. Outdoor and indoor seating is available for lunch and dinner.

steak tips, salad and more at Point 57 Restaurant

Cafe YOU

Cafe YOU in Cape Coral is a great spot to grab breakfast, lunch or coffee. The breakfast menu is offered all day and it’s filled with wholesome offerings like avocado toast, shakshuka and a breakfast bowl loaded with plenty of fresh veggies. Lunch offerings include fresh salads, soups, bowls, wraps and more.

We could eat at this cafe every single week. It offers plenty of Vegan and Gluten Free options and a full pastry cabinet stocked with treats like cakes, muffins and more.

breakfast at Cafe YOU

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar

Fathoms Restaurant and Bar is located at the Cape Harbor Marina, another great spot to enjoy waterfront views with plenty of fresh seafood, steaks and even pizza!

dinner at fathoms restaurant

Perk & Brew

Perk & Brew is a quaint little spot to grab coffee, craft beers, pastries and more. Stop in for a coffee or start your day with a full breakfast.

coffee at Perk and Brew

Other Cape Coral Restaurants

A few other restaurants that are highly recommended in the Cape Coral area include Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro, Nice Guys Pizza, Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood and Nevermind Awesome Bar and Eatery. The French Press is also another great place to grab breakfast and coffee.

marsh views

Things to do in Fort Myers and Cape Coral

Fort Myers and Cape Coral are located on the Florida gulf coast, with great access to Florida’s white sand beaches and plenty of outdoor adventures. Plan your foodie adventure including a stop at the beach and a few of our favorite spots.

beach and pier in ft myers

Visit Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Captiva or Cayo Costa

If you’re craving beautiful Florida beaches, then a visit to Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Captiva or Cayo Costa is a must.

Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel island are easily accessible from Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Captiva and Cayo Costa are great day trips if you’re looking for some of the most beautiful secluded beaches in the country.

bagel at tuckaway cafe and cinnamon roll at heavenly biscuit

Fort Myers Beach is a great place for a mini food crawl. Stop at Heavenly Biscuits for a massive cinnamon bun or Tuckaway Cafe for fresh bagels, smoothies and more. We also really love MoJoe’s Coffee Bar for a fresh acai bowl and coffee. You can park and walk to all of these spots and even have time to visit the beach too.

guide to fort myers and cape coral Florida including MoJoes Café

Matanzas on the Bay is a great spot for lunch overlooking the marina in Fort Myers Beach. Enjoy fresh seafood and drinks while enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Coste Island Cuisine is another great choice for dinner.

lunch at Matanzas on the Bay

Foodie Experiences

In addition to all of the incredible restaurants listed above, there are some unique foodie offerings in the Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach area.

Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm

Do not miss a visit to Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm! This sustainable farm offers one of the best dining experiences in the area. Reservations are required, so be sure to plan a visit for brunch to experience a true farm to table experience. With ingredients sourced from the farm and surrounding areas, you are guaranteed an incredible foodie experience.

restaurant at Rosy Tomorrow's Heritage Farm

animals at the farm Rosy Tomorrow's

The restaurant overlooks the farm so you can experience beautiful views and an enjoyable relaxed atmosphere. With a window into the kitchen, you can also see the chefs preparing your meal.

Rosy Tomorrow's Restaurant

Chef at Rosy Tomorrow's

Every single dish on the menu is incredible. They offer fresh botanical drinks like lavender and basil lemonade, using botanicals from their garden. With everything from charcuterie to pastas and plant based dishes, there is something for everyone. This restaurant not only offers delicious food but a full foodie experience.

Plan your visit now and do not miss Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm!

charcuterie board at Rosy Tomorrow's

pad thai and chocolate caramel tart at Rosy Tomorrow's

Wicked Dolphin Distillery

Wicked Dolphin Distillery is an artisan rum distillery. The award winning rum is distilled from Florida sugar cane and other local ingredients, including fresh mango, oranges and more. It’s handcrafted in small batches before it’s aged in used bourbon barrels. The distillery offers free tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. You are able to see how to the rum is made and taste a few of their spirits or take a bottle home with you.

tour at wicked dolphin distillery

rum at Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery

Craft Breweries in Cape Coral and Fort Myers

Cape Coral and the surrounding area offers plenty of craft breweries. In Cape Coral, you will find Big Blue Brewing Company, Big Storm Cape Coral, Eight Foot Brewing and Scotty’s Bierwerks. Plan an afternoon to brewery hop and experience some of the best brews in the area.

beer flight at Big Storm Brewing Cape Coral

In Fort Meyers, you will find Fort Myers Brewing Company, Coastal Dayz Brewery and Millenium Brewing Company. Fort Myers Brewing Company offers tours where you can look behind the scenes of the brewing process.

Desserts, sweets and treats in Cape Coral Fort Myers

Do not miss the sweets!

My Sweet Art is a lovely little French bakery in Cape Coral. The bakery offers sandwiches and warm dishes in addition to delectable desserts like French macaroons, Napoleons and more.

macarons, napoleon and lemon tart from My Sweet Art French Bakery

Cape Creamery is the place to grab a double scoop of ice cream! Try the Key Lime Pie or other fresh Florida flavors for a taste of Florida.

scoop of Key lime pie ice cream at cape creamery

Gulf Coast Fudge is the place to grab a treat before you leave Cape Coral. It’s located at the marina by the Westin Resort and offers fudge, candy and more.

fudge from Gulf Coast Fudge

If you’re looking for beautiful Florida beaches, outdoor adventures and plenty of foodie experiences, then use our guide to Fort Myers and Cape Coral Florida to plan a visit!

This post is sponsored by The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. As always, all opinions are my own.

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