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The Lower Gulf Coast Restaurants

The Veranda

  • 2122 2nd St. Map It
  • Fort Myers

Updated 05/12/2014

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Restaurants come and go quickly as downtown reinvents itself, but this one has endured since 1978. A favorite of business and government bigwigs at lunch (the fried green tomato salad is signature), it serves imaginative Continental fare with a trace of a Southern accent for dinner. Notable are tournedos with smoky sour-mash-whiskey sauce, rack of lamb with rosemary-merlot sauce, herb-crusted honey-grilled salmon, and a grilled seafood sampler with saffron fettuccine,

all served with homemade honey-drizzled bread and corn muffins with pepper jelly. The restaurant is a combination of two turn-of-the-20th-century homes, with a two-sided central brick fireplace, and sconces and antique oil paintings on its pale-yellow walls. Ask for an outdoor courtyard table when weather permits.

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2122 2nd St., Fort Myers, Florida, 33901, United States

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  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.

Updated 05/12/2014


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