The Lower Gulf Coast Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lower Gulf Coast - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Captiva House

    $$$$ | Seafood

    This wonderfully romantic restaurant is casual, comfortable, and considered by many to be the best fine-dining restaurant on Captiva Island...Read More

  • 2. USS Nemo

    $$$ | Seafood

    Don't be fooled by the tacky glowing sign from the highway: most Neapolitans swear this is the place for seafood in town, which is why you...Read More

  • 3. Baleen

    $$$$ | Seafood

    The mood cast in this well-appointed dining room and the romantic Gulf-view patio that spills onto the sand feels like the perfect Florida restaurant...Read More

  • 4. Blue Water Bistro

    $$$ | Seafood

    For the convenience of shoppers at Coconut Point, several excellent restaurants cluster in the midst of the shopping center. This one, although...Read More

  • 5. Green Flash

    $$$ | Seafood

    Good food and sweeping views of quiet waters and a mangrove island keep boaters and others coming back to this casual indoor-outdoor restaurant...Read More

  • 6. Matanzas Inn

    $$ | Seafood

    Watch boats coming and going whether you sit inside or out at this rustic Old Florida–style restaurant right on the docks alongside the Intracoastal...Read More

  • 7. Old Marco Lodge Crab House

    $$$ | Seafood

    Built in 1869, this waterfront restaurant is Goodland's oldest landmark. Boaters often cruise in and tie up dockside to sit on the veranda and...Read More

  • 8. Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

    $$ | Seafood

    For something more contemporary than Fort Myers Beach's traditional shrimp and seafood houses, head to San Carlos Island on the east side of...Read More

  • 9. Shrimp Shack

    $ | Seafood

    Seafood lovers, families, and retired snowbirds flock to this venue with its vivacious staff, bustle, and colorful, cartoonish wall murals....Read More

  • 10. Snook Inn

    $$$ | Seafood

    Situated on the water with live entertainment in the tiki bar and a loaded salad bar, it's no wonder this place has been a casual favorite for...Read More

  • 11. The Bay House

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Nestled in a hidden expanse of twisted mangrove trees and flowing canals is one of the area's best restaurants for casual fine dining—and beautifully...Read More

  • 12. The Mucky Duck

    $$$ | Seafood

    A longtime fixture on Captiva's beach, it parodies British pubs with its name and sense of humor. Since 1975, it has consistently drawn crowds...Read More

  • 13. Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market

    $$$ | Seafood

    One of Sanibel's longest-running restaurants successfully satisfies visitors and residents with consistent quality and a full net of nightly...Read More

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