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. 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

  • 2. Bert's Bar & Grill

    $ | American

    Looking to hang out with the locals of Pine Island? Here you'll find cheap eats, live entertainment, a pool table, and a water view to boot...Read More

  • 3. Doc's Beach House

    $ | American

    Right next door to the public access point for Barefoot Beach, Doc's has fed hungry beachgoers for decades. Come barefoot and grab a quick libation...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Rumrunners

    $ | American

    Cape Coral's best casual cuisine is surprisingly affordable, considering the luxury condo development that rises around it and the size of the...Read More

  • 6. Sale e Pepe

    $$$$ | Italian

    Marco's best dining view comes also with some of its finest cuisine. The name means "salt and pepper," an indication that this palatial restaurant...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Sunset Grille

    $$ | American

    Head to this popular spot for casual dining with a view of the beach and a menu of munchies, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, and steak. The lively...Read More

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

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