Restaurants Opened In Fort Myers

Restaurants Opened In Fort Myers

September 10th, Hurricane Irma devastated most of Florida.  Building up to the hurricane there was a mass evacuation from the sun shine state. It took people up to 40 hours to pass over the Florida State Line. Some people decided to stay even after many warnings from leading officials. Today Florida Light and Power and several other workers from all over the country are working around the clock to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses.

Roll Call

There are some restaurants opened in Fort Myers for business. If you don’t see your favorite, check there website to see if they are opened. Keep in mind that most places may only accept cash due to power and internet constrictions.

Here is a list of some of the restaurants opened in Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Beach

Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe: Reopened Wednesday. (702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach; 239-463-6119;

Dixie Fish Co.: Reopened Thursday. (714 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach; 239-233-8837;

The Cottage Beach Bar and Gulfshore Grill: Reopened at noon Thursday, cash only until internet resumes. (1250 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 239-765-5440;

Nauti Parrot Dock Bar: Reopened Thursday. (19001 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 239-314-5667)

Nervous Nellie’s: Reopened Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (1131 First St., Fort Myers Beach; 239-463-8077;

Pierside Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar: Reopening Friday. (1000 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 239-765-7800;


Bailey’s General Store: Reopen as of Tuesday. (2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239-472-1516;

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille – Sanibel Island: Open and serving. (2500 Island Inn Road, Sanibel; 239-472-8311;

Island Pizza Company: Open and serving. (1619 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239=472-1107;

Lazy Flamingo: Both island locations are open and serving. (1036 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239-472-6939;

Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen: Reopened Thursday with a limited menu. (1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239-472-1998;

 The Pecking Order: Reopened Tuesday with air conditioning and charging stations. (2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel; 239-472-2534;

Sanibel Fish House: Reopened Thursday. (1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239-472-7770;

Schnapper’s Hots: Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (1528 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239-472-8686;


Fort Myers

Best Ice Cream Fort Myers and Tickled Taco: Open today regular hours. (2215-K Winkler Ave., Fort Myers; 239-689-4542)

Bruno’s of Brooklyn: Open 4-8 p.m. (2112 Second St., Fort Myers; 239-278-0211;

BurgerQue: Open and serving. (3852 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 239-277-5700;

Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza: Open as of Wednesday. (2225 First St., Fort Myers; 239-337-2625;

Chelle’s Special Touch: The pink food truck will be parked at the Quality Life Center serving a full menu. (3210 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-336-4653)

China Xpress: Open and serving. (2059 Altamont Ave., Fort Myers; 239-226-0869)

City Tavern: Open as of Wednesday. (2206 Bay St., Fort Myers; 239-226-1133)

Clancey’s: Reopened Wednesday evening. Closing for good Sept. 16. (11481 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-482-3241)

Cristof’s on McGregor: The restaurant plans to reopen as soon as it has power. (10231 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-791-8473)

Downtown House of Pizza: Open and serving. (1520 Hendry St., Fort Myers; 239-337-3467

Downtown Social House: Reopened Thursday. (1406 Hendry St., Fort Myers; 239-337-7646)

Edison Restaurant: Open and serving. (3583 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-936-9348;

The Farmers Market: Open and serving. (2736 Edison Ave., Fort Myers; 239-334-1687;

The Firestone: Reopened Thursday. (2224 Bay St., Fort Myers; 239-334-3473;

First Watch – downtown: Open for breakfast and lunch. (2059 Altamont Ave., Fort Myers; 239-461-9765;

First Watch – Colonial: Reopened Thursday. (8061 Dani Drive, Fort Myers; 239-689-6579;

Ford’s Garage: Open and serving. (2207 First St., Fort Myers; 239-332-3673;

Hooters: The location near the Edison Mall is open. (4411 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers; 239-275-4666;

Iguana Mia: Open and serving. (4329 S. Cleveland Ave.; 239-939-7130;

Izzy’s Fish & Oyster: Reopened Thursday. (2282 First St., Fort Myers; 239-337-4999;

Joe’s Crab Shack: Open and serving. (2024 W First St., Fort Myers 239-332-1881;

King’s Kitchen: Open and serving. (2150 W. First St., Fort Myers; 239-208-8518;

Kumo Japanese Steak House & Sushi: Open regular hours today. (7950 Dani Drive, Fort Myers; 239-337-9555;

Kyoto Sushi & Hibachi: Reopen as of Wednesday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily. (4391 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-225-1128;

The Lodge: Open today serving a full menu while supplies last. (2278 First St., Fort Myers; 239-433-2739;

Los Cabos Cantina: Open today serving lunch menu all day. (2226 First St., Fort Myers; 239-332-2226;

McAlister’s Deli: Open today. (3409 Forum Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-208-5295;

McCarter’s BBQ: Open and smoking today. (2675 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers)

Mel’s Diner: Opening at 6 a.m. today. (4820 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 239-275-7850;

Millennial Brewing Co.: Open and serving with food trucks. (1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers; 239-271-2255;

Oasis Restaurant: Open and serving. (2260 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-334-1566;

Opa! Mediterranean Gourmet: Open as of Tuesday. (2950 Winkler Ave., Fort Myers; 239-936-2901;

Philly Junction: Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; takeout only and cash only. (4600 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers; 936-6622; find it on Facebook)

PrimaFila Pizza: Open and serving. (2122 First St., Fort Myers; 239-332-2000;

Red Lobster: The Fort Myers store is open. (3801 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 239-936-8216;

Smoothie King: The store at the corner of Fowler Street and Colonial Boulevard has reopened with a limited menu. (4464 Fowler St., Fort Myers; 239-275-6749;

Twisted Vine Bistro: Open and serving. (2214 Bay St., Fort Myers; 226-1687;

The Veranda: The restaurant sustained some damage and will reopen Friday at 5 p.m. (2122 Second St., Fort Myers; 239-332-2065;

Wicked Good Deli: Open and serving. (3940 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers; 239-887-4652;

Wisteria Tea Room: Reopened Thursday. (2512 Second St., Fort Myers; 239-689-4436;

South Fort Myers

The Bagel Factory: Open and serving. (8841 College Parkway, south Fort Myers; 239-433-2245;

Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill: Reopening at 4 p.m. today. (Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., south Fort Myers; 239-433-0634;

BurgerQue: The restaurant’s food truck is en route to the McGregor store and plans to be up and running soon. (15291 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-427-2150;

Cru: Reopened Wednesday night. (Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., south Fort Myers; 239-466-3663;

Famous Dave’s BBQ: Open since Monday, 11 a.m. until food runs out. Outdoor seating only, with fans. (12148 S. Cleveland Ave., south Fort Myers; 239-690-3283;

Gator Lanes: The bar and restaurant have been open inside the bowling alley since Monday. (1901 Crystal Drive, south Fort Myers; 239-939-0048;

Jason’s Deli: Open and serving in south Fort Myers. (13550 Reflections Pkwy., south Fort Myers; 590-9994;

La Grotta Italian Grill: Open and serving. (9520 Marketplace Road, south Fort Myers; 239-332-5500;

Lazy Flamingo: Reopened Friday 11 a.m. (12951 McGregor Blvd, south Fort Myers; 239-476-9000;

Lee Roy Selmon’s: The store was cooking all of its inventory of food and giving it away to the public. Check its Facebook page for updates. (5056 Daniels Parkway, south Fort Myers; 239-690-3287;

LYNQ: Open as of Wednesday afternoon. (16230 Summerlin Road, south Fort Myers; 239-204-9345;

Mastello Ristorante: Open and serving. (7890 Summerlin Lakes Drive, south Fort Myers; 936-3660;

Mission BBQ: Open and serving. (12984 S. Cleveland Ave., south Fort Myers; 239-603-Nick & Stella’s Family Sports Pub: The restaurant is open and serving. (15271 McGregor Blvd., south Fort Myers; 239-466-9493; find it on Facebook)

Nomiki’s Plakka Greek Restaurant: Reopen as of Thursday, cash only and serving until it runs out of food. (12901-3 McGregor Blvd., south Fort Myers; 239-433-5659;

Origami: Reopened Thursday. (8911 Daniels Parkway; south Fort Myers; 239-482-2126;

RonDao’s Pizzeria: Open and serving. (15320 McGregor Blvd., south Fort Myers; 239-481-1882;

Ruby Tuesday: The restaurant near Health Park Medical Center is open 11 a.m.-close. (9001 Park Royal Drive, south Fort Myers; 239-267-8988;

Salty Papa’s Shrimp House: The restaurant donated about 100 pounds of seafood to needy families in its Iona neighborhood this week. Due to lack of power it does not have a time frame for reopening. (15271 McGregor Blvd., south Fort Myers; 239-482-7272;

San Luis Cuban Cafe: Open and serving. (12995 S. Cleveland Ave., south Fort Myers; 239-225-2822)

Shrimp Shack: Open as of Tuesday, serving a limited menu. (13361 Metro Parkway, south Fort Myers; 239-561-6817;

North Fort Myers

Chinatown: Open for takeout. (4085 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers; 239-656-2999)

Perkins: Open and serving. (13620 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers; 239-656-1999;

Smoke’n Pit Bar B Que: Open as of Tuesday. (1641 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers; 239-997-7982;

Taquizza: Open as of Monday. (70 Pine Island Road, North Fort Myers; 239-997-1686)

Victory Lane Cafe: Open and serving. (4120 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers; 239-995-0340;

If you know of other restaurants opened in Fort Myers. let us know.

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