Great Local Places to Eat in Fort Myers, Florida

Ft. Myers does have it’s share of great places to eat.  I’ve enjoyed discovering these:

OPA!, Mediterranean Gourmet, specializing in Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine. On the corner of Winkler and Metro Parkway in a small shopping center. The GYROS are out of this world and they also have other homemade specialties, many delicious vegetarian dishes. This is a MUST STOP if you are anywhere in this area. I discovered OPA! because it is right down the road from the Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach REALTOR Association building, of which I am a member.   I’m not finding a website for Opa!                                        OPA!    2950 Winkler Ave. #201   Fort Myers, FL   33916                        239-936-2901

AUSTRIAN-GERMAN PAVILION RESTAURANT       I discovered this restaurant secreted in the middle of the courtyard of the Royal Palm Square, while attending additional real estate classes at a real estate school there. As they say: “Helmut and Helga welcome you to a pleasurable dining experience.” Eat indoors or out, under the umbrellas, in the European style. Hungarian goulash or schnitzel anyone? You must park and walk inside the inner courtyard where there are flowing fountains and streams; you cannot see the restaurant from Colonial Blvd.                 Austrian-German     1400 Colonial Blvd. #33   Fort Myers, FL  33907               239-936-8118
http://www.austrian-german-restaurant-ftm.com/

Mimi’s Cafe                        I am not a chain restaurant sort of person, however, Mimi’s is not your typical chain. 1) It’s French Countryside style 2) It’s a very small chain and 3) it retains it’s charming decor and delicious food and baked goods. Was treated to a wonderful breakfast of Crab Cake Florentine and Benedict. Loved to look at all of their memoribilia on the walls including old photographs from France. If you only drive down 41 from Naples to Fort Myers you will not see Mimi’s Cafe. You must turn into the Bell Towers Shopping Center at the corner of Daniel’s Parkway and 41. Go to the Daniels side of the Bell Towers shops.

Mimi’s Cafe   5070 Bell Towers Shops Ave.     Fort Myers, FL 33907       239 561-0073                      http://www.mimiscafe.com/
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Hwy. 41 is THE highway between Miami, Florida and Copper Harbor, Michigan; from Tampa to Miami it is also known as the Tamiami Trail.   I live somewhere along the Tamiami Trail, so SW Florida is home to me.  “WEST of 41” is a designation that is used to describe property that is located, ahhhhh, West of Hwy. 41 with the other landmark being the Gulf of Mexico.  So, when I invented the saying “WEST of 41 is BEST” please take that to mean that this includes beach front and other properties that are closest to the beach.  “WEST of 41” is an entire lifestyle that includes vacations, the beach, boating, kayaks, fishing, eating fish, wearing flip flops to dinner……

“WEST of 41” BLOG is to share an insider’s view of this area.; where to visit, what to do, vacation rentals, restaurants, shopping, real estate and lifestyle.

Did I say real estate?  My bad.  I am a REALTOR and I specialize in properties WEST of  Highway 41 from Sanibel Island to Naples including Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs.