Eating out in Cape Coral can be a great experience. Of course there are the chain restaurants - but you can't beat our local food houses. Our current favorite is the Blaze Bistro - but we always go to Rum Runners & Ariani's (the best Italian) when we are in the Cape. Downtown Ft Myers & the Riverdistrict also offer many great eating experiences. If you like a great hamburger try Ford's Garage just after you come over the Cape Coral Bridge.

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Fine dining, authentic cuisine and an intimate ambiance. Enjoy signature wood-fired dishes including pizzas made to order, fresh seafood and steaks, our signature sushi, and a large wine selection. Dine indoors or outside on the patio and savor your favorite dish al fresco while overlooking the breathtaking views of the Caloosahatchee River, The Gulf of Mexico and Tarpon Point Marina. 5 Minutes Drive from Villa Del Rio

Brew Babies Garden Bistro

Brew Babies is the creation of Wayne and Valerie Elam who have been SW Florida residents for over 20 years. The combination of healthy fresh food, relaxed atmosphere, and live Jazz in the courtyard has made it a hit with locals as well as the area snow birds. Wayne has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years as well as a avid fisherman. Combining these two areas of expertise gives Wayne the opportunity to serve the best seafood products available (never frozen) and create new and unique applications weekly. In addition to the palette pleasing menu, everyone can find a comfortable spot to chill out. 2 Minutes drive from villa Del Rio

Update - Wayne & Valerie have sold Brew Babies & the new owners have not maintained the standards. We no longer recommend this restaurant 


In a tropical paridise dedicated to relaxing vacations Rumrunners tick all the boxes. Waterfront dining by land or sea.Rumrunners offers award-winning waterfront views, the freshest seafood and best steaks you?ll find anywhere. Whether you're looking for a place to relax after a day of boating, want to celebrate a special occasion with your family, or need that special spot to get together with friends, we?ve got the perfect place.

Ariani Restaurant Italiano

Chef Dario's world renowned creations, are mouth watering appetizers, like eggplant turnover or crisp Istrian salad. Great pasta dishes - world's best alfredo or alla vodka sauces are served over pasta cooked al dente and come to your table piping hot. Fresh seafood is sushi grade and steaks are tender and juicy, you only need a fork. You will be temped by homemade desserts, but don't miss an espresso and Sogno D'Oro, or goden dream, a special after dinner drink!


Slate's is the newest addition to the long and lustrous restaurant career of Chefs and owners, Allan and Nancy Cotter. "Retiring" to Southwest Florida in 2010 from the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, the Chefs Cotter soon found themselves quite disillusioned with all the free time retirement gave them. Missing their passion for creating exquisite food featuring their much-heralded signature Cajun and Caribbean-infused dishes, the Cotters set about the task of creating Slate?s. Their vision was to create a casual, fine dining experience that simultaneously evokes a feeling of pure enjoyment for friends and patrons.

Iguana Mia

Cape Coral's original Mexican Restaurant. Iguana Mia's name, the locally infamous exterior color and the story of Juan & his Iguana were all conceived on a cocktail napkin in April of 1990 in the lounge of the Prawnbroker Restaurant. The Original Iguana Mia opened for business on September 26th 1990 in the current Cape Coral restaurant site. Fun & original