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This burger and beer joint officially affiliated with Ford Motor Company celebrates the life of Henry Ford and all things automotive. The menu is amazingly dense and filled with comfort food options like burgers, fried chicken, meatloaf and decadent desserts. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a circa 1903 garage, with old-replica automobiles, equipment and insignias of Ford's famous logo spread throughout. Additionally, the restaurant has more than ten different beers on tap and don't forget to check out the bathroom fixtures, where the sinks rest inside full-belt radial tires.
The Firestone Grille is perennially considered by locals as having the best happy-hour, the best cocktails, the best lounge, the best of everything for all practical purposes. The four-story building is divided into different areas: the restaurant, the martini bar, the loft and the rooftop Skybar. Each one has its own setting and clientele, some are here for drinks, some are here for dinner, but everyone clamors up to the Skybar for spectacular views of the water. On the menu, guests will find American classics like filet mignon, short ribs, crab cakes and much more. For entertainment, the Skybar provides live DJ's almost every night of the week, so get here early if you want to reserve a standing-room only spot.
Downtown Fort Myers offers old-fashioned dinner theater and though it may be a throwback to the heyday of the 70's, it's a kitschy, novelty to say the least. The evening starts with an expansive buffet topped with lavish desserts and the menu varies depending on the type of show. The main theater stages traditional musicals, while the children's theater presents fairy tales alongside hamburgers or pizza. The 'Off Broadway' Palm Theatre offers newer shows in an intimate general admission setting. Reservations are recommended, and no shorts or T-shirts are allowed.
At Kenwood Lane, locals rave about the amount of options provided for both lunch and dinner service. From juicy burgers and classic sandwiches at lunch to traditionally crafted dinners, any time of the day is a good time to visit. On the menu, lunch favorites include the Dagwood sandwich made with pastrami and roast beef or the Chicken Cordon Bleu made with ham and free-range chicken. For dinner, crab cakes and shrimp cocktail are a couple of appetizers that stand out while options like Steak au Poivre, Macadamian Encrusted Mahi-Mahi and Chicken Champignon highlight the entree menu.
Cru's elaborate menu offers a variety of delicious options from the kitchen that focuses on contemporary American tapas with an emphasis on local ingredients. The restaurant boasts an eclectic wine list that features varietals from around the world. The impeccable service and trendy decor only add to the deluxe package of an elegant dinner experience. Moreover, every dish uses the freshest, organic ingredients and the owners try to source the most local items whenever possible.
If you have a hankering for some hot boiled peanuts, spare ribs, cheese grits or even frogs legs, then Fancy's is the place to go. The menu is filled with classics like Po' Boy and meatloaf sandwiches alongside a wonderful Pimento Cheeseburger. The entrees like chicken and waffles, country fried steak and crab cakes remain true to tradition and the 'fixins' are perfect for sharing. Try the collared greens, mac n' cheese or the spicy cole slaw, each one can stand all alone on its own.
Since 2007, CRaVE restaurant has provided fresh, local and unpretentious American classics like meatloaf, filet mignon, roasted chicken and salads like the Cobb and Wedge. The sandwich list is extensive if you're here for lunch, and with choices like the Reuben, Portobello or the spectacular salmon club, each option is a good one. Next door, the CRaVE owners opened up their own market where they receive and sell all their goods used in the restaurant. It's open to the public seven days a week.